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Cookies Policy

Date of Last Revision: August 2019

Our websites (the "Online Services") use cookies and other device identifying technologies ("Cookies") to provide our Online Services, to understand how our Online Services are used and for advertising purposes as explained in our Privacy Policy Located Here. You can read more about the types of cookies we use, why we use them and how you can exercise your cookies choices below.  

What are cookies?

We and our partners use cookies and similar technologies on our Online Services to improve performance and make your experience better. A cookie is simply a piece of text, which can be placed on the browser of your personal computer or mobile device and subsequently read as you visit a website. A cookie may be a session cookie, that is, a cookie that remains on your browser while you are logged on to a particular web site and then disappears when you close your browser, or it may be a persistent cookie, a cookie that remains on your browser over a period of time. Information from a cookie may be collected and used in aggregate form, meaning the data is compiled and summarized.

We use cookies and similar technologies to enhance the online experience of our visitors and to better understand how the Online Services are used.  These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.  Cookies may tell us whether you have visited the Online Services before or whether you are a new visitor. We also use cookies to maintain authentication information and to maintain persistent connections across our distributed infrastructure. If you opt-out of cookies, you may have limited features or functionality on our Online Services.  

There are different types of cookies, for example:

  • Cookies served directly by APUS ('first party cookies') and cookies served on our behalf, for example by advertisers and data analytics companies ('third party cookies')
  • Cookies which endure for different periods of time, including those that only last only as long as your browser is open (referred to as 'session cookies' or 'temporary cookies'). These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are 'permanent cookies', meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. For example, they recognize your device when you open your browser and browse the internet again. 

Which cookies do we use and why do we use them?

sets out the different categories of cookies that the Online Services use and why we use them.  

Type of cookie [Purpose]

Source [Company]

What these cookies do

How to exercise your cookie choices

Privacy Preference Center

APUS

When you visit any website, information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies, may be retrieved and/or stored. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and can be personally identifiable. When we collect personal data, we do so in order to communicate with you, to provide services, and to improve your experience. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. Please note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer. You may review our Privacy Policy and our Cookies Policy to learn more.

 

Strictly Necessary Cookies

APUS

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are typically set in response to actions made by you which consist of a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.    You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work as intended. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

These cookies may not be disabled as they are necessary for the website to function correctly.

Functional Cookies

Adobe

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.    If these cookies are not allowed, then some or all of these services may not function properly, which may negatively impact your site experience.

 You may opt out of these cookies in the Cookie Settings Preference Page.

Audience Cookies

Facebook,

LinkedIn,

Outbrain,

TV Squared

 

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to better understand your needs and improve your experience on this site and in other media. They do not store directly identifiable personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. Without these cookies, your experience will be less personalized.

You can find information about advertising cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your in the links below or you may opt out of these cookies in the Cookie Settings Policy Preference Page.

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy

Outbrain:

https://my.outbrain.com/recommendations-settings/home

TV Squared:

https://tvsquared.com/cookies/

Analytics Cookies

Google Analytics

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the experience of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If these cookies are not allowed, we will not track or include your site activity in our analyses used to improve our site.

You may opt out of these cookies in the Cookie Setting Policy Preference Page.

Analytics / log files

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files.  This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data, for which details can be found by clicking here.

We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, or to improve marketing, analytics, or site functionality.

We use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the performance of the website. This software may record information such as how often you use the website, the events that occur within the website, aggregated usage, and performance data.

Audience targeting

We partner with third parties to either display advertising on our website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third-party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.  If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out in the Cookie Settings Preference Center. Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads.  You will continue to receive generic ads.

How can you exercise your cookies choices?

You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies. However, they are an important part of how our Online Services work, so you should be aware that if you choose to refuse or remove cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality the Online Services. 

If you don’t want the Online Services to use cookies, please follow the instructions below and in the table above .

Website Opt-Out:

Most browsers accept cookies by default.  You have the option to accept the cookies or select which cookies to accept in the Cookie Settings Preference page. To do so, please follow the instructions provided in the pop-up that displays at the bottom of the website page.  Some third parties also provide the ability to refuse their cookies directly by clicking on an opt-out link, and we have tried to indicate where this is possible in the table above.

Mobile App Opt-Out

Similar to Website Opt-Out process, you will have the option to accept cookies or select which cookies to accept in the Cookie Settings Preference page. To do so, please follow the instructions provided in the pop-up that displays at the bottom of the website page..  Some third parties also provide the ability to refuse their cookies directly by clicking on an opt-out link, and we have tried to indicate where this is possible in the table above.

For further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, please contact us at: DataPrivacy@apus.edu.