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What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that is placed onto your device (such as your computer, tablet, or smartphone) and that is managed by your browser.
The cookie file is text and cannot do anything to your device by itself. For example, a cookie cannot be a virus by itself.
Cookies were designed for browsers to store information sent by websites that could later be retrieved by websites (such as items in a shopping cart).
Cookies enable third-parties to identify your device and to serve relevant ads and affiliate links to you.
In general, these cookies should not contain any personally identifiable information about you but any such information would be the responsibility of the third-party advertising and affiliate services.
The types of cookies we use
How are cookies used for advertising purposes?
Cookies combined with ad technology such as web beacons, pixels, and anonymous ad network tags help third-party advertising and affiliate services to serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help these third-party services collect aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers.
Pixels, which are invisible tags placed on our websites, help these third-party services understand and improve their services, show you ads, and know when content has been shown to you.
In other words, because our pages include advertisements, your web browser may request advertisements and web beacons directly from ad network servers operated by these third-party services, and they can view, edit, or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a page from their websites.
How you can manage cookies
You can set your browser to warn you about attempts to place cookies on your computer or limit the type of cookies you allow.
What happens when you limit the ability of third-party advertising and affiliate services to set cookies is subject to their own policies, but it will not affect your ability to access or use this website.
You can customize Google’s Display Network ads using Google’s Ad Settings.
Please note that not all browsers provide the ability to remove Adobe Flash “cookies” (also called “locally stored objects,” or “LSOs”). You can restrict or block Adobe Flash cookies/LSOs through the Adobe website.
You can opt out of being targeted by certain third-party advertising and affiliate services online by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative, Adobe, and/or Digital Advertising Alliance at www.aboutads.info.