Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device. Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary,” “Performance,” “Functionality,” and “Targeting.” We may use all four categories of cookies on the Service. Additional information regarding each cookie category is provided below.
- “Strictly Necessary Cookies” are cookies that are essential, as they enable you to move around the Service and use its features, such as accessing logged in or secure areas.
- “Performance Cookies” collect information about how you have used the Service, for example, information related to the unique username you have provided, if applicable, so that less strain is placed on our backend infrastructure. These cookies may also be used to allow us to know that you have logged in so that we can serve you fresher content than a user who has never logged in. We also use Performance Cookies to track aggregate Service usage and experiment with new features and changes on the Service. The information collected is used to improve how the Service works.
- “Functionality Cookies” are cookies that allow us to remember how you’re logged in, whether you chose to no longer see advertisements, when you logged in or out, and/or the state or history of Service tools you’ve used. These cookies also allow us to tailor the Service to provide enhanced features and content for you. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous, and they are not used to track your browsing activity on other sites or services.
- “Targeting Cookies” are cookies that PYLON, our advertising partners or other third-party partners may use to deliver advertising that is relevant to your interests. These cookies can remember that your device has visited a site or service, and may also be able to track your device’s browsing activity on other sites or services other than our website. This information may be shared with advertisers and/or advertising networks to deliver the advertising, and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign, or other business partners for the purpose of providing aggregate Service usage statistics and aggregate Service testing.
How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.
First and third-party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to us, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our Service. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for us, for example to help us understand how our service is being used. Third-party cookies may also be placed on your device by our business partners so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet.
How to control and delete cookies
If you don't want cookies, you can set your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent or turn off all cookies through your browser (e.g., Internet Explorer or Firefox). Check your browser HELP menu to learn the correct way to change or update your cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual. Note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our Service and other parts of our Service may not work properly.