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Although you are not required to accept cookies when you visit the Website, you may be unable to use all of the functionality of the website if you reject certain cookies.
Cookies are pieces of data issued that may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are used by a website that, among other things, allow your computer to utilize all the features on the website. If and when your computer accepts a cookie, the cookie may be stored on the computer’s hard drive.
Below we provide more information about the specific types of cookies utilized by the Website, and what those cookies do. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Website.
In addition to Cookies, our Website may utilize other technology to automatically track certain information:
Each time a device visits the Website we may collect certain data from that device. This data is automatically collected from the device’s web browser and may include data such as the following:
We may use this data to help us make the Website more useful to you and for other business purposes as described below.
Cookies can either be session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie does not identify you personally and automatically expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie will remain until it expires or you delete your cookies. By assigning your computer a unique identifier through a persistent cookie, we are able to create a database of your previous choices and preferences which can be provided by us automatically, saving you time and effort on future visits.
In addition, third parties may place and read cookies on your browser or use web beacons or similar technologies to collect data. We use a number of different third-party resources in order to utilize cookies, including Google Analytics. A description of the specific functionality of the cookies used by the Website is provided below.
Necessary cookies enabling basic functions on the Website, like page navigation and access to secure areas. The Website cannot function properly without these cookies. Necessary cookies are used for the following purposes, including:
Preference cookies enable the Website to remember information that changes the way the Website behave or look during your experience, like your preferred language or the region that you are in. Preference cookies are used to establish a unique user ID that recognizes you on returning visits in order to improve and personalize your experience.
Statistic cookies help us understand how visitors interact with the Website by collecting and reporting information anonymously. Statistics cookies are used for the following purposes:
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across the Website. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for individual users. Marketing cookies are used for the following purposes:
We may use data from Google’s Interest-based advertising or 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender and interests) with Google Analytics. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads via Google Ads Settings, or opt out of general interested-based advertising via the NAI Consumer Opt Out. You may also be interested in the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.
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