Cookies and Similar Technologies Policy

This Cookies and Similar Technologies Policy (the “Cookie Policy”) explains how TCGplayer, Inc. (“TCGplayer”, “we”, “us” or “our”) uses cookies and similar technologies in connection with the website www.TCGplayer.com and any other website that we own or control and which posts or links to this Cookie Policy (collectively, the “Sites”)

What are cookies? Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies serve different purposes, like helping us understand how a site is being used, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your browsing experience.

TCGplayer and its partners may use cookies and/or similar technologies (e.g., web beacons, pixels, tags and JavaScript) to gather information about how our Sites are being used, improve navigation between pages, and to help your browsing experience and use of our Sites.

Our Sites use four broad categories of cookies:

  • session cookies, which expire once you close your web browser;
  • persistent cookies, which stay on your computer or mobile device until you delete them;
  • first party cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device, which we use to recognize your computer or mobile device when it revisits our Sites; and
  • third-party cookies, which are served by service providers or business partners on our Sites, and can be used by these parties to recognize your computer or mobile device when it visits other websites. Third-party cookies can be used for a variety of purposes, including site analytics, advertising, and social media features.

What types of cookies and similar tracking technologies does TCGplayer use on the Sites? Our Sites use cookies and other tracking technologies in the following categories described below:

  1. Advertising
    These cookies are used by advertising companies to collect information about how you use our Sites and other websites over time. These companies use this information to show you ads they believe will be relevant to you within our services and elsewhere, and to measure how the ads perform.

    You can view all technologies within the Advertising category under the “Website Data Collection” preferences link, accessed within the website footer.

    You can control and opt out of Advertising category technologies from this link.

  2. Analytics
    These cookies help us understand how our services are performing and being used. These cookies may work with web beacons included in emails we send to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients.

    You can view all technologies within the Analytics category under the “Website Data Collection” preferences link, accessed within the website footer.

    You can control and opt out of Analytics category technologies from this link.


    To know how to control them, please see ‘your choices’ below.

  3. Essential
    These cookies are necessary to allow the technical operation of our services (e.g., they enable you to move around on a website and to use its features).

    You can view all technologies within the Essential category under the “Website Data Collection” preferences link, accessed within the website footer.

    You can control and opt out of Essential category technologies from this link.

  4. Functionality / performance
    These cookies enhance the performance and functionality of our services.

    You can view all technologies within the Functionality/performance category under the “Website Data Collection” preferences link, accessed within the website footer.

    You can control and opt out of Functionality/performance category technologies from this link.

    To know how to control them, please see ‘your choices’ below.

  5. Social
    These cookies may allow you to log into the Sites or App through your social media account or share content in our sites that you find interesting through third-party social media providers. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.

    You can view all technologies within the Social category under the “Website Data Collection” preferences link, accessed within the website footer.

    You can control and opt out of Social category technologies from this link.

    To know how to control them, please see ‘your choices’ below.

  6. Other technologies
    In addition to cookies, our Sites may use other technologies, such as Flash technology to pixel tags to collect information automatically.

    You can view all technologies under the “Website Data Collection” preferences link, accessed within the website footer.

    You can control and opt out of all technologies from this link.

Browser Web Storage
We may use browser web storage (including via HTML5), also known as locally stored objects (“LSOs”), for similar purposes as cookies. Browser web storage enables the storage of a larger amount of data than cookies. Your web browser may provide functionality to clear your browser web storage.


Mobile Application Software Development Kits (SDKs)
We may use third-party software development kits (“SDKs”) in our mobile applications. A SDK is third-party computer code that may be used for a variety of purposes, including to provide us with analytics regarding the use of our mobile applications, to integrate with social media, add features or functionality to our app, or to facilitate online advertising. SDKs may enable third parties to collect information directly via our App.


Session-replay technologies
We may use products and services provided by Hotjar that employ software code to record users’ interactions with the Services in a manner that allows us to watch DVR-like replays of those user sessions. The replays include users’ clicks, mobile app touches, mouse movements, scrolls and keystrokes/key touches during those sessions. These replays help us diagnose usability problems and identify areas for improvement. You can learn more about Hotjar here and you can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our Sites and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites at https://www.hotjar.com/policies/do-not-track/.

 

Your choices. Your options for controlling what information cookies and similar technologies collect about you include:

  • Blocking cookies in your browser. Most browsers let you remove or reject cookies. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser settings. Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, the Sites may not work properly. For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. If you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our Sites. For example, we may not be able to recognize your computer or mobile device and you may need to log in every time you visit our Sites.
  • Third-party opt-out option. You can opt-out of interest-based advertising through some of the third parties listed in the chart above by using the corresponding third-party opt-out tool provided in the chart.
  • Industry association opt-outs. You may opt out of receiving interest-based advertising on websites through members of the Network Advertising Initiative by clicking here or the Digital Advertising Alliance by clicking here. You may opt out of receiving targeted advertising in mobile apps through participating members of the Digital Advertising Alliance by installing the AppChoices mobile app, available here, and selecting the user’s choices. Please note that we also may work with companies that offer their own opt-out mechanisms and may not participate in the opt-out mechanisms linked above.
  • Blocking advertising ID use in your mobile settings. Your mobile device settings may provide functionality to limit use of the advertising ID associated with your mobile device for interest-based advertising purposes.

For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. If you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our Sites. For example, we may not be able to recognize your computer or mobile device and you may need to log in every time you visit our Sites.

If you choose to opt-out of targeted advertisements, you will still see advertisements online, but they may not be relevant to you. Even if you do choose to opt out, not all companies that serve online behavioral advertising are included in this list, and so you may still receive some cookies and tailored advertisements from companies that are not listed.

For more information about how we collect, use and share your information, see our Privacy Policy.

Changes. Information about the cookies we use may be updated from time to time, so please check back on a regular basis for any changes.

Questions. If you have any questions about this Cookie Policy, please contact us here.

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