Web Beacons and Cookies

DFS uses certain technology known as "Web beacons" on its Web sites and in some of its e-mails to collect information from visitors and compile aggregate statistical information about how visitors use our Web sites and e-mails, including information relating to the frequency of visits, the average length of visits, which pages are viewed during a visit, and the effectiveness of advertising on our Web sites and e-mails. DFS uses this information to improve the Web site content and performance. No personally-identifiable information is shared with any third party.

DFS uses a permanent cookie file to uniquely identify your computer as you visit the Web site from time to time. No personally-identifiable information is collected or shared with any third party using this cookie. If you ask us to "remember" your user ID, we will also create a permanent cookie for this purpose. In addition, DFS uses a temporary cookie file to recognize your computer as you move from page to page on the Web site. The cookie is deactivated when you conclude your session. Because this cookie is stored only in your computer’s temporary memory, it is deleted when you close your browser software. Most Web browser software allows you to modify your preferences to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject our cookies, some areas of our Web site may not function properly.