April 11, 2018
2. What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, S2) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
3. How long do cookies last for?
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are ‘session cookies’. These exist only while your browser is open and are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are ‘persistent cookies’. These cookies survive after your browser is closed until a defined expiration date. They can be used by websites to recognise your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.
4. What types of cookies do we use?
We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. The specific types of first party and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending the specific Website you visit):
|Type of cookie||Who serves them||How to refuse|
|Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are necessary to provide you with services available through the Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.||S2||Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Websites to you, you cannot block them
|Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to its use, for example, to remember settings that you have applied such as your language preference and to show when you are logged in.||S2||You may disable any of these cookies via your browser settings. Please visit your browser’s help menu for more information on how to do so.|
|Analytics cookies: These cookies collect information that is used, either in aggregate form to help us understand how the Websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize the Websites for you. This information will also be used for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Websites, compiling reports on Website activity and receiving other services relating to Website activity and internet usage.||S2||You may disable any of these cookies via your browser settings. Please visit your browser’s help menu for more information on how to do so.|
|Google Analytics||You may disable any of these cookies via your browser settings. Please visit your browser’s help menu for more information on how to do so.Alternatively, to opt-out of Google Analytics, please click on the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout|
|Social media cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Websites through third party social networking and other websites.The companies that serve these cookies and technologies may (i) share your information with third parties; (ii) use your information to serve targeted advertising to you on other websites; and/or (iii) use your information for analytics purposes.||You may disable any of these cookies via your browser settings. Please visit your browser’s help menu for more information on how to do so.If you prefer, you can opt out of interest-based advertising by unchecking Personalize Ads in your Personalization and Data settings, available at https://twitter.com/personalization or through the DAA's consumer choice tool at https://optout.aboutads.info.|
|You may disable any of these cookies via your browser settings. Please visit your browser’s help menu for more information on how to do so.Alternatively, to opt-out of Google provided cookies, please click on the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout|
|Microsoft Azure||You may disable any of these cookies via your browser settings. Please visit your browser’s help menu for more information on how to do so.Alternatively, to opt-out visit: https://account.microsoft.com/privacy/ad-settings|
5. What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”) to better tailor our Websites in order to provide a better service. These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Websites. These technologies usually work in conjunction with cookies. To disable cookies used on our Websites, and therefore any other tracking technologies that work in conjunction with these cookies, please follow the instructions below.
6. Do we use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?
Our Websites may also use so-called “Flash Cookies” (also known as Local Shared Objects or “LSOs”) to collect and store information about when you visited the Websites. They may also contain tracking and settings information.
You may learn more information about these Cookies or LCOs from Adobe’s website at http://www.adobe.com/privacy/cookies.html.
Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.
7. Do we serve targeted advertising?
Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to target advertising through our Websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these.
9. How to control or delete cookies
You can control cookies served through the Websites using any of the following means:
- Cookie opt-out links. You may reject cookies served through the Websites by following the opt-out links provided in the table above.
- Industry opt-out sites. Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/or http://youronlinechoices.com.
Please also note that if you choose to reject or remove cookies, this may prevent certain features or services of our Websites from working properly. Since your cookie opt-out preferences are also stored in a cookie in your website browser, please also note that if you delete all cookies, use a different browser, or buy a new computer, you will need to renew your opt-out choices.
10. Changes to the Policy
The date at the top of this Cookies Policy indicates when it was last updated.
11. Questions about this Policy
If you have a question, concern or complaint about this Policy or our handling of your information, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
S2 Global, Inc.
Attention: Data Privacy Officer (Compliance Department)
12525 Chadron Avenue
Hawthorne, California 90250
United States of America