Date of Last Revision: August 2019
What are cookies?
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 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?
Type of cookie [Purpose]
What these cookies do
How to exercise your cookie choices
Privacy Preference Center
Strictly Necessary Cookies
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.
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.
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 computer in the links below or you may opt out of these cookies in the Cookie Settings Policy Preference Page.
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.
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.
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.