This Statement describes the different types of cookies that may be used in connection with the Sites and describes how you can manage cookies.
We may change this Statement at any time. Please take a look at the "LAST UPDATED" section at the bottom of this page to see when this Statement was last revised. Any changes in this Statement will become effective when we make the revised Statement available on or this Site.
If you have comments or questions about this Statement, please contact us at [email protected].
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a text file that contains small amounts of data downloaded to your device when you visit a web site. A cookie is sent back to the web site on each subsequent visit or to another web site that recognizes that cookie. Cookies enable a website to recognize your computer, mobile, or other device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org.
COOKIES ON THIS SITE
• Remember your user name and password for future visits so that log-in is easier and faster;
• Remember your language and other preferences;
• Ensure you obtain all requested information;
• Provide a safe and secure service for online transactions;
• Measure how many people use the Site, and how they use it, so that we may keep it running quickly and efficiently; and
• Help us and others deliver communications and content to you that are relevant and responsive to your interests and location.
There are four different categories of cookies used on our Sites: (1) cookies that are strictly necessary; (2) cookies that record functionality requests; (3) cookies that assist with the performance of our Sites; and (4) advertising cookies. Each purpose is outlined below.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are required to allow you to navigate a Site and utilize its various features, such as accessing secure areas of the Site. Services that you have requested, such as making a hotel reservation online, could be provided without these cookies. These cookies do not collect information that could be used for advertising purposes. By using the Site, you agree that we may place these types of cookies on your device.
These cookies allow a Site to collect information about your choices, such as your region or preferred language. This allows the Site to personalize content for you. These cookies can also be used to store login information and to remember the changes you have made to the font, text size, and other customizable features on the Site. Although the information collected by these cookies does not personally identify you, these cookies may be able to identify you when combined with other data because they track certain ISP information for your settings. They do not gather information about you that could be used for advertising or tracking where you have been on the Internet. By using the Site, you agree that we may place these types of cookies on your device.
These cookies gather information about how you use this Site in order to ensure efficient operation of the Site’s functions. For example, they may collect information regarding whether you encountered problems or errors from one of the pages or which pages you visit most often. These cookies do not directly collect information that personally identifies you. When you provide information that identifies yourself, we may use these cookies to provide relevant information on the Site based on your activities and information that you have provided on the Site. By using this Site, you agree that we may place these types of cookies on your device.
These cookies collect information regarding your browsing habits. They are usually placed by third party advertising networks such as those owned by Google, Facebook or other third parties. They remember when you visit this Site and share this information with other organizations, including advertisers. They do this in order to tailor online advertisements to you or your interests. Although these cookies can track your visits to sites on the Internet, the cookies themselves do not usually personally identify you. By using this Site, you agree that we may place these types of cookies on your device.
HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES?
You can restrict or block cookies that are set by the Site (or any other site on the Internet) by adjusting your browser settings.
You may visit www.allaboutcookies.org to obtain more information regarding cookies and how to adjust the cookie settings on various browsers. This site explains how to delete cookies from your computer.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may restrict the functionality of the Site.
Last Updated: August 18, 2014
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