Cookies and Click Streams
“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies and other user tracking devices (e.g., local shared objects) are used to determine whether a visitor is unique or whether a visitor has viewed our Website before, and for other website improvement purposes. We may use these tracking devices, including “persistent cookies” that will remain on your computer even after you close your browser, to enable you to have access to your personal content without having to login each time you visit. While most browsers are set to accept cookies and other tracking devices by default, you can set yours to refuse tracking devices or to alert you before accepting them. However, by disabling tracking devices, you may not have access to the entire set of features of our Sites. Your browser manufacturer has information on changing the default setting for your specific browser.
In addition to information that you provide us voluntarily, we may collect other non-personally identifiable information in connection with the operation of our Sites, including, but not limited to, Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses and browser or operating system information. We may also capture click streams, which record what you click on while browsing the Internet, to help us learn what parts of our Sites are most popular and among which audiences. The typical data that we review includes, but is not limited to, audience size, return visit rate, pages visited, time spent on pages, and similar data. This information is used to help optimize our user interface, improve content, and customize our site content and layout to better serve our clients and visitors. Such information is collected or maintained by us or by service providers acting on our behalf.