What are cookies and what do cookies do?

Cookies are a small file placed on your computer or in your browser memory when you visit a website. Cookies help make interactions between users and websites faster and easier.

Cookies do not store any personal or confidential information about you.

Cookies help us understand how our customers use our website, for example the pages customers visit and the links they click on. This helps us make improvements and understand what visitors to our site are interested in.

Are Cookies safe and why should I allow them?

Yes cookies are safe. They are small text files. They cannot look into your computer or read any personal information or other material on your hard drive. They cannot carry viruses or install anything harmful on your computer.

Allowing cookies ensures your experience on our website is not hindered and the website works properly.

How to turn off Cookies

To find out how to turn cookies on and off in your browser select from the following:

Browser How to turn off
Chrome http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Firefox http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies
Safari http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677
Internet Explorer http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Block-enable-or-allow-cookies

Cookie Usage

AMI uses cookies for 3 different reasons

  • The first reason come under the category of strictly necessary – these cookies are required for the essential operation of the website.
  • The second reason comes under the category of analytical – these cookies are used to count the number of visitors and how they navigate around the site during their visit. (This will help to improve the site by catering specific content that would be most useful to a visitor and also how to direct such content).
  • The third reason comes under the category of functionality – these cookies are used to help the flow and functionality, such as remembering what region a returning visitor has previously selected etc.