Last Updated: December 28, 2023
What are cookies and similar technologies?
- Cookies are text files that websites store and access on a visitor's device to uniquely identify the visitor's browser or to store information or settings in the browser to allow us distinguish you from other users of our Services for the purpose of helping you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, enabling functionality, helping us understand activity and patterns, and facilitating online advertising.
- Local storage technologies , like HTML5, provide cookie-equivalent functionality but can store larger amounts of data, including on your device outside of your browser in connection with specific applications.
- Web beacons , also known as pixel tags or clear GIFs, are used to demonstrate that a webpage or email was accessed or opened, or that certain content was viewed or clicked.
We use both persistent cookies and session cookies. Persistent cookies stay on your device for a set period of time or until you delete them, while session cookies are deleted once you close your web browser. We use persistent cookies, for example, to record your choice of language and country location. The cookies placed through your use of our website are either set by us (first-party cookies) or by a third party at our request (third-party cookies).
We also allow our advertising partners to collect this information through our website.
Session replay technologies
We use services provided by our third-party service providers that employ cookies and local storage technologies to record and allow us to review replays of user sessions. The replays include users' clicks, mouse movements, scrolls, text entered, and time spent on the webpage during those sessions. These replays help us diagnose usability problems and identify areas for improvement.
What types of cookies and similar technologies do we use?
We use the following categories of cookies:
Performance Cookies. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources and to better understand our users' needs and optimize our Services and user experience. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Services (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don't like, etc.). All information these cookies collect is aggregated. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our Services, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Functional Cookies. These cookies enable the Services to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are necessary for the Services to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the Services may not work.
Targeting Cookies. These cookies may be set through our Services by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Depending on where you access the Services from, you may be presented with a cookie banner or other tool to provide permissions prior to non-Strictly Necessary cookies being set. In this case, we only set these non-Strictly Necessary cookies with your consent.
You can also limit online tracking by:
- Blocking cookies in your browser. Most browsers let you remove or reject cookies, including cookies used for interest-based advertising. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser settings. Many browsers accept cookies by default until you change your settings. For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Use the following links to learn more about how to control cookies and online tracking through your browser:
Blocking advertising ID use in your mobile settings. Your mobile device settings can provide functionality to limit use of the advertising ID associated with your mobile device for interest-based advertising purposes.
Using privacy plug-ins or browsers. You can block our websites from setting cookies used for interest-based ads by using a browser with privacy features, like Brave, or installing browser plugins like Privacy Badger, Ghostery, or uBlock Origin, and configuring them to block third party cookies/trackers.
Advertising industry opt out tools. You can also use these opt out options to limit use of your information for interest-based advertising by participating companies:
Platform opt-outs. Some of our advertising partners offer opt-out features that let you opt out of use of your information for interest-based advertising, including:
Note that because these opt out mechanisms are specific to the device or browser on which they are exercised, you will need to opt out on every browser and device that you use.
Do Not Track.Some Internet browsers can be configured to send " Do Not Track" signals to the online services that you visit. We currently do not respond to "Do Not Track" or similar signals. To find out more about "Do Not Track," please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.