What are cookies and how long will it remain on my computer?
Cookies are files (containing identifying bits of text) that are downloaded to your browser as you surf the web. A web server sends cookies to a web browser and it is stored by the browser. The cookie content is being sent back to the server when the browser sends a page request from that server.
What types of cookies do we use and why?
Our service uses first party and third party cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on your browser’s environment which allows us to identify you as a unique user. It does not contain any personal information, nor can it be used to by anyone but ourselves and our third party service providers (who provide third party cookies).
Load balancing – session cookies, used to identify the same server in the pool for the load balancer to redirect user requests appropriately.
Advertising – third party cookies may be used though our video player, by our demand partners, to tailor marketing to you and your interests and provide you with a more personalized service in the future. These cookies remember that you and may share this information with third-parties, such as advertisers. Although these cookies can track your device’s visits to sites, they typically cannot personally identify you. Without these cookies, the advertisements that you see may be less relevant and interesting to you. We do not set advertising cookies through our technology ourselves, though advertisers and/or demand partners may choose to do so independently.
Social and Content – cookies are placed by many social media plugins (for example the Facebook ’like’ button), and other tools meant to improve sharing content on our website. We integrate these modules to improve the experience of browsing and interacting with our websites. Please note that some of these third-party services place cookies that are also used for things like advertising, analytics, and/or market research.
How to control cookies?
You can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please keep in mind that removing or blocking cookies can negatively impact your user experience and parts of our website may no longer be fully accessible.
Browser Control: You can choose whether to accept cookies through your browser controls, often found in your browser’s “Tools” or “Preferences” menu. For more information on how to modify your browser settings or how to block, manage or filter cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through such sites as: www.allaboutcookies.org
Phoenix Cookies: If you’d like to opt-out from having Phoenix potentially collecting personally identifiable data, click here. By doing so, we will place and opt-out cookie on your browser. Keep in mind that if at any point you clean your cookies, you will also delete our opt-out cookie.