What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers in order to (for example) make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner or service provider (in this case, Webmaster) are called “first-party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third-party cookies”. Third-party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or service you are using (such as advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The third parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.
Cookies served through our Sites
The specific types of first and third-party cookies served through our Sites and the purposes they perform are described in further detail below:
Essential Website Cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Sites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Sites, you cannot refuse them without impacting how our Sites function. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, as described under the heading “How can I control cookies?” in this Cookie Statement.
Performance and Functionality Cookies
These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and to see how visitors move around the Site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated. Although important to us, these cookies are non-essential to the use of the Site. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
Analytics and Customization Cookies
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Sites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Sites and application for you in order to enhance your experience. These cookies may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages.
Advertising (Targeting) Cookies
These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests. They also perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests. For further information, see the section of the Cookie Statement entitled “Targeted online advertising”.
Other tracking technologies
We and our third-party partners may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons, SDKs, pixels (or “clear gifs”) and other tracking technologies. Pixels are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Sites or, in the case of web beacons, opened an email that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of visitors from one page within our Sites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Sites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to serve targeted advertisements to you and others like you, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of marketing campaigns. While you may not have the ability to specifically reject or disable these tracking technologies, in many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly; accordingly, in those instances, declining cookies will impair the functionality of these technologies.
Cookies served through the Service
Popup forms: The Snippet will allow a Member’s Site to deploy a cookie that recognizes whether an end-user to that Member’s Site has previously viewed a popup form and ensures the same end-user does not see the form again for a period of up to 30 days. To refuse this cookie, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”
Facebook Pixel: Our Facebook Pixel feature allows our Members to track page views. For more information about Facebook cookies, please click here: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/. To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”
Google Analytics: Our Google Analytics feature allows us to understand traffic patterns and focus our content to serve our users better.
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.
Disabling Most Interest Based Advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt-out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
Mobile Advertising: You can opt-out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of Interest Based Advertising, including those performed by us, by accessing the settings in your Apple or Android mobile device and following the most recent published instructions. If you opt-out, we will remove all data about you and no further data collection or tracking will occur. The random ID we (or our third-party partners) had previously assigned to you will also be removed. This means that if at a later stage, you decide to opt-in, we will not be able to continue and track you using the same ID as before, and you will for all practical purposes be a new end user to our system.
Do Not Track: Some Internet browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Since uniform standards for “DNT” signals have not been adopted, our Sites, Connected Sites, Landing Pages, and Websites do not currently process or respond to “DNT” signals. We take privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard. To learn more about “DNT”, please visit All About Do Not Track.
How often will you update this Cookie Statement?
The date at the bottom of this Cookie Statement indicates when it was last updated.
Where can I get further information?
Updated December 24, 2019