Last updated: July 3, 2018
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What Is a Cookie?
First and third-party cookies: whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie.
- First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g., cookies placed by linuxfoundation.org).
- Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.
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Session cookies: these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
How to Delete and Block our Cookies
Changing your Cookie Settings. The browser settings for changing your cookies settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your internet browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Firefox
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More information. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit https://www.aboutcookies.org/ or http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
What Cookies Do We Use and Why?
The cookies we may use on the Sites may be categorized as follows:
- Strictly necessary
Some cookies may fulfill more than one of these purposes.
‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies let you move around the Sites and use essential features like secure areas. Without these cookies, we cannot provide the requested services.
We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:
- Identify you as being logged in to the Sites and to authenticate you
- Make sure you connect to the right service on our Sites when we make any changes to the way it works
- For security purposes
Accepting these cookies is a condition of using certain functionality of the Sites, so if you prevent these cookies we can’t guarantee how the Sites or the security on the Sites will perform during your visit.
‘Performance’ cookies collect information about how you use the Sites, e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how the Sites work, understand what interests our users and measure the effectiveness of our advertising.
We use performance cookies to:
- Carry out web analytics: Provide statistics on how the Sites are used
- Perform partner and affiliate program tracking: Provide feedback to partners and affiliate program third parties that one of our visitors also visited their site
- Obtain data on the number of users of the Sites that have viewed a part of the Sites
- Help us improve the Sites by measuring any errors that occur
- Test different designs for the Sites
Some of our performance cookies are managed for us by third parties.
‘Functionality’ cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.
We use ‘Functionality’ cookies for such purposes as:
- Remember settings you’ve applied such as layout, text size, preferences and colors
- Remember if we’ve already asked you if you want to fill in a survey
- Remember if you have engaged with a particular component or list on the Sites so that it won’t repeat
- Show you when you’re logged in to the Sites
- To provide and show embedded video content
Some of our functionality cookies are managed for us by third parties.
‘Targeting’ cookies are used to track your visit to the Sites, as well other websites, apps and online services, including the pages you have visited and the links you have followed, which allows us to display targeted ads to you on the Sites.
We may use targeting cookies to:
- Display targeted ads within the Sites, including those displaying our training, certification and event opportunities.
- To improve how we deliver personalized ads and content, and to measure the success of ad campaigns on the Sites.
Additional Information About Third Party Analytics in use on the Sites
Facebook Connect. For more information about what Facebook collects when you use Facebook buttons on the Sites or visit pages on the Sites that include these buttons, please see: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
Twitter. For more information about what Twitter collects when you use Twitter buttons on the Sites or visit pages on the Sites that include these buttons, please see: https://twitter.com/en/privacy.
LinkedIn. For more information about what LinkedIn collects when you use LinkedIn buttons on the Sites or visit pages on the Sites that include these buttons, please see: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
YouTube. For more information about what YouTube collects when you use YouTube buttons on the Sites or visit pages on the Sites that include these buttons, please see: https://www.youtube.com/static?template=privacy_guidelines.
Google+. For more information about what Google collects when you use Google+ buttons on the Sites or visit pages on the Sites that include these buttons, please see: https://policies.google.com/privacy.
Pardot. For more information about what Salesforce collects when you visit certain of the Sites, please see: https://help.salesforce.com/articleView?id=pardot_basics_cookies.htm.
New Relic. For more information about what New Relic collects to assist with performance monitoring for certain of the Sites, please see: https://docs.newrelic.com/docs/browser/new-relic-browser/page-load-timing-resources/new-relic-cookies-used-browser.
Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on; if you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser here.
More Information About Cookies
Internet Advertising Bureau
A guide to behavioral advertising and online privacy that has been produced by the internet advertising industry can be found at http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.
International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom
Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section at http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy.
THIRD PARTY COOKIE LIST
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|.nr-data.net||JSESSIONID||Set by New Relic to assist with performance monitoring.|
|.twitter.com||guest_id||Used to identify you to Twitter. If you do not have a Twitter account or never accessed the Twitter.com website directly then Twitter will assign you a unique code to track your visit to the Twitter feed.|
|.twitter.com||personalization_id||Used by Twitter if you are logged in to Twitter to associate your device with your Twitter account. Twitter may also use this cookie for personalization across devices whether or not you are logged in to Twitter.|
|.twitter.com||syndication_guest_id||Used by Twitter to collect information about users’ browsing behavior for marketing purposes, including digital display and social media advertising.|