What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored by your browser as you browse the internet. Cookies help us recognize your device, collect, store, and share data about how you are using our service and make the site work better.
We utilize session cookies, which expire after a short period of time or when you close your browser, and persistent cookies which remain in your browser for a set period of time. For each individual cookie, you can check the Cookie Preferences below to see the stated times for the set duration.
Pixel tags, web beacons, or local storage are small blocks of code that help us measure your engagement with your content. We use pixels to learn whether you’ve interacted with certain email or web content and help us improve and personalize our services.
We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
What sort of cookies does The eLearning Guild use?
Generally, our cookies perform four different functions:
- Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like accessing Members-only content, cannot be provided. Because some website features will not function without cookies of this type, they are designated as “strictly necessary” and are exempted from the regulations which require your consent to place cookies on your device
- Preference Cookies
These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, personalized features. For instance, these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. The information these cookies record may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
- Statistic Cookies
These cookies allow us to collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors visit most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t record information that personally identifies a visitor. All information these cookies record is aggregated and anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
- Marketing Cookies
These cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see a particular advertisement as well as measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.
Advertisers sometimes use their own cookies to provide you with targeted advertising. For example, advertisers may use a visitor profile they have built on sites that you have previously visited to present you with more relevant advertisements during your visit to a FocusZone Media website. We believe that it is useful to our users to see advertisements that are more relevant to their interests. If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu. If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.
We also use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the four categories above. For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy. If you click on a hyperlink from one of the Services websites to any third party websites, you may be sent cookies from these third party websites. Third party websites have their own privacy and cookie policies which the Service cannot control. Please check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
Can a website user block cookies?
As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites. However, if you wish to block certain cookies, you have the following options:
- Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change your browser settings to decline cookies by consulting your browser’s support articles. If you decide to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in, customize, or use some interactive features in the Services.
- You may utilize our Cookie Preferences below to opt-in and out of various cookies, including seeing more information about each individual cookie.
Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly
This document was last updated on May 24, 2018.