to match you with content that is associated with your interests and to direct you to additional resources and tools that can save you time;
to enable a fast response for service or follow-up request from our website;
to verify your identity;
to send you an electronic newsletter, other information and content; and
to contact you when necessary.
Session Cookies – These cookies are used 'in-session' each time you visit and then expire when you leave a Site or shortly thereafter. They are not stored on your computer or device permanently, do not contain any personal data and help by minimizing the need to transfer personal data across the internet. These cookies can be deleted or you can refuse to allow their use, but this will hamper the performance and your experience in using the Sites. These cookies also take time stamps that record when you access the Sites and when you leave the Sites.
Tracking Cookies – These cookies enable us to recognize repeat visitors to the Sites. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, a tracking cookie keeps track of where a user of the Sites came from, what search engine they may have used, what link they clicked on, what keyword they used and where they were in the world when they accessed the Sites. By monitoring this data, we can make improvements to the Sites.
Persistent Cookies – This type of cookie is saved on your computer or device for a fixed period (sometimes for a few hours, sometimes for a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to remember who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, this type of cookie can be used to store your preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit to the Sites.
Performance or Analytical Cookies – Performance cookies are used to analyze how the Sites are used and to monitor their performance, which allows us to improve your experience in using the Sites. These cookies help us to tailor the content of the Sites to reflect what the Site users find most interesting and to identify when technical issues with the Sites arise. We may also use this data to compile reports to help us to analyze how Sites are used, what the most common issues are and how we can improve the Sites.
Can the Cookies be blocked? Yes. Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can, however, change your browser settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings. Instructions for blocking or allowing cookies in popular web browsing software can be found by clicking the following links: Internet Explorer Firefox Google Chrome Microsoft Edge Safari AboutCookies.org Please be aware that if you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your experience while on the Sites. For example, some features and services on the Sites may not work properly because we may not be able to recognize and associate you with your FITOK account(s). In addition, the offers we provide when you visit us may not be as relevant to you or tailored to your interests.