Infocapsules and other automated data collection methods
Infocapsules are small text files that are stored on the hard drive of your computer when you visit our websites.
Tracking images (also known as web beacons, internet tags, pixel tags, web bugs) are usually transparent graphic images on a website. Tracking images are used in combination with information caps to measure the actions of site visitors. We can use tracking images to retrieve information about the IP address of the computer that downloads the tracking image page, the URL to the tracking image page, how long the page of the tracking image was read, and what type of browser was used to display the page.
An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our websites, we can see the IP address of the device you use when you connect to the Internet using a tracking image. We use this information to see the device's overall physical location and to see which geographic areas our visitors are from. We may use this information to change how our webpages appear to you, to give you a better user experience.
What info capsules do we use?
We use the following types of info caps on our sites:
Strictly Required Information Capsules - These Info Caps are required to complete transactions or requests created by you. Examples of this are to remember information provided by you as you navigate the website and to manage your login status in the session. You can not disable these info caps, as the sites will not work without them.
Analysis Capsules - These info caps let us collect data about your use of the website, including about
What content you click on. This to measure the website's effectiveness and customer interaction, and to improve our web pages over time. These information capsules may be provided by our third-party provider of analytics tools, but are only used for purposes of web pages.
Social Media Capsules - These info caps provide access to social networks and can retrieve personal information about your use of such networks. We have no control over how social networks collect and use your personal information. This is governed by the social networking guidelines for privacy. The specific information caps we use on this site can be found in the Preferences Center, which you can open by closing this page.
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How to turn off or remove data caps
Most browsers will inform you about how to stop accepting new info capsules, how to notify you when you receive a new infusion capsule and how to disable existing info capsules. Please be aware that you will not be able to use all of the features on our site without cookies. If you want to manage cookies through the browser, go to the Help menu in your browser
This site uses web capabilities for web functionality and for performance measurement. If you continue to use this website, information capabilities for better user experiences, marketing, and social media will be used. To disable these, go to Manage Captions.