A “cookie” is a file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or othcer connected device to uniquely identify the visitor, and/or to store information or settings in the browser. A “web beacon”, also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and is used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server.
Through these automated collection methods, we may obtain “clickstream data,” which is a log of the links and other content on which a visitor clicks while browsing a website. As the visitor clicks through the website, a record of the action may be collected and stored. If you do not de-activate or erase the cookie, each time you use the same browser or mobile device to access our sites, our web servers will be notified of your visit to our sites and in turn we may have knowledge of your visit and the pattern of your usage. We link certain data elements we have collected through automated means, such as your browser information, with other information we have obtained about you to let us know, for example, whether you have opened an email we sent to you. Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies.
If you adjust the privacy setting in the browser, your mobile device will continue collecting data unless you adjust the privacy setting of the device, and vice versa. Certain features of the Site depend on cookies. Please be aware that if you choose to block cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use those features, and preferences that are dependent on cookies may be lost. To the extent required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent before collecting personal information using cookies or similar automated means.
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