Cookies, Advertising and Your Choices
When you visit our website, you should know we use internet cookies, web-beacons and similar technologies to facilitate our marketing initiatives and to administer our websites. The following information describes our use of such technologies. Like many companies, we retain contracts with third parties to facilitate these efforts. We require third parties to protect the information they process on our behalf and prohibit them from using such information for other purposes.
While modern web browsers offer the ability to specify your preferences regarding the collection or usage of internet cookies and similar technologies, there is no current standard for how websites should interpret such signals. Additionally, you should know certain jurisdictions we serve require us to capture permission in a manner specific to our collection and processing of personal information. For these reasons, we do not recognize or process Do-Not-Track signals submitted by internet browsers. However, we offer you choices regarding our use of such technologies and our collection of such information for the purposes noted below and generally align our practices in accordance with the interest-based advertising principles of the Digital Advertising Alliance. To learn more about such practices, or exercise your choices about such practices beyond our website; please visit www.aboutads.info.
Facilitating our Marketing Initiatives – We use these technologies to collect information to facilitate our marketing initiatives and better communicate with you about the products and services we offer. These technologies allow us to better understand how you came to our website; including any advertisements you may have interacted with about us, other devices you may have used to visit our website, any internet search terms you may have used related to us or the services we provide. When connected to the third party advertising networks operated by third parties, these technologies also allow us to make inferences about your specific interests. In pursuit of these purposes, we leverage technologies and services offered by, and note that you can specify your choices regarding such practices directly with, the following companies.
To Administer our Websites - We use these technologies to administer the technical communications between our website and your browser. In addition, these technologies help us to respond to requests you initiate, monitor the “traffic” on our websites and in an effort to enhance the performance and response times of our websites. We may also use these technologies to remember the preferences our registered users specify with us, including displaying our website in a particular language or even displaying content in accordance with specified interests. In addition, these technologies also allow us to learn about the website content which is of particular interest to website visitors. In pursuit of these purposes, we leverage services provided from Google Analytics.