Effective Date: March 31, 2023
Most cookies are incredibly simple and just one of many pieces of information stored on your machine. In its basic form, a web server sends you a cookie when a website is accessed via your browser and your web browser stores it. The browser then returns the cookie to the same web server whenever the page is referenced again. Using this cookie, the website can then remember you from a previous visit and keep certain information stored about you and your actions on the site.
For example, let’s say you buy something from a big online store and you give your shipping information for your purchase to be delivered to you. The next time you return to the site, you might see a greeting that is personalized with your name, because the website remembers your personal information from your last visit. In most cases, this is possible because that site is using cookies to remember you.
Our sites may use session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer or mobile device until you delete them).
We use two broad categories of cookies: (1) first-party cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device, which we use to recognize your computer or mobile device when it revisits our services; and (2) third-party cookies, which are served by service providers or business partners on our services, and can be used by these parties to recognize your computer or mobile device when it visits other websites. Third-party cookies can be used for a variety of purposes, including site analytics, advertising, and social media features.
In addition to cookies, our sites may use other similar technologies, such as pixel tags and web beacons to collect information automatically on our sites and interactions with emails. Unlike cookies, which are stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device by a website, pixel tags are embedded invisibly on webpages or within HTML formatted emails. Pixel tags are used to demonstrate whether a webpage was accessed or that certain content was viewed, typically to measure the success of our marketing campaigns or engagement with our emails and to compile statistics about usage of the Services, so that we can manage our content more effectively.
We use the following types of cookies on our sites: