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This Cookies Policy applies to the Digital Service linked to this Cookies Policy and forms part of the Privacy Notice, which describes our data handling practices and is available here. On the Digital Services, the Hearst group of companies (‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’ or ‘Hearst’) and third parties, including our advertising- and marketing-related service providers and partners, use a variety of technologies. including cookies (‘cookies and similar technologies’). Cookies and similar technologies vary by Digital Services and include cookies, web beacons, tags, scripts, pixels, local shared objects (including HTML5 cookies) and software development kits (‘SDKs’). You can read more below about the types of cookies we use, why we use them and how you can exercise your choices regarding cookies and similar technologies.

What Are Cookies and Similar Technologies?

The Digital Services automatically log certain information about visits to the Digital Services using cookies and similar technologies, such as the number and frequency of visits, browsers and devices used to access the Digital Services. Technical information about, and information about crashes or other technical problems. Cookies and similar technologies that log this information are necessary to allow the Digital Services to function.

We and third parties may automatically collect certain information through cookies and similar technologies about your activities over time on the Digital Services, as well as on third party sites, apps or other media. Cookies and similar technologies may be added to our web pages, mobile apps, emails and other digital content. They may assign or collect unique cookie IDs or other identifiers associated with your browser or device. They may collect information when you are using our Digital Services or when they are running in the background on your device.

Cookies and similar technologies on the Digital Services may be served directly by Hearst (referred to as ‘first-party cookies’) or by others such as advertisers and data analytics companies (referred to as ‘third-party cookies’).

Cookies and similar technologies are browser and device specific and may persist for varying lengths of time. Some are automatically deleted when you close your browser or exit the Digital Service. They are sometimes called ‘session cookies’. Other cookies are ‘persistent cookies’, meaning they remain on your device after your browser is closed.

What Cookies Do We Use and Why Do We Use Them?

Our cookies dashboard provides information about the different categories of cookies and similar technologies that the Digital Services use, the companies that serve them and why we use them. A cookies dashboard is always available from our websites. If you have any questions about our use of cookies and similar technologies, please contact us using the details provided in the ‘Contact Us’ section of our Privacy Notice.

Your Choices, Including Opting Out

Cookies and similar technologies help us, our service providers and business partners provide and customize digital services. You have the right to choose whether or not to accept certain cookies and similar technologies. However, if you choose to refuse or remove cookies and similar technologies, this may affect the availability and functionality of the Digital Services.

Please use the Cookies Dashboard to adjust your preferences. Additionally, depending on how you access the Digital Services, you may exercise your choice through other channels as indicated below.

Website (browser) opt-out

Most browsers accept cookies by default. You may be able to change settings so that your browser refuses certain cookies and similar technologies or notifies you before accepting cookies. To do this, please follow the instructions provided by your browser which are usually located within the ‘Help’, ‘Tools’ or ‘Edit’ facility. Some third parties also provide the ability to directly reject their cookies by clicking on an opt-out link and you should review the relevant third party’s cookie policy to learn more about their cookies.

You can also follow the instructions provided by the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (‘EDAA’) to opt-out of cookies from companies that have chosen to participate in the EDAA’s opt-out scheme.

Mobile App Opt Out

To limit tracking for advertising purposes on your mobile device, you can review and adjust the settings provided by your device manufacturer, such as ‘Limit ad tracking’ for iOS. Or ‘Opt out of interest-based ads’ for Android.

Please keep in mind that as the mobile environment evolves, additional opt-out mechanisms or privacy settings may become available. We encourage you to review the opt-out and settings information provided by device manufacturers, Tecna