Effective January 15, 2016
What are cookies and similar technologies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website places on your browser. Cookies are used by most websites for security, to learn about and improve upon how users navigate a website, or to enable various features. For example, cookies can allow your browser to remember your password, or determine whether it is your first visit to the website, how long you stayed on each page, or if you were brought to the website from another website, among other features.
Similar technologies, such as web beacons or pixel tags, function through the use of small files, such as a GIF or PNG, that are opened on a page or in an email. The request for these files from a server reveals to the operator of that server (which may be a third party) certain information tracking to the information revealed by a cookie. Pixel tags can be used to create a profile of a specific user, to analyze site usage, or to improve the quality of advertisements delivered to users.
Tracking technologies include locally shared objects (also known as ‘Flash cookies,’) HTML cookies, or other tracking software that stores data on your device on behalf of third parties. These files may be installed through your browser or other software on your computer that is used by your browser. To control the storage of data through such software, you may be required to change your preferences in the software itself, through your browser, or through the use of specialized add-ons or plug ins.
What are session and persistent cookies?
All cookies have a time limit for which they will be stored. Cookies are typically classified as “session cookies” or “persistent cookies” depending on how long they will be stored. Session cookies remain on your browser while you are logged on to a particular website and ‘expire’ or are deleted from your device when (or shortly after) you leave the website, close the browser, or you delete them. Persistent cookies remain on your device for longer periods of time, sometimes indefinitely, or until you delete them.
How can these technologies affect my privacy?
Information from cookies and similar technologies can be aggregated and used to determine patterns of behavior on the website, or more commonly, simply to store your preferences. Sometimes however, cookies can be used to link information about browsing to an identifiable individual, although we do not use them in this way. To learn more about how cookies are generally used and how they can affect your privacy, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
What cookies/technologies do you use and how do you use/share them?
Please note, the specific cookies we use are subject to change without notice. We may use analytics providers who use tools, such as Google Analytics, to enhance our website analytics. See your browser’s settings menu for a list of the cookies currently in use on our Site. You may contact us using the information below if you have questions about any specific cookie or other technology.
We generally use the following types of cookies and similar technologies on our Site:
Essential and functional cookies/technologies: Our Site typically uses certain cookies, web beacons and tracking technologies that enable various operations on the webpage. For example, our Site requests the installation of essential cookies that maintain an active session, or keep you logged in to your account. Our Site may similarly request the installation of a cookie for various functions, for example, if you would like your browser to remember your username or password, or stay logged in after a session has ended. Our use of essential technologies may occur regardless whether you have provided your consent. Our use of functional technologies may occur without your consent, or you may consent implicitly through your use of a particular feature (such as checking a ‘remember me’’ box.) Please note, if your browser does not accept cookies, these features may not work properly or your experience on the site may suffer.
How can I delete cookies or withdraw my consent?
You can control cookies, web beacons and tracking technologies or withdraw your consent to information collection in several ways. First, many browsers allow you to change the settings such that the browser will either allow or block the installation of cookies. You may delete all cookies stored by your browser using your browser’s privacy menu. Further, many modern browsers include a “do not track” feature that may help protect your privacy, although there is no defined response by many websites (including our Site) to a do-not-track request.
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Denver, CO 80202