1. What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on your device when you visit, typically containing information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the website to recognize your web browser when you return, additional data that serves the purpose of the cookie, and the lifespan of the cookie itself.
Cookies are used to enable certain features (eg. logging in), to track website usage (eg. analytics), to store your user settings (eg. timezone, notification preferences), and to personalize your content (eg. advertising, language).
Cookies set by the website you are visiting are normally referred to as first-party cookies, and typically only track your activity on that particular website. Cookies set by other sites and companies (ie. third parties) are called third-party cookies and can be used to track you on other sites that use the same third-party service.
2. Types of Cookies and How We Use Them
(1) Essential Cookies
Essential cookies are crucial to your experience of a website, enabling core features like user login, account management, and payment processing. We use essential cookies to enable certain functions across our Sites.
(2) Performance Cookies
Performance cookies are used in the tracking of how you use a website during your visit, without collecting personal information about you. Typically, this information is anonymous and aggregated with information tracked across all website users. This kind of information often helps companies to better understand visitor usage patterns, identify and diagnose problems or errors their users may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in improving their audience’s overall website experience. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. We use performance cookies across our Sites.
(3) Functionality Cookies
Functionality cookies are used in collecting information about your device and any settings you may configure on the website you’re visiting, such as language and timezone preferences. With this information, websites can provide you with customized, enhanced or optimized content and services. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. We use functionality cookies for selected features across our Sites.
(4) Targeting/Advertising Cookies
Targeting/advertising cookies are used in determining what promotional content is more relevant and appropriate to you and your interests. Websites may use them to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. This helps companies improve the effectiveness of their campaigns and the quality of content presented to you. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. Targeting/advertising cookies set by third parties may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. We use targeting/advertising cookies across our Sites.
3. Third-Party Cookies on Our Site
4. How You Can Control or Opt Out of Cookies
6. Governing Law
This Policy is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Tennessee and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Tennessee.