When you interact with our online services, or open emails we send you, we obtain certain information using automated technologies, such as cookies, web server logs, web beacons, and other technologies. A cookie is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other internet connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. A web beacon, also known as an internet tag, pixel tag, or clear GIF, is a tiny graphic image that may be used in our websites or emails.
We use these automated technologies to collect your device information, internet activity information, and inferences as described above. These technologies help us to;
- Remember your information so you do not have to re-enter it.
- Track and understand how you use and interact with our online services and emails.
- Tailor our online services to your preferences.
- Measure how useful and effective our services and communications are to you.
- Otherwise manage and enhance our products and services.
We set some of these automated technologies ourselves, but others are set by third parties who deliver services on our behalf. For example, we may use other companies’ web analytic services that use automated technologies to help us evaluate how customers use our website.
Your browser can alert you when cookies are placed on your device, and how you can stop or disable them via your browser settings. Please note however that without cookies all the features of our online services may not work properly. If you use a mobile device, you can manage how your device and browser share certain device data by changing the privacy and security settings on your mobile device.