Last updated October 3, 2022
A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Cookies may be either first party or third party cookies, and either persistent or temporary (or session) cookies.
First Party Cookies
Those cookies are set by us and called first party cookies.
Third Party Cookies
We also use third party cookies, which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting, for our analytics, advertising, or marketing efforts.
A persistent cookie retains user preferences for a particular website, app or service, allowing those preferences to be used in future use sessions and remains valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).
A temporary cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Pixels and Web Beacons
We or third party partners may use invisible pixels or beacons on our Services to count how many users access or use certain pages, features or content. This information is collected and reported in the aggregate. We may use this information to improve our current Services offerings, develop new products or services, and target information to you that may be helpful and useful to you based upon your use of our Services.
Assisting you in navigation;
Assisting in registration to our events, login, and your ability to provide feedback;
Analyzing your use of our products, services or applications; and
Assisting with our promotional and marketing efforts (including behavioral advertising).
Types of Cookies
Below is a detailed list of the cookies we use through our websites and Services. Our Services are scanned with our cookie scanning tool regularly to maintain a list as accurate as possible. We classify cookies in the following categories:
- Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for our Services to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but as a result, some parts of the site may not work.
- Analytics Cookies
We use analytics cookies to help us improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. Analytics cookies allow us to gather information such as which pages on our websites are the most popular, the websites from which users arrive, or users’ browsing patterns on our website. These cookies collect information in an aggregated form.
- Advertisement Cookies
We use advertisement cookies to facilitate content-sharing and engagement in order to improve your experience. They are also capable of identifying your browser across other sites and adapting the content and messages you see on other websites you visit according to your profile.
- Functional Cookies
We use functional cookies to enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.
- Other Cookies
Other cookies are cookies that do not belong to any other category or are in the processing of categorization.
You have the choice to opt-out of our use of certain cookies and to opt-out of advertising programs and online tracking features as further described below. Note that even if you have opted out of one or more type of tracking technology, data that relates to your use of our websites and services may still be collected for certain purposes (i.e., analytics and operational purposes).
You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser or device. However, if you choose to disable this function, your experience with our services may be impaired and some features may not work as they were intended.
Advertising. If you do not wish to participate in our advertising personalization programs, you can opt-out by following the directions provided within the applicable advertisement, through your Services account settings, or through disabling ad cookies through your browser settings. You may also opt out of receiving interest-based ads from LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google. You will continue to see ads on each platform, but they will not be personalized as a result of your actions on our website. Please visit the links below if you wish to opt out or update your preferences:
Google AdWords: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated?hl=en
Do Not Track
Mobile User Tracking
For mobile users, you have controls in your device operating system that enables you to choose whether to allow cookies or share your advertising ID with companies like us or our advertising service providers. For information on controlling your mobile choices, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org/mobile-choices.