Most Internet browsers support cookies; however, users can set their browsers to decline certain types of cookies or specific cookies. Further, users can delete cookies at any time.
What kind of cookies do we use?
We use the following categories of cookie:
Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are those that are essential for our sites to work in the way you have requested. Although many of our sites are open, that is, they do not require registration; we may use strictly necessary cookies to control access to some of our community sites, whitepapers or online events such as webinars; as well as to maintain your session during a single visit. These cookies will need to reset on your browser each time you register or log in to a gated area. If you block these cookies entirely, you may not be able to access gated areas. We may also offer you the choice of a persistent cookie to recognize you as you return to one of our gated sites. If you choose not to use this “remember me” function, you will simply need to log in each time you return.
Category 2: Performance Cookies
Performance cookies, often called analytics cookies, collect data from visitors to our sites on a unique, but anonymous basis. The results are reported to us as aggregate numbers and trends. LTI allows third-parties to set performance cookies. We rely on reports to understand our audiences, and improve how our websites work.
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), which in turn uses performance cookies. Information generated by the cookies about your use of our website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers Worldwide.
Category 3: Functionality Cookies
We may use site performance cookies to remember your preferences for operational settings on our websites, so as to save you the trouble to reset the preferences every time you visit. For example, the cookie may recognize optimum video streaming speeds, or volume settings, or the order in which you look at comments to a posting on one of our forums. These cookies do not identify you as an individual and we don’t associate the resulting information with a cookie that does.
Category 4: Social Media Cookies
If you use social media or other third-party credentials to log in to our sites, then that other organization may set a cookie that allows that company to recognize you. The social media organization may use that cookie for its own purposes. The Social Media Organization may also show you ads and content from us when you visit its websites.
Also, if you use a social media-sharing button or widget on one of our sites, the social network that created the button will record your action for its own purposes.
Please read through each social media organization’s privacy and data protection policy to understand its use of its cookies and the tracking from our sites, and also how to control such cookies and buttons.
Category 5: Targeting/Advertising Cookies
We use tracking and targeting cookies, or ask other companies to do so on our behalf, to send you emails and show you online advertising, which meet your business and professional interests. If you have registered on our websites, we may send you emails, tailored to reflect the interests you have shown during your visits.
We ask third-party advertising platforms and technology companies to show you our ads after you leave our sites (retargeting technology). This technology allows us to make our website services more interesting for you. Retargeting cookies are used to record anonymized movement patterns on a website. These patterns are used to tailor banner advertisements to your interests. The data used for retargeting is completely anonymous, and is only used for statistical analysis. No personal data is stored, and the use of the retargeting technology is subject to the applicable statutory data protection regulations.
We also work with companies to reach people who have not visited our sites. These companies do not identify you as an individual, instead rely on a variety of other data to show you advertisements, for example, behavior across websites, information about individual devices, and, in some cases, IP addresses.
Other Type of Cookies
We only use cookie types that fall into the categories listed above. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have found cookies that are not listed above.
How do I turn off cookies?
All modern browsers allow you to turn off cookies or stop accepting cookies. You can usually find the settings to do so in the “Options” or “Preferences” menu of the browser on your device, or you can use the “Help” option for more details. Please remember that turning off some cookies may result in our sites not working as intended.