Ads and Cookies
Last edited: November 30, 2020
These tracking tools may consist of:
- Cookies. Cookies are small text files that are unique to your device or browser. They can either be session-based (e.g., lasting only while your browser is open and are automatically deleted when you close your browser) or persistent (e.g., lasting until you delete them or they expire).
- Locally stored objects. Locally stored objects (“LSOs”), also commonly called “Flash cookies,” are stored on your device or browser to provide Services that use Adobe Flash technology.
- Web beacons. “Web beacons” or clear GIFs are small pieces of code placed on a Service to collect data about users of that Service.
- Software Development Kits. Mobile Software Development Kits (“SDKs”) are bits of computer code used by mobile application developers to enable or enhance various features of a mobile app. For example, an app developer may include an SDK within a mobile app that enables advertisements to be shown, data to be collected, and related services or analytics to be performed in connection with the mobile app.
Managing Cookies & Tracking Tools. Most web browsers give you the ability to manage some cookies (e.g., browser-based cookies) used on a website, including blocking or deleting them. Please note that if you choose to block cookies, you may not be able to use certain features that depend on those cookies (such as keeping you signed in or remembering your preferences). If you choose to delete cookies, any settings and preferences that were associated with those cookies will also be deleted and may need to be reset.
You also have the following options to manage cookies and opt-out of interest-based advertising:
- Flash cookies, which we may use on our website from time to time, cannot be controlled through your browser. You may access Flash management tools by visiting Adobe’s website. In addition, some but not all browsers provide the ability to remove LSOs within cookie and privacy settings.
- You may opt-out of interest-based advertising from companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA") by visiting their website at http://www.aboutads.info/choices.
- You may opt-out of interest-based advertising from companies that participate in the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI") by visiting their website at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.
- Finally, you may opt-out of interest-based advertising by adjusting your device or browser settings. For more information on how you can customize your browser’s cookie setting please visit the link to your web browser below:
- Internet Explorer
Please note that opting-out of interest-based advertising does not mean you will stop seeing or see fewer advertisements. It does, however, mean that participants in the applicable interest-based advertising opt-out program should not send you interest-based advertising.
Note that most opt-out programs require that you opt-out separately on each browser or other device you use and that if you clear your cookies you will eliminate the opt-out signal for some programs. We are not responsible for the completeness, effectiveness, or accuracy of any third party opt-out options or programs or for their participants’ compliance. However, we support the ad industry’s 2009 Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising and we expect the interest-based advertising vendors we use to do so as well.
Do Not Track. Some browsers have incorporated “Do Not Track” features that send an automated signal to the websites that you visit using that browser. At this time, the Services do not recognize or respond to these signals. However, you can adjust your preferences regarding the data we collect using the tools and methods described above.