Last updated: August 12, 2022
1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website in order to make the site work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information about how you use the site. In our Cookie Notice, we use the word “cookies” to include not only cookies but also other technologies such as pixels, web beacons and page tags. Each cookie expires after a certain period of time depending on what we use it for.
2. What types of cookies do we use?
We may use the following types of cookies on the Site. A detailed list of cookies used on the Site, including information about the type of cookie, expiry periods and links to third party sites (where applicable) is outlined in Section 4 below. The Site uses both first-party cookies (which are set by the Site being visited) and third-party cookies (which are set by a server located outside the domain of our Site).
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Example: a cookie used for login authentication
These cookies are necessary for the Site to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. 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. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information and are placed for legitimate interests pursued by us in delivering the essential functionality of our Site. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies but some or all parts of the Site will not work.
Example: cookies used to collect site statistics, like number of page visits or load speeds
These cookies allow us to count visits and identify traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Site. Any information collected by these cookies is aggregated and cannot be used to identify you. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our Site and will be unable to improve the Site’s performance based upon your experience as a user.
Example: a cookie that stores your language preference
These cookies enable the Site to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. These cookies, which may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our Site, collect information about your choices and preferences and your use of the Site. For example, these cookies allow us to display the Site according to your settings and help us record any difficulties you have with the Site. In some cases these cookies allow us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Site, rather than the usage of a single person (except where this is part of the necessary function of the cookie). If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of the Site may not function properly.
Example: cookies set from domains corresponding to our marketing objectives, like ads.linkedin.com
These cookies may be set through our Site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and to market products and services to you on third-party websites or to measure and track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts so that we can tailor our advertising more effectively. Though data associated with targeting cookies does not typically contain directly identifying personal data, this data may be capable of re-association after we receive it. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
We use Google Analytics as a tool to measure the success of our advertising campaigns and referrals through third-party advertising partners. The Google Analytics data collected for these purposes is aggregated. Where you have consented, or, depending upon the laws of your location, have not disabled third party advertising cookies, we will also use Google Analytics data to support display advertising, including re-targeting. In addition to customizing your preferences for these behaviors as outlined in this Cookie Notice and our banners, you can also customize the Google Display Network ads by using the Google Ad Preferences Manager and learn more about how Google serves ads by viewing its Customer Ads Help Center.
Social Media Cookies
Example: cookies used to link to your LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter accounts
These cookies are set by many social media services that we have added to the Site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.
3. How do I manage cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You may modify your cookie preferences at any time by accessing the “Cookie Settings” link.
If you’d like to remove or disable cookies through your browser, you may refer to your browser’s documentation since the settings and steps for managing cookie preferences are usually browser-specific. To learn more about how to disable cookies, see https://www.aboutcookies.org/.
If you don’t want to receive ads that are tailored to you based on your online activity, you may “opt out” of many of third-party companies that are involved in such tailoring: https://www.aboutads.info, https://preferences-mgr.truste.com/or, if you’re located in the European Union, https://www.youronlinechoices.eu. Opting out does not mean you will not see any ads but you will not see ads that have been tailored to you based on your activities and inferred preferences.
4. Do you serve targeted advertising?
Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details, or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these.