Effective Date: February 25, 2019
What are Cookies?
- “Cookies” are small data files stored on your browser or device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the entity that operates the website you are visiting (“first-party cookies”) or by other companies (“third-party cookies”). For example, we may partner with third-party analytics providers, like Google, who set cookies when you visit our Sites. This helps us understand how you are using our websites so that we can improve them.
- “Pixels,” which we might also use, are small transparent images on a web page or in an email. Pixels collect statistical information about your browser or device and can set cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies.
- Local storage allows data to be stored locally on your browser or device and includes HTML5 local storage and browser cache.
- “SDKs” are blocks of code provided by our partners that may be installed in our mobile application. SDKs help us understand how you interact with our mobile application and collect certain information about the device and network you use to access the application.
These cookies are sometimes called “strictly necessary” and are technically essential for our services to function properly. Like the other cookies we use, technical cookies may be either first-party cookies or third-party cookies.
Functionality and Preference
During your visit to our website, cookies are used to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language or your region) on the website. They also store your preferences when personalizing the website to optimize your use of the website. These preferences are remembered, through the use of the persistent cookies, and the next time you visit the website you will not have to set them again.
We use these cookies to help identify and prevent security risks.
Analytics and Performance
We use these cookies to help us understand how you interact with our services and to help improve them. For example, we may use these cookies to determine if you have interacted with a certain page and we can use them to learn more about which features are the most popular with our users and where we may need to make improvements.
Although most browsers and devices accept cookies by default, their settings usually allow you to clear or decline cookies. If you disable cookies, however, some of the features of our website may not function properly.
Mobile Device Identifiers
Your mobile operating system may let you opt-out from having certain device identifiers used for interest-based advertising. You should refer to the instructions provided by your mobile device’s manufacturer; this information is typically available under the “settings” function of your mobile device.
Additionally, to prevent data from being collected from our mobile app, including any SDKs that may be installed therein, you may delete the app at any time.