Last Revised: May 22, 2018
What are cookies, web beacons and similar technologies
These technologies are essentially small data files placed on your computer, tablet, mobile phone or other device (collectively, a "device") that allow us to record information when you visit or interact with our websites, services, applications, messaging, and other tools. Though often these technologies are generically referred to as "Cookies," each functions slightly differently, and is better explained below:
Cookies: These are small text files (typically made up of letters and numbers) placed in the memory of your browser or device when you visit a website or view a message. Cookies allow a website to recognize a particular device or browser. There are several types of cookies:
- Session cookies expire at the end of your browser session and allow us to link your actions during that particular browser session.
- Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions across multiple sites.
- First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time in order to preserve your settings (e.g., while on our site).
- Third-party cookies are placed in your browser by a website, or domain, that is not the website or domain that you are currently visiting. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.
Web beacons: small files (also called "pixels", "image tags", or "script tags") that may be loaded on our sites, applications, and tools, that may work in concert with cookies to identify our users and provide anonymized data on their behavior.
Similar technologies: Technologies that store information in your browser or device utilizing local shared objects or local storage, such as flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies, and other web application software methods. These technologies can operate across all of your browsers, and in some instances may not be fully managed by your browser, but may instead require management directly through your installed applications or device.
Our Use of These Technologies
Below are the ways we and our partners use these technologies with our Services, including the purpose of such use:
Preferences - To help us remember your settings and preferences, such as your preferred language or the country you are in, so that we can provide you with a more personalized experience.
Authentication and Security - To log you into the Services; enable us to show you your account data; and help us keep your data and the Services safe and secure.
Service Features and Performance - To provide you with functionality and optimize the performance of the Services.
For example: The Administrator Area of Respondus.com com uses session cookies that allow the user to navigate from one page to the next without having to login again for each page.
Analytics, Customization and Research - To help us understand how you are using the Services so that we can make them better, faster, and safer. This can also include the ability for us to customize your experience on our website.
For example: Cookies allow our website to identify when you have visited a particular webpage a certain number of times and therefore offer you a related training resource.
Advertising - To make advertising messages more customized and relevant for you, including measuring performance of advertising, customizing based on your interests, and enabling partners to serve advertisements for our products and services.
- Although most browsers and devices accept cookies by default, their settings usually allow you to clear or decline cookies. If you disable cookies, however, some of the features of our Services may not function properly.
- To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you can install Google's opt-out browser add-on.
- For information on how our advertising partners allow you to opt out of receiving ads based on your web browsing history, please visit http://optout.aboutads.info/.
- Check your mobile device for settings that control ads based on your interactions with the applications on your device. For example, on your iOS device, enable the "Limit Ad Tracking" setting, and on your Android device, enable the "Opt out of Ads Personalization" setting.
Please note: We do not track our users over time and across third-party websites to provide targeted advertising, so Respondus' Services do not respond to "Do Not Track" signals.
Attn: Legal – Privacy Team
8201 164th Ave NE, Suite 200
Redmond, WA 98052