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Cookies are small text files sent from a website to your browser’s memory that help make your online experience more efficient and relevant to your interests. Cookies have many different jobs. For example, they allow us and our service providers to identify returning visitors and tell us things such as how many people visited our websites, the pages that were accessed, and whether there were any technical problems in loading pages. We also use cookie information for security purposes and to display information more effectively. By collecting this information, we learn what parts of our websites and services are the most interesting or valuable to our visitors, and can monitor overall interest in, and functioning of, our websites and services. Cookies also help to ensure that advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests, and we may use cookies to track responses and views of our advertisements.

There are other technologies that are similar to cookies, such as web beacons, which are also known as internet tags, pixels and clear GIFs. These technologies function like cookies, and we refer to cookies and these similar technologies collectively as “cookies” for purposes of this Cookie Notice.

You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Some cookies can collect personal information, including information you disclose like your username, or other identifiers that are collected together with your browsing history and activity, to deliver more relevant content and understand your preferences. For further details on the cookies we use and allow, please visit our Privacy Preferences Center.

Does COGENCY GLOBAL use cookies on its websites?

Yes. Like virtually all websites and online services, our websites and services use cookies. Some of the cookies we use are temporary, and are discarded as soon as you end your session or close your web browser. Other cookies, called persistent cookies, remain on your computer’s hard drive for longer periods of time, after which they expire, or until you delete them.

Further, some of the cookies on our websites are first-party cookies, meaning that we create and place them on your computer or device when you visit our websites or use our online services. Other cookies, known as third-party cookies, are placed on your computer or device when you visit our websites or use our online services, but are stored by other service providers or third-party domains cookies and used to measure audiences, limit repeat advertisements to use, and customize content or advertising. We restrict the use of third-party cookies to trusted partners. These companies have their own privacy policies and data collection practices. The purpose of the third-party cookies is to provide audience-measurement, limit repeat advertisements shown to you, social-sharing functions, to customize content, or personalize advertising.

What are the types of cookies that websites use?

There are four general categories of cookies that are used on websites:

Strictly necessary (also known as required or essential) cookies: These cookies are required to move around a website and use its features, such as browsing as a registered user or fraud detection. Our websites and services use strictly necessary cookies. These are essential for our sites and services to work properly. You may be able to block these cookies through your browser settings, but some parts of the websites and services may not function properly.

Functional cookies: We use cookies to enable our websites and services to remember choices made by website visitors and services users (such as email address, language or region) and provide enhanced, more personal features. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our website.  This allows websites to improve user experience.

Performance cookies: We use cookies to understand how visitors use our websites, including the number of visitors browsing our sites and services or a particular section of a site, where visitors navigate to our websites and services from, the pages visitors go to most often, and whether they experience error messages. The information that we gather through performance cookies is used to improve how our sites and services work, to help us evaluate website usage, makes our marketing more relevant, and improves your experience. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our websites or services, and will not be able to monitor their performance or make improvements that make it more useful to you.

Tools that perform website analytics, such as Google Analytics, use performance cookies to generate reports about a website's traffic and the sources of that traffic. They can also be used to recognize you across platforms and devices. These tools tell website owners how many visitors came to their website, and whether those visitors came to the website after clicking on a link in a search engine or via another referral source. In this way, the website is able to evaluate website traffic as well as the ways to increase website traffic. Like virtually all websites, we use performance cookies, including Google Analytics.

Targeting cookies: We use cookies to deliver online and digital advertising and marketing content, such as via email and on third-party sites and platforms that may be more relevant to your interests based on activity from your browsing activities across the internet. They may also be used to limit the number of times visitors see an advertisement and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns or for audience matching services to reach people (or people with similar characteristics) who have visited our websites or services or are identified in one or more of our databases. We use targeting cookies. We do not serve third-party advertisements to you on our websites or services. But, we do set targeting cookies on our sites and services to help us promote Cogency Global’s products and services to you. We also allow certain third parties to place cookies on our websites and services, and information collected via these cookies is used to provide you with information that may be of interest to you based on your activities on our websites and services.

Please visit our Privacy Preferences Center for more information about the cookies used across our websites and services and to manage your cookie preferences where available.

Am I required to accept cookies to use this website?

No. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but most browsers also allow you to disable or manage the use of cookies to adjust the types of cookies you want to accept. We also offer a cookie management tool to visitors from certain jurisdictions (see our Privacy Preferences Center). Please note that if you choose to reject all cookies, some portion of our websites or services, as well as most other websites, may not work properly.

How do I block or manage cookies?

There are several ways you may be able to block or manage cookies. Certain of our websites and services offer cookie tools that provide information and allow you to manage your preferences. You can visit our Privacy Preferences Center to manage your cookie preferences, where available.

For our websites and services that do not currently offer this functionality, you can take the steps described below. Please note that the steps described below must be taken on each browser or device you use, and if you change browsers or devices you must take these steps again on the new browser or device.

You may be able to disable and manage cookies through your browser. If you do, you can still browse our websites and services but may not be able to use many of their features. Several popular browsers offer guidance on how to manage cookies:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website. You can also visit http://www.aboutcookies.org. Please note that our websites and services are not set up to respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals, but they do respond to browser cookies settings. You may opt out from receiving personalized advertising from some third parties by visiting the US based www.AboutAds.info/choices or the EU based Your Online Choices. Please note that these choices will not opt you out of receiving advertisements. You will continue to receive generic advertisements. Like many websites, we use analytics, including Google Analytics. You may find out more about how Google Analytics collects and processes data by visiting “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” found here.

Last Updated: January 20, 2022.