COOKIES, WEB BEACONS

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Cookie Policy

We use cookies and web beacons to automatically collect certain information about your visit to the EngageClick website and when you view an EngageClick advertisement on your device.


WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files typically containing a sequence of numbers and letters (an "alphanumeric sequence") that websites and apps serve to your desktop and mobile browser. They are commonly used to make websites and apps work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. We use cookies to enable our computer systems to recognize individual users and to tell our systems how and when pages within the EngageClick website and adverts on our partnering websites and apps are visited and by how many people.


WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FIRST AND THIRD PARTY COOKIES?

Cookies set by the website publisher or the app developer are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by other parties are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided, like interest-based adverts, videos and analytics.

When you visit EngageClick's website, we serve first party cookies to your computer or mobile device to enable certain website functionality. Our third party technology providers may also serve third party cookies to your computer or mobile device to enable third party services through our website, like social media sharing functionality.

When you visit a website or use an app that uses EngageClick's advertising services, we will serve a third party cookie to your computer or mobile device through that website or app. This enables us to recognize your computer or mobile device both when you use that website or app and also when you visit other websites and apps that have partnered with us.


WHAT ARE SESSION AND PERSISTENT COOKIES?

Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are 'session cookies', meaning that they exist only while your website browser or app is open and are deleted automatically once they are closed. Other cookies are 'persistent cookies', meaning that they survive after your browser or app is closed and can be used by websites or apps to recognize your computer or device at a later time.


WHAT ARE WEB BEACONS?

Web beacons (aka clear gifs or pixel tags) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. These technologies help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. The information gathered by web beacons is not tied to our customers' personally identifiable information.

HOW DO WE USE THESE TECHNOLOGIES?

ENGAGECLICK WEBSITE

We use cookies and web beacons to improve the website, monitor and analyze web traffic. This enables us to understand which parts of our website are of greatest interest to our visitors, as well as to understand certain aggregated geographic and demographic information about our visitors. We use this information to continuously improve our website offering for the benefit of our visitors.

Specifically, we use the following types of cookies on our website:

Types of cookie:

  • Essential website cookies
  • Performance and functionality cookies
  • Analytics web beacons and customization cookies
  • Social Networking cookies

ENGAGECLICK AD NETWORK

We use cookies for analyzing usage and for tracking the ad serving process. The cookies we serve enable us to collect information about how individuals interact with our clients' websites and apps, so that we can better customize the adverts we serve and prevent serving ads they have already seen or are not interested in. However, creative delivery and optimizations can be performed effectively without cookie identification, factual stats generated out of creative performance are used for creative optimization.

We also use cookies to collect certain reporting information about the ads we serve, such as the type of device on which they were viewed, the geographies where they were viewed, the format of the ad displayed (such as text or image format) and so on. For more information, please see our EngageClick Ad Network Privacy Policy.

Specifically, we serve the following cookies through our clients' websites and apps when they use our ad network services analytics web beacons and customization cookies.


CONTROLLING HOW COOKIES ARE USED

The privacy settings in the majority of web browsers and mobile devices enable the access and control of most cookies.


LEARN MORE ABOUT COOKIES

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.