Like cookies, we may place web beacons, also known as web pixels or electronic tags, on pages on the Site or in emails we send to you. These are small files that connect web pages to particular servers and cookies. These web beacons are used for a variety of purposes, mainly to help us develop more engaging content. For example, they may be used to help us understand how users use our site, which links and buttons they click, if users open emails, and how much traffic the website receives.
Advertising and Affiliate Links
These cookies and similar technologies may come from us or from our third party partners. They may be used to control the number of times you see our ads, to track link clicks, to make ads more relevant to our users, to measure ad and affiliate link effectiveness and to track the display of our ads and affiliate links.
We also use Google Analytics on the site to provide us with usable information about our visitors and how they behave on the website, such as IP addresses, time and date, which pages were visited and for how long. This allows us to improve our content, user experience and helps us figure out how to improve our website.
The way it works is Google will drop a cookie in your browser with a randomly-generated number representing your ClientID. This ID does not collect or send out personally identifiable information, such as your phone number, email, or name is anonymized and contains no identifiable information like email, phone number, name, etc. If you want, you can reach out to us to find out what data we’ve collected or ask us to delete GA data. If you would like to opt out of analytics tracking altogether you can install the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Add On.
Social Media and Other Functional Widgets
Cookies and similar technologies are used for and by social media companies so that you can share content with your network. They may use their technology to track your browser or device on other sites to develop an idea or profile of your interests and demographic information, which in turn may change the content you see in the future on other sites.
Third-party apps, tools, widgets, and plug-ins may also appear on the Site and may use automated methods to figure out if you’ve interacted with them. This type of information collection is subject to the privacy policies of their companies.
At any time, you can disable, restrict, block or remove cookies altogether via your web browser’s settings. You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this, or learn more here). Be aware that disabling cookies may affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies may result in a loss of functionality and features of this site. Please also note that disabling cookies may not prevent cross-site tracking of your online activity due to websites that use other online tracking technologies.
For more information on cookies, you can visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.