Last Updated: December 17, 2021
1. WHAT ARE COOKIES AND OTHER ONLINE TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES?
Cookies are small files that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. The cookie then sends information back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Other types of tracking technologies work similarly to cookies and place small data files on your devices or monitor your website activity to enable us to collect information about how you use our Online Services. Accordingly, Cookies and Tracking Technologies allow our Online Services to recognize your device and track your activities and preferences, thereby allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently and to generally improve the user experience. The information provided below about cookies also applies to the other tracking technologies referenced above (i.e., web beacons, pixels, clear gifs, and other similar technologies). You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Cookies are often categorized by function. We use four types of cookies by function on our Online Services:
|Essential Cookies||These are cookies that are strictly necessary for the functioning of a website or for performing services that an individual user has requested. For instance, these cookies are necessary to allow us to operate our Online Services so you may access them as you have requested. These cookies let us recognize that you have created an account and have logged into that account to access the Online Services. They also include cookies that enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session.|
|Analytical/Performance Cookies||These cookies collect information about how individuals use the Online Services (e.g., which webpages or other portions of the Online Services visitors go to most often). These cookies are used to improve how the Online Services function.|
|Functional Cookies||These cookies allow the Online Services to remember choices users make and to provide enhanced, personalized features. For example, within our Online Services, these cookies remember users’ language preferences.|
|Targeting/Advertising Cookies||These cookies are used to deliver advertisements relevant to a specific user of the Online Services. They remember that a user has visited a website and share this information with other organizations such as advertising vendors.|
Cookies can also be categorized by how long they remain on your device and by who puts the cookie there. There are four broad categories of duration and placement cookies that we use on the Online Services:
|Persistent Cookies||Persistent cookies remain on your device until deleted manually or automatically.|
|Session Cookies||Session cookies remain on your device until you close your browser, at which time they are automatically deleted.|
|First-Party Cookies||These cookies are placed by the party operating the website or service. For example, any cookies we place on your computer from our Online Services are first-party cookies.|
|Third-Party Cookies||These cookies are placed on a website or service by a party that does not own or operate the website or service.|
Facebook. Walker uses Facebook cookies and pixels to measure, optimize and build audiences for advertising campaigns served on Facebook. They enable Walker to see how our users move between devices when accessing our Websites and Facebook, to ensure that our Facebook advertising is seen by our users most likely to be interested in such advertising by analyzing which content a user has viewed and interacted with on our Websites. To find out more about the privacy settings by Facebook and the options to change them, please see Facebook Privacy Settings Link (you must be logged into your Facebook account).
Microsoft. We use analytical and tracking tools from Microsoft, such as Microsoft Ads. Microsoft collects and receives personal information from users to provide Microsoft’s advertising services and you learn more about Microsoft’s privacy practice by viewing its Privacy Statement: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement.
Pinterest. We use Pinterest cookies and online tools to deliver ads to you and to find other people who might be interested in our products and show them online ads relating to our products on Pinterest. To be clear, your information will be shared with Pinterest for online behavioral advertising, and you can opt out of online behavioral advertising through Pinterest’s personalization settings or as described below. To learn more, please visit your Pinterest privacy notices at https://help.pinterest.com/en/article/personalization-and-data and at https://help.pinterest.com/en/article/personalized-ads-on-pinterest.
TikTok. TikTok is a social media platform on which we operate marketing campaigns intended to reach current and potential customers and audiences. We use TikTok pixels and cookies to collect information in order to deliver targeted advertising and measure and understand the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. For more details on TikTok’s data processing practices, please see TikTok’s privacy statement.
3. HOW DO WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION?
4. REJECTING COOKIES AND YOUR OPTIONS
Browser Settings. You can stop cookies from being downloaded on your device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking “help” on your browser’s menu or by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to access or take full advantage of the Online Services. Most browsers allow users to use a “private mode” by which cookies are deleted after your website visit. Please read the help section of your browser to learn more about how to activate the “private mode.” You could still visit our Online Services if your browser is in “private mode”; however, the user experience may not be optimal, and some features may not work.
- Click here to learn more about the “Private Browsing” setting and managing cookie settings in Firefox.
- Click here to learn more about “Incognito” and managing cookie settings in Chrome.
- Click here to learn more about “InPrivate” and managing cookie settings in Internet Explorer.
- Click here to learn more about “Private Browsing” and managing cookie settings in Safari.
If you want to remove previously-stored cookies, you can manually delete the cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent the Online Services from placing further cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your browser setting as described above.
More Information. You can find more information about cookies, behavioral advertising, and online privacy at www.allaboutcookies.org. For some of our service providers that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), you can exercise your choice to opt out of interest-based advertising at http://optout.aboutads.info. You may also opt out of receiving interest-based ads from many third-party websites and applications through the Network Advertising Initiative’s Opt-Out Tool, which is available at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices. Certain types of mobile devices have an identifier that provides organizations with the ability to serve targeted advertising directly to a specific mobile device, and you may (depending on the device) be able to limit advertising, reset the advertising identifier, and turn off your device’s tracking features within your device’s settings. For more information see http://youradchoices.com/appchoices. You can find out more information at the Interactive Advertising Bureau website at http://www.iabcanada.com.
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