A cookie is a small file that is placed onto your device and which is managed by your browser. Cookies were designed for websites to remember information (such as items in a shopping cart) and enable Our sites or services to optimally function. For example, cookies enable Us to identify your device and enable you to easily share content on Our sites and services and help Us serve relevant ads to you.
A persistent cookie helps Us recognize you as a user. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by Our site when you return to the site. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a site or a browser session).
We also implement and use Tools that help Us to advertise, specifically the Demographics and Interest Reporting feature to advertise online, sell advertising, and develop content.
We also may use Adobe Flash, which is another technology that can provide cookie-equivalent functionality. Adobe Flash is capable of storing information on your device (in a file outside of your browser). We may also use any other permissible software, platforms and browsers for the said purpose.
Cookies combined with ad technology such as web beacons, pixels, and anonymous ad network tags help Us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help Us collect aggregated auditing, research and reporting for advertisers. Pixels, which are invisible tags placed on Our websites, help Us understand and improve our service, show you ads, and know when content has been shown to you. Please note that because Our pages include advertisements, your web browser may request advertisements and web beacons directly from ad network servers and these networks can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.
You can set your browser to warn you about attempts to place cookies on your computer or limit the type of cookies you allow. However, if you limit the ability of Our sites and services to set cookies, you may limit your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings such as login information.
You can opt-out of tools used for Display Advertising and customize your Search Engine(s)/Browser Ad Settings. You can opt-out of the relevant setting by following the procedure mentioned therein.
Please note that not all browsers provide the ability to remove Adobe Flash “cookies” (also called “locally stored objects” or “LSOs”). You can restrict or block Adobe Flash cookies/LSOs through the Adobe website.