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Managing Cookies

Whether cookies are placed on your computer or mobile device is something you can control. This section describes how you can manage the cookies that are placed on your computer or mobile device by CBS Interactive and third parties.

Managing Third Parties' Behaviorally Targeted Advertising on Your Computer.

A number of the companies that use cookies to collect information about your online activities using web-based advertising are members of the Network Advertising Initiative("NAI"). The NAI offers a single location to opt out of receiving tailored ads from member companies. To opt out of information collection by NAI member companies, or to obtain information about the technologies they use or their own privacy policies, please visit the NAI consumer opt out page. Also, through the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA"), several media and marketing associations have developed an industry self-regulatory program to give consumers a better understanding of and greater control over ads that are customized based on their online behavior across different websites. To learn more and make choices about interest-based ads from participating third parties, please visit the DAA consumer opt out page, European DAA online choice page and Australian DAA online choice page.

If you opt out of having your information used to deliver advertisements tailored to your interests, you will continue to see advertisements on our Services, but these advertisements may not be as relevant to you.

Adjusting Your Browser Settings.

You have the option to set your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, notify you when a cookie is set, and delete cookies periodically (including third party behaviorally targeted advertising cookies). Each browser is different, so please refer to the guide below, which describes how to set the cookie options on a number of different browser types. If your browser is not listed below, please visit All About Cookies where you may find more information about your specific browser, or select the "Help" menu in your browser.

Web beacons are generally used in conjunction with cookies, so if your browser is set to reject cookies, or if you delete cookies, web beacons will not be able to track your activity as you navigate between web-sites.
It is up to you whether to allow us or third parties to send you cookies, but if you block cookies, you may not be able to view or access some or all of a CBS Interactive Service or other websites.

Below you'll find directions to help you disable cookies in some of the most popular desktop browsers and mobile browsers.


Mozilla Firefox version 3.5 or later

• In the "Tools" menu, select "Options"
• Under the "Firefox will:" dropdown, select "Use custom settings for history"
• Uncheck the "Accept Cookies from Sites" box to block all cookies Or
• Click the "Exceptions" button to enter specific websites that you wish to allow/disallow to set cookies

Internet Explorer version 6 or later

• In the "Tools" menu, select "Internet Options"
• Click the "Privacy" tab
• Move the "Settings" slider up or down to adjust your cookie acceptance settings (moving the slider all the way to the top will block all cookies) Or
• Click the "Sites" button to enter specific websites that you wish to allow/disallow to set cookies

Google Chrome version 4 or later

• Click the wrench icon in the top right of your browser window
• Select "Options"
• Click the "Under the Hood" tab
• Click the "Content Settings" button
• Click the option to "Block sites from setting any data" to block all cookies Or
• Click the "Exceptions" button to enter specific websites that you wish to allow/disallow to set cookies

Safari version 4 or later

• Click the geared wheel icon in the top right of your browser window.
• Select "Preferences"
• Select the "Security" tab
• Under "Accept Cookies:", click the "Never" option to block all cookies

Disabling cookies in popular mobile browsers

Mobile Safari

• From your home screen on your iPhone or iPad, click "Settings"
• Click on "Safari"
• Click on "Accept Cookies"
• Select "Never" to block all cookies

Android for Mobile

• From within the Android browser, hit the menu key.
• Select "More"
• Select "Settings"
• Uncheck the "Accept Cookies" option to block all cookies

Opera Mini on a Blackberry device

• From within the Opera Mini browser, press the menu key.
• Scroll down to access the drop down menu of options
• Select "Settings"
• Select "Privacy"
• Change the "Accept cookies" option to "Off" to block all cookies

Managing Flash Cookies

Flash cookies, also called local shared objects (LSOs), function similarly to standard cookies except that they are often larger and are downloaded to a computer or mobile device by the Adobe Flash Player. In some cases, these Flash cookies can be managed through browser settings. Adobe also provides a means of controlling Flash cookies on its Flash Player: Setting Manager page.

Managing Cookies on CBS Interactive Mobile Applications

CBS Interactive may place cookies on your mobile device if you download CBS Interactive applications, ("Apps"). These cookies are used for many of the same purposes identified in the Cookies, Web Beacons and Other Similar Technologies section of this Privacy Policy. You may be provided with an opportunity to reject cookies before downloading a CBS Interactive App, but by downloading an App you will be deemed to have consented to the collection of information from your mobile device.
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