Updated: February 27, 2019
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is saved on your device that can contain information such as your log in status, the body of your cover letter or choices for creating a banner, etc. They are sent back to the website so it can read the information from them. This is how information can be remembered when browsing the pages of a website, even if you come back months later. They may also contain a unique identifier such as that used by Google Analytics for example, to track your path through our websites for creating reports to analyze our web traffic. We also display third-party advertising such as Google Adsense, Conversantmedia and others who also set cookies with a unique identifier to personalize the ads being shown to you. Google has their own policy for how they use this data which can be viewed here view Conversantmedia's policy here. For a more in-depth explanation here is a Wikipedia article about cookies.
What kinds of cookies are there?
There are first-party cookies that are set by our sites and third-party cookies that are set by sites that are external to ours, like Google, YouTube, Conversantmedia, etc.
There are also cookies with short-term and long-term time frames they are called session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser. They are used to store information on a short-term basis to remember things such as if you are logged in or they are used to hold the letters you are sending while you are creating them. They can remember your choices when creating a banner with our Banner Creator.
Persistent cookies generally contain information for the long-term and normally have expiration dates which could be set to years in the future. Third-party analysis and advertising providers use this type to keep track of you on the internet to deliver relevant ads to you based on your history and preferences. They also make sure you aren't shown the same ad too many times. These cookies remain on your computer until they are deleted or until they expire.
A list of cookies our sites use:
First-Party - Session
coverletterbody - Cover Letter Creator
references - Reference Page Creator
interviewletterbody - Interview Thank-you Letter Creator
requestletterbody - Reference Request Letter Creator
resignationletterbody - Resignation Letter Creator
jobs - login for Jobs Directory
resume - login for Resume Directory
banner - Free Banner Creator
Spell Check - Spelling Checker preferences (Persistent)
Third-Party - Persistent+Session
Google Adsense - advertising
Google Analytics - traffic analysis
ReCaptcha - security
Conversantmedia - advertising
YouTube - video server
How to manage cookies
You can enable, disable, delete and clear your cookies whenever you wish within your browser. Visit the developers help page for your specific browser. If your browser is not listed here please consult your browser's help section.
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