What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device when you visit a website. Cookies help website owners understand how users interact with their website, and enable certain functionalities on the site. Cookies may be temporary or permanent, depending on their purpose.
Types of Cookies We Use
We use different types of cookies on our website. These include:
- Necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the functioning of the website and cannot be turned off. They allow you to navigate the website and use its features.
- Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website, such as which pages they visit most often, and if they receive any error messages. This helps us to improve the website and the user experience.
- Functional cookies: These cookies enable the website to remember your preferences and provide personalized features, such as your username or language preference.
- Advertising cookies: These cookies track your browsing activity to deliver targeted ads that are relevant to your interests.
We may also use third-party cookies on our website, such as those from Google Analytics, Facebook, and Twitter. These cookies are used to collect information about your browsing behavior and deliver targeted ads.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies on our website. However, some features may not work properly if you disable cookies. You can also delete cookies from your browser’s history.
Our advertising platform may serve ads in Company News and in the App Store, which may be targeted to your interests. If you do not wish to receive such ads, you can choose to enable Limit Ad Tracking, which will opt your Company ID out of receiving such ads regardless of what device you are using. If you enable Limit Ad Tracking on your mobile device, third-party apps cannot use the Advertising Identifier, a non-personal device identifier, to serve you targeted ads. You may still see ads in the App Store or News based on context like your search query or the channel you are reading. In third-party apps, you may see ads based on other information.
If you want to disable cookies, you can manage your preferences in your web browser. For example, if you are using the Safari web browser, go to Safari preferences and then to the privacy pane to manage your preferences. On your Company mobile device, go to Settings, then Safari, scroll down to the Privacy & Security section, and tap on “Block Cookies” to manage your preferences. Please note that certain features of the Company website will not be available once cookies are disabled.
As is true of most internet services, we gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit websites and applications, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to understand and analyze trends, to administer the site, to learn about user behavior on the site, to improve our product and services, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Company may use this information in our marketing and advertising services.
In some of our email messages, we use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the Company website. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our website. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the email messages.
Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read, and they tell us whether mail has been opened. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to customers.