Our Use of Cookies and Your Options; Pixel Tags; Do-Not Track

DBC Websites use “cookies” to store and sometimes track information to make your online experience easier and more personalized.

Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser on the user’s storage drive. Cookies may record information that is accessed by a user on a webpage in order to simplify subsequent interactions with that website by the same user, or to streamline the user’s transactions on related webpages. Cookies make it easier for a user to move from webpage to webpage and to complete transactions over the Internet.

Most major web browsers are set up so that they will initially accept cookies, but you may modify your computer’s preferences to issue you an alert when a cookie is downloaded, or to disable the ability of third parties to download a cookie to you. If you choose to reject all cookies, there are areas of DBC Websites that may not function properly. You may obtain further information about cookies and how they function at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie.

We, or a data provider or advertiser that we have engaged, may also place or recognize a cookie on your browser to enable you to receive customized ads or content. These cookies contain no Personal Information. The cookies may reflect de-identified demographic or other data that is linked to data that you have voluntarily have submitted to us (e.g., your email address) that we may share with the data provider or advertiser solely in a hashed (i.e., non-human readable) format. To opt-out of these cookies or to learn more about them, please go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices.

We may also use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons or 1×1 “gifs” and other similar technologies (collectively “Pixel Tags”). A Pixel Tag is an electronic image, often a single pixel (1×1), that is ordinarily not visible to Members and may be associated with cookies on the Members’ storage drives. We use Pixel Tags to track your use of the DBC Websites, for advertising, marketing, or promotional purposes, and to determine whether you opened an email message from us. The information also enables us to customize the services we offer.

Other parties may collect Personal Information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use DBC Services. We honor web browser “do not track” signals that provide you with the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of Personal Information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services, when the web browser’s http header includes the field “dnt:1”. We do not presently honor any other types of “Do Not Track” mechanism.

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