What are cookies, web beacons and similar technologies?
Like most sites, we use technologies that are essentially small data files placed on a computer, tablet, mobile phone, or other devices (collectively referred to as a "device") that allow us to record certain information every time you visit or interact with our sites, services, applications, messaging and tools and recognize you from all the devices you use.
Specific names and types of cookies, web beacons, unique identifiers, and similar technologies we use to collect information (for example, about the pages you view, links you click, and other actions you make about our services, our advertising content or e-mail) can change from time to time. In order to better understand this policy and the use of these technologies, we have provided the following limited terminology and definitions:
Cookies - small text files (usually letters and numbers) placed in the browser or device memory when you visit a website or view a message. Cookies allow a website to recognize a particular device or browser. There are several types of cookies
Session cookies expire at the end of your browser session and allow us to link your actions during that browser session.
Persistent cookies are stored on your device between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions on multiple sites.
"Primary cookies" are set by the site you are visiting.
Other cookies are set by a third-party site separate from the site you visit
Cookies can be disabled or removed using tools available in most commercial browsers. The preferences for each browser you use will have to be set separately, and the different browsers offer different functionalities and options.
Web signposts - small graphic images (also known as "pixel tags" or "clear gifs") that can be included on our sites, services, applications, messages and tools that usually work in combination of cookies to identify users and user behavior.
Similar technologies - technologies that store information in your browser or device using local objects or local storage, such as flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies, and other web application software methods. These technologies can work on all your browsers and in some cases may not be completely managed by your browser and may require direct management through your installed applications or device. We do not use these technologies to store information, or to drive you unwanted advertising from or on our sites.
We may use the terms "cookies" or "similar technologies" interchangeably in our policies to refer to all the technologies we can use to store data in your browser or device or collect information and help us identify you in described above.
Your choice of using cookies, web beacons and similar technologies.
Generally, these technologies allow our sites, services, applications, and tools to store relevant information in the browser or device and later to read this information to identify your servers or internal systems. If necessary, we protect cookies and other similar technologies to ensure that only we and / or our authorized vendors can read them by assigning them a unique identifier that is designed for interpretation only by us. We do not store your personal information on any of our cookies or other similar technologies.
Any personal information we collect and store through the use of these technologies is first obtained by notice and consent: We obtain your consent by giving you a transparent notification of the use of the technologies and, as described here, giving you the opportunity and you choose to disable these technologies.
The use of these technologies falls into the following general categories: