What are cookies, local shared objects and pixel tags?
A "cookie" is a small data file that is placed on your web browser, computer or device, when you access or use a website, which stores text that can be read by our web server or other third parties in the future. Cookies are used to recognize your browser and may allow us to identify you as the same person who visited our Website in the past and to relate your use of our Website to other information about you, such as Website usage data or personal data collected by other means. Cookies may be "session" cookies (i.e., they are stored only during a single browser session) or "persistent" cookies (i.e., they remain in your browser until they expire or are permanently deleted).
Local shared objects (e.g., flash cookies).
A local shared object is similar to a cookie, but is stored on your computer or mobile device, rather than in your browser, by a media player or other software installed on your computer or device. A local shared object can store content beyond text. Like cookies, it is also used to recognize you as the same person who visited our Websites in the past and to relate your use of our Website to other information about you, such as Website usage data or personal data collected by other means.
Web beacons and other tags
Web beacons (also referred to as "clear GIFs" or "pixel tags") are typically very small, one-pixel images that are embedded in a page of our Websites.