A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk and can be accessed by a web page server when you visit our Site or view an advertisement. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. We utilize session, persistent and third-party cookies that store a small piece of data on your computer and collect certain information about your visit to our Site. A session cookie is a cookie that stores information as you use the Site but is deleted once the browser session is finished. A persistent cookie is a cookie that stores information as you utilize the Site and store and use that information in connection with future visits to the Site. Third-party cookies are cookies provided by our technology and/or advertising partners. Any third-party cookie that we authorize for use on the Site only collects that information described below for the same stated purposes as if we were directly collecting the information. For a third-party cookie, the third party will have access to the collected information in order to provide us with information or services to enhance the performance and functionality of the site.
We may collect cookies that include the browser used to access the Site, date and time, the URL of the page being loaded, your visits to a particular website(s), any previously assigned cookie identification (a unique identifier assigned to a user to identify repeat visitor(s), browser window size, your geographic location, device and operating system used to access the Site. The information we collect from these cookies is used to determine information about your visit to the Site, including the number of visits, average time spent, pages viewed, navigation history through the website, and other statistics. This information is used to enhance your experience while visiting our Site and to improve performance of our Site by, among other things, allowing us to monitor Site performance, making the Site easier to use, measuring the effectiveness of promotional placements, and tailoring the Site (including the ads and offers that you receive) to better match your interests and preferences.
You will have been given information regarding cookies when first visiting this Site. If you continued navigating the Site without acknowledging this option, cookies were automatically accepted. If you wish to opt-out, most browsers allow you to turn off cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your hard drive. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to do this or wish to refer to www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note, if you choose to decline cookies or opt-out, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the services or the site.
We also work with Feathr, a digital advertising and retargeting platform. The data sent to Feathr is anonymous web traffic solely for the purpose of digital advertising. To find out more about Feathr, please visit http://privacy.feathr.co. You will be able to access, amend, and delete any recorded data as well as opt-out of future collection. For additional information on how Feathr protects your privacy related to targeted advertising, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feathr partners with several ad-exchanges that follow digital advertising best practices and respect global opt-out lists. If you would like to learn more about these global opt-out lists, review the following organizations:
Use of Beacons
The Site may contain electronic images known as web beacons - sometimes called "clear GIFs", "single-pixel GIFs", or "web bugs". Web beacons are used to deliver cookies on the Site, count clicks/users/visitors, and deliver co-branded content or services. We may include web beacons in our promotional e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The Site may also contain web beacons from third parties to help us compile aggregated statistics regarding the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns or relevant advertising (as well as measuring the success of an advertising campaign, but provide no personally identifiable information) or other Site operations. These web beacons may allow the third parties to set or read cookies on your device.