What is a cookie?
Cookies are small data files that a website transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes track information about you. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website, and to recognize user preferences. For more details on cookies and similar technologies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies help us gather statistics about how often people visit certain areas of our site and help us make our website more useful and user-friendly. 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.
Please note, the cookies we collect do not give us access to your computer or provide to us any additional information about you beyond that which you choose to share with us.
How are cookies used on this website?
The cookies we store on the BIA website may be used to:
- Identify unique visitors, identify special sessions, and store information for website analytics.
We use the following cookies:
Essential Cookies: Essential cookies are a website’s basic form of memory, used to store the preferences selected by a user on a given site. As the name implies, they are essential to a website’s functionality and cannot be disabled by users. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes and do not remember where you have been on the internet.
Analytics Cookies: We use Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website. These cookies collect information in the aggregate to give us insight into how our website is being used.
Third Party Cookies
Some of the cookies used by our website may be set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf. For example, we use Google Analytics to track how you interact with our website to improve the design and functionality. Neither the third party nor BIA has access to any data collected by the other via cookies. BIA is not affiliated with these the third parties nor are we responsible for the content on the sites they may operate, and provide links to them for information and convenience only.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you may be able to modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Altering standard cookie settings on your web browser may prevent you from taking full advantage of the HPP website.
You may opt out of cookies (and the use of this website) at any time, by deleting the cookies that were set by the site via the settings of your internet browser and deleting all cookies.
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