Cookies and How We Use Them
- Authenticating and identifying you on our sites, so we can provide you the services you requested.
- Keeping track of information you have provided to us — for example, when you fill out forms or log in to your Paris Texas Hardware account.
- Remembering your preferences or where you left off in your use of a Paris Texas Hardware website.
- Measuring your use of Paris Texas Hardware sites so that we can improve them, tailor our sites to your likely interests, and conduct market research.
- Understanding your likely interests, so we can provide you more relevant Paris Texas Hardware ads and content on non-Paris Texas Hardware sites and in non-Paris Texas Hardware apps or extensions.
Technologies Similar to Cookies
Technically speaking, cookies are called “HTTP cookies.” There are other technologies that can be used for similar purposes, such as HTML5 Local Storage and local shared objects (LSOs). LSOs are used by the authors of files that are read by Adobe® Flash® Player and the sites hosting those files (learn more about Flash Player and LSOs). We may use HTML5 Local Storage, LSOs, and similar technologies for authenticating you, keeping track of information you have provided to us, and remembering your preferences (see bullet points above).
Web Beacons and Embedded Scripts
Web beacons and embedded scripts are other technologies that we use in our sites, as well as in some of our emails and ads.
Web beacons (or “tags”) are bits of programming code included in web pages, emails, and ads that notify Paris Texas Hardware (or the companies that help us run our business) when those web pages, emails, or ads have been viewed or clicked on.