What Are Cookies
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or mobile phone and is used to identify the user or device and to collect information. Cookies are typically assigned to one of four categories, depending on their function and intended purpose: strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies, and cookies for targeting and advertising purposes.
The Cookies We Set
We only use a cookie to save your decision to close the cookie notice at the bottom of the screen. We do not store any personal information.
Third Party Cookies
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