Cookie Usage


Cookies record the preferences of visitors, to enable us to optimize the design of our Website. Cookies are small data files stored on your computer or device at the request of a Website.  A cookie assigns a unique numerical identifier to your Web browser, and may enable us to recognize you as the same user who was at our Website in the past, and relate your use of the Website to other information about you, such as your Website usage information and Personal Information.  Cookies may also be used to enhance your experience on the Website and to store your preferences (for example, by storing your username so you can log in easily, keeping you logged into the Website after you have provided your password, and storing the contents of your shopping cart as you browse) or to collect general usage and aggregated statistical information and detect and prevent fraud. Most browsers can be set to detect cookies and give you an opportunity to reject them, but refusing cookies may, in some cases, inhibit or preclude your use of the Website or its features.
Most browsers, by default, automatically permit cookies, but also give you the ability to control the majority of cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. Look under the heading "Tools" (or similar heading) in your particular browser for information about controlling cookies. You can set your browser in most instances to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it or not. You can also generally set your browser to turn off cookies.
Some of our Websites may also use Web Beacon or other technologies to better tailor those Websites to provide better customer service. These technologies may be in use on a number of pages across our Websites. When a visitor accesses these pages, a non-identifiable notice of that visit is generated which may be processed by us or by our suppliers. These Web Beacons usually work in conjunction with cookies. If you don't want your cookie information to be associated with your visits to these pages or use of these products, you can set your browser to turn off cookies or turn off cookies in the product itself, respectively. If you turn off cookies, Web Beacon and other technologies will still detect visits to these pages; however, they will not be associated with information otherwise stored in cookies.

Flash Cookies:

Local shared objects are another type of cookie, such as “Flash cookies.” They may be stored on your computer or device using a media player or other software installed on your computer or device.  Local shared objects operate a lot like cookies, but cannot be managed in the same way. Depending on how local shared objects are enabled on your computer or device, you may be able to manage them using software settings.  For information on managing Flash cookies, for example, click here.


HTML5 (the language some Websites are coded in) may be used to store information on your computer or device about your Website usage activities.  This information can be retrieved by us to determine how our Website is being used by our visitors, how it can be improved, and to customize it for our users.

Cache Cookies:

Cache cookies, such as eTags, may be used to identify your computer or device as the same computer or device that visited our Website or another Website in the past.

Browser History:

Browser history sniffing may be used to enable us to detect whether you have visited a Website of ours or of someone else’s in the past by determining whether its URL is located in the list of URLs stored in your Web browser’s history file.

Browser Fingerprinting:

Browser fingerprinting can enable us to recognize your computer or device as the same one that has been used to visit our Website in the past based on various detectable information from your computer or device that, together, can be used as a “fingerprint” of your computer or device.

Pixel Tags:

Pixel tags (also known as a “clear GIF” or “Web Beacon”) are tiny images – typically just one-pixel – that can be placed on a Web page or in our electronic communications to you in order to help us measure the effectiveness of our content by, for example, counting the number of individuals who visit us online or verifying whether you’ve opened one of our emails or seen one of our Web pages.

eTracker Technology:

eTracker Technology is used to collect visitor behaviour data. This data is collected anonymously as well to be used for marketing and optimization purposes. All visitor data is saved using an anonymous user ID and can be aggregated to a usage profile. Cookie Usage:


Cookie ID


Cookie Consent


This cookie tracks the countries in which the user has accepted cookie usage. This cookie is necessary and will always be present. We store a comma separated list of country codes that have allowed consent during this session.

Decline Consent


This cookie tracks the countries in which the user has declined cookie usage. This cookie is necessary and will always be present. We store a comma separated list of country codes that have declined consent during this session.

Site Alerts


This cookie keeps an alert notification hidden for a specific period of time after being dismissed by the user.

Eloqua Forms


Cookies necessary for Eloqua form submission. For more information, please visit

Kampyle Feedback Forms

k_visit, session_start_time

Third-party cookie. For more information, please visit

Session Status Cookie


Tracks the current user session. This cookie is necessary and will always be present.

Sort Order for Search Results


Used with search filtering to set the sort order of the search results.

Share This

__stdlxmap, __stgmap, __stid, __unam, __uset

Third party cookie. For more information, please visit

User First name


Stores the first name of user logged in for display purposes.

Site Catalyst Analytics

s_cc, s_invisit, s_nr, s_ppv, s_sq, s_vi, s_vnum

Tracks Website traffic. For more information, please visit Adobe Analytics.

Country Code


Stores the country code of the country the user selects.



Stores the username of the logged in user for display purposes.