To prevent certain Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies, you can change your browser settings in accordance with the instructions below. Users in the European Economic Area can also adjust their cookie preferences in our Consent Management Platform at any time by visiting:
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 collect information about how you use SIMON’s website or platform. Accordingly, Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies allow SIMON’s website or platform 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.
Cookies are often categorized by function. SIMON uses five types of cookies on the SIMON website and platform:
|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 SIMON to operate SIMON’s website and platform so you may access them as you have requested. These cookies let SIMON recognize that you have created an account and have logged into that account to access the website or platform. They also include cookies that enable SIMON to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session. Without these cookies, the service you have asked for cannot be provided.|
|Performance Cookies||These cookies understand and analyze the website’s and platform’s performance. These cookies are used to improve how the website and platform function.|
|Functional Cookies||These cookies allow the website and platform to remember choices users make and to provide enhanced, personalized features. For example, within SIMON’s website and platform, these cookies remember users’ language preferences.|
|Analytics Cookies||These cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website and platform. These cookies help SIMON understand metrics like the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.|
|Advertising Cookies||These cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns on SIMON’s website and platform and on third-party platforms.|
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 SIMON uses on the website and platform:
|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||CookiesThese cookies are placed by the party operating the website or service. For example, any cookies SIMON places on your computer from our website or platform 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.|
If SIMON detects that you are accessing the website and/or platform from a device located in the European Economic Area, SIMON only places non-essential cookies on your device after you give SIMON permission.
SIMON may also use Mixpanel to help us understand how you use our website and platform. You can read more about Mixpanel here: https://mixpanel.com/legal/privacy-policy/. Mixpanel offers an opt-out option here:https://mixpanel.com/optout.
3. HOW DOES SIMON USE AND SHARE INFORMATION?
4. REJECTING COOKIES AND YOUR OPTIONS
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 website and platform. 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 website and/or platform 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 website and platform from placing further cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your browser setting as described above.
Please note that if you have disabled one or more cookies, we may continue to use the information that was collected by such cookies before they were deactivated. However, we will cease to collect any information via the opted-out cookie once a cookie has been deactivated.
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 (NAI) 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.
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