We leverage cookies to help run our website more effectively and provide the best user experience. We primarily use cookies for site optimizations and website content upgrades to provide relevant information to our users while browsing our site. Cookies also help us with our data analysis, testing and feature troubleshooting. Cookies are also used for implementing and reviewing our advertising model to better serve you and others by offering relevant content and services. We have collected and shared the information about the cookies utilized for your browsing sessions.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies help improve browsing experience because they help websites remember preferences, settings and understand how people use different features. Cookies play an important role in creating a seamless web browsing experience.

Functional Cookies

We use the following necessary cookies because they allow visitors to navigate and use key features on our site. These cookies vary depending on the features. For example, list of functional and required Cookies along with listed features:

  • Crumb - Prevents cross-site request forgery (CSRF). CSRF is an attack vector that tricks a browser into taking unwanted action in an application when someone’s logged in.

    Duration: Session

  • RecentRedirect - Prevents redirect loops if a site has custom URL redirects.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Test - Investigates if the browser supports cookies and prevents errors.

    Duration: Session

We leverage mailchimp for sending our emails on signing up in our website. The emails sent via this service includes single pixel gifs also known as web beacons. These are tiny graphic files that contain unique identifiers that helps us recognize when subscribers have opened an email or clicked certain links. These technologies record each subscribers email address, IP address, date, and time associated with each open and click for a campaign. We use this data to create reports to better customize and target future email campaigns.

Analytical Cookies

We use Analytics and Performance cookies to collect information about visitors interaction with our site. We leverage these cookies for analyzing data such as traffic sources and unique visitors.

  • ss_cid, ss_cvr, ss_cpvisit - Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

    Duration: 2 years

  • ss_cvisit, ss_cvt - Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • ss_cid - Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

    Duration: 2 years

  • ss_cookieAllowed - Remembers if a visitor agreed to placing Analytics cookies on their browser if a site is restricting the placement of cookies

    Duration: 30 days

We leverage Universal Analytics to gauge better understanding of how interactions are occurring with our online content. Please note that the Analytics terms prohibits sending personally identifiable information (PII such as names, social security numbers, email addresses, or any similar data), or data that permanently identifies a particular device (such as a mobile phone’s unique device identifier if such an identifier cannot be reset). The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘_ga’ cookie and the following Google Analytics JavaScript is running on the site to share information with Google Analytics about visit activity.

  • gtag.js, ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js

Block Cookies

Cookies can be blocked in your browser of choice by activating the applicable settings which will allow to not save all or some website cookies on your electronic device. When the browser settings are set to block all cookies (including any functional, essential, analytical or performance cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website, or use some of the features available on the website.