A cookie is a data file placed on a device when it is used to visit the Platform.
HTML5 cookies can be programmed through HTML5 local storage.
We may use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies.These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Platform. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Platform.
Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Platform work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to the Platform. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to the Platform, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make The Platform relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1x1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in the Platform pages and messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Platform, to monitor how users navigate the Platform, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Platform, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your device from our web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Platform, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
Browser Fingerprinting. Collection and analysis of information from your device, such as, without limitation, your operating system, plug-ins, system fonts and other data, for purposes of identification.
ETag, or Entity Tag. A feature of the cache in browsers. It is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL. If the resource content at that URL ever changes, a new and different ETag is assigned. Used in this manner ETags are a form of Device Identifier. ETag tracking may generate unique tracking values even where the consumer blocks HTTP, Flash, and/or HTML5 cookies.
Recognition Technologies. Technologies, including application of statistical probability to data sets, which attempt to recognize or make assumptions about users and devices (e.g., that a user of multiple devices is the same user).
Tracking Technologies Usage. We may use Tracking Technologies for a variety of purposes, including:
Targeting-Related. We may use Tracking Technologies to deliver content relevant to your interests on the Platform based on how you interact with our content. This includes using Tracking Technologies to understand the usefulness to you of the content that has been delivered to you.
Regular cookies may generally be disabled or removed by tools that are available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some but not all instances can be blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. Each browser you use will need to be set separately and different browsers offer different functionality and options in this regard. Also, these tools may not be effective with regard to Flash cookies or HTML5 cookies or other Tracking Technologies. Please be aware that if you disable or remove these technologies some parts of the Platform may not work and that when you revisit the Platform your ability to limit browser-based Tracking Technologies is subject to your browser settings and limitations.
For general information about cookies and how to disable them, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.