Effective Date: July 2020
What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. Cookies also enable us to track and analyze user behavior in order to improve our System. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can choose to accept or decline certain types of cookies if you prefer. However, declining cookies may impact the functionality of the System and in some cases you may not be able to access the functions of the System. Blocking or declining cookies may also stop the System from saving your customized settings, such as login information and other preferences.
Types of Cookies We Use
- Session Cookies
Session cookies are stored on the user’s hard drive temporarily and are deleted when the user ends the browsing session. We use session cookies for things like internal analytics.
- Persistent Cookies
Persistent cookies stay on the user’s hard drive until they expire, even after the browser is closed. We use persistent cookies for remembering things for like internal analytics.
- Third-Party Cookies
Third party cookies are not installed directly by our System, but by third parties such as advertisers. Third party cookies are used to track advertising preferences from site to site, and to gather data about users’ browsing habits in order to improve the user experience.
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are required for the System to function. The information collected relates to operation of the System and enables us to provide you with basic System functionality. The only way to opt out of the use of these cookies is to not use the System, as the System will not function properly without them.
- Analytical/Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information about your use of the System, including which pages you visit, and whether you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information. The information collected is only used to analyze how the System is being accessed and used in order for us to improve the System and your experience using it.
- Functionality Cookies
We use these cookies to remember your choices, settings, or preferences from one visit to the next. The information stored by these cookies includes things like your country of origin, your language, and any changes you have made to customizable areas of the System.
- Targeting Cookies
These cookies collect information designed to customize your experience on the System and other sites. These cookies record information about your visit to the System including links clicked and pages viewed in order to measure the effectiveness of our marketing strategies.
Cookies We Use
Why We Use It: Google Analytics is a third-party analytics cookie. We use Google Analytics to collect information about how users use our website for analytics purposes.
Duration: Two (2) years.
Your Cookie Options
Most browsers allow you to control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. Some browsers will allow you to block all cookies, while others will allow you to set up rules about which cookies to accept from which site, depending on your preferences. If you do block cookies, however, you may experience some functionality issues and some services within the system may not work for you.
Each browser manufacturer deals with user cookie options slightly differently. Please see your browsers help pages for additional information about managing cookies on your browser.
601 West St. Germain Street
St. Cloud, MN 56301