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What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are implanted on the hard disk of your computer by the websites that you visit. As you view a website’s pages or create login accounts or passwords that data is stored on a cookie, providing a record of what you did.

The use of cookies has become standard for most websites. They are used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site (for example, allowing them to analyze their users’ on-site browsing habits).

While cookies and the information they transmit may not be able to identify an individual on their own, they might be able to do so in combination with other information held by the recipient of the transmitted information or by a third party. If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can manage and control them through your browser;  from blocking cookies being placed on your machine, to removing / deleting them from your ‘browser history’ or 'cache' when you leave the site. See Cookie Settings below for more information.

Types of cookies:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the functionality of the website.
  2. Performance cookies: Will collect information about your use of the website, such as webpages visited and any error messages; they do not collect personally identifiable information, and the information collected is aggregated such that it is anonymous.  Performance cookies are used to improve how a website works. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. 
  3. Functionality’ cookies: Allow the website to remember any choices you make about the website (such as changes to text size, customized pages) or enable services such as commenting on a blog. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
  4. Targeting/advertising cookies: Usually third party cookies which distinguish individual users’ browsing habits and collect personally identifiable information.
  5. Session cookies: These remain in your browser during your browser session only, i.e. until you leave the website.
  6. Persistent cookies: These remain in your browser after the session (unless deleted by you).

Cookie Settings:
Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can choose whether or not to accept cookies via your browser’s settings (often found in your browser’s Tools or Preferences menu). You may also delete cookies at any time. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of our web site features.

Further information about managing cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through sites such as

Use of cookies by A&M: does not use cookies that store personal data. We only use anonymized data within our cookies (specifically we use cookies to compile aggregate statistics) to help us improve our website, by tailoring it to the needs of our users. To do this we use Google Analytics.

How we use cookies:
Some of the cookies we use are necessary to enable you to move around the website and use its features such as accessing secure areas that may contain content for registered users.

We also use functional cookies to record information about the choices you have made and to allow us to tailor the site to our users; for example, to remember your language or region or that you have already completed a survey. This information is usually anonymized and is not used for any other purpose.

We or our service providers also use analytic services to help us understand how effective our content is, what interests our users have, and to improve how this website works. In addition, we use web beacons or tracking pixels to count visitor numbers and performance cookies to track how many individual users access this website and how often. This information is used for statistical purposes only and it is not our intention to use such information to personally identify any user. However, if you have registered and signed into this website we may combine this information with information from our web analytic services and cookies to analyze how you use this website in more detail.

This website does not use Targeting Cookies to deliver targeted advertising to website visitors.

Please contact us if you would like more detailed information on the cookies we use.

Social Media
We also allow you to share content on our website on social networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Stumbleupon.  Some of our content may be hosted on a third party’s website.  These third parties may set cookies on your computer when you use their services and you should check their privacy and cookie policies to understand how they use your information.

Your consent to use our site:

By navigating on our website you agree that we can place these cookies on your computer or device. Please refer to the A&M Terms and Conditions webpage for more information.

Our cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. In our analytical reports, we do not obtain other identifiers including IP addresses. Please refer to the A&M Privacy Policy webpage for more information.

Contact Us:
Questions or comments about A&M’s cookies activities should be sent to Linda Orton.