What are Web Cookies
How Web Cookies are Used
Organization also uses Web Cookies to track the pages that users visit during each Website session, both to help Organization improve users’ experiences and to help Organization understand how any of the St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Sites are being used. As with other Non-Personally-Identifying Information gathered from users of any of the St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Sites, Organization analyzes and discloses in aggregated form information gathered using Web Cookies, so as to help Organization, its partners and others better understand how any of the St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Sites are being used.
USERS WHO DO NOT WISH TO HAVE WEB COOKIES PLACED ON THEIR COMPUTERS SHOULD SET THEIR BROWSERS TO REFUSE WEB COOKIES BEFORE ACCESSING ANY OF THE St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Sites, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT CERTAIN FEATURES OF ANY OF THE St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Sites MAY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY WITHOUT THE AID OF WEB COOKIES. WEBSITE USERS WHO REFUSE WEB COOKIES ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RESULTING LOSS OF FUNCTIONALITY.
Links to instructions to turn of the acceptance of cookies by various web browsers can be found below.
TYPES OF COOKIES
The following types of cookies may be used when you visit any of the St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Sites:
Advertising cookies are placed on your computer by advertisers and ad servers in order to display advertisements that are most likely to be of interest to you. These cookies allow advertisers and ad servers to gather information about your visits to an St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Site and other websites, alternate the ads sent to a specific computer, and track how often an ad has been viewed and by whom. These cookies are linked to a computer and do not gather any personal information about you.
Analytics cookies monitor how users reached an St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Site, and how they interact with and move around once on the St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Site. These cookies let us know what features on any of the St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Sites are working the best and what features on any of the St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Sites can be improved.
Our cookies are “first-party cookies”, and can be either permanent or temporary. These are necessary cookies, without which the St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Site won’t work properly or be able to provide certain features and functionalities. Some of these may be manually disabled in your browser, but may affect the functionality of the St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Site.
Personalization cookies are used to recognize repeat visitors to the Site. We use these cookies to record your browsing history, the pages you have visited, and your settings and preferences each time you visit the an St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Site.
Security cookies help identify and prevent security risks. We use these cookies to authenticate users and protect user data from unauthorized parties.
Site Management Cookies
Site management cookies are used to maintain your identity or session on the St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Site so that you are not logged off unexpectedly, and any information you enter is retained from page to page. These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but you can disable all cookies in your browser.
A “Web Beacon” is an object that is embedded in a web page or email that is usually invisible to the user and allows website operators to check whether a user has viewed a particular web page or an email. Organization may use Web Beacons on any of the St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Sites and in emails to count users who have visited particular pages, viewed emails and to deliver co-branded services. Web Beacons are not used to access users’ Personally-Identifying Information. They are a technique Organization may use to compile aggregated statistics about Website usage. Web Beacons collect only a limited set of information, including a Web Cookie number, time and date of a page or email view and a description of the page or email on which the Web Beacon resides. You may not decline Web Beacons. However, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all Web Cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a Web Cookie is tendered, permitting you to accept or decline Web Cookies on an individual basis.
Third-party cookies may be place on your computer when you visit any of the St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Sites by companies that run certain services we offer. These cookies allow the third parties to gather and track certain information about you. These cookies can be manually disabled in your browser.
- We use Cloudflare for static content distribution. This service allows any of the St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Sites to distribute content using servers located across different countries and to optimize performance. Which anonymous data is processed depends on the characteristics and the way Cloudflare is implemented. Their function is to filter communications between an St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Site and the User’s browser. Considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain anonymous user information are transferred. For more information on CloudFlare, please visit their website: CloudFlare Security Policy.
- We may use third-party vendors, including Google, who use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past activity on an St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Site, including Google Analytics for Display Advertising. The information collected may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. If you do not want any information to be collected and used by Google Analytics, you can install an opt-out in your web browser (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/) and/or opt out from Google Analytics for Display Advertising or the Google Display Network by using Google’s Ads Settings (https://google.com/settings/ads).
- We may use other third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Site. These companies may use information (not including any Personally-Identifying Information) about your visits to any of the St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Sites and other websites that are contained in Web Cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Using a tool created by the Network Advertising Initiative, you can opt out of several third-party ad servers’ and networks’ Web Cookies simultaneously. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please follow the following links: https://networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp , https://preferences-mgr.truste.com/, or https://www.aboutads.info/choices/. Please contact us if you would like to know the identity of the third-party advertising companies we are currently using to serve ads.
CONTROL OF COOKIES
Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, you can remove or reject cookies in your browser’s settings. Please be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site.
For more information on how to control cookies, check your browser or device’s settings for how you can control or reject cookies, or visit the following links:
- Apple Safari
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Android (Chrome)
- Iphone or Ipad (Chrome)
- Iphone or Ipad (Safari)
OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
In addition to cookies, we may use web beacons, pixel tags, and other tracking technologies on any of the St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Sites to help customize any of the St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Sites and improve your experience. A “web beacon” or “pixel tag” is tiny object or image embedded in a web page or email. They are used to track the number of users who have visited particular pages and viewed emails, and acquire other statistical data. They collect only a limited set of data, such as a cookie number, time and date of page or email view, and a description of the page or email on which they reside. Web beacons and pixel tags cannot be declined. However, you can limit their use by controlling the cookies that interact with them.