Cookie Notice

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Cookies and How We Use Them
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We also use cookies for additional purposes, including:

Identifying you when you sign-in to our site.
Delivering content, including advertisements, relevant to your interests.
Keeping track of your specified preferences.
Conducting research and diagnostics to improve our content.
Preventing fraudulent activity.
Improving security.

Cookies and Browser Settings
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Internet Advertising
On this blog, we display interest-based advertising using information you make available to us when you interact with our sites or content.

Like other online ad networks, we use cookies, web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), and other technologies (collectively, “cookies”). Cookies enable us to learn about what ads you see, what ads you click, and other actions you take on our sites and other sites. This allows us to provide you with more useful and relevant ads. For example, if we know what ads you are shown we can be careful not to show you the same ones repeatedly.

We do not associate your interaction with unaffiliated sites with your identity in providing you with interest-based ads.

We do not provide any personal information to advertisers or to third party sites that display our interest-based ads. However, 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 content are part of the group that the ad or content is directed towards (for example, users in a particular geographical area or users who browsed for project management). Also, some third-parties may provide us information about you (such as demographic information or sites where you have been shown ads) from offline and online sources that we may use to provide you more relevant and useful advertising.

Third party advertisers or advertising companies working on their behalf sometimes use technology to serve the advertisements that appear on our sites directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use cookies to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize advertising content. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that advertisers and third party sites may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third party websites are not covered by our Privacy Notice or this Cookies & Internet Advertising page. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices.