Cookies/Tracking Technologies

We may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, local storage, and pixel tags as well as other similar technologies, such as web beacons, tags, and scripts, including local storage objects such as HTML5 (“Tracking Technologies”). Tracking Technologies may set, change, alter or modify settings or configurations on your device.

Cookies and Local Storage

Cookies and local storage may be set and accessed on your computer. Upon your first visit to our Services, a cookie or local storage may be sent to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. “Cookies” and local storage are small files containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer’s browser and stored on your device when you visit a website. Many major Web services use cookies to provide useful features for their users. Each website can send its own Cookie to your browser. Most browsers are initially set up to accept Cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. If you reject Cookies, you may not be able to use our Services or take full advantage of our Services. Additionally, if you clear all Cookies on your browser at any point after setting your browser to refuse all Cookies or indicate when a Cookie is being sent, you will have to again reset your browser to refuse all Cookies or indicate when a Cookie is being sent.

Pixel Tags

We may also use “pixel tags”, which are small graphic files that allow us and third parties to monitor the use of our Services and collect Usage Data. A pixel tag can collect information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the tag appears; the URL of the page on which the pixel tag appears; the time (and length of time) the page containing the pixel tag was viewed; the type of browser that retrieved the pixel tag; and the identification number of any cookie previously placed by that server on your computer.

We may use pixel tags, either provided by us or by our third-party advertisers, service providers and ad networks, to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions taken in connection with our websites and Services and use them in combination with our Cookies to provide offers and information of interest to you. Pixel tags may also enable ad networks to serve targeted advertisements to you when you visit our Services or other web sites.

Web Beacons

Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in the Service’s pages and messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or email can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including to count visitors to the Service, to monitor how users navigate the Service, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed. In addition, we may use various technologies that collect similar information for security and fraud detection purposes.

Tracking Technologies Usage

We may use Tracking Technologies for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Strictly Necessary. We may use Cookies or other Tracking Technologies that we consider strictly necessary to allow you to use and access our Services, including Cookies required to prevent fraudulent activity and improve security.
  • Performance Related. We may use Cookies or other Tracking Technologies that are useful to assess the performance of our Services, including as part of our analytic practices or otherwise to improve the content, products or services offered through our Services.
  • Functionality Related. We may use Cookies or other Tracking Technologies that are required to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing our Services, including identifying you when you visit our Services or keeping track of your specified preferences, including in terms of the presentation of content on our Services.
  • Targeting Related. We may use Tracking Technologies to deliver content relevant to your interests on our Services and third-party sites based on how you interact with our Services. This includes using Tracking Technologies to understand the usefulness to you of the content that has been delivered to you.

Tracking Technologies Choices and Consent

We obtain your consent to our information storage or collection Tracking Technologies by providing you with transparent information in our Privacy Policy and providing you with the opportunity to make a choice to disable Cookies as set forth above. Please note that we are not required to obtain your consent to the information collection Tracking Technologies identified above that are strictly necessary.

We are giving you detailed notice of the Tracking Technologies and your limited choices regarding them so that your consent is meaningfully informed.