|Type of cookie||What it does||How to block|
|Cookies necessary for essential MS Services purposes||These cookies are essential to provide you with the MS Services available through the MS 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 MS Services to you. These cookies mean that when you continue to use or come back to the MS Services, we can provide you with our MS 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 MS 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 MS Services. For example, these cookies allow us to:
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You can opt-out through Google Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (for example, the NAI's consumer opt-out listed above). Google also provides a Google Analytics opt-out plug-in for the web
Please also see the instructions set out in 'How to control or delete cookies' below.
|Advertising and Tracking Cookies||
As you use our MS Services, you will notice that they feature advertising. We allow third party companies, including advertising companies and ad networks, to place cookies on our MS 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.
|Social Media Cookies||On some of our MS Services, third parties that provide applications through our MS 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 MS 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 Mindspark. Some pages of our MS 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.|