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Global Policy on Use of Cookies and Similar Technologies

Global Policy on Use of Cookies and Similar Technologies

To provide you with the best digital experience, we may store on or retrieve from your mobile phone, tablet, or computer hard drive a small amount of data using cookies and similar technologies. Cookies help make this website work and provide information to us about how users interact with our site. We use this information to improve our website. We do not seek to identify individual visitors unless they volunteer their contact details through one of the forms or applications on the website. Use of the term “cookies” in this Policy is broad and includes similar technologies, such as localStorage, web beacons, pixels, and identifiers. These technologies can provide us certain types of information on your computer, such as your screen size, the time and date a page is viewed, and the URL of the page you loaded.

None of the data we store or retrieve will ever be sold, used for marketing, or used to remember other sites you have visited on the Internet. We do not use targeted advertising or marketing cookies.

Types of Cookies. There are various types of cookies that perform different functions and generally improve your experience on the website. We may use cookies to tell us whether you have visited the website before or to remember preferences that you choose when using the website. For example, we may store your chosen language in a cookie so that we can select this language when you return to the website.

The types of cookies used on this website can be classified into one of three categories:

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies. Some cookies are essential for our website to function, to enable you to browse our website, or to use certain features of the website. They are usually set only in response to actions you take that amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms. Without these cookies, some services you have asked for, such as making online donations, cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the Internet.

  2. Functionality Cookies. These are used to allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your username, language, or region) and provide enhanced features. These cookies improve your experience on our site, enhance the site’s functionality, and allow you to customize the site to your liking.

  3. Diagnostic and Usage Cookies. These are used to collect diagnostic and usage data. This includes information about how visitors use and interact with this website, for instance, the number of visits to the site or the average duration of a visit. We use this data only to improve how this website works, including the site’s design, performance, and stability.

Most of our cookies are first-party cookies, which are set by our website. Some are third-party cookies, which are set by different websites. In our lists of example cookies, we clearly identify third-party cookies.

Use of IP Addresses. An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your device on the Internet. We use your IP address and browser type to help analyze usage patterns, to diagnose problems on this website, to improve the service we offer to you, and to provide and protect the security of the website.

Your Choice. You can manage your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the “Privacy Settings” button located at the bottom of the page on each of our websites (see list below). Strictly necessary cookies do not require your consent. For all other cookies, we request your consent before placing them on or retrieving them from your device. Please note that changing your preferences will not delete existing cookies. If you would like to delete the cookies from this website, you can manage this through the settings on your browser. However, please note that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website features. The way to clear cookies varies from one browser to another. You can look in the Help menu of your web browser for full instructions or visit

Select a website from the list below to see examples of our use of cookies on that site.

See also Cookies and Similar Technologies Used by Several of Our Websites.