If you continue with your visit to our websites, you consent to the use of our cookies on such websites. Alternatively, you have the option to manage the cookies that you want to accept from our websites, or disable them all, as we have detailed below in the section titled How to Opt-Out by Disabling and Blocking Our Cookies.
Cookies are harmless, small text files that are sent to and stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer when you visit our websites, and contain information that serves to identify you whenever you return to our websites and to remember your preferences, including language preferences. They are not computer programs and they cannot access your hard drive or the information stored on it.
Generally, we use the following cookies on our websites:
Essential cookies are required for the proper operation of the @RISK websites, allowing you to move freely around and use secure areas of our websites. The essential cookies we use include session ID and user authentication cookies, which allow registered users to perform multiple actions within the same website visit without having to repeatedly enter your log-on details every time you navigate to a new webpage or perform a new function, and ensures that such users can access registered-user-only pages. These cookies allow our web pages to load faster and improve website performance. We also use sharing cookies to allow our website visitors to easily share content found on @RISK websites.
Without these cookies, the products and services you may have requested cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or advertising purposes or remember where you have been on the Internet. We set the applicable essential cookies when you visit our website because you will not be able to use our website properly without them. If you do not agree to these cookies being set, please do not use the @RISK websites.
Analytics cookies track user behavior on our websites by counting the number of visitors to our websites and tracking how visitors move around our websites, to help us to improve the websites’ content and your experience on our websites. These cookies include content optimization (A/B testing) cookies. @RISK uses analytics (or performance) cookies to collect information about how you use our websites (e.g., which pages you visit, if you experience any errors). These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our websites work, understand what interests users of our websites, and measure the effectiveness of our advertising generally.
If you disable these cookies, we will not be able to learn how you utilize our websites, and our ability to improve the content and operation of our websites will be impaired.
Functionality cookies are used to provide the services you have requested or to remember your settings in order to improve your visit to our websites. They also allow us to manage and control variations of website pages and understand which pages are most successful, and to provide you with enhanced services, such as allowing you to watch a video on our websites or comment on a blog. @RISK uses functionality cookies to collect information regarding your preferences on our websites, including your preferences with respect to region, language, text size, fonts, and any other parts of our websites’ appearance that you can customize. If you disable these cookies, we will not be able to remember your website preferences and you will have to reset those preferences each time you visit our websites.
Advertising cookies are used to track the efficiency of our online advertising campaigns and allow us to deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests. These cookies include ad tracking cookies. @RISK uses these cookies to collect data on the times you have visited our websites and advertisements. These cookies are anonymous – they store information about what you are looking at on our websites, but not about who you are.
We also use some third-party cookies on our websites, which fall into the categories above.
For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor website traffic. Google Analytics cookies are used to collect information about how users use our site, including information on the number of visitors to our websites, the webpages they visited, how long they stay on the websites and webpages, what they click on while on those websites and webpages, and the websites from which such visitors came. @RISK uses this information to compile reports and to help us improve our websites based on your use. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form and we cannot use them to identify who you are.
If you do not want to accept cookies, most browsers provide a simple procedure that allows you to configure your browser settings so that your browser automatically declines cookies, or gives you the choice of declining or accepting the transfer to your computer of a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular website. You can find instructions for disabling cookies on most browser types on AboutCookies.org’s “How to delete cookies” page at www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2.
You can opt out of receiving Google Analytics cookies by following the instructions to change Ad Settings under the Google Analytics cookies subsection on the Safeguarding Your Data page located at http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html. Information about disabling other third-party cookies on our websites can be found using the links listed in the Third-party Cookies section above.
Please note that email communications are not always secure, so please do not include any sensitive information in your emails to us.