2. WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a small text file placed onto your device by web sites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites and cloud-based services work in a better, more efficient way and to provide information to the owners of the site. For example, they can recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g., by remembering your viewing preferences and identifying popular content).
Taken alone, cookies do not personally identify you – rather, they merely recognize your Web browser. Unless you choose to identify yourself to Legility, such as by filling out a web form or you have previously identified yourself to us, you remain anonymous.
3. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
We use different types of cookies on our Sites to make your interaction with our Sites easy and meaningful – strictly necessary cookies, functionality cookies, analytics cookies, and advertising cookies. The Sites may include first-party cookies (i.e., cookies that send data directly to Legility and agents and contractors acting on our behalf , including cookies used to monitor, analyze, and administer the Sites) and third-party cookies (i.e., cookies that send data to our contractors for their commercial use described in Section 4 below).
Below we describe the different types of cookies we may use on the Sites and our purpose for using them. You have the ability to opt out and limit which cookies apply to your use of our Sites – more information on how to change your browser’s cookie settings are provided in Section 4 below.
A. Strictly Necessary Cookies.
Some cookies are essential to the operation of our services on the Sites. They are used to facilitate our log-in process, remember your language preference, authenticate users, and enable you to navigate the Sites and to use their features. They are also used by our customer service team for messaging within and on our Sites and analytics. Without these cookies, we may not be able to provide certain services or features, and the Sites may not perform as smoothly for you as we would like.
Because strictly necessary cookies are essential to operate our services on the Sites, if you choose to use a product on our Sites, there is no option to opt out of these cookies.
The following are the strictly necessary cookies which we use:
B. Functionality Cookies.
In some circumstances, we may use functionality cookies. Functionality cookies allow us to remember the choices you make while browsing on the Sites, and to provide enhanced and more personalized content and features, such as customizing a certain webpage or application page, remembering if we have asked you to participate in a promotion and for other services you request, like watching a video or downloading a resource. In order to permit your connection to the Sites, our servers receive and record information about your computer and browser, potentially including your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. All of these features help us to improve your visit and assist in navigation of the Sites’ features.
The following are the functionality cookies which we use:
C. Analytics Cookies.
We and our service providers may use analytics cookies, which are sometimes called performance cookies, to collect information about your use of the Sites and enable us to improve the way they work. Analytics cookies collect information about how you use the Sites, for instance, which pages you go to most. The information allows us to see the overall patterns of usage, help us record any difficulties users may have while using the Sites and show us whether or not our advertising is effective.
The following are the analytics cookies which we use:
D. Advertising & Targeting Cookies.
We also use third party advertising and targeting cookies. We and our service providers may use advertising and targeting cookies to deliver ads that we believe are more relevant to you and your interests.
The following are the targeting/advertising cookies which we use:
4. HOW YOU CAN CONTROL COOKIES ON OUR SITES.
If you want to control the cookies that are placed on your computer or other device, you could view cookies stored on your hard drive, choose whether or not to permit cookies to be set by default by changing browser settings as provided in this Section, or delete the cookies stored on your hard drive.
Please be aware, however, that your decision to control cookies may affect your experience of our Sites – you may not be able to access all or parts of those Sites. Turning cookies off, for instance, will prevent you from registering for, signing in to, or using many of the services on our Sites.
The main Web browsers allow you to change your cookie settings directly through their sites. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful; otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
For information on how to use the browser of your mobile device to amend cookie settings, you will need to refer to your mobile device manual.
The following third-party links contain additional information about cookies and other helpful information on your ability to control what cookies apply to you. Please note, however, that these links will take you to third-party sites over which Legility has no control: