Last Modified: July 7, 2020
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small data files that are downloaded to your device when you visit our Site. Cookies allow us to recognise your device. They may gather data about your use of our Site, or otherwise enable us to recognise you as an existing customer when you return to our Site at a later date.
Visit http//www.allaboutcookies.org to learn more about cookies and how they are used.
Categories of Cookies
We use both session and persistent cookies on our Sites. Session cookies are temporary cookies that are erased from your device when you close your internet browser. These cookies enable our Sites to remember your preferences for the duration of your visit. Persistent cookies are stored on your device until they either expire, or you delete them. Persistent cookies are often performance and analytical cookies, which enable our Site to remember you when you visit again in the future.
To help you further understand the purpose of the cookies we use, we have further grouped our cookies into the following categories:
- Necessary – These cookies are essential to enable you to move around our Site and use its features. For example, these cookies allow our Sites to remember the choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal, or customized features.
- Performance and analytical – These cookies allow us to analyze information about how you use our Site. For example, these cookies collect information about the number of visitors to our Site, which pages and features are used most often, and how many recipients of certain email communications click on Site links in that email.
- Cross-site tracking and advertising – These cookies are used by third parties to deliver ads to you that are more relevant to your interests, based on an analysis of your browsing.
Appendix A contains a list of the cookies we use on our Sites, and the purposes for which we use them.
Cookie Configuration Settings
If your internet browser is a recent version, you can configure your cookie settings and control how most cookies are set directly from your browser. Specific instructions on how to control cookies based on the type of browser you are using are available here.
If you are visiting our Site from Europe, you can find information about behavioural advertising practices, and make choices regarding our use of targeting or advertising cookies, by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.eu. If you are in Germany, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of your data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here.
Appendix A – Cookies Used on Our Sites
Last Modified: August 6, 2018
|Cookie Service & Name||Category||Purpose and Information||Owner|
|php.net||Necessary||This cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialised state data.||The PHP Group|
|Whoson.com||Necessary||This cookie is associated with the chat function offered on some of our Sites. The cookie preserves a visitor’s session state across page requests.||Parker Software Inc.|
|formstack.com||Necessary; performance and analytical||Among other things, these cookies enable certain of our Sites to display contact forms and otherwise generate data on how the visitor uses our Site.||Formstack, LLC|
|Amazon Web Services (AWS)||Necessary; performance and analytical||This cookie is used by formstack.com, which uses AWS. The cookie is used to allow proper load balancing and create a persistent connection to the correct server.||Formstack, LLC|
|ASP.NET||Necessary; performance and analytical||This cookie preserves user states across page requests.||Microsoft, Inc.|
|Google Analytics –|
|Performance and analytical||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Sites. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our Sites. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including information on the number of visitors to the Site, from where visitors came to this website and the pages they visited.|
The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. You can find information about what data is collected by Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics Data Privacy and Security page. For detailed information about Google Analytics cookies, go here. For information about how to manage Google cookies via your browser, go here.
|youtube.com||Cross-site tracking and advertising;|
performance and analytics
|These cookies occur when we embed videos from youtube.com on our Site. When you watch these videos, YouTube may store cookies for a range of purposes, including to collect information about your browsing habits to optimize targeting for ads.|
You can find information about how to manage Google cookies via your browser by visiting here.
|addthis.com||Cross-site tracking and advertising; performance and analytics||Among other things, these cookies enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Sites through third-party social networking sites. These cookies also identify a user’s device on return visits.|
|Oracle America, Inc.|
|tapad.com||Cross-site tracking and advertising||These cookies are used on certain of our Sites to determine what type of device a user is using to visit a Site. These cookies also enable us to track users across devices to enhance targeting capabilities.|
|adsrvr.org||Cross-site tracking and advertising||These cookies register a unique ID, which is used to deliver targeted ads. To learn how to opt-out of these cookies, go here.||The Trade Desk, Inc.|
|adnxs.com||Cross-site tracking and advertising||This cookie registers a unique ID, which is used to deliver targeted ads. To learn how to opt-out of this cookie, go here.||Xandr Inc.|
|subscription||Performance and analytical||This cookie grants access to gated materials, like articles and white papers.||Vérité, Inc.|
|vmsAccessId||Performance and analytical||When a user elects to have the Site remember the user, this cookie will pre-populate an email address in the login field.||Vérité, Inc.|
|IE7NelsonWarning||Performance and analytical||This cookie enables our Site to remember if the user has been presented with a message that their browser is not supported.||Vérité, Inc.|
|vmsAnonymousId||Performance and analytical||This cookie identifies unique visitors to our Site.||Vérité, Inc.|
|Sterigenics.com – Unknown||To be determined||To be determined||To be determined|
|Sterigenics.com – WordPress||To be determined||To be determined||To be determined|
|Cloudflare||Necessary; performance and analytical||This cookie is used by to identify trusted web traffic.||Cloudflare, Inc.|
|LinkedIn||Cross-site tracking and advertising||These cookies are used on certain of our Sites by LinkedIn to enable in-depth campaign reporting, including on new business demographics, by layering LinkedIn data with Site visitor data.|