Last updated: April 15, 2020
Cookies & Other Online Identification Tools
What’s A Cookie?
A “cookie” is a small file or tool sent from a website to your web browser and stored on your computer. A “session cookie” is comprised of temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your web browser or turn off your computer. A “persistent cookie” is comprised of more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there until you delete the cookie. A persistent cookie enables a website to recognize you when you return.
Ombud uses various types of session and persistent cookies to help you access and navigate the Site more efficiently, to customize your experience of the Site and Services, to store certain information that you previously provided (such as username and password), to authenticate users and to statistically monitor how many users are using the Site and Services. Such cookies are not “strictly necessary” for the Site and Services and collect Personal Data.
Ombud also may use web beacons (a.k.a. clear GIFs, web bugs or pixel tags) to personalize your experience of the Site and Services. Web beacons usually are not visible to you and are delivered by a web browser as part of a web page request or in an email. Web beacons collect General Information, such as the number and time of interactions with an email containing a web beacon, the type of browser used and IP address. Web beacons may be used alone or in conjunction with cookies; when web beacons are used with cookies, they may link General Information to Personal Data.
To learn more about online advertising, advertising networks and your ability to opt out of the collection of information by certain third parties for online advertising, please visit the opt-out pages of the Network Advertising Initiative (at https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1) or the Digital Advertising Alliance (at https://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN). Please note that opting out of cookies does not mean that you will not be served ads; you will continue to receive generic ads. If you delete your cookies, use a different browser or buy a new computer, you will need to renew your opt-out choice. A flash cookie remains after you close your browser and will be accessed every time you use our platform.
Please note that we use Google Analytics cookies for data analytics purposes, and you can find more information on how Google uses data from these cookies at:
Google provides further information about its privacy practices and offers a browser add-on to opt out of Google Analytics tracking at:
Turning Cookies On/Off In Your Browse
Where can you find more information about cookies?
You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:
Please note that if you delete or choose not to accept cookies from us, you will lose some functionality of the Service. To clear all other cookies please go to the settings in your browser.