What is the Function of Cookies?
Cookies and other tracking technologies on the Services, such as web beacons/GIFs, pixels, and SDKs (collectively referred to as “Cookies” unless otherwise specified), are small files or technologies that are stored on your computer or device when you access an online site, service, or app. They are designed to identify visitors over multiple browsing sessions and across various sites. Cookies facilitate certain features (like remembering your identity so you don’t have to log in again), enhance the Services, and facilitate advertising.
Our Services employ the following types of first and third-party Cookies:
Essential Cookies are required for our services to operate correctly and securely. They cannot be deactivated in our systems. You can configure your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some aspects of the Services may not function. Functional Cookies allow us to offer improved functionality and personalization by remembering your preferences or settings when you revisit our Services. Without these cookies, some features may not operate correctly. Performance Cookies enable us to track visits and traffic sources so we can gauge and enhance the performance of our Services. They assist us in determining which parts of the Services are most and least popular and understanding how visitors interact with our Services. We employ third-party cookies, such as Google Analytics, to assist with performance and analytics. Targeting or Advertising Cookies are used to deliver advertisements, make them more relevant and meaningful to users, and monitor the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. We and our third-party advertising partners may use these cookies to create a profile of your interests and deliver pertinent advertising on our Services, or on other sites or services. If you disable these Cookies, you may still see contextual advertising or ads based on information we have about you. Social Media Cookies are created by social media platforms on the Services to allow you to share content with your friends and networks. Social media platforms can track your online activity outside of the Services. This may influence the content and messages you see on other services you visit.
Depending on your location, you may be able to modify your Cookie preferences at any time via a “Manage Cookies” option. You can also use the methods outlined below to manage certain Cookies and similar technologies. In many instances, including for Cookies, you must take such steps on each browser or device that you use. If you modify or upgrade your browser or device, or delete your Cookies, you may need to use these opt-out tools again. Some Cookie-management solutions also depend on Cookies, so please adjust your browser Cookie settings carefully. We do not maintain or control the opt-out mechanisms and settings below and are not accountable for their operation.
Interest-Based Advertising: Most third-party advertisers offer a way to opt out of their interest-based advertising. In addition to the steps described above, you may opt-out of certain targeted advertising from participating entities by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative and Digital Advertising Alliance in the US, Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada, European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance, Australian Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt out of some of the advertising providers and vendors we use by visiting their settings or opt-out pages, such as Google’s Opt-Out page, Facebook’s Settings, LiveIntent’s Ad Choices page, and LiveRamp’s Opt-Out Page.
If you opt out through these methods, you may still see advertisements, but they may not be as relevant to you.
Implications of Disabling Cookies: If you disable or remove Cookies, some parts of the Services may not function as intended. Information may still be collected and used for other purposes, such as internal operations and to remember your opt-out preferences.