Effective Date: February 12, 2019
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For more information about Cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
We also may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by our third-party service providers on an individual and aggregated basis.
You have choices about our tracking tools that are not required for our Services to function. The choices you select are browser and device specific.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept Cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Services. To manage or delete browser cookies, please see your browser's privacy settings. To manage or delete Flash cookies, please use the Adobe Flash Player Settings Manager here:
Some internet browsers or other tools include “Do Not Track” (DNT) features that, when turned on, send a signal to websites you visit indicating you do not wish to be tracked across websites over time. However, since no technology standard for DNT signals has been developed or adopted to date, Merriam-Webster does not currently respond to DNT signals.
You can opt out of this Google Analytics Advertiser feature using the Ads Settings located at https://www.google.com/settings/ads. You also can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on to disable tracking by Google Analytics. To delete these cookies, please see your browser's privacy settings or follow the above instructions.
To opt out of behavioral advertising, click here. You also can opt out of being behaviorally targeted by Merriam-Webster (and other companies employing online advertising) via the following options:
If you opt out of interest-based, behaviorally targeted advertising you will continue to receive ads on our free, ad-supported Services, but not behaviorally targeted ads. Also, if you opt out of Merriam-Webster’s practices, you may continue to receive interest-based, behaviorally targeted advertising through other companies.
Below is a detailed list of the Cookies we use on our Services. Our Services are scanned with our Cookie scanning tool regularly to maintain a list as accurate as possible. We classify Cookies in the following categories:
You can learn more about each cookie category (and opt-out of Personalization Cookies) by clicking on the “Cookie Settings” button below: