Effective Date: November 1, 2019
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small text files that websites send to a visitor’s computer or internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or store information on the browser. A “web beacon” links web pages to servers and may transmit information collected through Cookies back to a web server.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE OBTAIN THROUGH COOKIES?
WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
Below we list the different types of Cookies we may use on the Site.
These Cookies are essential to the Site in order to enable you to use the Site or use its features. Without these Cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of our services or features, and the Site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like. Necessary Cookies on this Site may collect encrypted user session identifiers, device identifiers, information necessary to authenticate users on multiple Sites. These Cookies are mostly temporary cookies that are deleted after each session.
In some circumstances, we may use functionality Cookies to allow us to remember the choices you make while browsing the Site, to provide enhanced and more personalized content and features and for other services you request, like watching a video or commenting on a blog.
In order to permit your connection to the Site, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser. This may include your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access the Site from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device (“UDID”), geolocation data, or other traffic information for that device.
Functionality Cookies help us, for example, improve your visit to the Site, use credentials to automatically login a user, determine the approximate device location during a session, count articles viewed or store selected language settings.
We and our service providers may use analytics to collect information about your use of the Site to help create reports and statistics on the performance of the Site and to present you with content tailored to your interests. Analytics collect information such as your IP address, type of device, operating system, referring URLs, country information, date and time of page visits, and which pages you visit the most. The information allows us to count our audience size, see the overall patterns of usage on the Site, and help us record any difficulties you have with the Site. Information collected via the use of analytics will be deleted every two years. Analytics on this Site may include:
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We and our service providers may use advertising Cookies to deliver ads that we believe are relevant to you and your interests. These Cookies may be combined with other information acquired from third parties, and we may share this information with other organizations in accordance with applicable law.
For more information about advertising Cookies and how you can opt out, visit:
Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.youronlinechoiceeu/
Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.aboutadinfo/choices/
Social Networking Cookies
Our products may have social plug-in capabilities which may include Cookies used to allow you to register to our Site with your social network account.
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In some circumstances, we may work with third parties to provide services on our Site. For example, we use analytics services supported by Google Analytics who generate analytics Cookies on our behalf. We may not have access to these Cookies, although we may use statistical information arising from the Cookies provided by these third parties to customize content and for the other purposes described above. These companies may also transfer this information to other parties where required to do so by law, or where such other parties process the information on their behalf.
HOW CAN YOU MANAGE COOKIES?
You can stop Cookies from being downloaded on to your device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new Cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new Cookie, and how to disable existing Cookies. On Microsoft Internet Explorer, this can be done by selecting “Tools/Internet Options” and reviewing your privacy settings or selecting “Delete Cookies”. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking ‘”Help” on your browser’s menu or by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that by disabling or blocking any or all Cookies, some features of the Site may not operate as intended, or you may not have access to features or personalization available through the Site.
In addition, you can manage the use of Flash Cookies from the Site using Adobe’s Flash management tools at http://www.adobe.com/security/flashplayer.
Further, Analytics Cookies can also be managed via the following links:
Google Analytics https://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Adobe Analytics http://www.d1.sc.omtrdnet/optout.html