Revised: Effective Date 23 November 2020
What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to "remember" your actions or preferences over time. Most browsers support cookies and allow you to delete them whenever you like, but you also can set your browser to decline them. Keep in mind that refusing to accept cookies sometimes can impede the functionality of the website, but that is your right.
What are the types of cookies?
Every cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. Based on its lifespan, a cookie is either a
- session cookie, which is erased when you sign off or close your browser, or
- persistent cookie, which remains on your computer/device for a predefined period of time
Based on the domain to which it belongs, cookies are either
- first-party cookies, which are set by the Web server of the visited page and share the same domain; or
- third-party cookies, stored by a different domain to the visited page's domain
- Upon signing in to the site, SESSION cookies are placed that allow us to
- auto-populate your contact information when completing a registration form online
- auto-populate your address details when completing a shopping-cart transaction
- enable you to sign up for newsletters and other email lists without having to enter your contact information
- enable you to navigate between our website and our partner websites that use our cookies to provide you with privileges in and access to the following online services:
- Career Center
- SEG Library
- Competency Management System
- SEG on Demand online learning
- Regardless of sign-in status, SESSION cookies are placed that allow us to
- track activity through our website to gather general analytic data (This activity is tied to a general location but cannot be used to identify you personally; it is only used to provide us aggregated feedback on what services our customers engage in the most so we can improve our offerings.)
- allow embedded multimedia videos to play, for example, through the use of youtube.com