COOKIES AND OPT-OUT CHOICES STATEMENT • SLASHDOT MEDIA
Last updated: 02-18-2016
“Browser” cookies are small text files placed on a computer for various purposes including marketing, data analysis, and to enable our web sites to tailor the user’s experience on our sites. You may set your browser to reject cookies or to notify you when a web site tries to place cookies in your browser program. For your convenience, additional information about how to manage cookies for major browsers please follow the following links:
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH19214
- Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Deleting%20cookies
- Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?answer=95647
Our websites also may use local shared objects, also known as “Flash cookies” to store your preferences or display content based upon what you view on our website to personalize your visit. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies, including how to delete Flash cookies, please click here: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html#117118.
Additional opt-out choices for analytics and marketing networks
Several of the advertising networks and service providers that we use to analyze activities on our sites also offer opt-out mechanisms as an alternative to managing the placement of cookies by these services through your browser settings as discussed above:
Google Analytics: If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics, Google has developed a tool that works with major internet browsers to permit you to opt-out. For more information and install their opt-out tool, please click here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Google Advertising: To opt-out of or manage your targeted third-party advertising preferences with Google, please click here: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/
ComScore: To opt-out of comScore’s universal data collection, please click here: http://www.scorecardresearch.com/preferences.aspx
National Advertising Initiative: To opt-out of targeted third party advertising by Network Advertising Initiative members, please click here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
In addition, some of our third party advertising partners display an “ad choices” icon with the advertisement on our site. If you see this icon with an advertisement, you can click on it to find out more information about the ad and your ad choices.
Additional opt-out choices for social media
Integration of social media links to our sites may enable tracking by these providers, who provide their own opt-out and data control mechanisms:
- Facebook, whose cookie control instructions are at https://www.facebook.com/help/?page=176591669064814
- Google Plus, which provides display control at http://www.google.com/profiles
Social Network Login
If you chose to use third-party social networking sites, such as Facebook or Twitter, to log into one of our sites that offers that login feature, we may collect information, such as your basic profile information, gender, age, interests, and other demographic and geographical information, from the social networking site you use to interact with our site. If you do not want to share information from your social networking account with us, you can either decline to use these features or check your social networking site’s current privacy setting options to see what options they provide for limiting disclosures when you use login sharing features.
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