|Type of cookie||What it does||How to block|
|Cookies necessary for essential Plugtopus Services purposes||These cookies are essential to provide you with the Plugtopus Services available through the Plugtopus Services and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like transactional pages and secure login accounts, would not be possible.||Please see the instructions set out in 'How to control or delete cookies' below.|
|Functionality Cookies||Functionality cookies record information about choices you've made and allow us to tailor the Plugtopus Services to you. These cookies mean that when you continue to use or come back to the Plugtopus Services, we can provide you with our Plugtopus Services as you have asked for them to be provided. For example, these cookies allow us to:
||Please see the instructions set out in 'How to control or delete cookies' below.|
|Performance / Analytics Cookies||
We use performance/analytics cookies to analyze how the Plugtopus Services are accessed, used, or are performing in order to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve the Plugtopus Services. For example, these cookies allow us to:
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Please also see the instructions set out in 'How to control or delete cookies' below.
|Advertising and Tracking Cookies||
As you use our Plugtopus Services, you will notice that they feature advertising. We allow third party companies, including advertising companies and ad networks, to place cookies on our Plugtopus Services. These cookies enable such companies to track your activity across various sites where they display ads and record your activities so they can show ads that they consider relevant to you as you browse the web. These cookies are anonymous -- they store information about the content you are browsing, but not about who you are.
Cookies also allow us and third parties to know whether you've seen an ad or a type of ad, and how long it has been since you've last seen it. This information is used for frequency capping purposes, to help tailor the ads you see, and to measure the effectiveness of ads.
All the ad companies or networks that we work with have their own privacy policies and offer a mechanism for users to opt out tracking and behavioral targeting available through the ad itself or through the opt out mechanisms listed in the 'How to control or delete cookies' section below. By using our service you agree to the transfer of information third parties collect using cookies outside your country of residence to any country or territory where our advertising companies or ad networks are located or maintain facilities, including but not limited to the United States.
|Social Media Cookies||On some of our Plugtopus Services, third parties that provide applications through our Plugtopus Services may set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of their applications or customize applications for you. For example, when you share an article using a social media sharing button on our Plugtopus Services (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus), the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this. Because of how cookies work, we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by Plugtopus. Some pages of our Plugtopus Services may also contain embedded content, such as video content from YouTube, and these sites may set their own cookies.||Please see the instructions set out in 'How to control or delete cookies' below.|