What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data stored by websites you visit, via your web browser, on your computer or other device. Cookies are widely used by websites to ‘remember’ information about you in order to improve your web browsing experience, to provide more relevant content, and to improve services by analyzing how visitors use websites and apps.
Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by other websites that are allowed to serve content on that site (‘third party cookies’). Data stored in cookies can be long lasting (‘persistent cookies’, which stay on the computer for a significant time) or transient (‘session cookies’, which are deleted when the browser is closed). Data stored in cookies may or may not be personal in nature. To learn more about cookies, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.
Yes, we use a number of different cookies on our site. The list below describes the cookies we use and what we use them for. Currently, we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are okay with this usage. If you are not okay, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site by clearing your browsing history, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc).
What cookies are used by AIChE and why?
These are cookies that are set directly by AIChE. After you sign in, AIChE stores your name, email address, your membership status and customer identifier, and various technical (non personally-identifying) data in first-party cookies. This data enables AIChE websites to recognize you as an existing user, so that it is possible to interact with the website without having to sign in again and again. AIChE’s mobile apps similarly store data in cookies after you sign in so as to enable you to use the app without having to sign in again. This ‘first party cookie’ data is not shared with any third parties via or in relation to cookies, and is strictly necessary for the operation of AIChE’s websites and apps, as built.
AIChE uses Google Analytics to collect information about how AIChE websites are being used. This is done without AIChE sharing any personal data with Google but enabled Google to set a number of first party cookies. Google Analytics uses its own technologies and data to record information about your location, device, pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here, when, and what you click on. This data is not tied to your personal information at AIChE.
AIChE also uses Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to collect information about visitor data such as age, gender and interests. Again, this information is not based on AIChE sharing any data with Google, cannot be used to identify who you are, and is for internal analysis only. If you wish to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking, download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy regarding its analytics service at http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
All first party cookies are deleted when you sign out.
Third party cookies
These are cookies set on your computer by external websites whose services are used on AIChE websites. You should be aware that these sites could be collecting information about what web pages you are visiting all around the internet, including this website. You can check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information. ‘Third party cookies’ allowed by AIChE by virtue of using third party content or services include:
- Oracle AddThis cookies, which enable social sharing from AIChE website. Refer to http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy/ for more information.
- YouTube cookies, which are required to embed YouTube videos on AIChE’s website. Refer to https://www.youtube.com/static?template=privacy_guidelines for more information.
- Twitter cookies, which are added when AIChE embeds Twitter feeds on the website. Refer to https://twitter.com/en/privacy for more information.
- Cookies set by online forms powered by WuFoo (https://www.wufoo.com/privacy/), FormStack (https://www.formstack.com/privacy ), or SalesForce (https://www.salesforce.com/company/privacy/ ).
- Google DoubleClick cookies, which enable AIChE to publish advertisements on the website. Refer to https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads for more information.
- Cookies set by our Conference Apps powered by the core-apps platform (https://www.core-apps.com/privacy-policy/ ).
- HigherLogic Informz cookies, which help AIChE to track and improve effectiveness of its email marketing campaigns. Refer to https://www.higherlogic.com/privacy for more information.
- Facebook cookies, for marketing on Facebook’s platform. Refer to https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy for more information.
- LinkedIn cookies, for marketing on LinkedIn’s platform. Refer to https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy for more information.
Your Choices about cookies
On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive a notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. Please see the links below for guidance on how to modify your web browser’s settings on the most popular browsers:
Please note that if you reject cookies or disable cookies, your use of certain features or functions on our website or service may be limited. In particular, if you disable ‘first party’ cookies, you will not be able to have a reasonable signed-in experience.
To find out more about cookies and similar technologies, including how to see what cookies and similar technologies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and/or or the Network Advertising Initiative’s online resources, at http://www.networkadvertising.org , and follow the opt-out instructions there. If you access the websites on your mobile device, you may not be able to control tracking technologies through the settings.
If you wish to not have your information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s online resources available at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/ and following the opt-out instructions there, or if located in the European Union, visit the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s Your Online Choices opt-out tool at http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/. By opting out of targeted advertisements, you will no longer see our advertisements on third-party platforms that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance; however, you may still continue to see other non-targeted advertisements on our websites.
As AIChE and its products and services change over the course of time, we may update this policy to reflect changes to our information practices. We reserve the right to amend the policy at any time, for any reason and will do so by posting a new version online. Your continued use of our websites, apps, and/or continued provision of personal data to us will be subject to the terms of the then-current policy.