Seattle, Washington, USA
A cookie is a small simple file that is stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or device and sent when you visit a website. The information stored in cookies is then returned (depending on the cookie) to the website`s server(s) (or to the server(s) of the relevant third parties) on a subsequent visit. Doing so, Cookies transmit small amounts of data about your device to the relevant web server and enables a website to recognise your computer, smartphone, or other device.
Whilst cookies can be classified through their Lifespan, i.e., whether they remain stored on your device for the duration of your browsing session, session cookies, or permanently until they are deleted or expire, permanent cookies. A second method to classify cookies is by determining their origin or by who is placing a particular cookie. As such a distinction is drawn between first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created directly by a website, whereas third-party cookies are created by a service provider. And because of that, each cookie stores different data and as such must be evaluated individually, which then leads to several types of cookies.
The least privacy invasive type of cookies are Essential or Necessary cookies. These cookies are essential or necessary to ensure that a website works properly and is secure so that you can navigate a website and use its features. Without these cookies, certain features of a website would not function, and thus you would not be able to use certain services.
There are also Functional cookies or sometimes called convenience cookies. These cookies allow a website to remember the options a user has made (including user ID`s stored, consents given, or languages selected) and other personalization options you have selected when browsing.
Further there are also Analysis and performance cookies, which are used to monitor and improve the function and service of a website. Those can track down problems when using a website, facilitate online surveys, record visitor numbers, and provide analytics metrics.
Lastly, Advertising cookies or targeting cookies. They are used to deliver customized advertising to the user. This can be very convenient, but also very annoying.
The cookies we use
Below you can find the cookies we use listed in accordance with their Name, Description, Lifespan, and Type. Please keep in mind that this list may be updated from time to time.
How can you delete cookies?
When you visit our website, one or more cookies are automatically stored on your device. If you do not want this to happen, it is best to use the following links (Google Chrome,Mozilla Firefox, Flash cookies, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari) to set your browser to prevent cookies from being stored on your device in the future. If your browser is not listed above, simply go to your browser's help menu or search online for "cookies" and your browser's name.
Who should I contact for more information?