What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small amounts of information in the form of text files sent by websites to computers, mobile phones, or other devices when you visit a website. They allow companies to do various things, such as tailoring content, personalizing website visits, and ensuring the security of any online experience. Cookies typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a randomly generated unique number or other value. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies may come in different formats. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in your browser until you leave a website. Persistent cookies remain in your browser for a longer period of time. Third-party cookies are cookies that are loaded onto your browser by third-parties. Third-party cookies are usually a type of persistent cookie and are stored until you delete them or they expire based on the time period set in each cookie.
We use both “session cookies” and “persistent cookies.” Please be aware that cookies may be used on our platform whether or not you have created an account or submitted information to us. As we feature the products and services of our affiliate partners for sale throughout the Website, it is important for us to understand statistics on how many of the visitors to our Website actually make a purchase – it is this kind of data that such cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we and our partners can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising costs and provide you with more relevant and customized product and service recommendations to purchase. We use adverts to offset the costs of running the Website and to provide funding for further development. The behavioral advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant advertisements where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that you may like.
These types of cookies simply allow us to provide you with content that we feel may be of interest to you. We use session and persistent cookies for the following reasons:
When you visit our Website, you may also receive cookies from third-parties. The information collected by such third-party cookies is governed by their privacy policies. Additionally, Company third-parties advertise on our behalf and within the Website and affiliate tracking cookies allow us to see if Website visitors have come to the site through one of our partner sites and let our partner sites know that certain visitors arrived there via the Website so that we can credit them appropriately and, where applicable, allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase. We use third-party cookies for the following reasons:
• To allow our business partners to perform analytics and collect information and serve you advertisements.
• To share information with third parties to gain insights and marketing information based on how you use our Website.
• To provide to social networks to better understand how users interact through the Internet.
• To remember your user preferences and logins.
The following is a list of companies whose cookies we use:
Lawful Basis for Cookies Used by Company
Opting Out of Cookies
please use the “Help” option located within your browser. Additionally, the following links may be helpful if you wish to opt-out of any cookies:
• Cookie settings in Internet Explorer.
• Cookie settings in Firefox.
• Cookie settings in Chrome.
• Cookie settings in Safari Web and iOS.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information regarding the management of cookies on your browser.
Opting Out of Third-Party Cookies
If you wish to limit third-party advertising cookies, you may be able to turn cookies off by visiting the following links:
• Your Online Choices.
• Network Advertising Initiative.
• Digital Advertising Alliance.
Opting out of any Internet-based advertising will only work for the browser you are currently using, any additional browsers or devices with which you access our Platform must be opted out of separately. Some opt-outs may only work if your browser accepts cookies. If you delete cookies, change your browser settings, switch browsers or computers, or use another device you may be required to opt-out again.
We may also use other online services to track your behavior and usage on our platform. We use Google Analytics to help us measure traffic and usage trends for our platform. Additionally, Google Analytics helps us understand more about the demographics of our users. You can learn more about Google’s practices at https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners. You may opt-out of Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.