Last updated September 13, 2023
What are cookies and similar technologies?
- Cookies are text files that websites store and access on a visitor’s device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser to allow us to distinguish you from other users of our Site for the purpose of helping you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, enabling functionality, helping us understand activity and patterns, and facilitating online advertising.
- Local storage technologies, like HTML5, provide cookie-equivalent functionality but can store larger amounts of data, including on your device outside of your browser in connection with specific applications.
- Web beacons, also known as pixel tags or clear GIFs, are used to demonstrate that a webpage or email was accessed or opened, or that certain content was viewed or clicked.
We use both persistent cookies and session cookies. Persistent cookies stay on your device for a set period of time or until you delete them, while session cookies are deleted once you close your web browser. We use persistent cookies, for example, to record your choice of language and country location. The cookies placed through your use of our website are either set by us (first-party cookies) or by a third party at our request (third-party cookies).
We also allow our advertising partners to collect this information through our website.
What types of cookies and similar technologies do we use?
We use the following categories of cookies:
· Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are necessary for the Site to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They allow us to enable security, prevent fraud and debug the Site and are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for Site, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but then some parts of the Site will not work.
· Functional cookies: These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our Site.
· Analytical cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our Site and will not be able to monitor its performance.
· Advertising and tracking cookies: These cookies allow us display advertisements to you based on relevant topics that interest you and to track your behavior across different websites.
Analytics and Advertising
We use analytics services, such as Google Analytics and Hotjar, to help us understand how users access and use the Site. In addition, we may work with agencies, advertisers, ad networks, and other technology services to place ads about our products and services on other websites and services. For example, we may place ads through LinkedIn that you may view on their platform.
As part of this process, we may incorporate tracking technologies into our own Site as well as into our ads displayed on other websites and services. Some of these tracking technologies on our Site and within our advertisements may track your activities across time and services for purposes of associating the different devices you use, and delivering relevant ads and/or other content to you.
Depending on where you access the Site from, you may be presented with a cookie banner or other tool to provide permissions prior to non-essential cookies being set. In this case, we only set these non-essential cookies with your consent.
You can also limit online tracking by:
- Blocking cookies in your browser. Most browsers let you remove or reject cookies, including cookies used for interest-based advertising. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser settings. Many browsers accept cookies by default until you change your settings. For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Use the following links to learn more about how to control cookies and online tracking through your browser:
- Blocking advertising ID use in your mobile settings. Your mobile device settings can provide functionality to limit use of the advertising ID associated with your mobile device for interest-based advertising purposes.
- Using privacy plug-ins or browsers. You can block our websites from setting cookies used for interest-based ads by using a browser with privacy features, like Brave, or installing browser plugins like Privacy Badger, Ghostery, or uBlock Origin, and configuring them to block third party cookies/trackers.
- Google Analytics. For more information on Google Analytics, click here. For more information about Google’s privacy practices, click here. You can opt out of by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
- Advertising industry opt out tools. You can also use these opt out options to limit use of your information for interest-based advertising by participating companies:
- Platform opt-outs. Some of our advertising partners offer opt-out features that let you opt out of use of your information for interest-based advertising, including:
Please be aware that if you disable or remove tracking technologies some parts of the Site may not function correctly.
Note that because these opt out mechanisms are specific to the device or browser on which they are exercised, you will need to opt out on every browser and device that you use.
Do Not Track. Some Internet browsers can be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. We currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” or similar signals. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
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