Our Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device. What are cookies used for?

Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.

What types of cookies do we use?

There are generally four categories of cookies:

  • Strictly Necessary
  • Performance
  • Functionality
  • Targeting

We may routinely or occasionally use all four categories of cookies. You can find out more about each category below.

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around the site and use its features, such as accessing logged in or secure areas.
  2. Performance Cookies. These cookies collect information about how you have used the site. For example, information related to the unique username you have provided, so that less strain is placed on our backend infrastructure. These cookies may also be used to allow us to know that you have logged in so that we can serve you fresher content than a user who has never logged in. We also use cookies to track aggregate your usage and experiment with new features and changes. The information collected is used to improve how the site works for you.
  3. Functionality Cookies. These cookies allow us to remember how you’re logged in, whether you chose to no longer see advertisements, whether you made an edit to an article while logged out, when you logged in or out, the state or history of tools you’ve used. These cookies also allow us to tailor the site to provide enhanced features and content for you and to remember how you’ve customized the site in other ways, if and when we offer that opportunity.
  4. Targeting Cookies.  Our advertising partners may use these types of cookies to deliver advertising that is relevant to your interests. These cookies can remember that your device has visited a site or service and may also be able to track your device’s browsing activity on other sites or services other than ours. This information may be shared with organizations outside Benningfield Group, such as advertisers and/or advertising networks to deliver the advertising, and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign, or other business partners for the purpose of providing aggregate usage statistics and aggregate testing as well.

How long will cookies stay on my device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.

First and third-party cookies

First-party cookies are cookies that belong to us. Third-party cookies are cookies which another party places on your device through us. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for Benningfield Group, for example, to help us understand how our content is being used. Third-party cookies may also be placed on your device by our business partners so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet.

How to control and delete cookies

If you wish to disable your browser from receiving cookies follow the instructions available from your browser, computer maker or operating system provider. If you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our site and other parts of our site may not work properly.

Benningfield Group is committed to earning your trust.

You can find out more information about cookie settings at third-party information sites, such as allaboutcookies.org.

Contact us with any questions or concerns directly at info@benningfieldgroup.com.