For websites to stay dynamic, they need to collect important information from users to improve performance and experience while navigating through the website's resources. This task is accomplished using a cookie, which is a small file that is stored on a device through its browser and helps the website to recognize the user/visitor each time they visit the website. This information once collected are personalized for each user.
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Cookies are important to us, as they help us to serve you better in two very unique ways:
We use three types of cookies which are described herein this section.
Essential - these types help us to provide you with the necessary services you request for, especially when you need to stay logged in as an account holder on our website and when you need to make comments to post feeds. However, these particular function can be disabled when telling your browser to block these cookies. If you do choose to block them, we are handicapped to save your preferences.
Functionality - these types are used to recognize the user each time they revisit our website and keeps track of all their preferred settings and personalized features so they can have a custom feel while navigating through the contents of our website.
Analytical (Google Analytics cookies) - these are basically third party analytical cookies that are provided by Google. They track and report our Website traffic and give us a statistical approach on how well the website is doing. The information collected by these set of cookies infer on visitors' traffic and engagement with the different contents and resources of the site, their navigation paths all in the bid to enable us to create a more dynamic and streamlined user experience for our contents. These cookies collect information without any linkage with the user themselves, that is, no personally identifiable information is included in the data collected nor stored. We are able to access these data log types collected by these cookies alongside Google, for further assessment. Other information about Google Analytics Cookie Usage is available here.
You are not powerless over these cookies and the files they create with respect to your browsing preferences. You can instruct your browser to reject cookies for all sites or have a reservation for a specific website. While we do not recommend that you reject cookies, as they have a huge influence on your browsing experience, it is your prerogative to do as you deem fit. This influence includes and not limited to your ability to access certain services and hamper on the overall performance as it relates to you since they are no longer custom. More so, time-saving techniques like logging into our websites through saved login information become impossible once the cookie features are restricted. There are workarounds that could be useful if you do not want to opt out of cookies completely. Help pages detailing how to go about this manoeuvres are provided by Browser manufacturers. The following information can be helpful:Google Chrome Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Safari (Desktop) Safari (Mobile) Android Browser Opera Opera Mobile
If your specific internet browser type is not among those mentioned above, please consult with the documentation accompanying the product. Third party cookies from Google Analytics are optional and you could opt-out at your own convenience. Moreover, interest-based targeting conducted by participating ad servers alongside the Digital Advertising Alliance (http://youradchoices.com) can be discontinued. More so, your internet enabled devices such as your Smartphones and tablets to have settings where you can choose preferences related to seeing online interest-based ads.