Date last updated: 05/25/2021
1. What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on your device (e.g. computer, mobile phone, tablet) when you browse websites. Other technologies, including data we store on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, are used for similar purposes. They are widely used in order to make websites work or work in a better, more efficient way. In this policy, we refer to all of these technologies as cookies.
- Make our Platform work as you would expect
- Improve the speed/security of the Platform
- Recognize you when you revisit our Platform. This helps us to personalize our content for you, greet you by your name, and note your preferences (functionality cookies)
- Recognize how many visitors visit our Platform and how they behave when they are here. This helps us to improve the functionality of our Platform, e.g. by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for (analytic/performance cookies)
- Capture your visit to our Platform, which pages you visit, and which links you click on. We will use this information to better tailor our Platform, and the advertising we show you, to your interests. If you have given us your permission to send you marketing emails, we may also use this information to send you personalized marketing emails (targeting cookies)
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook or Instagram
3. How can I manage cookies?
You can configure your browser to decline some or all cookies. Please note that by deleting cookies or disabling future cookies, you may be unable to access certain areas or features of our website. For information on how to adjust or change your browser settings, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
If you use multiple devices to access our Platform (e.g. smartphone, tablet, computer, etc.), you must ensure that each browser is adapted to each device in accordance with your cookie preferences. If you adjust your cookie settings, this will also affect the other websites you visit.
We utilize Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to track user information such as user location as inferred from IP address, the amount of time a visitor spends on our Platform, which pages are more frequently accessed, how the Platform is accessed (either directly, a search engine, or from a link), what sort of software is used (e.g.: operating system, browser type, etc.), as well as demographics. Google Analytics uses IP addresses to determine unique visitors and general geolocation data. Google offers an opt-out mechanism here (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/) and offers the ability to alter your ad settings here (https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous).
4. Which specific cookies do you use?
Store and/or access information on a device
Actively scan device characteristics for identification
Your device can be identified based on a scan of your device's unique combination of characteristics.
Ensure security, prevent fraud, and debug
The information collected through cookies can be used to monitor for and prevent fraudulent activity and ensure systems and processes work properly and securely.
Match and combine offline data sources
Link different devices
Receive and use automatically sent device characteristics for identification
Your device might be distinguished from other devices based on information it automatically sends, such as IP address or browser type.