Effective Date (Last Updated On): February 14, 2022
What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit certain websites, which uniquely (but anonymously) identify your browser or device. Cookies cannot search your computer or device in any way, and they contain no personal identifying information about you.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies are used by sites or services when they want to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. These cookies can then be used to help remember your preferences (such as language), help you navigate between pages efficiently, and generally improve your browsing experience.
Cookies can also be used for online advertising. By aggregating the basic information cookies gather, informed guesses can be made about your demographic, and ads targeted to you accordingly.
What types of cookies does this website use?
There are generally five categories of cookies: Strictly Necessary, Performance, Functionality, Social Media, and Targeting. This website routinely uses the following types of cookies: Strictly Necessary, Performance, Functionality, and Social Media.
Here is some information about each cookie category:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential to make this website work. They enable you to move around this site and use its features. Without these cookies, services that are necessary for you to be able to use the site cannot be provided.
- Performance Cookies. These cookies collect information about how you have used a website, such as which pages are visited the most often, how people are moving from one link to another, and if they get error messages from certain pages. Overall, these cookies provide analytical information about how a website is performing and how the publisher can improve it.
- Functionality Cookies These cookies allow websites to remember how you are logged in to the site, when you log in or out, your language choice or country selection, or other selections you make to customize your experience on a particular website.
- Targeting Cookies. Some companies allow their advertising partners or other third party partners to use this type of cookie to deliver advertising that is relevant to your interests. These cookies can remember that your computer or device has visited a site or service, and may also be able to track your device’s browsing activity on other sites.
How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie stays on your computer or device varies depending on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Persistent cookies remain on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire. How long a persistent cookie remains on your browser depends on how long the visited website has programmed the cookie to last. Session cookies are temporary and are erased when you close your browser at the end of your surfing session. The next time you visit that particular site, it will not recognize you and will treat you as a new visitor.
First- and third-party cookies
First-party cookies are those that SGF places on your computer or device through this website; third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your computer or device through our site.
How to control and delete cookies?
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help,” “Tools,” or “Edit” settings). Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access areas of this website and other parts of the website may not work properly.