What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data, or information, that’s downloaded to your computer or device when you visit certain websites. We at STEVS use different cookies on our website. Our cookies are strictly necessary and they help with the performance, advertising, and social media of our site.
Cookies can make your browsing experience better
Cookies let websites remember your actions and preferences, like your name and email address. This means you don’t have to re-enter the same information every time you return to the website or visit different pages on the site.
Some cookies are used for marketing and re-targeting campaigns. Without these cookies, the advertisements that you see may be less relevant and interesting to you.
What cookies do we use and why
We use reporting and analytics cookies to collect information about how you use our website and how often. These cookies only gather information for analytical purposes – these cookies don’t directly identify you.
Our analytics cookies are used to determine the number of unique visitors we get, to improve our website and and to determine the most searched for words in search engines. These cookies don’t target you with online marketing. We use these cookies to make improvements to our customer experience.
We also use Google Analytics, and other third-party analytics providers, to help measure how others interact with our website content. These cookies “remember” what our users have done on previous pages and how they’ve interacted with the website. For more information on Google Analytics, visit Google Analytics cookie usage on websites.
Advertising cookies are also used on our website to tailor marketing to you, so we can personalize our services and products to you in the future. These cookies remember if you’ve visited our website, and we may share this information with third-party advertisers. These cookies, typically, can’t personally identify you.
Social and Content cookies are placed by many social media plugins (for example the Facebook ’like’ button), and other tools meant to provide or improve the content on a website (for example services that allow the playing of video files, or that create comments sections). This technology helps improve your browsing experience.
What’s the difference between ‘persistent’ and ‘session’ cookies?
The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on the type of cookie. A session cookie lasts until you stop browsing on the website. Persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. Most of the cookies we use on our website are persistent and expire between 30 minutes and 2 years from the day they’re downloaded to your device.
Managing your cookie settings
Most browsers automatically accept cookies on your behalf, but you can choose whether or not to accept cookies through your web browser controls and settings. Just go to your browser’s “Tools” or “Preferences” menu to modify the cookie settings. For more information on how to modify your browser settings or how to block, manage or filter cookies, you can visit All About Cookies.
Remember, removing or blocking cookies can impact your user experience, and parts of our website may no longer be fully accessible.