What Are Cookies and How Do They Work?
Cookies are small text files placed on your device to ensure that our websites work efficiently and seamlessly and to perform certain functions. They are unique to your account and your browser. The website sends information to the browser, which then creates a text file. Each time you go back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website’s server. Cookies cannot access, read, or modify any data on your computer.
How Do You Control Cookies and Opt Out?
You have a variety of tools to control and opt out of cookies and similar technologies. For example, you can use browser controls to block and delete cookies. You can also use controls made available by some third-party analytics service providers to opt out of data collection through web beacons and similar technologies. In some browsers you can set your cookie preferences for each website, which means you can disable cookies in general but allow them for websites that you trust. Please remember that many of our services may not function properly if you disable cookies for our websites or services.
Learn more about the cookie settings for the most popular browsers:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Safari for iOS (iPhone and iPad)
- Chrome for Android
- Windows Phone
For other browsers, visit the provider’s website.
You can opt out of third-party cookies from Google Analytics using the Google Analytics opt-out browser setting add-on or third-party ad management tools.
Last updated on May 8, 2019