What are cookies?
A cookie is a small data text file which is stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g. by remembering your user preferences).
As you navigate through and interact with the PDC Sites, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including details of your visits to our PDC Sites, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the PDC Sites. The cookies we use generally fall into one of the following categories.
Type of Cookies
Preference cookies are necessary for us to provide many services that you need on the PDC Sites. For example, these cookies allow us to remember the preferences and settings as you navigate on our PDC Sites and to provide enhanced and more personalized features.
These cookies collect information about your visits to the PDC Sites and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies allow us to analyze visitor and user browsing actions and patterns so as to provide more relevant content or suggest certain features.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies
We and our service providers may use targeting or advertising cookies to deliver ads that we believe are more relevant and meaningful to you and your interests and to track the efficiency of our advertising campaigns, both on our PDC Sites and on other websites or applications.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser help instructions for how to manage browser cookies). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the PDC Sites.
You may wish to use the Network Advertising Initiative’s Opt-Out Tool and the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Opt-Out Tool for information on how you can opt out of behavioral tracking on the PDC Sites and how we respond to web browser signals and other mechanisms that enable consumers to exercise choice about behavioral tracking. We may also use Google Analytics and Google AdWords on the PDC Sites to collect Usage Information, to analyze how users use the PDC Sites and to provide advertisements to you on other websites. For more information about how to opt out of having your information used by Google Analytics, visit //tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.