What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small file that is placed onto your device and that is managed by your browser. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have arrived for the first time or returned to a particular page and enable our Site and/or Services to function.
We and/or our third-party service providers may automatically collect Technical Information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this information by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies. We may also receive Technical Information about you if you visit other websites employing our cookies. Our Site may pass a “cookie” to be resident on your system’s hard drive and/or in your computer’s memory blocks. We also anonymize and aggregate the technical information in order to analyze vertical channel partner-initiated marketing and advertising initiatives.
The Types of Cookies We Use
We use the following categories of cookies:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are required for site functionality for registered users and records generic details such as your browser session.
We use services from Google Analytics to record page views, navigation paths and other generic details of your visit so that we may improve the way our website operates. You can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across the web by installing the browser plugin available from: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
These are cookies that record minor details of your interaction with our Site such as your location, preferences, and profile and whether you have reached our website from one of our channel partner-initiated marketing and advertising initiatives. While not strictly necessary for the proper function of the website, these cookies assist in tailoring the user experience to your requirements.
Third-Party Social Media Cookies
We use integrated Social Media tools on our Site to allow our users to share stories. Each of these third-party services utilizes cookies to provide data and services to their network of channel partners and to record whether you are logged into their service and the interactions that you undertake while browsing our Site. This information varies and is controlled by that service or as authorized by you via your privacy settings for that service. For more information about social media platform and network privacy practices, please review the privacy policies and settings of the social media platforms you use.
How Cookies Are Used for Advertising Purposes
Cookies combined with ad technology such as web beacons, pixels, and anonymous ad network tags help us collect aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers. Pixels, which are invisible tags placed on our websites, help us understand and improve our service and know when advertised content has been shown to you.
How You Can Manage Cookies
You can opt-out of advertising and cookies. See https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. See Ad Settings for Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customized Google’s Display Network ads using Google. You can opt-out of Google Analytics by using Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Most browsers automatically offer a Do Not Track (DNT) signal to websites and online services that you visit. How this affects your other choices in tailoring information you wish to receive from sites in not standardized and there is no consensus among industry participants as to what DNT means in this context. As a result, like many websites and online services, we do not alter our practices when the Site receives a DNT signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about DNT, please visit http://allaboutdnt.com.
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