4.1 Cookies, Web Beacons and IP Addresses
We use commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and web beacons, to collect information as you navigate our websites. The following describes how we use different categories of cookies and similar technologies and your options for managing the data collection settings of these technologies:
4.1.2 Web Beacons
We may use web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about Customers and Visitors’ usage of our websites, our online services and interaction with emails from us. Web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular Web site tied to the web beacon and a description of a Web site tied to the Web beacon. For example, we may place web beacons in marketing emails that notify us when you click on a link in the email that directs you to one of our websites. We use web beacons to operate and improve our websites and email communications.
4.1.3 IP Addresses
When you visit our websites or services, we collect your Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses to track and aggregate non-personal information. For example, we uses IP addresses to monitor the regions from which Customers and Visitors navigate our websites.
We also collect IP addresses from Customers whey they log into the Services as part of the Company’s “Identity Confirmation” and “IP Range Restrictions” security features.
4.1.4 Social Media Features
Our websites may use social media features, such as the Facebook ‘like’ button, Instagram photos or feeds from Twitter. These features may collect your IP address and which page you are visiting on our website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. You may be given the option by such Social Media Features to post information about your activities on our website to a profile page of yours that is provided by a third party Social Media network in order to share with others within your network. Social Media Features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy statement of the company providing the relevant Social Media Features.
4.1.5 Opt-Out from the collection of device and usage data
You may opt-out from the collection of device and usage data by managing your cookies at the individual browser level. Please note, however, that by blocking or deleting cookies and similar technologies used on our websites or services, you may not be able to take full advantage of the websites or services.
4.1.6 Do Not Track
Currently, various browsers – including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – offer a “do not track” or “DNT” option that relies on a technology known as a DNT header, which sends a signal to websites’ visited by the user about the user’s browser DNT preference setting. We do not currently commit to responding to browsers’ DNT signals with respect to our websites or services, in part, because no common industry standard for DNT has been adopted by industry groups, technology companies or regulators, including no consistent standard of interpreting user intent. We take privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard.