When you use our services, you may receive cookies or other similar technologies, such as pixel tags from us and the third parties, to collect information on our Services. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer when you visit a website. Tracking pixels (sometimes referred to as web beacons or clear GIFs) are tiny electronic tags with a unique identifier that are sometimes embedded in websites, online ads and/or email, and that are designed to provide usage information like ad impressions (how many times an ad is viewed) or clicks, to measure popularity of the Services and associated advertising, and to access information from user cookies. Cookies can be set by either us on the site that you visit (“first-party cookies”) or a third party involved in providing content, functionality, or services such as analytics or advertising for the site that you visit (“third-party cookies”).
There are four types of cookies used on our services:
- Essential cookies: These cookies allow our services to be used by you. These cookies are necessary in order to allow you to search and use certain features of our services. You can be stopped from accessing some sections of the services by disabling them. Services such as shopping activities and payment activities can not be offered without these cookies. Such cookies also help to keep our services secure and stable.
- Preference cookies: These cookies store information such as your preferred country and language selection, login data and website preferences. Without these cookies, our Services may not be able to remember certain choices you’ve previously made (such as a saved country / language preference) or personalize your browsing experience by providing you with relevant information. These cookies can also be used to recognize your device so that you do not have to provide the same information more than once.
- Performance cookies: These cookies gather information about how you use our services, such as which pages you visit on a regular basis. By doing things such as monitoring page load, site response times, and error messages, these cookies are used to provide you with a high quality experience.
- Content / advertising cookies: These cookies collect information about your use of our services in order to enhance your experience and provide you with more relevant content and advertisement. They are often used by surveys to gain feedback on client satisfaction. They remember that you have visited our services and are helping us to understand how our services are used. Some of these cookies are from third parties which collect information about users of our Services (as mentioned below under ‘Information collected on our Services by third parties’) for the purpose of providing advertisement (on our Services and elsewhere) based on the online activities of users (so-called ‘interest-based advertising’) on our Services and online elsewhere. The third parties involved in interest-based advertising collect internet browsing information (e.g., websites visited, time of visit) across different websites and over time, and they may use the information they collect on our Services to provide you ads (from us and other companies) across the internet.
Please note that in a cookie, your opt-out option is also stored. Blocking cookies may prevent the operation of our services as planned and may also prevent the storage of your consent choices. That may mean that we do not know about, or be able to respect, your opt-out if you opt-out, then block cookies. You should also be aware that blocking your computer’s cookies does not impact your option of consent on another device, such as a mobile device.
Our Services also occasionally use “local shared objects” (also known as “Flash cookies”). Like browser cookies, Flash cookies may be used for coordinating content delivery, website functionality, maintaining preferences, advertising, or analytics. Unlike browser cookies, “Flash cookies” are not stored in the browser. You may be able to manage these Flash cookies by visiting the Adobe website.
|GOOGLE CHROME||Under Setting, select “Privacy and Security”, click site settings and then cookies. Turn Allow sites to save and read cookie data on/off||https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?|
|APPLE SAFARI||Mac: Safari> Preferences, click “Privacy”|
iOS: Settings> Safari, turn on “Block All Cookies”
|MOZILLA FIREFOX||Preferences> Select “Privacy and Security” panel and go to “Cookies and Site Data” section.||https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/block-websites-storing-cookies-site-data-firefox|
|MICROSOFT EDGE||View Advanced Settings> “Privacy and Services” > “Cookies”||https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/microsoft-edge-browsing-data-and-privacy-bb8174ba-9d73-dcf2-9b4a-c582b4e640dd|
Since we use multiple online tracking technologies, blocking cookies in your web browser does not prevent cross-site tracking of your online activity. You can opt-out of monitoring directly with the companies running the tracking technologies in addition to controlling your cookie settings for your browser.
To opt-out of certain analytic tracking by our partners visit the links below:
To opt-out of interest-based ads through browsers and computers, please opt-out via the websites of the Digital Advertising Alliance or the National Advertising Institute and opt-out via your mobile app or mobile device settings. Your opt-out option can apply only to the browser or computer you are using when you opt-out, so if you want to disable all cross-device connections for interest-based ads, you should opt-out on each of your browsers and devices. You’ll still get advertisements if you opt-out, but they might not be as important to you and your interests.
|Framework||Homepage||List of Participants||Direct Link|
|Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA)||https://youradchoices.com/||https://youradchoices.com/about||http://www.networkadvertising.org/|
|Digital Advertising Alliance(DAA) Canada||https://youradchoices.ca/||https://youradchoices.ca/en/participating-companies||http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=3&lang=en|
|Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Australia||http://youronlinechoices.com.au/||https://www.youronlinechoices.com.au/about-adaa/||http://youronlinechoices.com.au/opt-out|
|Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) EU||http://youronlinechoices.eu/|
When you use a dedicated app on an Internet-connected smartphone, an advertisement ID or other methods supplied by the device or network can be used by the app provider to recognize you. In certain cases, with all applications on a computer, you would be able to opt-out of targeted ads. In other instances, you may have the option to opt-out of targeted advertisements through various ads for your platform account or multiple accounts. You will also have the option to reset your advertisement ID, which is a non-persistent identifier that can be reset by the user, specifically used for advertising. On a variety of platforms and computers, here are some of your options:
|Device or Platform||Informational Link|
|Google Android Devices||https://support.google.com/android/answer/3118621?hl=en|
|Vizio Smart TV||https://support.vizio.com/s/article/Smart-Interactivity-Broadcast-Interactivity-FAQ-How-to-turn-Smart-Interactivity-Broadcast-Interactivity-on-or-off?language=en_US|
|Samsung Smart TV||https://www.samsung.com/us/account/privacy-policy/|