What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables features and functionality. For example, cookies enable to identify your device, secure your access, and even help to know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on our Site and helps us serve relevant ads to you.
What types of cookies do we use?
We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to our Site or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read when you return to one of our sites or an affiliate site. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).
What are cookies used for?
Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit our Site, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that’s in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with Us faster and more secure. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising both on and off our site, and bring customized features to you through plugins.
How are cookies used for advertising purposes?
Cookies and other ad technology such as beacons, pixels, and tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us provide aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers, understand and improve our service, and know when content has been shown to you. Note: Because your web browser may request advertisements and beacons directly from third party ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set third party cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. Ads served by Us may also set third party cookies.
If you are a Registered User but logged out of your account on a browser, we may still continue to log your interaction with our services on that browser for up to 30 days in order to generate usage analytics for our services, which analytics we may share in aggregate form with our advertising customers.
Unless you clear these cookies from your browser, we may use this information to:
provide more relevant, interest-based advertising, provide aggregate reports of ads activity to advertisers and websites hosting the ads, help website and app owners understand how visitors engage with their sites or apps, detect and defend against fraud and other risks to protect users and partners and improve our products.
We do not provide any personal information that we collect to advertisers unless you have given us permission to do so. You can opt-out of interest-based advertising from our customers, as well as our customers’ advertising on based on data collected through third party sites, by adjusting your settings. Please note that opting out will not remove advertising from the pages you visit; it will mean that the ads you see may not be matched to your interests. If you are not a Registered User, learn more about cookies and how to opt out.
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