- What Is A Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file (often including a unique identifier), that is stored on the user’s computer, tablet, mobile phone or another digital device (collectively, “Computer”), either temporarily for that session only (temporary cookie) or for longer periods on the Computer’s storage media (persistent cookie). Cookies provide a way for the website to recognize you and keep track of your preferences.
Cookies set by Link are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than Link are called “third–party cookies”. Third–party cookies enable features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third–party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
You can choose whether to accept Cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you disable this function, your experience on the Site may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.
- What Cookies Do We Use?
Below we list the different types of Cookies that are used on the Site that you are visiting.
Essential Cookies enable you to navigate the Site and to use its services and features. Without Essential Cookies, the Site may not perform as intended and we may not be able to provide the full Site or certain services and features.
Preference Cookies collect information about your choices and preferences and allow us to remember local settings and customize the Site accordingly.
Social Media Cookies
Social media Cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content you find interesting on our Site through third-party social networking and other websites. These Cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.
Analytics Cookies collect information about your use of the Site and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, Google Analytics Cookies detail the most frequently visited pages on the Site and help us record any difficulties you have with the Site. These Cookies allow us to see patterns of usage on the Site, rather than the usage of a single person. We use information from these Cookies to analyze Site traffic, but we do not examine this information for individually identifying information.
Clear GIFs (a.k.a web beacons) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Site users. In contrast to Cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages or in emails and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We use these in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. We incorporate the information gathered by clear GIFs with visitors’ Personal Information.
- How Do You Manage Cookies?
You can change your Cookie settings by opting out of all Cookies.
You may refuse to accept Cookies from the Site or any other website at any time by activating settings on your browser. Most browsers automatically accept Cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline Cookies, if you prefer. If you choose to decline Cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of our Site that require Cookies. Information on how to enable or disable Cookies can for a number of browsers be found here:
For more information about other commonly used browsers, please refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Please be aware that if Cookies are disabled, not all features of the Site may operate as intended.
To opt-out of participating in Google Analytics data follow the instructions: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.