Last Updated: January 22, 2019
A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. A cookie may have unique identifiers and reside, among other places, on your device, in emails we send to you, and on the Site.
Cookies may be set by us or third-parties that perform services on our behalf. Cookies enable features or functionality in connection with our Site, for example, advertising, interactive content, and analytics. Cookies created by certain third-parties can recognize your device when you visit our Site and also when you visit certain other websites.
We may use other technologies similar to cookies like web beacons, which are sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”. These are tiny graphic files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Site or opened an email that we have sent them. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Some are required for technical reasons in order for our Site to operate. Others provide a better experience on our Site by remembering some of your activities on the Site (including through our plug-ins, widgets, and embedded content). Other cookies enable more relevant advertising and better analytics.
Some cookies are required to enable you to navigate throughout our Site. For example, to identify you as being logged into the Site or to make sure you connect to the right service on our Site when we make any changes to the way our Site works.
Some cookies collect information about how you use the Site to help us improve how our Site is being used, and to help us understand what may interest you and personalize your experience accordingly. These cookies, for example:
Generate statistics on how the Site is used, including to measure any errors that occur or to obtain data on the number of users of the Site that have viewed a product
Test different designs for the Site
Help us track email response rates, identify when our emails are viewed, and track whether our emails are forwarded
Collect or transmit information about you, such as your browser type and search preferences, and your use of the Site or third-party sites that incorporate part of the Site
Provide feedback to advertising partners that one of their visitors also visited the Site
Provide our advertisers with data relating to ads that have been displayed to you or that you have clicked on, and the date and time of your use
To show you relevant advertising off of the Site
To understand what actions you take on the Site after receiving our advertising
We work with analytics service providers, advertising partners, and advertising networks that may have access to your device information which is anonymous data. In other words, third parties do not collect information such as your name, contact details or other personal information.
You can amend or "opt out" of the collection of information created through cookies or other technology by actively managing the settings on your browser or mobile device. If you choose to reject cookies, your access to some functionality and areas of our Site may be restricted.
Our Site does not support Do Not Track settings (“DNT”) at this time. DNT is a privacy preference you can set in your web browser to indicate that you do not want certain information about your Site visits collected across Sites when you have not interacted with that service on a page. For more information about how to control cookies, please see “More About Cookies”.
Google uses the information on our behalf to evaluate how the Site is used, create reports about the activities on the Site for the site operators, and to perform additional services regarding Site and internet utilization.
Further you can prevent the collection and processing of cookies created data relating to your utilization of the Site (including your IP) via Google by downloading and installing the browser-plugin available under the following link tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.