Last updated: August 2023
What is a cookie?
Some cookies are associated with your account and personal information in order to remember that you are logged in and which accounts you are logged into. Other cookies are not tied to your account but are unique and allow us to carry out analytics and customization, among other similar things.
Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit a Site or use our services, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience consistent with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions faster and more secure.
- Authentication cookies allow us to show you the correct information, personalize your experience and verify your access to your account
- Some cookies enable and support security features to help us detect malicious activity on our website
- Some cookies allow us to retain your choice of language in certain areas, and may provide features, insights or other customisations
List of Cookies
A list of the cookies we use can be found here:
Cookies are small text files sent by us to your computer or mobile device. They are unique to your account or your browser. Session-based cookies last only while your browser is open and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies last until you or your browser delete them or until they expire.
Different types of cookies include:
Session vs. persistent cookies: cookies have a limited lifespan. Cookies which only last a short time or end when you close your browser are called session cookies. Cookies which remain on your device for longer are called persistent cookies (these are the type of cookies allow websites to remember your details when you log back onto them).
First party vs third party cookies: cookies placed on your device by the website owner are called first party cookies. When the website owner uses other businesses’ technology to help them manage and monitor their website, the cookies added by the other business are called third party cookies.
Categories of cookies: cookies can be grouped by what they help the website or website owner do.
- Necessary cookies are cookies which help the website to run properly (when they are strictly necessary cookies it means their only function is to help the website work).
- Functionality cookies allow websites to remember the user's site preferences and choices they make on the site including username, region, and language. This allows the website to provide personalized features like local news stories and weather if you share your location.
- Performance cookies help a website owner understand and analyse how website visitors use their website.
- Analytics cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, etc.
- Advertisement cookies tailor online adverts to reflect the content you have previously browse and help inform companies about your interests so they can show you relevant adverts.
To find out more about cookies, visit this site.
How are cookies used for advertising purposes?
Cookies and other advertising technology such as beacons, pixels, and tags help us market more effectively to users that we and our partners believe may be interested in Architech Labs. They also help provide us with aggregated auditing, research, and reporting, and know when content has been shown to you.
What can you do if you don't want cookies to be set?
Most browsers give you the ability to manage cookies to suit you. In some browsers you can set up rules to manage cookies on a site-by-site basis, giving you more fine-grained control over your privacy. What this means is that you can disallow cookies from all sites except those that you trust.
Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides for details on this.
You may opt-out of third-party cookies directly with the relevant third party, for example, you can disable Google Analytics on their website.
You can opt out of interest-based targeting provided by participating ad servers through the Digital Advertising Alliance (http://youradchoices.com). In addition, on your iPhone, iPad or Android, you can change your device settings to control whether you see online interest-based ads.
If you limit the ability of websites and applications to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience and/or lose the ability to access our services, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings, like login information.
Are other cookies set when using Architech Labs?