The Sites employ browser-based, HTTP and/or HTTPS cookies, which are small text files placed on your computer's hard drive or mobile device's onboard storage and subsequently read by the domain owner that placed them as you visit a website or use our mobile application, as well as web and/or mobile app beacons (also known as pixel tags), which are electronic images embedded into a webpage and/or mobile app, and HTML5 storage which allows data to be stored locally within the browser and/or mobile app, in lieu of cookies. Cookies are used for a number of purposes, such as authentication, providing security, website improvement and analytics. We may also engage third party vendors to use these technologies on our behalf.
We and/or our third party vendors utilize session cookies, which expire typically at the end of your visit to our Sites, and persistent cookies, which are cookies that remain within your computer or mobile device over a period of time. In addition to our creating and placing a cookie on your computer or mobile device, we have arrangements with third party vendors which may also create and place cookies on your computer or mobile device as you visit the Sites. These third parties collect and store information to provide services to us, will change from time to time, and may include Google and Facebook.
The first time you visit the Sites, we assign you a unique ID, which is stored in the cookie file on your computer or mobile device. This ID is used to identify you as you navigate the Sites, and when you return to the Sites after having visited elsewhere through the Internet. We collect and retain information regarding your visits to and navigation through the Sites, such as the webpages and mobile user interfaces visited and the dates, times and duration of your visits.
You may choose not to accept cookies through a setting on most browsers and/or through your mobile phone settings (which can also be set to notify you each time a cookie is set).
Collection and Use of Information from Cookies
Sites Improvement and Analytics
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Sharing Information from Cookies