Cookies Policy

Our Privacy Policy explains our principles when it comes to the collection, processing, and storage of your information. This policy specifically explains how we, our partners, and users of our services deploy cookies, as well as the options you have to control them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to "remember" you and your preferences, either for a single visit or for multiple repeat visits. They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting, or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website ("third party cookies"). Websites may also contain other tracking technologies such as "web beacons" or "pixels." These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.

How we use cookies

We use cookies for a few different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons and some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users. Some cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action. Many of the cookies we use are set whenever you visit one of our websites, irrespective of whether action you take on the page.

Types of Cookie

The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our website and why we use them.

Category of cookies

Why we use these cookies

Strictly Necessary

These cookies are essential for websites on our services to perform their basic functions.

Security

We use these cookies to help identify and prevent potential security risks.

Analytics and Performance

Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with our websites, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We use these details to improve how our websites function and to understand how users interact with them.

Advertising

These cookies are used to understand the efficacy of advertising on third-party platforms. They track details such as the number of visitors and the number of clicks particular ads have received. They are also used to build user profiles, including showing you ads based on products you’ve viewed or acts you have taken on our (and other) websites.

Third Party / Embedded Content

American Councils makes use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from Youtube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.

Examples

Below are examples of the cookies set by American Councils, with explanations of their purpose. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but rather aims to be representative. Information about cookies that may be set by third parties, such as our ads partners, is below. We provide more information on these cookies below.

Type

Cookie

Purpose

Strictly Necessary

CraftSessionId

Session cookie set for PHP to identify sessions across web requests. Deleted at the end of each session.

Strictly Necessary

cookieconsent_status

Remembers the state of visitor acknowledgement of the Cookie and Privacy Policies.

Security

CRAFT_CSRF_TOKEN

Security cookie set for users logged into the website.

Analytics and Performance

ga / gat / gid

Google Analytics. Gathers information that helps us understand how visitors interact with our websites, which allow us to create a better experience for our visitors.

Advertising

datr / fr / sb

Cookies set by Facebook to track individual user interaction with the website and provide goal-based and retargeting advertisements through the Facebook platform.

Third Party / Embedded Content

American Councils makes use of video content hosted through YouTube and Vimeo, HelpDesk content hosted by HelpScout, Social Media content hosted by Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, web fonts hosted by Adobe, Inc. and survey, subscription and mailing services hosted by MailChimp and SurveyMonkey.

Please note that this section is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather aims to be representative.

Controlling Cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based) or optout.aboutads.info (US based).

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, you can find the most relevant contact details in our Privacy Policy.