What are Cookies
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows our websites or a third-party to recognize you. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
Cookies can be “persistent” or “session cookies.”
We may use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our websites. They include, for example, cookies related to security and that may enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of an e-billing service.
Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you.
This website will set some cookies that are essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookies, none of which capture personally identifiable information, are as follows:
Session ID – this cookie identifies your website session.
Anti-Spam – this session cookie reduces spam.
Our Sites will set several types of third-party cookie, and we do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies which may be set include:
Security cookies help maintain the security of the website.
MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC). I use MailChimp to manage my email list. As part of the technology enabling the pop-up the first time you land on my website, MailChimp uses a cookie to make sure you don’t see that pop-up requesting your email address for up to one year (or until you clear you cookies on your computer).
YouTube places a cookie if you play the YouTube videos embedded on the website. YouTube doesn’t store information about website visitors unless you play the video(s).
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You can learn how to delete existing cookies by referring to the help pages of your web browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block or refuse to accept all cookies or delete cookies, some of our pages might not display properly.
Last updated February 12, 2022.