Cookies are small files, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded onto your computer or mobile device when you visit certain websites. When you return to these websites, or visit other websites that use the same cookies, the websites recognize these cookies and your browsing device. A cookie cannot read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other websites.
Cookies set by the website operator are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website operator are called third party cookies". The parties that set third party cookies can recognize your web browser both when it visits the Steady State website and when it visits certain other websites where the third party’s cookies are also present.
More information on cookies and their use can be found at www.aboutcookies.org orwww.allaboutcookies.org
When you access our Sites and Services, we or companies we work with may place cookies on your computer or other device. These technologies help us better understand user behavior, and inform us about which parts of our websites people have visited.
Weuse first party and third party cookies to recognize you as a Steady State customer, customize Steady State Services, content, and advertising, to measure promotional effectiveness, and to collect information about your computer or other access device to mitigate risk, help prevent fraud, and promote trust and safety.
The following are some examples of information that we collect and how we may useit:
We use the following types of cookies:
These cookies are necessary for the Sites to function and cannot beswitched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actionsmade by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting yourprivacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms. These also includecookies we may rely on for fraud prevention. You can set your browser to blockor alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not thenwork.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we canmeasure and improve the performance of our Sites. They help us to know whichpages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. Ifyou do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site,and will not be able to monitor its performance.
These cookies allow us to remember the choices you make and totailor our Services so we can provide relevant content to you. For example, afunctionality cookie can remember your preferences (e.g., country or languageselection), or your username.
Steady State uses third party service providers to displayadvertising on our Services and serve advertising on other third party sitesthat may be relevant to you or your interests. These cookies are also used tohelp measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They remember thatyou have visited a website and this information may be shared with otherorganizations, such as advertisers. This means that after you have been to ourwebsites, you may see some advertisements about our Services elsewhere on theInternet. The information collected through this process by the third partyservice providers does not enable us or them to identify your name, contactdetails or other personal information that directly identifies you unless youchoose to provide these. Such advertising will only be delivered wherepermitted by applicable law. If you do not allow these cookies, you willexperience less advertising tailored to your inferred interests on our Sitesand will not receive targeted Steady State advertisements on third partywebsites.
Thelength of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether itis a "persistent" or "session"cookie . Session cookies will only stay on your device until you closeyour browser. Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device until they expireor are deleted.
Inaddition to cookies, we may use other similar technologies, like web beacons totrack users of our Sites and Services. Web beacons, or "clear gifs,"are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies.They are used to track the online movements of web users.
Incontrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive ordevice, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the sizeof the period at the end of this sentence. We and our third-party serviceprovider employ web beacons for the reasons stated above (under Section 2.02),but primarily to help us better manage content on our Services by informing uswhich content is effective.
Wemay also use so-called "Flash Cookies" (also known as "LocalShared Objects or "LSOs") to collect and store information about youruse of our services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.
You have the right to decide whether to acceptcookies. You can exercise your preferences in relation to cookies served on ourSites by taking the steps outlined below.
You can enable or disable categories of cookies by visiting our Cookie Consent Manager [LINK].This includes both first party and third party cookies. You can also use thebrowser with which you are viewing this website to enable, disable or deletecookies. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the"Help", "Tools" or "Edit" settings), orreview the instructions provided by the browsers listed here: Internet Explorer, GoogleChrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari Desktop, Safari Mobile,and Android browser. Please note, if you set your browser todisable cookies, you may not be able to access secure areas of the Sites andServices. Also, if you disable cookies other parts of the Services may not workproperly. You can find more information about how to change your browser cookiesettings at http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
There are also additional tools available to manage third partycookies. Many advertising companies that collect information for interest-basedadvertising are members of the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) or the Network AdvertisingInitiative (NAI), both of which maintain websites where individuals can opt outof interest-based advertising from their members.To opt-out of website interest-based advertising provided by eachorganization’s respective participating companies, visit the DAA’s opt-outportal available at http://optout.aboutads.info/, the DAA of Canada’s opt-out portal available at https://youradchoices.ca/en/tools, or visit the NAI’s opt-outportal available at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1. Residents of the EuropeanUnion may opt-out of online behavioral advertising served by the EuropeanInteractive Digital Advertising Alliance’s participating member organizationsby visiting https://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.
You can opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers usedfor certain types of advertising by accessing the appropriate settings in yourmobile device and following the instructions. If you opt-out, we will removeall data about you and will not collect any further data. The random IDpreviously assigned to you will be removed. Thus, if at a later stage, youdecide to opt-in, we will be unable to continue and track you using the priorID and you will for all practical purposes be a new user. For iOS devices, tolimit interest-based ad tracking, go to Settings > Privacy > Advertising> Turn on “Limit Ad Tracking.” For Android devices, go to Settings >Google services > Ads > Turn on “Opt out of Ads Personalization."For iOS and Android, you can also reset the advertising identifier that iscurrently assigned to you.
To opt-out of datacollection for interest-based advertising across mobile applications byparticipating companies, download the DAA’s AppChoices mobileapplication opt-out offering here: https://youradchoices.com/appchoices.
Some Internet browsers - like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari- include the ability to transmit "Do Not Track" or "DNT"signals. Since uniform standards for "DNT" signals have not beenadopted, our Sites do not currently process or respond to "DNT"signals.
If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you canadjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage usingthe tools contained in the website storage settings panel, availablehere: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html.You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the global storage settingspanel and following the instructions. Setting the Flash Player to restrict orlimit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality ofsome Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used inconnection with our services or online content.
Or you can adjust for an email address.
Please review and revise this section according to what Cookiessteady State uses.
Can we get clarity from company on which cookies are persistent andwhich are session?
Need to determine the processes for disabling cookies in SteadyState. Relevant spots are highlighted.
I believe this would still be relevant because it is for internetbased advertising by third parties – but if you can confirm please.
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