WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are data files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a web site. Cookies are then sent back to the originating web site on each subsequent visit, or to another web site that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful, for among other reasons, because they allow a web site to recognize a user’s device. You can find out more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.
On the Site, cookies do a number of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.
The cookies used on the Site can be categorized in the following ways:
These cookies collect information about how you use the Site, for instance which pages you go to most often, and if you get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a web site works. By using the Site, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. The main cookies that are set on the Site under this category are:
▪ Trackalyzer: Trackalyzer is a cookie used by a third party provider that helps HW&Co. monitor Site traffic and use. This process includes the collection of IP addresses and search-related data in order to evaluate visits to, and monitor use of, the Site.
These cookies allow the Site to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced features. For example, these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as selecting a foreign language preference or to utilize map features on the Site. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized. They don’t gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remembering where you’ve been on the internet. When you choose to make changes to options or settings on the Site, you agree that we can place functionality cookies on your device. The main cookie that is set on the Site under this category is:
• Language Preference: If you have your browser set to one of the languages used on our Site, our server will recognize that language and direct you to the appropriate page. If you opt to visit our full English site, a cookie is used to record your preference so that upon a return visit, you will be automatically directed to the English site even if you have your browser set to another language. This cookie stores no information other than language preference.
These cookies collect several pieces of information about your browsing habits. They are usually placed by advertising networks rather than web site operators. They remember that you have visited a web site and share this information with other organizations such as advertisers. They do this in order to provide you with targeted adverts more relevant to you and your interests. Quite often they will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization. Although these cookies can track your visits around the web they don’t usually know who you are. Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests. When you choose to utilize certain features on the Site, you agree that Google may place targeting cookies on your device. The main cookies that are set on the Site under this category include:
HOW TO REJECT COOKIES
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Site, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.allaboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies. You can also opt out of certain provider’s targeting cookies by using an opt-out scheme which is provided by www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may have an impact on the functionality of the Site.
If you have any questions on this Policy, please notify us at Harris Williams & Co., 1001 Haxall Point, 9th Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219; email:firstname.lastname@example.org; and facsimile: +1 (804) 648-0073.
Date of last update or revision: June 5, 2013.