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Our Coookie Policy

Updated: May 17th, 2017

Summary

When you visit or interact with our website, we or 3rd party service providers may use cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies for storing information with the aim of providing you with a optimal and safe user experience and for advertising purposes. The types of cookies and similar technologies used on our website have different functions. They are either necessary for the functioning of our services, help us improve our performance, or help us to serve you relevant and targeted advertising. To this aim we use:

  • SESSION cookies and similar technologies that only remain on your device for as long as you keep the current browser active
  • PERSISTENT cookies and similar technologies that remain on your device for a longer period

You are free at any time to block, delete, or disable these technologies if your device permits by managing your cookies and cookie preferences in your browser or device settings. Where possible, security measures are set in place to prevent unauthorized access to our cookies and similar technologies. A unique identifier ensures that only we and/or our authorized service providers have access to cookie data. Service providers are companies that help us with various aspects of our business, such as site operations, services, applications, advertisements and tools. Some authorized service providers also help to serve you relevant advertising on our website. These service providers may also place their own (third party) cookies on your device when you access our website, which may allow them to collect information that helps them identify your device, such as your IP-address and other device identifiers.

What Exactly ARE Cookies and Web Beacons?

Basically, cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies are small data files that, when placed on your computer, tablet, mobile phone or other devices (collectively referred to as a “device”), enable the recording of certain pieces of information whenever you interact with that website. The specific names and types of the cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies we use may change from time to time. In order to help you better understand our Cookie Policy and our use of such technologies we have provided the following limited terminology and definitions:

  • Cookies: Small text files (typically made up of letters and numbers) placed in the memory of your browser or device when you visit a website or view a message. Cookies allow a website to “recognize” a particular device or browser again. There are several types of cookies:
    • Session cookies: expire at the end of your browser session and allow us to link your actions during that particular browser session
    • Persistent cookies: stored on your device in between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions when you visit again
    • First-party cookies: are set by the site you are visiting
    • Third-party cookies: are set by a third party site separate from the site you are visiting
    Cookies can be disabled or removed by tools that are available in most common browsers. The preferences for each browser you use will need to be set separately and different browsers offer different functionality and options.
  • Web beacons: Small graphic images (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) that may be included on our sites, services, applications, messaging, and tools, that typically work in conjunction with cookies to identify users and user behavior.
  • Similar technologies: Technologies that store information in your browser or device utilizing local shared objects or local storage, such as flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies, and other web application software methods. These technologies can operate across all of your browsers, and in some instances may not be fully managed by your browser and may require management directly through your installed applications or device. We do not use these technologies for storing information to target advertising to you on or off our sites.

We may use the terms “cookies”, “web beacons” or “similar technologies” interchangeably in our policies to refer to all technologies that we may use to store data in your browser or device or that collect information or help us identify you in the manner described above.

Do I Have to Use Them?

You are always free to block, delete, or disable these technologies if your browser, installed application, or device so permits. However, if you decline our cookies or other similar technologies, you may not be able to take advantage of certain site features, services, applications, or tools. You may also be required to re-enter your password more frequently during your browsing session. For more information on how you can block, delete, or disable these technologies, please review your browser or device settings. Generally, these technologies allow our sites, services, applications, and tools to store relevant information in your browser or device and later read that information in order to identify you to our servers or internal systems. We do not store any of your personal information on any of our cookies or other similar technologies. Any personal information that we collect and store through use of these technologies is first obtained through notice and consent: We obtain your consent by providing you with transparent notice of use of the technologies and providing you with the opportunity to make a choice to disable these technologies as set forth above.

Third Party Cookies

We may use third parties, such as advertising networks and exchanges, to allow us to serve you advertisements. These third-party ad networks and exchange providers may use third-party cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to collect information. They may also collect your device identifier, IP address, or identifier for advertising (IDFA). The information that these third parties collect may be used to assist us in providing you with more relevant advertising that we serve on our sites or elsewhere on the web. Third party cookies are covered by the third-parties’ privacy or cookoie policy.