Updated February 2021
What are cookies?
How long are cookies stored on my device?
It depends. Two types of cookies might be stored:
Session Cookies: Are automatically deleted when you close your browser
Persistent Cookies: Remain on your computer until they are deleted or expire. Persistent cookies keep your user preferences to make future browsing easier and more relevant.
How do I manage my cookie preferences?
You can manage your cookie preferences through your browser settings. Certain cookies are strictly necessary for the performance of our website. If you reject certain cookies, you may not be able to use some of the features of this website. Others enhance the functionality and if you reject these cookies, you may not be able to use some of the features of this website. The types of cookies that we use on our website are set forth below.
Types of cookies we use:
Essential and Functional Cookies: These cookies help our website work properly. Some might be strictly necessary for our site to ensure security, ease of use and functionality. We also use functional cookies to ensure the speed of our web pages, to understand your location and enable our video content.
Advertising and Marketing Cookies:
These cookies are used to show you advertisements which are relevant to you, your interests and your interaction with Bellwether. We use this data to improve our communications with you and to measure the success or our advertising campaigns. These cookies can also remember that you visited a certain website and collect information about your browsing habits in order to manage your preferences. Some cookies can identify you as an individual based on your IP address and connected email address, if applicable. These cookies are third-party cookies and used by third-party companies with Bellwether’s permission.
Performance and Analytics Cookies:
We use these cookies to further improve our website in order to provide you with a great browsing experience. We do not store any personal data which would identify you personally or as a client of Bellwether. These cookies are not always essential, but without them, certain website functionality may become unavailable. Some of these cookies are third—party cookies used by third-party companies with Bellwether’s permission.
Social Media Cookies:
Social media cookies are placed on our website and, if you are logged into a social media platform, can identify your visit and collect information about your browsing habits. Sometimes we use these cookies to include you in or exclude you from social media advertising and to help measure the success of advertising campaigns. These cookies are third-party cookies used by third-party companies with Bellwether’s permission.
We may use local shared objects, sometimes known as flash cookies, to store your preferences and to assist with online authentication by allowing us to recognize you and your device when you return to the Site. This permits us to display content based upon what you view on our Site to personalize your use of our services. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount and type of data they collect, as well as how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your device or browser will not remove flash cookies. If you disable flash cookies, you will not have access to many features that make your user experience more efficient. Please note, flash cookies will be unsupported by our Site(s) beginning December 2020 and should not be used on our Site(s) after that date.