Last Updated, March 8, 2017
What Cookies Are
The type of Cookie commonly referred to as a ‘cookie’ is a small piece of text, often consisting of a string of numbers and letters that uniquely identifies your device, but can contain other information. The cookie is sent to your browser by a website you visit and helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer when you have gone offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser. A website may set a cookie to the browser if the browser’s preferences allow it. A browser only permits a website to access the cookies that it has set, not those set by other websites.
In accordance with the Digital Advertising Alliance Principles, Intuit also uses advertising networks and other third parties to display advertising on our websites or to manage our advertising on other sites. To support that activity, our third party partners may place Cookies on our services and unaffiliated websites in order to serve advertisements that may be relevant to you based on your browsing activities and interests, and to determine the effectiveness of such advertisements.
We use web beacons to help deliver cookies on our websites, count users who have visited those websites and deliver co-branded services that you have ordered. We also include web beacons in our promotional email messages or newsletters to determine whether you open and act on them, which helps us to deliver content to you that you find useful and informative. We may employ Flash cookies in certain situations where we use Flash to provide some content such as video clips or animation.
Our services may also contain Cookies (web beacons or other technologies) from third-party analytics providers, which help us compile aggregated statistics about the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns or other operations.