Cookies, Targeting and Analytics
Cookies. These are small files that are transferred to and stored on your web browser by a website. Some cookies are used to enable features, remember user preferences and settings, verify credentials, prevent fraud, secure our Services and optimize performance, while others are used to track activity and usage within Services (such as content viewed, links clicked, features accessed, searches, and date and time stamps) in order to personalize content, improve and measure our campaigns, and for targeted advertising and analytics purposes. Most browsers allow you to delete cookies and to set your browser to refuse all cookies or inform you when a cookie is set. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.
Web beacons (also called pixel tags and clear GIFs). These are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. While cookies are stored locally on your device, pixel tags are embedded invisibly within web pages and online content. Some of our web pages, commercial email messages and/or newsletters may contain pixel tags. We may use these to enhance and personalize the Sites and Services, to provide product information and advertisements that are more relevant to your interests, compile statistics about the usage of our Sites and other Services, improve and personalize our advertising, and to track the number of users who have opened and acted upon our commercial email messages.
Log files. We collect log information to analyze trends, administer our Sites and the Services, track users’ movement around our Sites and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in improving the Sites and other Services.
Session Replay Technology. We may use session replay technology which collects information about your visit to our Sites, page views, how much time is spent on a page, clicks, mouse movements, and other data by recording users’ interactions with the Services in a manner that allows us to watch DVR-like replays of those user sessions. The session data is used for purposes of evaluating our Sites and may be shared with third parties.
Do Not Track. Our Sites and other Services do not support Do Not Track at this time. For more information about Do Not Track, visit donottrack.us. Interest-based advertising.
Custom audiences and matching.
We may share or make available certain customer list information (such as your name, email address and other contact information) with third parties with third parties so that we can better target ads and content to our customers, and others with similar interests, on third party sites, platforms and services. In some cases, these third parties may also help us to enhance our customer lists with additional demographic or other information. We do not permit them to use or share the data we submit on behalf of other third-party advertisers.
Cookies and targeting choices.
You can manage your preferences regarding targeting cookies, advertising, and personalization:
- Browser opt out: you can opt out of targeting and most other third-party cookies (other than those that are necessary) on one our Sites by clicking the “Cookie Settings” link in the footer of that Site and reviewing and adjusting your cookie settings. Your preferences are browser specific and website specific. So, you need to set your preferences for each of our Sites you visit, and if you come back to a Site from a different device or a different browser on the same device, you will need to apply your preferences for that browser or device as well.
- Submit a request through our portal: you can submit a request to opt out of sales, sharing and targeting as defined under applicable privacy laws, by submitting a request through our Personal Information Request Portal.
- Industry ad choice programs: you can also control how participating companies use the information that they collect about your visits to our websites and use of our mobile applications, and those of third parties, in order to display more relevant targeted advertising to you; for more information and to opt out of receiving targeted ads from participating third-party ad networks go to: www.aboutads.info/choices; you can also download the DAA AppChoices tool in order to help control interest-based advertising on apps on your mobile device.