What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your device (e.g. your phone or your computer). For example, a cookie could allow us to recognize your browser, while another could store your preferences.
This policy explains how and why we use these technologies and the choices you have.
Most websites have a tracking solution used to collect information about visitors to the site. Our website uses Google Analytics, a popular tracking solution used by websites like Twitter, Washington Post, New York Times, and Mashable. This service provides us with comprehensive statistics about how users interact with our website including the geographical location of visitors, average time on site, traffic, and other important metrics. Cookies are used by Google Analytics to provide these services. It’s the only way Google can gather information, identify unique users, identify special sessions, and store information.
Cookies allow us to recognize you when you return. They also help us provide you with a customized experience and defend ourselves from password-cracking and other hacking attempts.
We do not use any information we collect to track you on the internet, to advertise to you, or sell your information to advertisers.
There are two types of cookies used by TEAMS-RDS:
- Session cookies
- Persistent cookies
Session cookies normally expire when you close your browser, while persistent cookies remain on your device after you close your browser, and can be used again the next time you access TEAMS-RDS.
We use these technologies for a number of purposes, such as:
- To enable you to use and access TEAMS-RDS.
- To enable, facilitate and streamline the functioning of and your access to TEAMS-RDS.
- To better understand how you navigate through and interact with TEAMS-RDS and to improve TEAMS-RDS.
What Information we collect?
We collect many different types of information from server logs and other technologies.
For example, we collect information about the device you use to access our website, your operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. We may use this information to format this website to display properly in your device.
Our server logs also record the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. An IP address is a unique identifier that devices require to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. We may use device-related information to authenticate users, and to protect our site from hacking.
We may also collect information about the website you were visiting before you came to our website and the website you visit after you leave our site. These tools help us understand how you found us on the web and to improve our search engine rankings.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies by visiting the Help portion of your browser’s toolbar.
Your mobile device may allow you to control cookies through its settings function. Refer to your device manufacturer’s instructions for more information.
If you choose to decline cookies, our website may not be able to recognize or remember you, and some parts of TEAMS-RDS may not work as intended or may not work at all.