What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables features and functionality. For example, cookies enable to identify your device, secure your access, and even help to know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on our Site and helps us serve relevant ads to you.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit our Site, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that’s in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with Us faster and more secure. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising both on and off our site, and bring customized features to you through plugins.
How are cookies used for advertising purposes?
Cookies and other ad technology such as beacons, pixels, and tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us provide aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers, understand and improve our service, and know when content has been shown to you. Note: Because your web browser may request advertisements and beacons directly from third party ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set third party cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. Ads served by Us may also set third party cookies.
Unless you clear these cookies from your browser, we may use this information to:
provide more relevant, interest-based advertising, provide aggregate reports of ads activity to advertisers and websites hosting the ads, help website and app owners understand how visitors engage with their sites or apps, detect and defend against fraud and other risks to protect users and partners and improve our products.
We do not provide any personal information that we collect to advertisers unless you have given us permission to do so. You can opt-out of interest-based advertising from our customers, as well as our customers’ advertising on based on data collected through third party sites, by adjusting your settings. Please note that opting out will not remove advertising from the pages you visit; it will mean that the ads you see may not be matched to your interests. If you are not a Registered User, learn more about cookies and how to opt out.
We use advertising technologies and web beacons to collect information. We give you a number of ways to opt out of targeted ads, including through the Ad Sense icon shown with any ads we serve. If you do not want us to track your behavior on third-party sites, you can opt out. If you do not opt out, you consent to our use of beacons and other advertising technologies.
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