Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browsing device (such as a computer or smartphone) when you visit a website. Cookies can be recognized by the website that downloaded them or other websites that use the same cookies. This helps websites know if the browsing device has visited them before.
Some of our web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes also called clear gifs or pixel tags). Web beacons are usually a small image located on a webpage or email that you are viewing. The request your Internet-connected device makes to fetch the image from the server/computer it is stored on is recorded and provides us with simple information such as the IP address of the computer wanting to view the image, the time the image was viewed, and the type of browser viewing the image. This information is available to any website you visit. We are able to use it to help us deliver cookies, count visits, prevent fraud and to tell if an email or advertisement has been opened and acted upon. In short, cookies work together with web beacons to accomplish the functions and purposes described herein.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like helping us understand how our website is being used, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
The types of cookies used on most websites can generally be put into one of the following categories: strictly necessary, analytics, functionality,
more about the cookies we use from each of the categories below.
The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a "persistent" or "session" cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device after you have finished browsing and until they expire or are deleted.
"First party cookies" are cookies that belong to WashingtonDC, while "third party cookies" are cookies that another party places on your browsing device through our website. Both first party and third party cookies can be analytics, functionality and advertising cookies. Social media cookies are usually placed on your browsing device by a third party.
Our Cookies (first party cookies)
You can use the browser that you are viewing this website with to enable, disable or delete cookies. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" settings). Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access secure areas of the website and other parts of the website may also not work properly.
You can find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings by referring to your browser's technical information, or at third-party information sites like http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
Third Party Cookies
This Policy was last modified on March 15, 2014.