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If you do not accept the use of any or all of these cookies please disable them following the instructions in this Cookie Policy.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website.  Cookies allow a website to recognize a user’s device.  Some stay on your device for the duration of the time you stay on the site (session cookies) and some last longer (persistent cookies).  Some are set by the website you are visiting (first-party cookies) and some are set by a domain other than that being visited (third-party cookies).

In general, cookies can serve a variety of different functions that can improve the user experience.  For example, they can assist with remembering preferences, page navigation, account log-in, and multimedia play.  They can also be used to help to ensure that advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

For more information on cookies, including how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

What cookies do we use?

Google Analytics Cookies

Our website uses Google Analytics Cookies.  These cookies allow us to improve our site by collecting information about how visitors use our site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, where visitors have come from and if they get error messages from web pages.  Information collected by the Google Analytics cookies will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America in accordance with its privacy practices. We use the aggregated statistical information provided by Google Analytics to help us improve our site.

The following cookies may be set by Google Analytics:

Name Purpose Expires (time from when set or updated)
_utma Used to determine unique visitors to the website and is updated with each page view.  This cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie. 2 years
_utmb Establishes and continues a user session with the site. 30 minutes
_utmc Determines session status Session Cookie (When you close your browser)
_utmz Used to record how the site was reached, whether via referring link, web search, advertisement, or email link. 6 months

For more information on Google Analytics, visit http://support.google.com/analytics/.  To view Google’s privacy policy, see http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

You may opt out of tracking by Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Social Sharing Cookies

This website sometimes links to third party websites, including via the “social buttons” to share or bookmark content on other sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google.  These sites may collect information about what you do once you click on them.  We have no control over cookies set by these sites.  Check the privacy policy of each website to learn about how they use your information as well as how to opt-out and/or delete them.

The site also uses addthis.com in order to enable the “social buttons” on this site.  If you use these buttons, cookies may additionally be placed by addthis.com.  Addthis.com may use cookies to collect information in accordance with their privacy policy, including information about browsing habits to make advertising more relevant to your interests.  To find out more about addthis.com, visit http://www.addthis.com/privacy.  To opt-out of addthis.com cookies, visit http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.

Multimedia Player Cookies

Multimedia content viewed from this Site will set cookies necessary for the functioning of the multimedia.  Viewing the embedded content or link may also set cookies for the purpose of collecting information about what you do once you click on them for analytics or advertising purposes, depending on the policies of the third-party that controls the player.  As with any third-party cookie, we have no control over the cookies set by these third-parties, and urge the user to view the privacy and cookie policies of that third-party.  In particular, multimedia play on this site is generally through YouTube.com.  To view YouTube.com’s privacy policy, visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

Deleting and Managing Cookies

In addition to opting out of the placement of cookies via the links provided above, you have the ability to enable, disable or delete cookies from your browser. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser.  These are most often located under the “Tools” “Options” “Preferences” menu of your Internet browser; depending on which browser you use.  Disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser, you will need to do this yourself from within your browser.

You may withdraw your consent to the use of cookies at any time by altering the settings on your browser.