A cookie is a small file that can be placed in your device that allows us to recognize you by remembering information about you such as your login information. It is sent to your browser and stored in your computer's hard drive. When you visit our website we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technologies. They're completely safe and can't be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your device.What types of cookies do we use and why do we use them?
Essential - cookies that are essential to provide you with the services you have requested. For example, these include the cookies that make it possible for you to stay logged into your BlueSapling account and make comments. If you set your browser to block these cookies, then these functions and services will not work for you. In particular, we won’t be able to save your preferences about cookies.
Advertising - cookies that are used to collect information about your visit to our site, including the content you have viewed, the links you have followed, and information about your browser, device, and your IP address.
Analytics Cookies - Analytics cookies are used so online services can collect information about how people access them – for example, the number of users on our website, how long you stay on the site, and what parts of the site you visit. This is also sometimes known as ‘web audience measurement’. This work is often done ‘in the background’.
Performance Cookie - cookies which measure how often you visit our sites and how you use them. We use this information to get a better sense of how our users engage with our website and platform and to improve our platform so that users have a better experience. For example, we collect information about which of our pages are most frequently visited, and by which types of users. We also use third-party cookies to help with performance. For example, the Google Analytics cookie gives us information such as your journey between pages and whether you have downloaded anything (details of how to opt-out of it are below).
Session Cookie - Persistent Cookies are stored your device to help remember information, settings, preferences, or sign-on credentials that a user has previously saved. This helps create a convenient and faster website experience. These cookies have an expiration date issued to it by the webserver.
Google Doubleclick - Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how you use the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present you with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.
Hotjar(Analytics) - ThiThis is set by Hotjar to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether this was the first time Hotjar saw this user. It is used by Recording filters to identify new user sessions.
Google Analytics (Analytics) - This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
Google Analytics (Analytics) - This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high-traffic sites.
You can accept or reject cookies by amending your web browser controls. Because they’re important, our websites and services might not work like they’re supposed to, and in some cases, might not work at all, if you decide to reject our cookies.
You can manage your cookie settings by following your browser's instructions. Here are some links that might be of assistance:
Google Chrome - https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
Microsoft Internet Explorer - https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Mozilla Firefox - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Safari - https://support.apple.com/en-nz/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
Last Updated: June 16, 2021
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