Definition of Cookies
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit our website. Cookies are useful in a number of ways, including allowing a website that you use to recognize your device, keep track of pages visited and even remember your preferences. Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session or they can be stored longer.
The Basic Types of Cookies
I. Functionality Cookies
These enable you to move around a website and use its features, including accessing secure areas of a website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. These cookies also allow a website to remember your choices like your user name, preferred language or you’re location and provide enhanced personal features. Enhanced features may allow a website to provide you with local weather or traffic reports by storing a cookie for the region you are currently located in. These cookies may be used to remember personal preferences like fonts, text size or other changes you make to a web page. These cookies may assist you with video streaming or other services you seek and use.
II. Performance Cookies
These type cookies collect information on how visitors use a website allowing for improvement in website operations. The reports tell us about error messages that web pages generate and also information like most visited web pages. These cookies collect and combine information on usage and operations of a website and individual information is not collected.
III. Advertising Cookies
To assist in optimizing your viewing experience these type cookies are used to deliver advertisements that may be relevant to your interests. The information collected is used to limit repetition of an advertisement as well as providing input on the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. These ads are generally placed by 3rd party advertising buyers based on negotiations with a website. In other words, these type cookies remember how many times you have visited a website and this information in most cases may be shared with 3rd parties seeking a viewer’s attention.
Other Data Collection Technologies
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) uses small files to monitor website navigation and can be used with cookies.
Similarly, Pixel Tags and Web Beacons are tiny files used to monitor navigation on a website and may be used with cookies.
Adobe Flash Player technology creates small files (objects) stored on your device by a website containing files referred to as local shared objects. To learn methods to control and disable Flash objects visit the Adobe website.
Managing Cookies, GIF, Pixel Tags, Web Beacons and Other Data Collection Technologies
To control acceptance of cookies and other data collection technologies on a browser, device and website use the privacy settings. You must manage your cookie settings for each browser and device you use. By not accepting cookies it is very likely you will experience inconvenience when using some websites and online products. Deleting cookies may mean that the website does not recognize the browser or device you are using requiring you to provide the unsaved information each time you log on the website.
Use your browser or other internet resources to get additional information on cookies and other data collection technologies.
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