• Storing your Preferences and Settings. Settings that enable our services to operate correctly or that maintain your preferences over time may be stored on your device. For example, if you enter your city or postal code to get local news or weather information on a Maria Tangerina site, we may store that data in a cookie so that you will see the relevant local information when you return to the site. If you opt out of interest-based advertising, we store your opt-out preference in a cookie on your device.
Some of the cookies we commonly use are listed in the following chart. This list is not exhaustive, but it is intended to illustrate the main reasons we typically set cookies. If you visit one of our websites, the site may set some or all of the following cookies:
Identifies unique web browsers visiting Maria Tangerina sites. It is used for advertising, site analytics and other operational purposes.
Contains the ANID, a unique identifier derived from your Maria Tangerina account, which is used for advertising, personalization, and operational purposes. It is also used to preserve your choice to opt out of interest-based advertising from Maria Tangerina, if you have chosen to associate the opt-out with your Maria Tangerina account.
Contains a country code as determined from your IP address.
RPSTAuth, MSNRPSAuth, KievRPSAuth
Helps to authenticate you when you sign in with your Maria Tangerina account.
Contains an encrypted version of your country, postal code, age, gender, language and occupation, if known, based on your Maria Tangerina account profile.
Appears on co-branded sites where Maria Tangerina is partnering with an advertiser. This cookie identifies the advertiser so the right ad is selected.
Maintains information about which ads you clicked on and where you clicked on the ad.
Records your decision not to receive interest-based advertising delivered by Maria Tangerina.
In addition to the cookies Maria Tangerina sets when you visit our websites, third parties may also set cookies when you visit Maria Tangerina sites. In some cases, that is because we have hired the third party to provide services on our behalf, such as site analytics. In other cases, it is because our web pages contain content or ads from third parties, such as videos, news content or ads delivered by other ad networks. Because your browser connects to those third parties’ web servers to retrieve that content, those third parties are able to set or read their own cookies on your device and may collect information about your online activities across websites or online services.
How to Control Cookies
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but provide controls that allow you to block or delete them. For example, in Apple Safari Browser, you can block or delete cookies by clicking Settings > Privacy > Cookies. Instructions for blocking or deleting cookies in other browsers may be available in each browser’s privacy or help documentation.
Certain features of Maria Tangerina services depend on cookies. Please be aware that if you choose to block cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use those features, and preferences that are dependent on cookies may be lost. If you choose to delete cookies, settings and preferences controlled by those cookies, including advertising preferences, may be deleted and may need to be recreated.
Additional privacy controls that can impact cookies, including the Tracking Protection feature of Maria Tangerina browsers, are described in the Access and Control section of this privacy statement.
Our Use of Web Beacons and Analytics Services
Maria Tangerina web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons (also called single-pixel gifs) that we use to help deliver cookies on our sites, count users who have visited those sites and deliver co-branded services. We also include web beacons in our promotional email messages or newsletters to determine whether you open and act on them.
In addition to placing web beacons on our own sites, we sometimes work with other companies to place our web beacons on their sites or in their advertisements. This helps us develop statistics on how often clicking on an advertisement on a Maria Tangerina site results in a purchase or other action on the advertiser’s site.
Finally, Maria Tangerina services often contain web beacons or similar technologies from third-party analytics providers, which help us compile aggregated statistics about the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns or other operations. These technologies enable the analytics providers to set or read their own cookies or other identifiers on your device, through which they can collect information about your online activities across applications, websites or other services. However, we prohibit these analytics providers from using web beacons on our sites to collect or access information that directly identifies you (such as your name or email address). You can opt out of data collection or use by some of these analytics providers by clicking the following links:
•Flurry Analytics: http://flurry.com/legal-privacy/end-user-opt-out
•Google Analytics: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout (requires you to install a browser add-on)
•Omniture (Adobe): http://www.d1.sc.omtrdc.net/optout.html
•Visible Measures: http://corp.visiblemeasures.com/viewer-settings
Other Similar Technologies
In addition to standard cookies and web beacons, our services can also use other similar technologies to store and read data files on your computer. This is typically done to maintain your preferences or to improve speed and performance by storing certain files locally. But, like standard cookies, these technologies can also be used to store a unique identifier for your computer, which can then be used to track behavior. These technologies include Local Shared Objects (or “Flash cookies”).
Local Shared Objects or “Flash cookies.” Web sites that use Adobe Flash technologies may use Local Shared Objects or “Flash cookies” to store data on your computer. To manage or block Flash cookies, go to http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html.