Effective on: 2nd April 2020
Last updated on January 1, 2023
A cookie is a small text file stored on your device that contains information about your browser and online activity. Our Website may also employ a software technology called clear GIFs (a.k.a. web beacons) that helps us better manage content on our Website by informing us what content is effective. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Website users. We may also use local shared objects (a.k.a. "flash cookies"), pixels, or other similar technologies. All of these tracking technologies are collectively referred to as "Tracking Technologies" in this Notice.
"Do-Not-Track" is an optional browser setting that allows you to express your preferences regarding tracking by advertisers and other third-parties. We commit to user privacy by honoring Do Not Track ("DNT") browser settings.
You can alter the configuration of your browser to reject certain types of Tracking Technologies. Note, if you reject certain cookies, you may not be able to access and use all of the features on our Website. You may also set your browser to send a Do Not Track (DNT) signal. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutcookies.org/ and https://allaboutdnt.com/.
You may also control your online behavioral advertising preferences and opt out from having your data processed by certain marketing companies by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ and http://optout.aboutads.info/. Please note that managing these preferences will not turn off internet advertisements in general. You will receive the same amount of advertisements, but it will be less reflective of your interests, as based on your web browsing habits. The opt-out preferences that you set may be nullified if you delete your cookies.
We use both session and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted or removed when you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be retained after you close your browser but have an expiration date.
Some of the cookies placed on your device through our Website are first-party cookies, since they are placed directly by us. Other parties, such as Google, may also set their own (third-party) cookies through our Website. When you visit our Website, those third parties may collect personal data about your online activities over time and across different Internet websites or online services. Please refer to the privacy policies of these third parties to learn more about the way in which they collect and process information about you.
Strictly Necessary Tracking Technologies
These Tracking Technologies are necessary for our Website to function and cannot be turned off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions you take which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling out forms. You may be able to set your browser to block or alert you about some of these Tracking Technologies. However, if you block these Tracking Technologies some parts of our Website will not work.
|GSD||Hexasoft (first-party cookie) via the Website||This cookie is used to identify and store user session information.||30 minutes|
|first_visit||This cookie is used to store when the user first visited the website.||1 year|
Performance Tracking Technologies
These Tracking Technologies allow us, among other things, to count Website visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Website. They help us to know which pages are the most – and least – popular, and see how you move around the Website. If you do not allow these Tracking Technologies, we will not know when you have visited our Website and will not be able to monitor our Website’s performance.
|The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.||2 years|
|_gat_UA-11026515-3||A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.||1 minute|
|_gid||Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.||1 day|
|_ga_7J2TECXJLX||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.||2 years|
Targeting Tracking Technologies
These Tracking Technologies may be used on our Website by our advertising partners (or set directly by our advertising partners). They record your visits to our Website, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed. They are used by our advertising partners to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on our Website as well as other sites. If you do not allow these Tracking Technologies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
|The test_cookie is set by doubleclick.net and is used to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.||15 minutes|
If we make any material change to this Notice, we will post the revised Notice to our Website and update the "Effective Date" above to reflect the date on which the new Notice became effective.