What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that a website puts on your computer (or mobile device) when you first visit the site. They help the website recognize your device on your next visit and help you remember your username or user settings. With cookies, the site will recommend interesting content to you based on your browsing history. The term cookies applies to all files that collect information in this way. Some cookies contain personal information. For example, if you click on "remind me" when you download a cookie, it will remember your username. But most cookies don't collect personally identifiable information; instead, they collect more general information about where you came from (e.g., a location or geographic area).

What cookies does our site use?
Generally speaking, our cookies serve four different functions:
Basic (basic) cookies are important to how our site works. These cookies, for example, allow us to identify subscribers, store items in a shopping cart, and ensure that visitors only go to pages they have subscribed to.
Statistical cookies are used to collect statistics, analyze how visitors use the site, and monitor site performance. This allows us to provide a high quality service by providing quick access to our most popular pages.
Functionality cookies are used to capture your preferences. These cookies help us save time when filling out various forms and remember your preferences.
We also use other cookies to monitor site traffic, improve site functionality, and detect the use of bots (robots).
How long do cookies stay on your device?
Some cookies last from the time you log in to the site until the end of that particular browser session. When you close your browser, these cookies become obsolete and are automatically deleted. These cookies are called session cookies. Some cookies also stay on your device between browsing sessions - they do not expire when you close your browser. These cookies are called persistent cookies. The retention period for a persistent cookie on your device varies from one cookie to another. Persistent cookies can be used in a number of ways, for example, to better measure how often you visit or return to our sites, to measure usage patterns over time, and to measure the effectiveness of advertisements.

More information
Sometimes advertisers use cookies to deliver ads to users based on their preferences. If you're a resident of the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertising uses cookies of this type, or choose to opt out, visit For more information on how legal entities can use cookies, go to

Setting up cookie management in your browser

Most modern web browsers provide options for managing, storing, deleting and rejecting cookies.