Cookies and Similar Technologies
- recognize you when you return to our website – and adjust the website to your preference;
- serve you with relevant advertising;
- facilitating the login process, administering, customizing and improving the Service;
- personalizing the browsing experience;
- advertising, promotions and surveys;
- reporting and paying royalties and license fees to third-party providers, such as authors, societies and other copyright holders and content distributors as well as tracking and analyzing user preferences and trends;
- estimate our audience size and usage patterns;
- learn more about how you interact with our Services;
- analyze how well our Services are performing;
- analyze errors and how to resolve them.
Types of Cookies We Use
These are the types of cookies we use:
- Strictly necessary cookies. Our website requires the use of these cookies to properly operate or provide necessary functions relating to the services you request. include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or make a purchase.
- Functionality cookies. These cookies enable helpful but non-essential website functions that improve your website experience. By recognizing you when you return to our website, they may, for example, allow us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, or remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Advertising, tracking or targeting cookies. These cookies enable different advertising-related functions. They may allow us to record information about your visit to our website, such as pages visited and links followed, so we can make our website and/or the advertising that we display to you more relevant to your interests. When you visit other sites on the web, these cookies may be used to let our retargeting providers know when to serve advertisements and what content to show you. These cookies also allow us to know whether you’ve seen an advertisement, and how long it has been since you’ve seen it. For more information, see Internet-based Advertising (below).
How to Control Cookies
With most Internet browsers, you can erase or block cookies or ask to receive a warning before a cookie is stored. The “Help” function within your browser should tell you how to do this. Please be aware that restricting cookies may have a negative impact on the functionality of our website. For information on how to opt-out of cookies used to serve you advertisements, see Internet-based Advertising (below).
We may engage and work with service providers and other third parties to serve advertisements for our Services on our websites and/or on other websites not owned or operated by us. Some of these ads may be tailored to your interests based on your browsing of our website, sometimes referred to as “interest-based advertising” and “online behavioral advertising”. This may include showing you an ad for our Services on a third-party website after you have left our website (i.e., “retargeting”). Some third parties we work with may use the data they collect on our website (along with other data they collect) for their own benefit or to serve advertisements for products and services of their other customers.
You can opt-out of many third-party ad servers’ and networks’ interest-based advertising cookies simultaneously by using the following tools:
- The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) of Canada makes tools available that allow users to opt-out of interest-based adverting’s from its member organizations. It’s opt-out tools are available here.
- The Network Advertising Initiate (NAI) also has an opt-out platform that is available here.
By using these tools, you can opt out of interest-based advertising from the DAA’s and NAI’s member organizations. You can also access these websites to learn more about online behavioral advertising and how to stop websites from placing cookies on your device.
Please note that if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you use these opt-out tools, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different device or web browser or use a non-browser-based method of access (e.g., mobile app), your NAI and DAA browser-based opt-outs may not, or may no longer, be effective. Opting out of a network does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the network from which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your web preferences and usage patterns.