Crossbeam Cookie Notice
Last Updated: 05-09-23
This Notice explains what Cookies are, why we use them, and how you can manage their use.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are automatically downloaded to your computer or device when you visit a website. Cookies send data back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or share data with other websites that recognize that cookie.
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device over time. They can be used for lots of different activities, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, personalizing your online experience, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that the advertisements you see as you browse the web are more relevant to you and your interests.
Pixels (also referred to as web beacons, clear GIFs, or pixel tags) are transparent images used in tandem with Cookies that enable us, our vendors, or other business partners to record your actions as you use the Services. We use these to count and track Services visitors who have visited certain pages, to perform ongoing analysis, to improve our Services, and for other statistical purposes.
Types of Cookies we use
There are five different types of Cookies we use:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies. These are Cookies that are required for the operation of our Services (e.g., to enable you to log-in to secure areas of our Services or record your consent preferences). Without these Cookies, certain functionality will not work. We want you to understand these essential Cookies, and why we use them, but we are not legally required to get your consent to use them on our Services as we use these Cookies only to provide you with essential Service functions. You also cannot opt out of these Cookies.
- Functionality Cookies. These Cookies allow us to remember choices you make on the Services, such as, as applicable: remembering your username, preferences and settings; remembering if you’ve filled in a survey or reacted to something on or through the Services; remembering if you’ve used our Services before; restricting the number of times you are shown particular content; and remembering your location. The aim of these Cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience so that you don’t have to reset your preferences each time you use our Services. As described below, you may disable these Cookies; but if you do so, then various functions of our Services may be unavailable to you or may not work the way you want them to.
- Performance Cookies. These Cookies collect information about how visitors use and interact with our Services, for instance which pages you go to most often. These Cookies also enable us to personalize content and remember your preferences (e.g., your choice of language, country, or region). These Cookies help us improve the way our Services works and provide a better, personalized user experience.
- Online Advertising/Targeting Cookies. These Cookies record your visits to our Services, the pages you have visited, and the links you have clicked. They gather information about your browsing habits and remember that you have visited our Services. We (and third-party advertising platform or network partners) may use this information to make our Services, content, and advertisements displayed on our Services and other websites more relevant to your interests (this is sometimes called “interest-based” or “targeted” advertising). These types of Cookies are also used to limit the number of times you see an online advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
- Social media cookies: These Cookies are used when information is shared through a social media sharing button or “like” button on our Services, or when you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking site such as Facebook, Twitter, or Snapchat.
How long do Cookies stay on my device?
Some Cookies operate only from the time you visit our Services to the end of that particular web-browsing session. These Cookies expire and are automatically deleted when you close your internet browser. These Cookies are called “session” Cookies.
Some Cookies will stay on your device between browsing sessions — they do not expire when you close your browser, so that your choices and preferences can be remembered between sessions. These Cookies are called “persistent” Cookies. The length of time a persistent cookie stays on your device varies from cookie to cookie.
Third party Cookies
Your Cookies Choices
There are a number of ways you can manage what Cookies are set on your devices. As explained above, however, strictly necessary Cookies cannot be disabled. If you block certain Cookies, the Services may not be accessible to you and/or the performance, features, or Services may not function in their intended way.
All cookies: You can also exercise your preference to receive all types of Cookies by managing them from your web browser. As the means by which to activate or deactivate Cookies varies from one web browser to another, you should visit your web browser’s help menu for more information on Cookie preferences. You can also configure your browser at any time to be notified of the receipt of a Cookie, so that you can decide whether you want to accept it or not. At the moment, it is technically impossible for you to synchronize your Cookies settings between your browsers and your devices (e.g., your computer or your smartphone). You must therefore set them on each browser/device that you currently use and each time you use a new browser or device.
If you are located in the European Union or United Kingdom, you can also manage cookies through our Cookies Preferences tool available as a link on the footer of our website called One Trust.
Targeting cookies: If you are interested in more information about tailored online advertising and how you can generally control Cookies from being put on your computer to deliver tailored advertising, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-Out link, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out link, or Your Online Choices to opt-out of receiving tailored advertising from companies that participate in those programs.