Last modified September 29th, 2020
A “Cookie” is a small text file that can be stored on and accessed from your device when you visit one of the Sites, to the extent you agree. The other 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 the Sites. This allows the Sites to recognize your device from those of other users of the Sites. The information provided below about Cookies also applies to these other tracking technologies. You can find more information at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
“First party Cookies” are Cookies that belong to Preferred and that Preferred places on your device. “Third-party Cookies” are Cookies that another party places on your device through the Sites. Preferred may contract with third-party service providers to send e-mails to users who have provided us with their contact information. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e-mail communications, and/or to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on, the third-party service providers may place Cookies on the devices of these users. For more information on how these companies collect and use information on our behalf, please refer to their privacy policies as indicated on the Sites.
We use mobile analytics that allow us to better understand the functionality of the Sites on your mobile device. This software may record information such as how often you use the Sites, the events that occur within the Sites, aggregated usage, performance data, and from where you logged into the Sites. In addition to information we collect on the Sites when you use the Sites, we may also collect your city location, device model, OS version, and your user credentials.
This refers to information about your computer and your visits to the Sites such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit, and pages viewed.
Uses of Cookies
One of the primary purposes of Cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a Cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. The Preferred Sites have Cookies that are used to:
- Track who the user is that has logged into the Sites and keep the session so the user can easily navigate and use all the provided features and tools;
- Track user activity in the Sites;
- Analyze and perform tracking to see how the Sites are used and how well they perform;
- Functionality tracking to remember passwords, logins, or other preferences;
- Third-party advertising to collect information to provide targeted advertising; and
- Necessary and technical Cookies to allow Preferred to operate the Sites to allow access and remember previous activity.
The information that we save in a Cookie session may include:
- Email addresses;
- IP address; and/or
- Time zone.
We may also collect information about your computer hardware and software This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, internet service provider (ISP), the files viewed on our Sites (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, clickstream data, access times and referring website addresses.
You have the ability to accept or decline Cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept Cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline Cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline Cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Sites.
If you do not want Cookies to be dropped on your device, you can adjust the setting(s) of your Internet browser to reject the setting of all or some Cookies and to alert you when a Cookie is placed on your device. For further information about how to do so, please refer to your browsers ‘help’, ‘tools’, or ‘edit’ section or see www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all Cookies (including strictly necessary Cookies) you may not be able to access or use all or parts or functionalities of our Sites.
If you want to remove previously stored Cookies, you can manually delete the Cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent the Sites from placing further Cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your Internet browser setting as described above.
For more information on the development of user-profiles and the use of targeting/advertising Cookies, please see www.youronlinechoices.eu if you are located in Europe or www.aboutads.info/choices if in the United States.
Preferred Payments, LLC
4580 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Ste. 300
Westlake Village, CA 91362