Effective January 18, 2022
1. What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to your computer when you access certain websites. In general, cookies allow a website to recognize a user’s computer.
The most important thing to know about cookies placed by SGMA is that they make our website a bit more user-friendly, for example, by remembering site preferences and language settings.
We use these cookies and other similar technologies for a number of purposes, including:
Keeping you signed in
Keeping your preferences
To provide you with the service you chose to receive from us
Understanding how you use our website
To monitor and analyze the performance, operation, and effectiveness in order to improve the SGMA website
To understand and improve the impact of our marketing campaigns
For security needs and fraud-protection purposes
It is important to note that SGMA cannot access third-party cookies; nor can other third-party organizations access the data in the cookies we use on our website. SGMA doesn't allow third-parties to use the cookies for any purpose other than those described in the next sections.
Depending on their function, Cookies may have different durations. There are session cookies and persistent cookies:
Session cookies only last for your online session. It means that the browser deletes these cookies once you close your browser
Persistent cookies stay on your device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie
The cookies used on our website fall into one of five categories:
Functional cookies are used to remember the selections you make on our Site so that your selections are saved for your next visits;
Analytical cookies allow us to improve the design and functionality of our Site by collecting data on how you access our Site, for example data on the content you access, how long you stay on our Site, etc;
These cookies are used to track advertising effectiveness to provide a more relevant service and deliver better ads to suit your interests.;
These cookies enable core functionality such as security, verification of identity and network management. These cookies can’t be disabled.; and
Third-party cookies are created by a website other than ours. We may use third-party cookies to see how you interact with our website.
3. Your choices
You can change your cookies at anytime.
Alternately, it is also possible to stop your browser from accepting cookies altogether by changing your browser’s cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser.
Please note that deleting our cookies, disabling future cookies or tracking technologies may prevent you from accessing certain areas or features of our Services, or may otherwise adversely affect your user experience.
The following links may be helpful, or you can use the “Help” option in your browser.
To opt out from and prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics across all websites, check out the following instructions: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.