Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection that will block third-party content, including cookies, from any site that is listed in a Tracking Protection List you add. By limiting calls to these sites, the browser will limit the information that third-party sites can collect about you.
Some browsers have incorporated "Do Not Track" features that can send a signal to the websites you visit indicating you do not wish to be tracked.
Settings that enable our products and services to operate correctly or that maintain your preferences over time may be stored on your device. If you opt out of interest-based advertising, we store yours opt-out preference in a cookie on your device.
When you sign into a website using your ARCS account, we store a unique ID number, and the time you signed in, in an encrypted cookie on your device. This cookie allows you to move from page to page within the site without having to sign in again on each page. You can also save your sign-in information, so you do not have to sign in each time you return to the site.
Some part of our websites includes social media cookies, including those that enable users who are logged in to the social media service to share content via that service.
Some of the cookies we commonly use are listed below. This list is not exhaustive, but it is intended to illustrate the main reasons we typically set cookies.
In addition to the cookies ARCS sets when visit websites is visited, third parties may also set cookies when you visit ARCS 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 can set or read their own cookies on your device and may collect information about your online activities across websites or online services.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies and provide controls that allow you to block or delete them. Instructions for blocking or deleting cookies in browsers may be available in each browser's help documentation.
Certain products and services of ARCS depend on cookies. Please be aware that if you choose to block cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use those services, 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, will be deleted and may need to be recreated.
ARCS web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons that we use to help deliver cookies on our websites, count users who have visited those websites and deliver co-branded products. In our promotional email messages or newsletters we may use web beacons to determine whether you open and act on them.
In addition to placing web beacons on our own websites, we sometimes work with other companies to place our web beacons on their websites or in their advertisements. This helps us develop statistics on how often clicking on an advertisement on ARCS website results in a purchase or other action on the advertiser's website.
Finally, web beacons 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 products. 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). But you can opt out of data collection by visiting their respective site links.