What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file that we save on your computer when you visit our website. Cookies are used by almost all websites to improve the user experience for the visitor or to give the visitor access to various features. Information in a cookie can also be used to track the user activity on a website that uses the same cookie.
Google Analytics is used to give us statistics on how visitors use our website. These cookies do not include information that identifies who you are.
The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 14 days.
Do I have to allow cookies?
If you want to visit our website but don’t want any cookies to be stored on your computer when closing the website, you can visit our website in private or non-tracking mode. Look for “Incognito mode” (Chrome), “Private window” (Firefox/Safari) or “InPrivate window” (Edge) in your browser and activate it. Any cookies from that session will not be storedafter closing your browser.