What are cookies?
A cookie is a usually a small text file that is sent to and stored in a browser’s subfolder so that the website can remember information about your browsing activity on our website. Just as features on our equipment are used to improve your fitness experience, cookies are meant to optimize your browsing experience. To do that, cookies with ID tags will collect information relating to your use of our site, information about your computer or mobile device like the browser type and its IP address, demographic data and, if you came to our site through a link on a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
If you are a registered user, the cookie may also collect your name, email address and other info you may have given voluntarily, which may be transferred to data processors for registered-user or subscriber-verification purposes. Cookies record information about your online preferences and help us customize our website to your preferences and interests. Information provided by cookies can help us to analyze your use of our site, which in turn helps us provide a better user experience.
Cookies are either “session” or “persistent” cookies, depending on how long they are stored: Session cookies are stored only for the duration of your visit to a website and are deleted when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies are saved for a fixed period of time after the browser has closed. These cookies are activated each time you visit the website where the cookie was generated.
The persistent cookies that we store are location and language cookies that allow us to better display content for you. For example, your approximate location is determined based on the location of the server your IP address is using.
Session cookies that we send are used for identification purposes, such as when a registered user logs in to his/her account.
What are third-party cookies?
There are a multitude of third parties that use different cookies to track a variety of things. These include analytical performance cookies (time on site, number of pages viewed, etc.), functional cookies (preferences, language, etc.) and behavioral advertising cookies (targeting ads to your interests) that third-party companies use. Below is a list of the most common third-party companies that utilize cookies and links to their policies.
- Google Analytics – https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies#cookiesSet
- addthis.com – http://www.addthis.com/privacy#.UHSVkBg-KGo
- adroll.com – http://www.adroll.com/support/faq>
- Adsrvr – http://www.adsrvr.org(scroll down page)
- Appnexus – http://www.appnexus.com/cookies
- Bluekai – http://www.bluekai.com/consumers_privacyguidelines.php
- ip2info.org – http://www.maxmind.com/en/terms_of_use#privacy
- atdmt.com – https://choice.microsoft.com/
- invitemedia.com – http://www.google.com/doubleclick/
- upsellit.com – http://www.upsellit.com/company.jsp
Do I have to accept third-party cookies?
Many of the third parties offer ways to opt out of their cookie programs. Below are links to learn about third parties’ opt-out methods.
- Google Analytics – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
- addthis.com – http://www.addthis.com/advertising-choices#.UHSVshg-KGo
- adroll.com – We’re sorry, but we could not find this site’s opt-out information.
- Adsrvr – http://www.adsrvr.org/
- Appnexus – http://appnexus.com/platform-policy#choices
- Bluekai – http://www.bluekai.com/consumers_optout.php
- clickable.net – We’re sorry, but we could not find this site’s opt-out information.
- atdmt.com – https://choice.microsoft.com/AdvertisementChoice/Default.aspx?l=en-UShttps://choice.microsoft.com/AdvertisementChoice/Default.aspx?l=en-US
- ip2info.org – We’re sorry, but we could not find this site’s opt-out information.
- invitemedia.com – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
- reson8.com.au – We’re sorry, but we could not find this site’s opt-out information.
- upsellit.com – We’re sorry, but we could not find this site’s opt-out information.