Cookie Policy

Last updated: May 22, 2018

Introduction

When you visit or access our website, or when you interact or engage with our representatives (“Service”), we will use (and authorize third parties to use) web beacons, cookies, pixel tags, scripts, tags, API and other technologies (“Tracking Technologies”). This is explained in this policy (“Cookie Policy”) which is a part of our Privacy Policy.

The Tracking Technologies allow us to automatically collect information about you and your online behavior in order to enhance your navigation on our Service, improve our Service performance and customize your experience on it. We also use this information to collect statistics about the usage of our Service, perform analytics, deliver content which is tailored to your interests and to administer services to our users, writers, customers and partners. We also allow third parties to collect information about you through Tracking Technologies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files (composed only of letters and numbers) that a web server places on your computer or mobile device when you visit a webpage. When used, the cookie can help make our Services more user-friendly, for example by remembering your language preferences and settings. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work in an efficient way. The use of cookies allows you to navigate between pages efficiently. Cookies remember your preferences, and make the interaction between you and the Services smoother and more efficient.

Storing Tracking Technologies

We store Tracking Technologies when you visit or access our Services (typically, when you are visiting our websites) – these are called “First Party Tracking Technologies”. In addition, Tracking Technologies are stored by other third parties (for example our analytics service providers, business partners and advertisers) who run content on our Services – these are called “Third Party Tracking Technologies”.


Both types of Tracking Technologies may be stored either for the duration of your visit on our Services or for repeat visits.

What types of Tracking Technologies do we use?

There are five main types of Tracking Technologies:

  • Strictly necessary Tracking Technologies
    These Tracking Technologies are essential to enable you to login, navigate around and use the features of our Services, or to provide a service requested by you (such as your username). We do not need to obtain your consent in order to use these Tracking Technologies. These Tracking Technologies can be used for security and integrity reasons – for example to detect violation of our policies and for support or security features.

  • Functionality Tracking Technologies
    These Tracking Technologies allow our Services to remember choices you make (such as your language) and provide enhanced and personalized features. For example, these Tracking Technologies are used for authentication (to remember when you are logged-in) and support other features of our Services.

  • Performance Tracking Technologies
    These Tracking Technologies collect information about your online activity (for example the duration of your visit on our Services), including behavioral data and content engagement metrics. These Tracking Technologies are used for analytics, research and to perform statistics (based on aggregated information).

  • Marketing or Advertising Tracking Technologies 
    These Tracking Technologies collect information about your online activity (for example the duration of your visit on our Services), including behavioral data and content engagement metrics. These Tracking Technologies are used for analytics, research and to perform statistics (based on aggregated information).

  • Social media Tracking Technologies
    Our website includes social media features, such as the Facebook “Like” or “Share” buttons, or third party log-in services. These features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Services. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy statement of the company providing these features.

Below are the cookies you can find on our Services:

Tracking Technologies

Type

Purpose

Analytics Cookies

First party Tracking Technology

Performance Tracking Technologies

These Tracking Technologies are used to collect information regarding how you interact with the content on our Services, attribution purposes (for example, the referral URL), etc. We use the information to compile reports, calculate the revenues due to us and, help us improve the Services and to offer personalized products and content.

Facebook Cookie

Third party Tracking Technology

Functionality Tracking Technologies
We use cookies to verify your account and determine when you’re logged in so we can make it easier for you to access the Facebook Products and show you the appropriate experience and features. We use cookies to help us keep your account, data and the Facebook Products safe and secure. To view the full description of Facebook’s use of cookies on our site please visit the Facebook privacy policy and Cookie Policy

Google Analytics

Third party Tracking Technology

Performance Tracking Technologies
This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our Platform. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Platform. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Platform, where visitors have come to the Platform from and the pages they visited. 
Google’s Privacy Policy

DoubleClick (by Google)

Third party Tracking Technology

Marketing or Advertising Tracking Technologies DoubleClick uses cookies to improve advertising. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen.

Google’s Cookie Policy

OpenX

Third party Tracking Technology

Marketing or Advertising Tracking Technologies

These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. The cookies remember the websites you visit and that information is shared with other parties such as advertisers. More information can be found on OpenX’s Privacy Policy

PermimeterX

Third party Tracking Technology

Performance Tracking Technologies
PerimeterX uses cookies and other tracking technologies in order to identify and protect publishers against bots and other fraud types. More information can be found on PerimeterX Privacy Policy.

Moat

Third party Tracking Technology

Performance Tracking Technologies
Moat uses cookies and other tracking technologies in order to identify and protect publishers against bots and other fraud types. More information can be found on Moat’s Privacy Policy.

comScore

Third party Tracking Technology

Performance Tracking Technologies

comScore collects certain personal information about your use of our Website (for example, your IP address). This information allows comScore to provide us with its services, such as site ranking.

comScore complies with the EU-U.S. and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework regarding the collection, use, and retention of Personal Information. To learn more, please view comScore’s Privacy Shield Statement, its Privacy Policy and its GDPR Privacy Policy here.

adSlot

Marketing or Advertising Tracking Technologies

This Tracking Technology is used to collect traffic flow and demographics data for the display of relevant advertisements and content on our properties. This data is normally aggregated by AdSlot and cannot be used to identify you. For more information please read AdSlot’s Privacy Policy

How to manage your cookie settings

There are various ways in which you can manage and control your cookie settings. Please remember that, by deleting or blocking cookies, some of the features of the Services may not work properly or as effectively.

  • Turning off cookies via your web browser
    Most web browsers will provide you with some general information about cookies, enable you to see what cookies are stored on your device, allow you to delete them all or on an individual basis, and enable you to block or allow cookies for all websites or individually selected websites. You can also normally turn off third party cookies separately. Please note that the settings offered by a browser or device often only apply to that particular browser or device.

  • Information about cookies is usually found in the “Help” section of the web browser. Below are some links to some commonly used web browsers:

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.

  • Turning off third party cookies
    You can turn off certain third party targeting/advertising cookies by visiting the following link: Network Advertising Initiative.

  • Other helpful resources
    To learn more about advertisers’ use of cookies the following links may be helpful:

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