Last Updated: January 12, 2021
A cookie is a small text file that can be stored on and accessed from your device when you visit the Site. Other tracking technologies in place work similarly to cookies and place small data files on your devices or monitor your website activity to enable us to collect information about how you use the Site. This allows the Site to recognize your device from those of other users of the Site. The information provided below about cookies also applies to these other tracking technologies. You can find more information at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
To administer the Site and for research purposes, Connect also has contracted with third-party service providers to track and analyze statistical usage and volume information from Site users. These third-party service providers use persistent cookies to help us to improve the user experience, manage our Site content, and analyze how users navigate and utilize the Site.
First and Third-party Cookies
“First party cookies” are cookies that belong to Connect and that Connect places on your device. “Third-party cookies” are cookies that another party places on your device through the Site. Connect may contract with third-party service providers to send e-mails to users who have provided us with their contact information. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e-mail communications, and/or to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on, the third-party service providers may place cookies on the devices of these users.
Session Cookies. Session cookies are temporary and deleted from your machine when your web browser closes. We use session cookies to help us track internet usage as described above.
The data collected by the Site and/or through cookies that may be placed on your computer will not be kept for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes mentioned above.
Our cookies are used for the following purposes:
|Strictly Necessary/Technical||These cookies are necessary to allow us to operate the Site so you may access them as you have requested. These cookies, for example, enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and secure the Site.|
|Analytical/Performance||These cookies are used by us or third-party service providers to analyze how the Site is used and how they are performing. For example, these cookies track what pages are most frequently visited, and from what locations our visitors come from.|
|Functionality||These cookies let us operate the Site in accordance with the choices you make. These cookies permit us to “remember” you in-between visits.|
If you do not want cookies to be dropped on your device, you can adjust the setting of your Internet browser to reject the setting of all or some cookies and to alert you when a cookie is placed on your device. For further information about how to do so, please refer to your browser ‘help’ / ‘tool’ or ‘edit’ section or see www.allaboutcookies.org.
If you want to remove previously-stored cookies, you can manually delete the cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent the Site from placing further cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your Internet browser setting as described above.
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