Last Modified: April 25, 2021

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We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on Our Service and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect & track information and to improve and analyze Our Service.

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

A cookie (also known as HTTP cookie, browser cookie, web cookie, or Internet cookie) is a piece of data that is saved to Your computer by a website; this, in turn, enables that website to store certain information on Your computer/device so it can be retrieved later

You can instruct Your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, if You do not accept Cookies, You may not be able to use some parts of Our Service.

Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on Your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your web browser. Learn more about cookies in the following article: “What Are Cookies“.

We use both session and persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

  • Necessary / Essential Cookies
    Type: Session Cookies
    Administered by: Us
    Purpose: These Cookies are essential to provide You with services available through the Website and to enable You to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that You have asked for cannot be provided, and We only use these Cookies to provide You with those services.
  • Cookies Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookies
    Type: Persistent Cookies
    Administered by: Us
    Purpose: These Cookies identify if users have accepted the use of Cookies on the Website.
  • Functionality Cookies
    Type: Persistent Cookies
    Administered by: Us
    Purpose: These Cookies allow Us to remember choices You make when You use the Website, such as remembering Your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide You with a more personal experience and to avoid You having to re-enter Your preferences every time You use the Website.

This tracking is done to provide users with ease of use, such as expediting account login, providing Us with data on how users browse the Website, what is – or is not – of interest to them. This includes tangential items, such as the ratio of users that access the site from a PC versus a mobile Device.

If You leave a comment on the Website, You may opt-in to saving Your name, email address, and website in Cookies. These are for Your convenience so that You do not have to fill in Your details again when You leave another comment. These Cookies will last for one year.

If You visit the Website’s login page, We will set a temporary Cookie to determine if Your browser accepts Cookies. This Cookie contains no Personal Data and is discarded when You close Your browser.

When You log in, We will also set up several Cookies to save Your login information and Your screen display choices. Login Cookies last for two days, and screen options Cookies last for a year. If You select “Remember Me”, Your login will persist for two weeks. If You log out of Your Account, the login Cookies will be removed.

If You edit or publish an article, an additional Cookie will be saved in Your browser. This Cookie includes no Personal Data and simply indicates the post ID of the article You just edited. It expires after 1 day.