Cookies and Tracking Technologies Policy
On our family of websites as well as our other related mobile websites, mobile Provider applications ("mobile apps"), services, tools, and other applications that link to this Cookies and Tracking Technologies Policy (collectively, the "Site") we along with third party partners and vendors, use a variety of technologies to learn more about how people use Providers' Site. You can find out more about these technologies and how to control them in the information below.
1.WHAT ARE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES AND HOW DO WE USE THEM?
(a) When you visit our Site, we collect usage information sent to us by your computer, mobile, or other access device that tells us how you are using the Sites ("usage information"). We use tracking technologies (including cookies, flash cookies, web beacons/GIFs, embedded scripts, e-tags/cache browsers) to collect usage information. We may use tracking technologies for a variety of purposes, including:
to determine the number of visitors to our Site and to identify how visitors move around the Site and, in particular, which pages they visit. This allows us to improve our Site and our services.
to send targeted advertising
to determine from where in the world our Site is being visited so that we can ensure sufficient coverage and
to collect information, where available, about your computer or mobile device for system administration purposes, such as your IP address, operating system and browser type.
Functionality-Related. We may use tracking technologies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited the Site before or if you are a new visitor and to help us identify the features in which you may have the greatest interest.
Targeting-Related. We may use tracking technologies to deliver content, including ads, relevant to your interests on our Site and third-party sites based on how you interact with our advertisements or content as well as track the content you access (including video viewing). Further information on this, and your opt-out choices, is below.
(b) We may also collect password information from you when you log in, as well as computer and/or connection information. During some visits we may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, time spent on certain pages and page interaction information.
(c) Our goal is to collect and use only that information that we think is required for our legitimate business interests, in order to better understand your interests and improve your experience of using the Site.
Provider uses Google Analytics session cookies to provide meaningful reports about site visitors. Google Analytics cookies do not collect personal information about Site visitors.
Cookies set via our Site include those listed below in Section 3.
A few additional important things you should know about our use of tracking technologies (cookies):
We offer certain features that are available only through the use of tracking technologies.
We use both session and persistent tracking technologies. Tracking technologies (e.g., cookies) can either be persistent (i.e., they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser). You are always free to decline tracking technologies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your use of the Site. Refer to the help section of your browser, browser extensions, or installed applications for instructions on blocking, deleting, or disabling tracking technologies such as cookies.
We encode and protect the tracking technologies that Provider sets, so that only we can interpret the information stored in them.
You may encounter tracking technologies/cookies from our third party service providers, that we have allowed on our site that assist us with various aspects of our web site operations and services, such as Google Analytics.
You also may encounter tracking technologies from third parties on certain pages of the Sites that we do not control and have not authorized. (For example, if you view a web page created by another user, there may be a cookie placed by that web page).
3.CONTROLLING AND DELETING COOKIES AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
When you accessed this Site, cookies or other tracking technologies were sent to your web browser and stored on your computer or mobile device.
If you wish to restrict, remove or refuse to accept cookies which are set by any Site (including this Site), you should do this through the browser settings for each browser you use to access the Internet. The Help function within your browser should tell you how to do so.
Note, however, we are not responsible for the effectiveness of any such opt-out options. Note also that in some cases, restricting, removing or refusing to accept cookies may reduce the functionality of, or prevent access to, this and other Sites.
PLEASE ALSO NOTE: We are not responsible for third-party policies or practices. We try to keep this information current, and will add to and subtract from the charts above as appropriate, but it is provided as a courtesy and may not be current or accurate. Please contact the applicable third parties regarding their privacy and data security policies and practices.
A cookie (sometimes referred to as local storage object or LSO) is a data file placed on a device. Cookies can be created through a variety of web-related protocols and technologies, such as HTTP (sometimes referred to as "browser cookies"), HTML5, or Adobe Flash.
Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as "1×1 GIFs" or "clear GIFs") may be included in our Site'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 e-mail can act as a web beacon.
Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to HTTP cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.
An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Site, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your device from our web server or a third-party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Site, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
ETag, or Entity Tag
A feature of the cache in browsers, an ETag is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL. If the resource content at that URL ever changes, a new and different ETag is assigned. Used in this manner ETags are a form of device identifier. ETag tracking may generate unique tracking values even where the consumer blocks HTTP, Flash, and/or HTML5 cookies.
Probabilistic tracking depends upon collecting non-personal data regarding device attributes like operating system, device make and model, IP addresses, ad requests and location data, and making statistical inferences to link multiple devices to a single user. Note that this is accomplished through proprietary algorithms owned by the companies performing probabilistic finger-printing. Note also that in the EU IP Addresses are personal information.