What are Cookies?
When you visit the Site, HTO or an authorized third party may send you a cookie. Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your device, i.e. in your browser directory. When a website is accessed, a cookie that is placed on a device will send information to the party that has placed the cookie. Cookies are extremely common and used on many websites. Each cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value (usually a unique number).
Why are Cookies useful?
Cookies allow a website owner to do useful things; for example, a cookie permits a website owner to find out whether a computer (and probably its user) has visited the site previously. In general, the purpose of cookies is to improve the performance of the website and the user’s experience in using that website. Cookies help to make a website work more efficient, enable extra functionality, and provide website owners with additional information about your visit to a website. Cookies also allow a website owner to track overall site usage and determine areas that users prefer. Cookies help make the user’s visit to a website easier by recognizing the user upon return and providing a customized experience.
First-Party and Third-Party Cookies
Session and Persistent Cookies
The Site may place session and persistent cookies on your device. The difference between a session and a persistent cookie is the length of time the cookie lasts. Session cookies are cookies that typically last for as long as you are using your browser; when you end your browser session, the cookie expires. Persistent cookies, on the other hand, will remain after you close your browser. This allows for quicker and often more convenient access to our website in future browser sessions.
Linking of Cookie data with other data
Information gathered through usage of a cookie is not linked to any direct personal identifiers (e.g., your name or e-mail address), unless you become a user of the Site. Once you submit personal data on the Site (e.g., by entering information on the Site) we may link such personal data with cookies or other data that are associated with your visit(s) to the Site. Before we do so, we will notify you of this fact and seek your consent or grant you a right to object, as required by applicable law.
List of Cookies set by HTO
The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies, we need your permission.
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List of Third Party Cookies
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Disabling, Deleting, or Opting Out of Cookies
If you do not want to have cookies placed on your device, many of them offer ways to opt out. You may refuse the use of first party cookies by selecting the appropriate setting.
However, please note that if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Site. In particular you may have limited access to some areas or be transitioned to a different experience.
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