Appendix A Use of Cookies

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that may be stored on your computer when you visit websites such as ours. If you consent to cookies, they store identification information about your browser that facilitates continued secure access. Additionally, cookies allow us to statistically analyze usage of our website, identify popular pages and content, improve and customize our content and provide insight on other offerings that might interest visitors. We do not sell the information collected by cookies.


The Company and its website technology vendor have reduced the use of cookies to the extent possible. The Company may use cookies or similar technologies from third-party providers that help in compiling statistics about the performance of our communications platform, perform analytics, enable social networking features, and other operations. These technologies enable the third-party providers to set or read their own cookies or other identifiers on your device, through which they can collect information about your online activities across our platform and other, unaffiliated devices, applications, websites, or services. You can opt out of data collection or use by some of these third-party providers by visiting the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

We use the following cookies to provide you the best web experience possible:

Category Name Description Purpose Retention Period
Strictly Necessary _cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. Per CloudFlare, cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the visitor's IP address. The cookie does not contain user identification information.  CloudFlare (Security) 30 days
Strictly Necessary  XSRF Token Ensures visitor browsing-security by preventing cross-site request forgery. This cookie is essential for the security of the website and visitor. Prevents Cross-Site Request Forgery < 10 sec
Strictly Necessary OptanonAlertBoxClosed This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. The cookie has a one-year lifespan and contains no personal information. Privacy Compliance 1 year
Strictly Necessary OptanonConsent This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor. Privacy Compliance 1 year
Functional  laravel_session Used to identify a session instance for the user Visitor's session ID 1 day
Functional Session_proxy Used to identify a session instance for the user Visitor's session ID 1 day
Performance JSessionID This domain is controlled by New Relic, which provides a platform for monitoring the performance of web and mobile applications. Provides website performance monitoring. Deleted at end of user session
Targeting NID This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. Google uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising. Google advertising 6 months

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may configure the settings of your website browser to limit cookies on your computer or device. If you previously consented to cookies and later wish to remove the cookies, you can delete the cookies on your device at any time through your browser settings. Please note that if you prevent or delete cookies required for the proper function of our website, it may result in reduced performance and limited access to our website. If you object to our collection and analysis of statistical data regarding your access to our website, you may contact our data privacy office via email at [email protected].

To learn more about cookie management and deletion, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org or use your favorite search engine for instructions on "cookie deletion".