What are web cookies?
Although this Policy refers to the general term “cookie,” which is the main method used by our website to store information, the browser’s local storage space is also used for the same purpose and we may use other tracking technologies through this website such as web beacons, clear GIFs, or pixel tags. We usually use such tracking technologies to count users who visit certain pages of our website and to deliver branded services as well as to help determine the effectiveness of promotional campaigns.
As a result, the information included in this Policy is likewise applicable to all such tracking technologies that we use.
- To let you do things on our website—for example, cookies enable you to log in to secure areas of our website, fill in application forms or view content.
- To collect anonymous statistics—the information collected by cookies enables us to improve the website through use figures and patterns. For example, it is really useful to see which pages of the website—and therefore which of our services—are the most popular and how users are interacting with them.
- To improve your experience of our website—for example, to prevent you having to re-enter details when you have already done so, or by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily.
- To ensure that our website is secure—for example, to make sure that personal information that you give to us does not fall into the wrong hands.
Cookies we use
Accepting and rejecting cookies
By clicking on “settings” in the cookie consent banner, you also can view a list of all cookies that may be deployed by the website and further information about each cookie, including its purpose.
You can access the cookie settings information and update your preferences at any time here.
You can use your browser settings to clear the cookies already stored on your device—this will clear the cookies previously stored on your device by this and other websites and you will be presented with the cookie consent banner again the next time you visit OSF’s websites.
Updating this Policy