What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Our first party cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our website to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other first and third party cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our website. Third parties also serve cookies through our website for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
The types of first and third party cookies served through our website and the purposes they perform are described below. Please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific website you visit. You can find details of the particular cookies that are served on each website, and of any parties serving third party cookies, as well as adjust your preferences, by visiting your browser settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the website and impair the services we are able to offer. You can find more detailed information about how to control cookies later in this policy.
- “Strictly necessary” cookies, which are first party cookies that must be set to allow us to deliver the website to you and to provide specific services that you request from us. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
- “Performance” cookies, which are first party cookies that help us to collect information about how visitors use our website and helps us with site analysis and improvements. Performance cookies will remain on your computer after you close your browser. If you opt out of, or do not allow, these cookies (as applicable), we will not know when you have visited our website and will not be able to monitor its performance.
- “Functionality” cookies, which allow our website to remember your choices or preferences, such as information on online forms. These cookies enable you to move around our website and use its features such as accessing secure areas (e.g. content for registered users). These cookies allow us to offer you a personalized experience while using the website. They are not used to track your browsing activity on other websites. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
- “Targeting” cookies, which are third party cookies set through our Websites by our advertising partners (i.e. Facebook, Google, Bing). They are used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other websites. If you do not allow these cookies, you will still experience advertising but it will be less targeted to you.
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Other third-party cookies and pixels
On some pages of our website, you may be directed to other websites for activities. These websites may use their own cookies. Please note that we do not control any cookies which are used by these sites and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these cookies.
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to choose whether to accept cookies. If you decide to disable cookies in your browser, you can still obtain access to our website. You can block cookies by changing your browser settings so that the cookies from the website cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device. To disable cookies through your browser, follow the instructions usually located within the “Help,” “Tools” or “Edit” menus in your browser. Disabling a cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser unless manually completed through your browser function.
Most browsers will allow you to see what cookies you have and delete them on an individual basis or block cookies from particular or all sites. Be aware that any preference set will be lost if you delete all cookies, including your preference to opt-out from cookies as this itself requires an opt-out cookie to have been set.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular web browsers:
If you are visiting this site using a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, please also refer to the manufacturer’s instructions on how to manage cookies.
Third party advertising opt-out
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, https://optout.networkadvertising.org / or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
If you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the opt-out browser add-on developed by Google for your web browser. For more information about Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs, please see https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
These opt out tools are provided by third parties, not Good Shepherd Penn Partners. Good Shepherd Penn Partners does not control or operate these programs or the choices that advertisers and others provide through these tools.