Cookies and Web Technologies
Certain sections of our site require cookies to be enabled to enhance Web site performance. For example, they provide a secure way for us to verify your identity during your online session, they enable us to personalize your experience on our site, and they help enhance site navigation. Cookies also help us to understand how people use our site so that we can improve site functionality.
When you come to our Web site, our Web server sends a cookie to your computer. Standing alone, cookies do not identify you personally; they merely recognize your browser. For more information and circumstances under which personally identifiable information may be collected and used, please refer back to the Online Privacy Practices.
We use two types of cookies on our Web site, temporary cookies and persistent cookies. Temporary cookies are used to store information during a browser session and will expire automatically when you close your browser. Persistent cookies are used to store information between visits to our Web site and are stored permanently or for a specified length of time.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (e.g., Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is different, so review your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you disable cookies, you will not have access to many features that make your visit to the T. Rowe Price Web site fully functional.
A clear Gif, also known as a Web beacon, is another technology used and functions similar to a cookie. A Web beacon is a tiny invisible graphic that contains a unique identifier; it is very small, about the size of the period at the end of a sentence. Clear Gifs are primarily used in the following ways: 1) to track online Web movements of our users and inform us what content and/or ads are effective, and 2) to track receipt of e-mails to gauge the effectiveness of our communications.
To assist us in measuring the effectiveness of our online advertising, the third parties may supply the anonymous information directly to us or they may use it to produce statistics and reports for us. The third parties may also use the information to service advertisements in the future. Cookies placed by third parties are subject to their respective privacy policies.
For information about opting out of third party cookies, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative website.