Updated: September 04, 2020
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that your device saves that can contain information. Information such as your login status, the body of your cover letter or choices for creating a banner, etc. Your browser sends them back to the website so it can read the information from them. This process is how browsers remember information when you browse 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 shown to you. Google has its 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 websites. And third-party cookies that are set by sites that are external to ours, like Google, YouTube, Conversantmedia, etc.
The cookies have short-term and long-term time frames. They are called session cookies and persistent cookies, respectively. 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. They normally have expiration dates, which could be 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 advertisers don't show you 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)
- 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.
- Google's Ads Preference Manager
- AdSense Partner Network
- Google Analytics Opt-out
- Conversantmedia Opt-out
- Network Advertising Initiative
- Digital Advertising Alliance
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