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.

How We Use Cookies

Our website uses cookies that are intended to provide you with a better browsing experience. The session cookie-related information is forgotten at the time you sign out of the website session. Our cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here:

  1. 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
      • SEG on Demand online learning
  2. 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
  3. Upon navigating to our website through a link within a direct marketing email, PERSISTENT cookies are placed in your browser to track your activity on the SEG website. This information is collected and used to provide you with more timely and relevant emails in the future. We only email you with your direct consent in accordance with our privacy policy.

We have partnered with MultiView, an advertising company that uses PERSISTENT cookies. These cookies stay on your browser and display targeted advertisements to you based upon your browsing history. These cookies are only added if you take action to accept the cookies upon visiting our website. You may learn more about MultiView cookies in the company’s privacy policy.

Enabling these cookies is not necessary for the website to work, but doing so will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies using your browser settings, but if you block the use of cookies, some features of this site may not work as intended.