Last Modified: January 26, 2019 v.2.
1. Consent Through Use
2. Periodic Updates to Notice
We may update this Notice periodically to reflect revisions or updates to our data handling practices, changes in law or for other reasons. This Notice will display an update date and may display a version number. You should periodically check the version number and/or revision date to determine whether you have reviewed the most recent notice. We will provide no other notice of updates. Once a Notice is posted the changes are effective upon your continued use of the Services.
We may use first-party (placed by us) and third-party (set by other entities) cookies on our Services. As third-party cookies are set by other entities we do not control how they are used. You should check the policies of all third party websites or mobile apps you visit, as well as the policies of such entities’ cookie providers.
3. Description and usefulness of cookies
Cookies are small text-based files placed on your computer, phone, tablet or other device by a Web site you have visited. The cookie helps identify you to that site, and lets the Web server determine that you are returning to a previously visited site. This permits the Web site to recognize that you have personalized your Web experience or registered for products or services. It helps a Web page server recall your specific information. When you revisit the Web site, information you previously provided can be retrieved, which facilitates your use of Web site features you previously chose. Cookies help maintain state information as you visit different pages on a Web site or return to the Web site at a later time.
Cookies cannot be used to run computer code, run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
You have the ability to enable or disable cookies, or have many browsers prompt you before accepting cookies. Disabling cookies may prevent some Web sites from working properly. Disabling cookies does not make you anonymous or prevent Web sites from tracking your browsing habits. Opt outs that are cookie based may be disabled each time your close a browser or clear your browser settings.
4. Cookie Categories
Various cookies have different functions. The following are examples by type, but are not an exhaustive list of cookie types and functions:
Necessary: These cookies are essential for navigation from page to page; detection, prevention, and mitigation of malicious and fraudulent activities; site support and security features. Without these, our Services may not be available to you.
Functionality: These cookies collect information your use of our Services, provide Service functionality, and store your preferences.
Analytics; Performance: These cookies permit us to determine the efficiency of our Services and help us improve and expand our Services.
Marketing; Research: These cookies collect information about your response to marketing, and how you interact with our marketing.
Advertising; Performance: These cookies deliver advertising, and measure the relevance and effectiveness of advertising.
5. Cookie Life Span
Cookies generally stay in your browser until you delete them, or you close your browser, depending upon your browser settings. Please note that clearing or closing your browser may also delete cookies that request you not be tracked, so these would need to be reactivated when you reopen your browser.
6. How to manage cookies via your browser settings
You will need to refer to your specific browser’s documentation to determine how to set your cookie settings and clear cookies. In some cases opt out settings may be cookie based, which means that clearing your cookies may deactivate your opt out settings. You will need to check your browser documentation to learn how to manage these settings. As browsers differ we cannot provide a universal description of this process.
7. Interest-based advertising cookies
We do not control interest-based advertising cookies. The Network Advertising Initiative, a third party not affiliated with us, provides a useful guide to these types of cookies. The current URL for the guide is www.networkadvertising.org/choices.
8. Analytics and marketing cookies; Opting Out
Third parties generally provide analytic and marketing cookies. These providers permit you to opt out with them directly. You will need to visit the site of each third party provider to best determine how to opt out of these cookies.