Our cookies and similar technologies have various functions, including necessary functions for our services, improved performance, additional functionalities, and relevant and targeted ads. We use both session cookies that remain on your device as long as you keep your browser active and persistent cookies that remain on your device for a longer period. If your device permits, you are free to block, delete, or disable these technologies. You can manage your cookies and preferences in your browser or device settings.
We have put security measures in place to prevent unauthorized access to our cookies and similar technologies, with a unique identifier ensuring that only authorized service providers or we have access to cookie data.
Our service providers help us with various aspects of our business, including site operations, services, applications, advertisements, and tools. We use some authorized service providers to serve you relevant ads on our services and other places on the internet. These service providers may place cookies on your device via our services, including third-party cookies, and collect information to identify your device, such as IP-address or unique device identifiers.
2. Cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies
When you visit or interact with our sites, services, applications, messaging, and tools, we use various technologies such as cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies. These are small data files that are placed on your computer, tablet, mobile phone, or other devices. These technologies allow us to record certain pieces of information to improve your experience and track user behavior.
The types and names of the cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies that we use may vary over time. Here are some definitions to help you better understand these technologies:
Cookies are small text files that are placed in the memory of your browser or device. They allow a website to recognize a particular device or browser. There are different types of cookies, including session cookies, persistent cookies, first-party cookies, and third-party cookies. Cookies can be disabled or removed using the tools provided in most commercial browsers.
Web beacons are small graphic images that work with cookies to identify our users and user behavior. They may be included on our sites, services, applications, messaging, and tools.
Similar technologies store information in your browser or device using local shared objects or local storage, such as flash cookies and HTML 5 cookies. These technologies can operate across all of your browsers and may require management directly through your installed applications or device.
We may use the terms "cookies" or "similar technologies" interchangeably in our policies. We do not use these technologies for storing information to target advertising to you on or off our sites.
We provide certain site features, services, applications, and tools that can only be accessed by using cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies. If your browser, device, or installed application allows, you can block, delete, or disable these technologies. However, declining these technologies may prevent you from using certain site features, services, applications, or tools, and require you to frequently re-enter your password during your browsing session. For more information on how to manage these technologies, please refer to your browser or device settings.
Typically, these technologies enable our sites, services, applications, and tools to store relevant information on your browser or device, which can later be used to identify you to our servers or internal systems. We assign a unique identifier to our cookies and other similar technologies to protect them from unauthorized access and interpretation by anyone other than us or our authorized service providers. We never store your personal information on any of our cookies or similar technologies.
We obtain your consent to collect and store any personal information through these technologies by providing transparent notice of their use and giving you the choice to disable them, as described above.
Our uses of such technologies fall into the following general categories:
We use various technologies, such as cookies, web beacons, and similar tools, for different purposes, which can be classified into four general categories:
Operationally Necessary: We use these technologies to ensure that our sites, services, applications, and tools function properly and to prevent fraudulent activities. They also enable you to access our services and tools, and use features such as shopping carts and saved searches.
Performance Related: We use these technologies to assess the performance of our websites, applications, services, and tools. This helps us understand how visitors use our websites, and determine the effectiveness of our content, applications, services, and tools.
Functionality Related: We use these technologies to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using our sites, services, applications, or tools. For example, we may use them to identify you when you sign in or to remember your preferences, interests, or past items viewed.
4. Use of these technologies by authorized third-party service providers:
Authorized third-party ad networks and exchanges:
To learn more about third-party advertising-related cookies and how to opt-out of them, please refer to the following websites: