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You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer, and you can set most browsers to
prevent them from being placed. However, if you do this, you may have to manually adjust some
preferences every time you visit a site, and some services and functionalities may not work.
Most browsers support cookies, but you can set your browser to decline them and can delete them
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2) Remember your custom display preferences (such as whether you prefer comments to display all-
collapsed or not)
3) Suggest any recent searches you’ve made on our site
4) Provide other usability features, including tracking whether you’ve already given your consent to
Enabling cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and is not used for any purpose
other than those described here.
There may also be other types of cookies created after you’ve visited this website. This site uses
the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP
address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use
this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of another website, compiling reports on
website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google
may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such
third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP
address with any other data held by Google.
Third Party Advertising
This site has third-party advertising companies serving ads to you when you visit. These companies
may store information about your visits here and to other websites in order to provide you with
relevant advertisements about goods and services. For example, if they know what ads you are shown
while visiting this site, they can be careful not to show you the same ones repeatedly.
These companies may employ cookies and other identifiers to gather information which measures
advertising effectiveness. The information is generally not personally identifiable unless, for
example, you provide personally identifiable information to them through an ad or an email
They do not associate your interaction with unaffiliated sites with your identity in providing you with
This site does not provide any personal information to advertisers or to third party sites. Advertisers
and other third-parties (including the ad networks, ad-serving companies, and other service
providers they may use) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalized ad or
content are part of the group that the ad or content is directed towards (for example, readers in the
Pacific Northwest who read certain types of articles). Also, some third-party cookies may provide
them with information about you (such as the sites where you have been shown ads or demographic
information) from offline and online sources that they may use to provide you more relevant and
To learn more about what options you have about limiting the gathering of information by third-
party ad networks, you can consult the website of the Network Advertising Initiative.
You can opt out of participating in interest-based advertising networks, but opting out does not
mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the companies from which you
opted out will no longer customize ads based on your interests and web usage patterns using cookie-
This site does not sell, rent, or disclose to outside parties the information collected here, except as
(a) Affiliated Service Providers: This site has agreements with various affiliated service providers to
facilitate the functioning of the site. For example, the site may share your credit card information
with the credit card service provider to process your purchase. All administrative service providers
that this site uses are required to have the same level of privacy protection as this site does, and
therefore your information will be handled with the same level of care. Additionally, for example, this
site may use analytic or marketing services such as Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Taboola, or
RevContent, to which collection you hereby unconditionally consent.
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specifically in response to a demand from government authorities where such demand meets the
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with third parties, including but not limited to for advertising or marketing purposes. No Personal
Information will be shared in this manner.
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financing or acquisition, or in any other situation where Personal Information may be disclosed or
transferred as a business asset.
How To Opt Out Of Interest-Based Advertising
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website. This website also adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Self-Regulatory
Principles. For a description of the DAA Program, please visit the DAA website.
Opting Out of Interest-Based Advertising by Third Parties: To find out more about interest-based
advertising on the internet and how to opt out of information collection for this purpose by
companies that participate in the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance,
visit NAI’s opt-out page or DAA’s Consumer Choice Page.
h3>Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
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