Last Updated: July 2, 2018
What are Cookies
Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer or mobile device when you visit certain websites. They are used to store data about you and your preferences so that upon re-visiting those websites, the web server does not have to repeatedly request this same information. Cookies make it easier for website providers to personalize your experience with the website and streamline your interaction with the site, potentially eliminating needless steps and improving your overall online experience.
Other Tracking Technologies
In addition to cookies, we use other similar technologies to track users of our Services and visitors to our Site for the purposes stated below. Examples of these technologies include:
Web Beacons: Web beacons (also known as pixels and clear GIFs) are small graphic images that are invisibly embedded on web pages (rather than on a browsing device) and are used to track user movements and identify user behavior.
Flash Cookies: Flash cookies (also known as a Local Shared Object or an LSO) are text files that are stored on your browsing device when you visit a website that runs a Flash application. Flash cookies function in a similar manner to regular browsing cookies and are intended to personalize a user’s online experience.
Some of the cookies we use are necessary or critical to provide our Services or certain features of our Services. For example, use of these types of cookies allow you to access secure areas of our Site, perform core tasks and take advantage of certain key functions or applications of our Services. Without these cookies, some of our Services could not be provided.
Cookies are used to collect information about how you use our Site, such as which pages you most frequently visit, how much time you spend on a page or how often you receive error messages. This information gives us insights into overall site performance as well as a better understanding of what improvements or modifications may be necessary.
Cookies or similar technologies may be used by us or our third-party service providers to deliver relevant ads to you and track ad campaign performance and effectiveness.
We may use third-party providers, such as Google AdWords and other advertising networks, to display relevant advertising to you on our Site as well as other third-party sites. This means that after you visit our Site, you may see advertisements about our Services elsewhere on the Internet. Any information collected through this process does not enable us or the third-party provider to access personally identifiable information about you. Such advertising will not be delivered where prohibited by applicable law. For more information about targeted advertising and advertising cookies, please visit Network Advertising Initiative
or the Digital Advertising Alliance
Social Media Plug-ins
We may use social plug-ins on our Sites that are hosted by third parties, such as Facebook or other social media networks. If you activate these social plugins, you may be sending information about your interaction with our Site to such third parties. If you are logged into your account with the relevant social network, the information collected may be associated with data already stored about you with the social media network. Please refer to the social media network’s privacy policies to learn more about its privacy practices.
How to Control Cookies and Other Technologies
Advertising / Analytics
To prevent Google Analytics from using your information, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-Out browser by clicking here
. To opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customize Google display network ads, please visit the Google Ad Settings page
. To learn more about your choices for opting out of advertising served by other advertising networks, please visit Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out page
. Once you click the link, you may choose to opt out of targeted advertising from all participating advertising companies. Please note that even if you opt out, you may still continue receive generic advertising content, but it will not be tailored to your interests.
Do Not Track
To prevent Google Analytics from using your information, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-Out browser by clicking here. To opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customize Google display network ads, please visit the Google Ad Settings page. To learn more about your choices for opting out of advertising served by other advertising networks, please visit Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out page. Once you click the link, you may choose to opt out of targeted advertising from all participating advertising companies. Please note that even if you opt out, you may still continue receive generic advertising content, but it will not be tailored to your interests.
Flash cookies operate differently than browser cookies, so you may not be able to deactivate flash cookies from your web browser settings. If you do not want flash cookies stored on your browsing device, you must directly adjust the settings from your Flash player using the tools contained in the website storage settings panel. For more information on managing and disabling flash cookies, visit the Adobe website
. Please note that restricting or limiting acceptance of flash cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash application used in conjunction with our Services.