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When you use any of the CR Products, including our websites and mobile products and services, we or our service providers may collect tracking information through cookies, web beacons and other technical methods. These technical methods help us to analyze the traffic patterns on the CR Products and to measure site effectiveness or use of our other products and services, such as mobile applications. For example, we or our service providers use them to measure such information as the frequency with which our users visit various parts of our websites, how long the average user spends on our websites or which pages or features get the most attention. They may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to our service providers, and allow us to make our websites and other products and services, and any e-mails you have agreed to receive, more relevant to you.
We work with Flurry to provide analytics in connection with our mobile applications. For more information about Flurry's privacy practices, please visit To opt out of Flurry Analytics tracking used with our mobile applications visit
We use "cookies" to store, and sometimes to track, usage information. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie contains a unique number that allows our websites to recognize your computer. 
We use both temporary and persistent cookies. A temporary cookie tracks visitor activity during a session or visit and expires when you close your browser. We use them to provide continuity for your visit as you visit website pages. Persistent cookies store a unique credential that allows us to automatically log you back in if you are a subscriber so you don't have to re-enter your user name and password each time you visit. We or our service providers may use flash cookies, for example, for user authentication and fraud detection purposes.
We use web beacons on some of our website pages in conjunction with cookies to compile statistics about site usage. web beacons are small pieces of code that are embedded on the pages of websites or applications so we can detect when they have been viewed. We also use web beacons in HTML e-mails that we send our visitors to determine whether our recipients have opened those e-mails and/or clicked on links in those e-mails. 
On their own, cookies and web beacons do not contain or reveal any personally identifiable information. However, if you choose to furnish Consumer Reports with personally identifiable information, this information can be associated with the data collected using the cookies or web beacons.
Cookies and web beacons placed on sites where Consumer Reports has run an ad allow the site to recognize the computer when it is used to return to that site, or to measure advertising response.  This data is not linked to personal data in any Consumer Reports databases.
The Help function on most browsers contains information on how to set your browser to notify you before accepting cookies or to disable cookies entirely. However, if you don't accept cookies, you won't be able to take advantage of various features on our websites that are available to other visitors.

For more information, please read our complete Privacy Policy.