What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small data files that are downloaded to your device when you visit our Site. Cookies allow us to recognize your device. They may gather data about your use of our Site, or otherwise enable us to recognize you as an existing customer when you return to our Site at a later date.
Visit https://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. Get specific instructions on how to control cookies based on the type of browser.
If you are visiting our Site from Europe, you can find information about behavioral advertising practices, and make choices regarding our use of targeting or advertising cookies, by visiting https://www.youronlinechoices.eu/. If you are in Germany, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of your data by downloading and installing the Google browser plug-in.
Appendix A – Cookies Used on Our Site
|Cookie Name and Extension||Category
|AWSALB||Necessary||Registers which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing , in order to optimize user experience.||Formstack|
|PHPSESSID||Functional||Preserves user session state across page requests.||Sterigenics|
|Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics GTM -5KB R7Q2||P&A||Monitor site traffic and content performance|