Last updated: July 29, 2019
Cookies and similar other technologies
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small data file stored on your computer to identify you as a previous visitor to the Services which helps us to personalize your experience when you arrive. These are invisible to you, and any portion of our Services may contain them.
What is a web beacon?
A web beacon is a small piece of data embedded with images on pages of the Services or in emails, which allow us to collect information such as the number of users that have visited a web page or opened an email. We use web beacons to measure the effectiveness of our content and campaigns and how visitors use our Services. This allows us to learn what pages are most attractive to our visitors, which parts of our Services are the most interesting and what kind of offers our visitors like to see.
What categories of cookie and similar technologies do we use?
Depending on the type of account you have (e.g., Adult, Teen, or Child), and whether you are logged-in to that account or not, we may use all or some of the following first and third-party cookies:
- Necessary cookies. These are cookies that enable the core operation of our Site and Services. As an example – they include, cookies that we use to help control secure areas of our Site and to make sure it is accessible to you.
- Analytics cookies. These allow us to collect certain internet log information and the details of the behavior patterns of people using the Site. We do not use these when Teens or Children are logged-in to their accounts on the Site. For more info – see Google Analytics below.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our Site and to help you use it. As an example – this would include cookies we use to remember choices you make and provide the personalized or enhanced features that you select.
How do I control cookies?
We are working to update our technology so that users will have better direct control over cookies on our site. At this time, the best way to control cookies is through your browser.
Most web browsers are set to initially accept cookies. You can change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie or not accept cookies generally. However, if you disable this function, you will not be able to use some of the features on our Services. To learn more about how to control privacy settings and cookie management, click the link for your browser below.
Third-Party cookies and other similar technologies
We use Google Analytics and Crazy Egg to collect certain internet log information and the details of the behavior patterns of people who visit the Site. We configure Google Analytics to avoid collecting information which could directly identify a person. We do not seek to identify those visitors whose interactions with the Site are being monitored. Google Analytics and Crazy Egg use their own cookies to perform these functionalities.
- Google Analytics further information and tracking prevention. We have implemented IP address masking; this means that Google only receives the first three octets of your IP address (e.g., 100.124.152.100 is logged as 100.124.152.0). This IP masking takes place as soon as data is received by Google’s Analytics servers. Your full IP address is never stored on Google’s Analytics’ servers when the anonymization flag is turned on, or received by Common Sense. For more information see our third party service page and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en.
- In addition, you can find out more information about how Google protects your data here. You can prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our Site by downloading and installing the browser plugin available here.
- Crazy Egg further information and tracking prevention. You can find out more information about how Crazy Egg protects your data here. You can and opt your device out of any tracking by Crazy Egg by clicking here.
To learn more about cookies; how to control, disable or delete them, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org. Some third-party advertising networks, like Google, allow you to opt out of or customize preferences associated with your internet browsing. For more information on how Google lets you customize these preferences, see their documentation.