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In addition to cookies that are required to enable certain functions on our Site, cookies are important to provide us with analytics to improve our site, and for advertisers who want to deliver ads that better match your demographic profile. We are committed to offering the valuable content on our Site free of charge, which means that we depend on advertisers as a source of revenue. To continue to attract high quality advertisers, they want to direct their advertising dollars toward their intended target market. They use the information from cookies, together with information provided to them by a number of third party marketing companies, to determine what products or services you might most be interested in. The cookies on our site collect information on an anonymous basis, and may track aggregated users or unique browsers on an anonymous basis. We provide important information below on how to opt out of many of the cookies used on our Site.
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Personal data collected: Cookie and Usage Data.
Google AdSense is an advertising service provided by Google. www.example.com uses the "Doubleclick" Cookie, which tracks use of www.example.com and user behavior concerning ads, products and the services we offer.
You may decide to disable all the Doubleclick Cookies by clicking on: google.com/settings/ads/onweb/optout?hl=en.
Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage Data.
We may work with third parties to provide services on our site for such items as comments or site analytics. We may not have access to these cookies, although we may use statistical information arising from the cookies provided by these third parties. Some of our third-party analytics services provide directly-measured traffic statistics, tracking user behavior at the user level, as well as behavioral and demographic reporting that utilize an inference-based methodology. No Personally Identifiable Information is collected by us from these third party cookies.
These companies may also transfer this information to other parties where required to do so by law, or where such other parties process the information on their behalf.
Third-party advertisers and other organizations may also use their own cookies to collect information about your activities on our Site and/or the advertisements you have clicked on. This information is often combined with information which advertisers and third party marketing companies have obtained from other sources. For example, anonymous information about the demographics of those using our Site may be used by third parties who may try to match that information against other databases of aggregated user behavior, or from offline sources (such as databases that cross-reference email data, search terms, consumer records, phone numbers, home addresses, vehicle records, credit card history, sweepstakes entries, and other similar data sets). We cannot determine the effectiveness of these methods, or whether marketing firms are able to accurately correlate anonymous user information with their available databases, but it is our intent to be transparent in how information may be collected on our Site and may be used by third parties. If you have concerns about the manner in which these third parties wish to refine their demographic information so they can predict your likely advertising preferences, we encourage you to use the Ad Choices link within our footer or the opt out information provided below to limit their ability to do so.
Third-party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to track aggregate usage statistics. We may not control these third-party cookies and their use may be governed by the privacy policies of the third parties employing these cookies.
You can limit the ways in which Cookies are used, as follows: