Updated May 26, 2023
What are cookies and tracking devices?
“Cookies” are small simple data files that are sent along with pages of a website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. For example, a cookie could enable our Services to recognize your browser, while another cookie could store your account preferences and other information to help make our Services more customized. We may use “session cookies” and “persistent cookies.” Session cookies normally expire when you close your browser, while persistent cookies remain on your device until they expire or are deleted. “Web beacons” (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear GIFS”) are pieces of code or pixels embedded in a web page or email to track engagement with and responses to emails, web pages or ads, or to access or communicate with cookies. “Tracking URLs” are special URLs that can be used to track engagement with and responses to emails or web pages. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by our service/analytics providers on an individual and aggregated basis.
How do I disable cookies?
If you use a different browser than those listed above, please refer to your specific browser’s documentation or check out http://www.allaboutcookies.org/browsers/index.html to learn more about different browsers. You can also find out more information about how to change your browser Cookie settings at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Note that if you disable, limit or delete cookies, the Services may not function properly, and this may prevent you from using our Services.
Third Party Cookies. Any Cookies that are placed on your browsing device by a third party can be managed through your browser (as described above) or by checking the third party’s website for more information about cookie management and how to “opt-out” of receiving cookies from them. You can learn more at the following third-party websites:
In addition, certain third-party advertising networks, including Google, allow users to opt out of or customize preferences associated with your internet browsing. To learn more about this feature from Google, click here.
Cookies ITBOG uses
Many jurisdictions require or recommend that website operators disclose the types of cookies they use and occasionally get consent from users before placing certain cookies. We may use any of the following categories of cookies on our website as detailed below. Each cookie falls within one of these four categories.
Essential or Strictly Necessary Cookies. Essential cookies (first-party cookies) are sometimes called “strictly necessary” as without them we cannot provide many services that you need on the Website. For example, essential cookies help remember your preferences as you move around the Website.
Functionality or Preference Cookies. During your visit to the website, these cookies are used to remember information you have entered or choices you make such as your username, language, or region. They also store your preferences when personalizing the website to optimize your use of ITBOG, for example, your preferred language. These preferences are remembered through the use of the persistent cookies, and the next time you visit the website you won’t have to set them again.
Use of Local Storage. Cookies are not the only way to store information on your computer or mobile device. ITBOG may store additional information that is essential to the functionality of the Services in local storage. Local storage is similar to the storage of information in Cookies, but never expires until the Services delete this information, or you delete it yourself. Please refer to the instructions specific to the type of browser you are using, or the specific mobile phone operating system you are using for instructions on how to delete local storage.
Your consent to cookies
Managing your consent settings
In addition to managing you settings described above, you may also stop or restrict the placement of cookies on your computer or remove them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences. Third-party providers may also offer you a way to opt-out of receiving cookies from them by visiting their own websites. For example, you may opt-out of receiving ad-related cookies from Google through its Ad Settings. If you opt-out of receiving cookies from one of these providers, it may place a cookie on your device to remember your preference. Accordingly, if you delete cookies, install a new browser, or start using a new device, you may need to repeat the opt-out process.
Whether you are using our opt-out or an online industry opt-out, these cookie-based opt-outs must be performed on each device and browser that you wish to have opted-out. Please note that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications. If you have opted-out on your computer browser, that opt-out will not be effective on your mobile device. You must separately opt-out on each device including all mobile devices.
We do not respond to browser-initiated “do not track” signals, as there currently is not an industry standard for responding to them.
How can I opt-out of interest-based advertising Cookies?
We do not control interest-based advertising Cookies on the Services. However, many advertising companies that collect information for interest-based advertising are members of the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) or the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”), both of which maintain websites where people can opt out of interest-based advertising from their members.
To opt-out of website interest-based advertising provided by each organization’s respective participating companies, visit the DAA’s opt-out portal available at http://optout.aboutads.info/, the DAA of Canada’s opt-out portal available at https://youradchoices.ca/en/tools, or visit the NAI’s opt-out portal available at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
Residents of the European Union may opt-out of online behavioral advertising served by the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s participating member organizations by visiting https://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.