Effective Date: June 5, 2023
1. TYPES OF DATA WE COLLECT THROUGH COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES.
Information that may be collected by cookies when you use the Site may include, without limitation:
- the pages you visit within the Site;
- the buttons you click on our Site;
- the date and time of your visit to the Site;
- the amount of time you spend using the Site;
- the IP address used to connect your computer to the Internet; and
- your computer and connection information such as your browser type and version, operating system and platform.
2. PURPOSES FOR USING COOKIES AND OTHER SIMILAR TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES.
- to help us show you the right information when you login to our Site;
- to detect, prevent, and mitigate malicious and fraudulent activities on our services;
- to provide information requested by users of our Services;
- to run our Site by, for example, optimizing load-balancing;
- to provide us with statistics and analysis on how visitors use and access our Site;
- to remember the choices you make;
- to improve the video experience of users of our Site;
- to tailor this website and provide enhanced features and content to you; and
- to see how successfully our marketing campaigns or other Site goals are performing.
3. COOKIES WE USE.
- Cookies are small text files that are stored within your computer’s Internet browser and that are accessed and recorded by the websites that you visit so that they can recognize the same browser navigating online at a later time.
- We use two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it is easier for you to return and interact with our Site. A persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by us when you return. A session cookie is temporary and enables you to move from page to page on our Site and allows information that you enter to be remembered during your visit next time. A session cookie is deleted when you close your browser or after a short period of time. We use the following persistent and session cookies on our Services:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential because they enable you to use our Site. For example, strictly necessary cookies allow you to access secure areas on our Site, keep you logged-in, etc. Without these cookies, some Services cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you for marketing purposes. This category of cookies is essential for our Site to work and they cannot be disabled.
- Functional Cookies. We use functional cookies to remember your choices so we can tailor our Site to provide you with enhanced features and personalized content. For example, these cookies can be used to remember your name or preferences on our Site. We do not use functional cookies to track your browsing activities on other sites or target you with online marketing. While these cookies can be disabled, this may result in less functionality during your use of our Site.
4. OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES.
In addition to cookies, we may use other technologies that are similar to cookies, like web beacons, flash cookies, or pixels to track how you use our Site.
4.1. Web Beacons. Web beacons, or “clear gifs”, are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. Web beacons are placed on a website or in an e-mail that alone or in conjunction with cookies compile information about your usage of or your interaction with a website. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive or device, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages. Similar to cookies, beacons primarily help us better manage content on our Site by informing us which content is effective. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
4.2. Flash Cookies. We may also use so-called flash cookies (also known as “Local Shared Objects” or “LSOs”) to collect and store information about your use of our Site. Flash cookies are commonly used to enable advertisements and videos. Like other cookies, they will store information on your device, some of which will be specific to the Flash-enabled content. Flash cookies can only be deleted within Adobe Flash rather than via your browser. Please refer to the following help page for information on how to manage your privacy settings and about the deletion of Flash cookies.
4.3. Pixels. A “pixel” or “tag” can be placed on a website or within an email for the purposes of tracking your interactions with our Site or when e-mails are opened or accessed; pixels are often used in combination with cookies, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
5. YOUR CHOICES.
Your browser may provide you with the option to refuse some or all browser cookies. You may also be able to remove cookies from your browser. You can exercise your preferences in relation to cookies served on our Sites by taking the steps outlined below.
5.1. First-Party Cookies. If you do not want cookies placed on your computer or mobile device, you can adjust the setting of your Internet browser to reject some or all cookies and to alert you when a cookie is placed on your device. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” settings). However, if you adjust the setting to reject all cookies, some features and functionalities of our Site may be blocked or adversely affected. While adjusting your browser setting can prevent the future placement of cookies, it does not remove existing persistent cookies. You can manually remove previously stored persistent cookies by following Internet browser help file directions. You can find additional information about cookies, including information about adjusting Internet browser settings and deleting cookies, at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
5.2. Third-Party Cookies. Modern browsers also allow you to block third-party cookies using the steps described above for first-party cookies.