Last Revised: May 22, 2018

What Is A Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file (often including a unique identifier), that is sent to a user’s browser from a website's computers and stored on a user’s computer's hard drive or on a tablet or mobile device (collectively, “Computer”). A Cookie stores a small amount of data on your Computer about your visit to the Site.

We may use both session Cookies and persistent Cookies to identify that you’ve logged in to the Services and to tell us how and when you interact with our Services. We may also use Cookies to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on our Services and to customize and improve our Services. Unlike persistent Cookies, session Cookies are deleted when you log off from the Services and close your browser. Although most browsers automatically accept Cookies, you can change your browser options to stop automatically accepting Cookies or to prompt you before accepting Cookies.

We may also use “web beacons” (also known as “clear GIFs” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies on our Site to enable us to know whether you have visited a web page or received a message. A web beacon is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a web page or in an email or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote website on the internet enabling the verification of an individual's viewing or receipt of a web page or message.

A web beacon helps us to understand whether you came to our website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, measure successes of email marketing campaigns and improve our website performance. They may also enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a web page or message to other information about you, including your personal information. In many instances, web beacons rely on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

The information gathered when you interact with BrandStand includes non-personal information collected through technology, which includes tracking information collected by us as well as third parties. By visiting and any of its subsidiary websites you agree to pixel tracking, "cookies", and other similar technologies. We may transmit non-personally identifiable website usage information to third parties in order to show you advertising when you visit other sites. Some third-party services providers that we engage (including third-party advertisers) may also place their own Cookies on your hard drive. Note that this covers only our use of Cookies and does not include use of Cookies by such third parties.

What Cookies Do We Use?
Below we list the different types of Cookies that are used on the Site that you are visiting. To the extent any personal information is collected through first-party Cookies, our Privacy Policy applies and complements this Cookie Policy. Personal information collected through a third-party Cookie is subject to the privacy policy of that third party, and not our Privacy Policy.

Essential Cookies
Essential Cookies enable you to navigate the Site and to use its services and features. Without these necessary Cookies, the Site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like it to and we may not be able to provide the Site or certain services or features.

Prevents XSS.
A first party session cookie that expires on every next page click.

Shows user's decision to opt-in or out of cookie use.
A first party persistent/session cookie that expires within 10 years.

Show which user is in EU GDPR zone.
A first party persistent/session cookie that expires within 10 years.

Helps track user sessions for purpose of not having to login again.
A first party persistent/session cookie that expires within 6 years.

Helps track user sessions.
A first party session cookie that expires within a week.

Preference Cookies
Preference Cookies collect information about your choices and preferences, and allow us to remember language or other local settings and customize the Site accordingly, facilitate site navigation, deliver localized content, language version, deliver customized content and features based on user choices and past browsing, ensure secure use of site, prevent fraudulent use, retain language version, detect mobile use to select appropriate delivery method, record last visit and activity.

Advertising Cookies
Advertising Cookies are set to display targeted promotions or advertisements based upon your interests on the Site or to manage our advertising. These Cookies collect information about your activities on this Site and other websites to provide you targeted advertising.

Analytics Cookies
Analytics Cookies collect information about your use of the Site, and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, Analytics Cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the Site, help us record any difficulties you have with the Site, and show us whether our advertising is effective or not. Analytics Cookies allow us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Site, rather than the usage of a single person. We use information from Analytics Cookies to analyze the Site traffic, but we do not examine this information for individually identifying information. The purpose of Analytics Cookies is to help improve site design and content, as well as analyze browsing activity across sites to establish user profile.

How Do I Manage Cookies?
You can change your Cookie settings above by opting out of all Cookies below. You may refuse or accept Cookies from the Site or any other website at any time by activating settings on your browser. Most browsers automatically accept Cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline Cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline Cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of our Site that depend on Cookies.

Information about the procedure to follow in order to enable or disable Cookies can be found at:

Safari Mobile (iPhone and iPads)
Microsoft Edge

For more information about other commonly used browsers, please refer to this page. Please be aware that if Cookies are disabled, not all features of the Site may operate as intended. To opt-out of participating in Google Analytics data follow the instructions: here.

This Cookie Policy explains how cookies and similar technologies (collectively, “Cookie(s)”) are used when you visit our Site. A “Site” includes our websites (such as, via the Tor Onion Service, open our emails and or access other applications owned and operated by BrandStand, (the “Company,” “our,” or “us”) as well as any other services that display this Cookie Policy (each, a “Site”). This policy explains what these technologies are and why they are used, as well as your right to control their use. If you would like to opt-out of Cookie use, click here and we will make note. If you would like your data removed internally, you will need to contact us and verify your identity to begin the process. This process may take anywhere between 30 days to 3 months after verification has been confirmed. Please note, however, that if you opt-out of Cookie use, you may not be able to access all portions or features of the Services we provide.

We may change this Cookie Policy at any time. Please take a look at the “Last Revised” date at the top of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last revised. Any change in this Cookie Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookie Policy available on or through the Site.