1. What are cookies and similar technologies?
Cookies are text files that websites store on a visitor’s device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser for the purposes of helping you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, enabling functionality, helping us understand activity and patterns, and facilitating online advertising.
We, our service providers, and our advertising partners automatically log information about an individual’s interactions with our services and communications, such as:
• Device information, such as computer or mobile device operating system type and version, manufacturer and model, browser type, screen resolution, RAM and disk size, CPU usage, device type (e.g., phone, tablet), IP address, unique identifiers (including identifiers used for advertising purposes), language settings, mobile device carrier, radio/network information (e.g., WiFi, LTE, 3G), and general location information such as city, state, or geographic area.
• Online activity information, such as pages or screens viewed, how long individuals spend on a page or screen, the website they visited before browsing to our website, navigation paths between pages or screens, information about activity on a page or screen, access times and duration of access, and whether individuals open our marketing emails or click links within them.
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 remember any preferences you have or choices you make when you use our website. 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.
3. What types of cookies do we use?
We use the following categories of cookies:
Depending on your location, the maximum expiration period for the cookies above is 14 months.
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:
Depending on where you access the services from, you may be presented with a cookie banner or other tool to provide permissions before we or our service providers set non-Necessary cookies. In this case, we only set these non-Necessary cookies with your consent. [Where this option is available, you may revoke your consent at any time with future effect by clicking on the cookie settings link in the bottom corner of the website or App at any time.
You can also limit online tracking by:
Firefox; Chrome; Microsoft Edge; Safari
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:
Digital Advertising Alliance for Websites
Network Advertising Initiative
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. For example, you can see Google’s opt-out features here.
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 each 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.