13. Cookies

Our websites use cookies and similar technologies (together referred to as "cookies", unless otherwise stated) to provide you with an efficient experience in using our Services.

A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your computer or mobile device by your web browser. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to store your preferences and other information on your computer in order to save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information and to display your personalized content and appropriate advertising on your later visits to these sites.

We use cookies for a variety of purposes and to enhance your online experience, for example, to identify your device, distinguish you from other visitors, record your IP address and understand your use of our Services to determine the usefulness of our information and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping you reach that information. We do not otherwise track any information about your use of other websites.

Note that you may encounter cookies from our third-party providers, that we have allowed on our Services that assist us with various aspects of our site operations and services. In addition to cookies, similar or related technologies are used on the website. For example, electronic images known as web beacons - sometimes called single-pixel gifs - may be used to assist in delivering cookies on our website and allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. We may include web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. EVEN may also employ web beacons from third parties in order to help us compile aggregated statistics regarding the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns or other operations of our Services. We prohibit web beacons on our Services from being used by third parties to collect or access your Personal Data.


We use various types of cookies, including session and persistent cookies and similar technologies, local shared objects, pixels, and gifs, and we permit some third-party cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer until you delete them, while session cookies are based on your browsing session and are deleted once you close your browser. First party cookies are used and controlled by us to provide services on our website, while third-party cookies are placed by our service providers and/or trusted third parties.

Our use of cookies falls into four categories:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies: these are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, the Services you have asked for cannot be provided.

  2. Performance cookies: also known as "analytical" cookies. These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around and use the website. For example, they allow us to understand which pages are visited most often, and if visitors get error messages from web pages. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

  3. Functionality cookies: these cookies are necessary for the website to operate and allow us to remember what choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect is typically anonymized and is not used to track your browsing activity on other websites.

  4. Advertising and marketing cookies: these cookies are used to send you advertising and marketing-related material tailored to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. The third parties that provide these cookies may collect and combine information about your online activities over time, on other devices, and on other websites or online services, if those websites and online services also use the same advertising partners. Thus, although we do not track your website usage activity across non-affiliated websites over time, some third-party cookie providers may do so when you use the website.

We may change our use of cookies over time, but our use of cookies will generally fall into the above categories.

This Website uses Google Analytics to collect information about how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Because IP-anonymization is activated on this website for Google services, your IP address will be used in a redacted form within the EU and California. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; please note, however, that if you do this you may not be able to use the full Services.

You can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics in the future by downloading and installing 'Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on' for your current web browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device, which means that you will have to click this link again if you delete your cookies.

You can find more information about Google privacy practices under the following link: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.


You have the ability to accept or decline most cookies. You can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, however you may not be able to sign in or use interactive or other features of our Services that depend on cookies. Note that, if you accept cookies, you have the ability to later delete cookies that you have accepted. If you choose to delete cookies, any settings and preferences controlled by those cookies will be deleted and may need to be recreated. If your browser settings are set up as 'Do Not Track', the use of cookies and tracking technologies will not apply to you.

For more information on cookies and how they can be managed and deleted please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/, http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/, or http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.