Tracking Technologies Notice

TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES NOTICE

Last Updated: October 02, 2019

Discovery Digital Ventures, LLC, an affiliate of Discovery Communications, LLC, and its subsidiaries and affiliated entities (“Discovery,” “we” or “us”), along with our advertising partners and service providers, use cookies and similar technologies on our websites, mobile and connected tv applications (collectively, the “Services”). This Tracking Technologies Notice is part of our commitment to tell you how information about you is collected, used, and shared when you interact with the Services. This Tracking Technologies Notice provides additional detail about:

  1.   TYPES OF COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES USED ON THE SERVICES
  2.   HOW WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
  3.   HOW OUR ADVERTISING PARTNERS USE TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
  4.   YOUR CHOICES (MANAGING COOKIES AND HOW TO OPT-OUT)
  5.   NOTICE CONCERNING DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS
  6.   HOW TO CONTACT US

This Notice is part of the Food Network Kitchen Privacy Notice, available here.

1.    AN EXPLANATION OF THE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES WE USE ON THE SERVICES

Like many companies, we use tracking technologies on our Services. Below are some examples of the types of tracking technologies that may be used, depending on how you access and interact with the Services.

Web browser
cookies

A cookie is a data file placed on a computer when it is used to visit the Services. Cookies generally contain information that is associated with your web browser, information such as website preferences, login information, or a user ID.  This information enables online services to recognize you as you interact with or revisit the service.

“First party cookies” are cookies that are set by the domain that you are visiting. When you visit websites in the Discovery network of sites, we serve cookies set in the domains of the sites you are visiting and in Discovery domains.

“Third party cookies” are cookies served by our advertising partners, advertising networks, and analytics providers when you interact with the sites.We do not permit third party cookies to use cookies or similar technologies to collect information that personally identifies you, such as your name, email address or other personal contact information.

“Session cookies” are stored for the duration of your visit.

“Persistent cookies” continue to be stored after you leave the Services, and may be kept for weeks, or even years.  

Some of the cookies we use may be “flash” cookies.  A flash cookie is a data file placed on a computer via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built-in to or downloaded by you to your computer.  These cookies may not be deleted when your cookies are deleted or disabled. Please check your browser to determine where these types of cookies are stored and how they may be deleted or disabled.

Tracking technologies

The Services may contain web beacons/GIFs, pixels, page tags, embedded scripts and other tracking technologies. These technologies consist of small transparent image files or other web programming code that record how you interact with the Services. They are often used in conjunction with web browser cookies or other identifiers associated with your device.

Device Identifiers

We may collect your IP address or another unique identifier for the particular device you use to access the Internet or the Service.

Mobile Advertising Identifiers 

We and our third-party service providers may receive an advertising identifier that is assigned to your device if you access the Services through a mobile app.

Cross Device Tracking

If you use different devices (such as your home computer, laptop, mobile device, connected television and/or other smart device) to access our Services, we may be able to associate you with each of your devices through deterministic (such as logging in to an account or service on multiple devices) or probabilistic (such as making reasonable inferences based on the collection of non-personal information about the devices you use) fingerprinting technologies.

Precise Location Information

If you access one of our mobile apps, you may be given the option to share information about your precise location with us. If you agree, we may collect location information that is provided through the GPS functionality on your mobile device. We use this information and may share it with our advertising partners to present information and advertising that is of relevance to you based on where you are. 

2.     HOW WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

We and third parties may use cookies and tracking technologies when you interact with the Services for a variety of reasons, as described in detail, below.

Generally

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to record your preferences, to track the use of our Services and your exposure to our online advertisements, to monitor traffic, to improve the Services, to make the Services easier to use, including remembering your preferences and settings, and to make the Services more relevant to you.

Analytics

We use tracking technologies to count visitors to the Services, to monitor how users navigate the Services, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many articles or links were actually viewed, and other analytic purposes.

Advertising

We, or advertising companies working on our behalf, may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect information about your interactions with Services, to provide interest-based advertisements on the Services, other Discovery services, and unaffiliated services, and to measure the effectiveness of advertisements.

3.    HOW OUR ADVERTISING PARTNERS USE TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

We permit third parties such as advertising technology companies to serve advertisements for third party products and services.  These companies use cookies and similar technologies to collect information about your interactions with the Services and other websites, mobile applications, and other connected services and use that information to display ads that are more likely to be relevant to you and to understand how users respond to those ads.

4.     YOUR CHOICES (MANAGING COOKIES AND HOW TO OPT-OUT)

In many instances, you have choices about the information you provide and how we use your information.  These choices, and any related consequences, are described in detail below.

Cookies

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to disable or reject cookies. If you delete your cookies or if you set your browser to decline cookies, some features of the Services may not work or may not work as designed.

Targeted Ads on the Services

Many of the third-party advertisers that place tracking tools on our Services are members of programs that offer you the ability to opt out of the use of information about your web browsing behavior for purposes of showing ads that are targeted to your interests.  You can learn more about the choices offered by these companies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative and the Digital Advertising Alliance.

Please note that opting-out of interest-based advertising by companies that participate in these programs does not mean that you will not receive advertising while using our Services or on other websites or online services, nor will it prevent the receipt of interest-based advertising from third parties that do not participate in these programs.  In addition, opting out may still allow the collection of usage data for certain purposes (e.g., research, analytics and for internal online services operation purposes).  

If your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit this opt-out page, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different computer or change web browsers, your NAI or DAA opt-out may not, or may no longer, be effective.

Adobe Cross-Device Tracking

We participate in the Adobe Marketing Cloud Device Co-op to better understand how you use our Services across the various devices you use, and to deliver tailored promotions.  You can visit https://cross-device-privacy.adobe.com to learn more about how Adobe does this and to manage your choices relating to this linking of devices.

Nielsen’s Digital Measurement Products

We also use The Nielsen Company’s digital measurement products on our Services, which will allow you to contribute to market research, such a Nielsen TV Ratings.  Please visit Nielsen's Digital Measurement Privacy Policy page at www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information about the measurement software and to learn about your choices with regard to Nielsen's measurement products.

Mobile Device Tracking

You can opt out of the use of information about your mobile app usage by certain advertising companies through your device settings (“Limit Ad Tracking” on Apple devices and “Opt Out of Personalized Ads” on Android devices).    

5.     NOTICE CONCERNING DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS

Your browser or device may include “Do Not Track” functionality. How browsers communicate the Do Not Track signal is not yet uniform, so a standard technological response has not yet been developed by the policy and technological communities. For this reason, we do not respond to Do Not Track signals currently. Our information collection and disclosure practices, and the choices that we provide, will continue to operate as described in this Tracking Technologies Notice and in our Privacy Notice, whether or not a Do Not Track signal is received.

6.     HOW TO CONTACT US

For any questions regarding this Tracking Technologies Notice or Discovery’s privacy practices, please contact us at privacy_policy@discovery.com.