Last Updated: April 15, 2020
What is a “Cookie”?
A cookie is a piece of information sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies enable a website like ours recognize repeat users and allow a website to track web usage behavior. Cookies work by assigning a number to the user that has no meaning outside of the assigning website.
Cookies can be stored on your computer for different periods of time. “Session cookies” only last for as long as the browser session and are deleted automatically once you close your browser. “Persistent cookies” cookies survive after your browser is closed until a defined expiration date set in the cookie (as determined by the party placing it), and help recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the internet again.
First party cookies are placed on a website directly by the owner of the site. Third party cookies are placed on a website by third party providers (for example, by companies that provide advertising tracking or web analytics services) and by advertisers on the website. We use both first-party cookies as well as third-party cookies, as described below.
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Other Cookies Used
We use performance cookies, which allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor the site’s performance.
We also use functional cookies, which enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
Controlling Cookies Through Browser Settings
On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive a notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off.
If you access the site on your mobile device, you may not be able to control tracking technologies through the settings. You should check your mobile device’s settings to determine whether you can control cookies through your mobile device.
Opting Out of Targeted Advertising
Targeted advertising is advertising that is personalized for you based on cookies that track your interests and behavior on websites. Several advertising industry associations offer consumers the ability to opt-out from online targeted advertising conducted by all of their member advertisers. If you would like to find out more information, please visit the websites listed below and follow the opt-out instructions there if you wish to opt-out:
The Network Advertising Initiative’s online resources at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1
The Digital Advertising Alliance’s consumer choice website at http://optout.aboutads.info
If you are located in the European Economic Area, visit the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s Your Online Choices opt-out tool here: www.youronlinechoices.eu
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By Phone: 800-680-4035
By Mail: Morris Privacy Team – Customer Service, 725 Broad Street, Augusta GA 30901