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Last updated: December 14, 2018
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Services or a third-party to recognize you and remember things like your personalized details or user preferences. They also help us learn more about how you use and access our Services so that we can make improvements and update product features.
Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
When you use and access the Services we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser. We use both session and persistent cookies on the Services and we use the following types of cookies to run the Services:
These cookies are essential in helping you move around the Services and use their features, such as accessing secure areas of our community engagement platform and mobile apps. Some examples of the essential cookies we use include:
- Identifying you as being signed in to the Services and keeping you logged in throughout your session so that you don’t need to sign in each and every time you visit.
- Authenticating users to prevent unauthorized access to the Services or fraudulent use of user accounts.
These cookies allow websites and applications to remember choices you make and provide enhanced and personalized features, so that we can improve your experience of the Services and make sure that your settings are remembered correctly. Some examples of the preference cookies we use include:
- Remembering your preferences and settings, such as your language preference.
- Remembering that you have accessed the Services before so that any messages intended for first-time users are not displayed to you.
In some parts of the Services, we may include embedded content, for example from YouTube. When you visit a page with embedded content, the service provider (e.g. YouTube) may set its own cookies on your web browser to track the success of their application or to customize their application to you.
Cookies and other similar technologies, such as beacons, pixels and tags, help us market more effectively to users that we believe may be interested in our Services. They also help provide us with aggregated auditing, research and reporting, and know when content has been shown to you.
Social Media Functionality
Where you see the option to ‘share’ or ‘like’ content in the Services, the relevant social media company may set its own cookies. We also use Facebook’s commenting tool in the news section of our Services, and Facebook may set their own cookies if you use this feature.
We do not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. You should check the third-party websites for more information about these cookies. Some of the third parties who set cookies on our Services include (but are not limited to): Facebook, Google Analytics, Twitter, YouTube, Hotjar, HubSpot, AddThis and Bluekai.
How to controle your cookies
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer through the Services, or store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
Managing analytics cookies
It is possible to opt out of having your browsing activity recorded by analytics cookies. We use the following analytics providers and you can opt out of their cookies by clicking on the following links.
Where can you find more information about cookies
You can learn more about cookies by visiting the following third-party websites:
- AllAboutCookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
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