Effective on: Apr 2, 2020
Last updated on January 1, 2022
A cookie is a small text file stored on your device that contains information about your browser and online activity. Our Website may also employ a software technology called clear GIFs (a.k.a. web beacons) that helps us better manage content on our Website by informing us what content is effective. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Website users. We may also use local shared objects (a.k.a. "flash cookies"), pixels, or other similar technologies. All of these tracking technologies are collectively referred to as "Tracking Technologies" in this Notice.
"Do-Not-Track" is an optional browser setting that allows you to express your preferences regarding tracking by advertisers and other third-parties. We commit to user privacy by honoring Do Not Track ("DNT") browser settings.
You can alter the configuration of your browser to reject certain types of Tracking Technologies. Note, if you reject certain cookies, you may not be able to access and use all of the features on our Website. You may also set your browser to send a Do Not Track (DNT) signal. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutcookies.org/ and https://allaboutdnt.com/.
You may also control your online behavioral advertising preferences and opt out from having your data processed by certain marketing companies by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ and http://optout.aboutads.info/. Please note that managing these preferences will not turn off internet advertisements in general. You will receive the same amount of advertisements, but it will be less reflective of your interests, as based on your web browsing habits. The opt-out preferences that you set may be nullified if you delete your cookies.
We use both session and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted or removed when you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be retained after you close your browser but have an expiration date.
Some of the cookies placed on your device through our Website are first-party cookies, since they are placed directly by us. Other parties, such as Google, may also set their own (third-party) cookies through our Website. When you visit our Website, those third parties may collect personal data about your online activities over time and across different Internet websites or online services. Please refer to the privacy policies of these third parties to learn more about the way in which they collect and process information about you.
These Tracking Technologies are necessary for our Website to function and cannot be turned off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions you take which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling out forms. You may be able to set your browser to block or alert you about some of these Tracking Technologies. However, if you block these Tracking Technologies some parts of our Website will not work.
|PHPSESSID||Hexasoft (first-party cookie) via the Website||This cookie is used to identify and store user session information.||Session||None|
|first_visit||This cookie is used to store when the user first visited the website.||1 Year|
|AnalyticsSyncHistory||Used to store information about the time a sync with the lms_analytics cookie took place for users in the Designated Countries||1 Month|
|_GRECAPTCHA||google.com (third-party cookie)||Google reCAPTCHA sets a necessary cookie (_GRECAPTCHA) when executed for the purpose of providing its risk analysis||6 Months|
These Preference Technologies may be used on our Website by our advertising partners (or set directly by our advertising partners). They are used to customize webpages for better user experiences.
|lang||ads.linkedin.com (third-party cookie)||This cookie is used to store the user's selected language version of a website.||Session||Click here.|
|__atuvc||Hexasoft (first-party cookie) via the Website||This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. This is believed to be a new cookie from AddThis which is not yet documented, but has been categorised on the assumption it serves a similar purpose to other cookies set by the service.||30 Minutes||None|
These Tracking Technologies allow us, among other things, to count Website visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Website. They help us to know which pages are the most – and least – popular, and see how you move around the Website. If you do not allow these Tracking Technologies, we will not know when you have visited our Website and will not be able to monitor our Website’s performance.
|_ga||Hexasoft (first-party cookie)||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.||2 Years||Click here.|
|_gid||This cookie is used to distinguish users and track their activity during a session.||1 Day|
|bcookie||linkedin.com (third-party cookie)||These cookies are used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.||2 Years||Click here.|
|UserMatchHistory||This cookie is used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.||29 Days|
|IDE||doubleclick.net (third-party cookie)||This cookie is used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||1 Year||Click here.|
|test_cookie||This cookie is used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.||15 Minutes|
|loc||addthis.com (third-party cookie)||Stores the visitors geolocation to record location of sharer||1 Year 1 Month||None|
|uvc||Tracks how often a user interacts with AddThis||1 Year 1 Month|
If we make any material change to this Notice, we will post the revised Notice to our Website and update the "Effective Date" above to reflect the date on which the new Notice became effective.
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