Last Modified: July 21, 2018
What Is a Cookie?
In brief, a cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We May Use the Following Types of Cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or use e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
For more information on about the individual cookies we use review the table below:
Google Analytics Cookies
|Cookie Name||Default Expiration Time||Description|
|__utma||2 years from set/update||Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|__utmt||10 minutes||Used to throttle request rate.|
|__utmb||30 mins from set/update||Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|__utmc||End of browser session||Used to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors and measure site performance.|
|_ga||2 years||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gid||24 hours||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat||1 minute||Used to throttle request rate.|
|ASP.NET_SessionID||End of browser session||General purpose platform session cookie. Usually used to maintain an anonymized user session by the server.|
How to Manage, Disable or Opt-Out of Cookies Used by This Site
You may refuse, accept or remove cookies from our website by activating or accessing the Cookie preferences setting on your browser. To change your Cookie preferences or disable Cookies altogether, refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html for information on commonly used browsers. Please be aware that if cookies are blocked, disabled or removed, you may not be able to access all or parts of the Website.
Our website currently does not respond to Do Not Track signals.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.