Last Updated: December 14, 2022
A ‘Cookie’ is a small file which is created by a website and stored on your device. Often Cookies contain a string of numbers and letters that uniquely identifies your device, but can contain other information. Cookies serve many different purposes, including to help remember your preferences or allow our Services to function.
There are different types of Cookies:
Cookies are “persistent”, “permanent” or “session”:
Cookies can also be “first-party” or “third-party”:
Web beacons (also known as pixel tags or clear GIFs) are small graphic images that are used in connection with the provision of our Services and which typically work in conjunction with Cookies to track the use of an online service by its users. For example, when we send you emails, web beacons allow us to track if you opened the emails and clicked links to measure campaign performance and improve features.
Similar technologies are technologies which enable the entity using it to track your user behavior. This can be done by HTML5 Local Storage, pixels, tags, Flash Cookies (also known as “local shared objects” or “LSOs”), and other web application software methods, all of which store information in your browser or device. We may employ Flash Cookies in certain situations where we use Flash to provide some content such as video clips or animation.
Essential: These Cookies are required to provide you with the services and features available through our site. Because these Cookies are necessary to deliver the site, they cannot be turned off.
Functional: These Cookies are used to enhance the functionality of the site. They help us to customize the site and application (where applicable) for you in order to enhance your experience. Although important, these Cookies are not required for your use of the site. Without these Cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
Analytics: These Cookies collect information to help us understand how you engage with our website, such as how the site is being used, or to measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. These Cookies help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and to see how visitors move around the site. These Cookies may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages.
Advertising: These Cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests. They also perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests. By turning this functionality off, you may still see ads about Intuit’s products and services, but those ads may be more frequent and less relevant to you and your needs.
Please note that even if you opt-out of Cookies or interest-based advertising, you will still receive advertisements, they just won't be tailored to your interests. Also, if you opt-out or later delete your Cookies, use a different browser, or use a new or different device, you may need to renew your Cookie preferences. It could also affect the availability and functionality of our Services.
Many devices and internet browsers are set to automatically accept Cookies. Information on changing your browser settings to opt-out of Cookies can be found in your browser settings. If you use different devices to access our Services, you will need to ensure that each browser of each device is set to your Cookie preferences.
Most mobile operating systems provide you an option in the device settings to limit ad tracking associated with the device ID they may share with us. Please reference your mobile operating system’s help center to learn more.
To find out more about Cookies, including how to see what Cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie or www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that Intuit has no affiliation with, and is not responsible for, these third party websites.
Please note that not all browsers provide the ability to remove Flash Cookies. You can restrict or block Flash Cookies through the Adobe website and links for doing so are included below. As with any Cookie, if you do restrict Flash Cookies, there may be some features of our Services that you won't be able to use.
The following websites provide choices to opt-out of tracking through certain third-party advertising and analytics Cookies:
Visitors from the EU can decide whether to accept Cookies when using our Services. However, we will still need to add some Cookies to allow our Services to operate. If you are an Intuit Quickbooks customer, you can manage the Cookies in our Services at any time by clicking on the link “Manage Cookies” in the footer of our EU websites. You can also delete Cookies from your browser or device at any time.