What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables Driver Support features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to Driver Support and our sites generally, and even know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on Driver Support and help us serve relevant ads to you.
What types of cookies does Driver Support use?
We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to Driver Support without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by Driver Support when you return to the site. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a web site or a browser session).
Adobe Flash is another technology that can provide cookie-equivalent functionality. Adobe Flash is capable of storing information on your device (in a file outside of your browser). Please note that not all browsers provide the ability to remove Adobe Flash “cookies” (also called “locally stored objects,” or “LSOs”). You can restrict or block Adobe Flash cookies/LSOs through the Adobe website. As with any cookie, if you do restrict flash cookies/LSOs, there may be some Driver Support features you aren’t able to use.
When our software directs your web browser to our web site cookies are created which store some of the same information about your system that was shown in the software. These cookies are created to track and analyze site usage preferences so we can provide a more personalized experience on our web site.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies can be used to do lots of different things, like recognize you when you visit Driver Support, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that’s in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with Driver Support more secure and faster. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising both on and off the Driver Support site.
|Categories of Use ||Description |
|Authentication ||If you’re signed in to Driver Support, cookies help us show you the right information and personalize your experience. |
How are cookies used for advertising purposes?
Cookies and ad technology such as web beacons, pixels, and anonymous ad network tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us collect aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers. Pixels help us understand and improve our service, show you ads on Driver Support, and know when content has been shown to you. Note: Because your web browser may request advertisements and web beacons directly from ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.
What third-party cookies does Driver Support use?
Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen you overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit wikipedia.org ,www.allaboutcookies.org , or www.aboutcookies.org .
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