Last updated July 21, 2021
1. What are Cookies?
3. Cookies We Use and Types of Cookies
Who places the cookies and how long they last:
The following describes who places cookies:
First-party cookies are cookies issued from our domain (run by clean.io) that are generally used to identify language and location preferences or render basic Site functionality. These are necessary cookies, without which the Site won’t work properly or be able to provide certain features and functionalities. Some of these may be manually disabled in your browser, but may affect the functionality of the Site. We also use first party cookies for ad selection, delivery and reporting purposes.
Third-party cookies belong to and are managed by other parties, such as our business partners or service providers. These cookies may be required to use portions of the Site, to perform analytics related to the Site or to allow for some advertising and marketing. These cookies may also be related to the storage of information, or access to information that is already stored, on your device such as advertising identifiers, device identifiers, cookies, and similar technologies.
The following describes how long cookies will remain on your device:
Cookies are managed by web servers. The lifespan of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for one session (session cookies) and are not retained once the user leaves the website and some cookies are retained and reused whenever the user returns to that site (persistent cookie). Browser cookies can be deleted by a user at any time.
Session cookies are temporary cookies that are used to remember you during the course of your visit to the Site, and they expire when you close the web browser.
Persistent cookies are used to remember your preferences within the Site and remain on your desktop or mobile device even after you close your browser or restart your computer. We use persistent cookies to analyze user behavior and establish visit patterns so that we can improve our Site functionality for you and our other visitors. These cookies also allow us to serve you with targeted advertising and measure the effectiveness of our Site functionality and advertising.
- Types of Cookies
The types of cookies that we commonly use are listed below. This list is not exhaustive, but describes the main categories of cookies we typically set.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential to facilitate your use of the Site. Without these cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of our Site or features, and the Site will not perform as smoothly as intended. For example, we may use a cookie to remember previously entered text so it is not lost if the page refreshes.
Performance and Analytics Cookies
Performance and analytics cookies help us monitor and improve the way our Site works. We utilize these cookies to analyze how our visitors use our Site and to monitor Site performance. For example, they tell us how people use each page, which ones are most commonly viewed, or whether any errors occurred. These cookies let us know what features on the Site are working the best and what features on the Site can be improved. This allows us to provide a user-friendly experience and quickly identify and fix any problems that may arise.
We also use these cookies to collect information about your use of the content and to combine that information with previously collected information in order to measure, understand, and report on your usage of the Site. Please know this does not include personalization – the collection of information about your use of the Site to subsequently personalize content and/or advertising for you in other contexts (i.e. on other services, such as websites or apps, over time). Our use of personalization cookies is described more fully below.
We use personalization cookies for purposes of collecting and processing information about your use of the Site and to subsequently personalize advertising and/or content for you in other contexts (such as on other websites or apps, over time). Typically, the content of the Site is used to make inferences about your interests, which inform future selection of advertising and/or content.
Advertising and Marketing Cookies
These cookies are used to deliver advertising that is relevant to your interests. These cookies can remember that your device has accessed our Site and may also be able to track your device’s browsing activity on websites or services other than ours. This information may be shared with organizations outside of our Site, such as advertisers and/or advertising networks.
We use these cookies to collect information, and combine that information with previously collected information, to select and deliver advertisements for you, and to measure the delivery and effectiveness of such advertisements. This includes using previously collected information about your interests to select ads, processing data about what advertisements were shown, how often they were shown, when and where they were shown, and whether you took any action related to the advertisement, including, for example, clicking an ad or making a purchase. This does not include personalization, which is the collection and processing of information about your use of this service to subsequently personalize advertising and/or content for you in other contexts, such as websites or apps, over time, which is described above.
Content Selection, Delivery, and Reporting Cookies
4. How to Manage Cookies
Our Cookie Widget
The easiest way to control cookies is by using our Cookie Widget which will allow you to control what cookies are placed on your computer or device. If you do not want to allow for cookies to be used on your computer or device, please select “I Do Not Accept” when presented with the options on our Cookie Widget.Please note that the options presented may vary among visitors based on the particular jurisdiction from which they are visiting us.
- Browser Methods
While we encourage you to use our Cookie Widget, you can also control cookies vie other methods. For example, most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, an option you change via your internet browser settings. It may also be possible to configure your browser settings to enable acceptance of only specific cookies or to notify you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your device enabling you to decide whether to accept or reject the cookie. You can also disable cookies by configuring your browser setting to reject all cookies. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information or by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org. Your device settings may also allow you to prohibit mobile app platforms (such as Apple or Google) from sharing certain information obtained by automated means with us. If you do not wish to accept cookies from our Site please disable them. As noted above, if you disable cookies (especially strictly necessary cookies), you may experience reduced functionality or be prevented from using portions of the Site.
Depending on your browser type, the links below may help you to understand Your options and manage your settings. These links may change from time to time as they are provided by the browser owners so you can also search for instructions if the links have changed.
5. Additional Mechanisms for Exercising Choice
We, or other parties we do business with, may place or recognize unique cookies or other technologies placed on your browser when you visit our Site to collect information about your use of the Site and your other online activities over time and across different websites and apps, and may use that information to serve interest-based advertisements to you as you browse the Internet.
In addition to using the Cookie Widget to manage your Cookie preferences, to learn more about your choices for receiving interest-based advertising or to opt-out, please review the information below:
- DAA: To opt-out of such collection and use for interest-based advertising by the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) participating companies, please visit the DAA’s website.
- EDAA: To opt-out from the use of information about your online activities for interest-based advertising by European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) member companies, please visit the EDAA’s website.
- NAI: To opt-out from the use of information about your online activities for interest-based advertising by Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) member companies, please visit the NAI’s website.