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WebMD Ignite Cookie Policy

Date Last Updated: April 14th, 2023

WebMD Ignite, Inc. ("WebMD Ignite,” "We," "Us" or "Our") provides this Cookie Policy to users to explain how cookies and similar technologies (collectively, “Cookie(s)”) are used when You visit Our Site. Our “Site” includes www.webmdignite.com, emails We send, Our mobile apps, any other applications owned and operated by WebMD Ignite, third-party websites with which We have an advertising arrangement, and any other services that display this Cookie Policy. This policy explains what these technologies are and how they may be used, as well as options available to You to control their use.

WebMD Ignite reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change this Cookie Policy at any time. If We decide to change the Cookie Policy, We will then post the changes in appropriate places on the Site so that You are aware of the changed Cookie Policy. Your continued use of the Site after the Effective Date for any such changes to the Cookie Policy will be deemed conclusively to constitute Your acceptance of and agreement to the changed Cookie Policy. Consequently, You should frequently review this Privacy Policy.

To the extent any personal information is collected through Cookies, Our Privacy Policy applies and complements this Cookie Policy.

1. What are Cookies?

A “cookie” is a text file that a website sends to a visitor’s browser and is stored on Your computer, mobile phone, tablet, or other connected device (collectively, “Computer”). Cookies can store information about Your visit to and use of Our Site or other websites, can make that information available to Us or third parties, and can help Us offer You functionalities on Our Sites.

We may use other similar technologies, including web beacons (also called “pixels,” “tags,” or “clear GIFs”) and JavaScript, to fulfill similar functions as cookies. A web beacon is often a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a larger or visible image as well), located on a website or in an email or other type of message and retrieved from a website on the Internet. Similarly, our mobile application may integrate “software development kits” (SDKs) provided by Ourselves or third parties. Both web beacons and SDKs are used for similar purposes as cookies, and are treated as “Cookies” for purposes of this Cookie Policy.

When We place and access Cookies on Your Computer, these Cookies are known as “first-party” Cookies. Cookies may also be placed and accessed by third-party advertisers or Our third-party service providers; these are known as “third-party” Cookies. When third-party Cookies are used, third parties may receive information about Your visit to Our Site and use it to present content or advertisements to You on Our Sites, to recognize You and customize Your experience at third-party sites, or for any other purpose described in this Cookie Policy. Additionally, Cookies can either be “persistent” (i.e., they remain on Your Computer until You delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until You close Your browser).

1. Kinds of Cookies We Use

Our Site may use the following types of Cookies:

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are Cookies we use to provide the Site and its services and features, as well as to prevent fraudulent activity, improve security, and for system administration. Without these necessary Cookies, We may not be able to provide the Site or certain services or features to You.
  2. Functionality and Preference Cookies: We may use Cookies to collect information about Your choices and preferences, such as Your user settings, and customize the Site accordingly. For example, WebMD Ignite uses Cookies to recognize registered users and help manage user access privileges to this Site.
  3. Performance Cookies: These Cookies collect information about Your use of the Site and enable Us to track Site usage and traffic patterns, assess the performance of the Site, and improve the way it works. For example, they may show Us frequently visited pages, help Us record any difficulties You have with the Site, show Us whether Our advertising is effective, and help Us estimate the Site’s audience size.
  4. Targeting Cookies: We and third-party advertisers may use Cookies to show advertisements for goods or services targeted to your interests based on information submitted by users to our Site, or inferred by the actions of users of Our Site. These advertisements may display on our Site, on other websites, or in social media networks. Targeting Cookies can also help Us to personalize a user’s viewing experience on this Site or on other third-party sites with which WebMD Ignite has an advertising arrangement, and otherwise help Us provide You with content on the Sites that is tailored to You and Your interests.
  5. Social Media Cookies: We may use Cookies to enable You to log into Our Site or share content from the Sites using Your social media account. Cookies may also help Us place advertisements in social media networks.

1. Options for Managing Cookies

Although most web browsers are initially set up to accept Cookies, if You prefer, You may decline the placement of a Cookie on Your hard drive by using the appropriate feature(s) of Your web browser software (if available) to delete the Cookie. Use your browser’s “Help” function for more information. You can also learn more about Cookies at http://allaboutcookies.org/. Please understand that certain areas within this Site may not function properly if the web browser will not accept Cookies.

You can also use WebMD Ignite’s cookie preference management tool to manage Your cookie preferences for the www.webmdignite.com website. Cookie and Privacy Preferences.

1. Choices Relating to Interest-Based Advertising related to Cookies

WebMD Ignite may work with third party network advertisers to serve advertisements on the Site, or to manage advertising on other websites. These ad-network partners may use Cookies to collect information about your activities on this Site and other websites to provide you with targeted advertising based upon your interests. This enables Us and third parties to target advertisements to You for products and services in which You might be interested.

Some of the advertising networks and other vendors We work with may offer You with the opportunity to “opt-out” from interest-based advertising. To exercise this opt-out, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and https://optout.networkadvertising.org/. Please note that opting out through these mechanisms does not mean You will no longer be served advertising. You will still receive online advertising, but it may not be tailored to your interests, and the websites You visit may still collect information about Your visits.

The WebMD Ignite cookie preference management tool helps you manage whether Cookies on the www.mercuryhealthcare.com website share information about your visit with third parties, including network advertisers.Cookie and Privacy Preferences.

1. Further questions or comments?

WebMD Ignite welcomes your questions and comments about this Cookie Policy. Please send any questions or comments to WebMD Ignite to the email address useragreement@webmdignite.com.