Effective Date: January 1, 2020
Last Updated: February 5, 2020
and to the updates to these policies posted here from time to time.
Certain cookies that are necessary for the operation of the Sites do not require your consent (see below in the “Strictly Necessary Cookies” Section). To make sure You stay informed of all changes, You should check these policies periodically. Updates will be referenced by the “Last Updated” date shown above.
What Is a “Cookie”?
How is Minerva Using Cookies?
Some cookies are associated with your account and personal information in order to remember that You are logged in and which workspaces You are logged into. Other cookies are not tied to your account but are unique and allow Us to carry out analytics and customization, among other similar things.
Cookies can be used to recognize You when You visit a Site or use Our Services, remember your references, and give You a personalized experience that is consistent with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions faster and more secure. Visit our Table of Cookies Used on Minerva Sites to learn more.
|Categories of Use||Description|
|Authentication||If You are signed in to Our Services, cookies help Us show You the right information and personalize your experience.|
|Preferences, features and services||Cookies can tell Us which language You prefer and what your communications preferences are. They can help You fill out forms on Our Sites more easily. They also provide You with features, insights, and customized content.|
What third-party cookies does Minerva use?
You can find a list of the third-party cookies that Minerva uses on Our Sites along with other relevant information in Our Table of Cookies Used on Minerva Sites. While We do Our best to keep this table updated, please note that the number and names of cookies, pixels and other technologies may change from time to time.
How are cookies used for advertising purposes?
Cookies and other ad technology such as beacons, pixels, and tags help Us market more effectively to users that We and Our partners believe may be interested in the Sites. They also help provide Us with aggregated auditing, research, and reporting, and know when content has been shown to you.
We target (and measure the performance of) ads to Members, Visitors and others, both on and off of Our Services through a variety of ad networks and ad exchanges, using the following, whether separately or combined:
- Advertising technologies on and off of Our Services, like web beacons, pixels, ad tags, cookies, and mobile identifiers as permitted by mobile platforms;
- Account information and contact information and categories;
- Information inferred from account information (for example, names to infer gender);
- Your use of Our Services (for example, Your search history, which pages You visit, Your clicking on a Minerva ad, etc.) and log files generated as described in the Log Files Section;
- Information from third parties (e.g. advertising partners, publishers and data aggregators) that We use in addition to the information from Our cookies (and similar technologies), Your account and use of Our Services.
We may share Your personal information with any third-party advertisers or ad networks for advertising. Also, advertising partners may associate personal information collected by the advertiser directly from You with Our cookies and similar technologies.
What can You do if You don't want cookies to be set or want them to be removed, or if You want to opt out of interest-based targeting?
Some people prefer not to allow cookies, which is why most browsers give You the ability to manage cookies to suit you. In some browsers You can set up rules to manage cookies on a site-by-site basis, giving you more fine-grained control over your privacy. What this means is that You can disallow cookies from all sites except those that You trust.
Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.
For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.
Please note that if You limit the use of certain cookies, You may be unable to benefit from the Site’s full functionality.
Opting Out of Targeted Advertising
Targeted advertising is advertising that is personalized for You based on cookies that track your interests and behavior on websites. Several advertising industry associations offer consumers the ability to opt-out from online targeted advertising conducted by all of their member advertisers. If You would like to find out more information, please visit the websites listed below and follow the opt-out instructions there if you wish to opt-out:
Cookies and Other Technologies
Different Durations of Cookies
Cookies can be stored on your computer for different periods of time. "Session cookie" only last for as long as the browser session and are deleted automatically once You close your browser. "Persistent cookies" cookies survive after your browser is closed until a defined expiration date set in the cookie (as determined by the party placing it), and help recognize your computer when You open your browser and browse the Internet again.
First Party and Third Party Cookies
First party cookies are placed on a website directly by the owner of the Site, in this case, Minerva. Third party cookies are placed on a website by third party providers (for example, by companies that provide advertising tracking or web analytics services) and by advertisers on the Site. We use both first-party cookies as well as third-party cookies.
We also use pixel tags (usually in combination with cookies), from the third parties, to get information about your usage of the Sites and about your interaction with email or other communications. Pixel tags are a technology similar to cookies that can be embedded in online content or within the body of an email for the purpose of tracking activity on websites (for example, to know when content has been shown to You), or to know when You have viewed particular content or a particular email message.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in Our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by You which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert You about these cookies, but some parts of the Sites will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These cookies allow Us to count visits and traffic sources so We can measure and improve the performance of Our Sites. They help Us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Sites. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
These cookies enable the Sites to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by Us or by third party providers whose services We have added to Our pages.
Table of Cookies Used on Minerva Sites