Effective Date: May 10, 2019
When you use the Website, BEN sends your computer a “cookie”, which is a small file that resides on your computer’s hard drive and contains non-personal information about the user. Cookies contain information which can be used to identify the user’s computer. Cookies allow BEN to make its Website more useful by storing information about your preferences. For example, BEN will send your computer a cookie to maintain default settings such as your language preference. You can set your browser’s options not to accept cookies, but this may prevent you from accessing all of the features of the Website.
We use “pixel tags” (also called “web beacons” or “clear gifs”), which are tiny graphic images, on the Website and in our emails. Pixel tags help us analyze our customers’ online behavior and measure the effectiveness of the Website. We work with service providers that help us track, collect, and analyze this information.
Pixel tags on our sites may be used to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the features you use, the links you click, and other actions you take in connection with the sites. This information may include your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type, your operating system, date and time information, and other technical information about your computer. We may also track certain information about the identity of the website you visited immediately before coming to our site. We do not otherwise track any information about your use of other websites.
Pixel tags and cookies in our emails may be used to track your interactions with those messages, such as when you receive, open, or click a link in an e-mail message from us. We also work with third-party companies, including Google, that use tracking technologies to serve advertisements on our behalf across the internet. These companies may collect information about your visits to the Website and your interaction with our advertising and other communications. If you would like more information about this practice or to opt out of having your information used by these companies, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
We may combine the information we collect through cookies and pixel tags with other information we have collected from you. This information may be used to improve our websites, to personalize your online experience, to tailor our communications with you, to determine the effectiveness of our Website, and for other internal business purposes.
COOKIES USED BY BEN
At the date of this policy, BEN uses the following types of cookies when you visit our websites
|cookieconsent_status||This cookie keeps track of whether you have accepted, denied, or partially accepted cookies from the Website. This cookie is automatic and cannot be turned off so that BEN can display the Website in accordance with your preferences.|
|sugar_utm_||This cookie category allows BEN to track how you came to the Website. This cookie is delivered automatically but may be turned off by disallowing cookie collection either through your internet settings or through BEN’s cookie consent banner.|
|Google and YouTube Cookies||These types of cookies were created by Google, including Google Analytics and their YouTube subsidiary and sent automatically. You may opt out of some Google cookies, but BEN does not control those opt out procedures. For more information regarding Google cookies, please visit: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.|
|Spotify and Vimeo||Cookies from these sites are related to and enable the embedding of content from Spotify and vimeo (i.e. video or music clips). For more information regarding Vimeo cookies, please visit: https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy; For more information regarding Spotify cookies, please visit: https://www.spotify.com/us/legal/cookies-policy/.|
|Other Third Party Cookies||BEN allows certain third parties to employ cookies for functionality and informational purposes. For instance, if you navigate to a third party website from a BEN website, a third party cookie may communicate that information.|
Please be aware that BEN may change the cookies from time to time. If you would like an up to date list of the cookies used, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
COOKIES SET BY OTHER WEBSITES THROUGH THIS SITE
In order to provide high quality contents on our websites, some pages are embedded with media from Spotify, Viemo, and YouTube. The suppliers of these services may set cookies on your device when you visit the pages where we have used this type of content. These are third-party cookies that BEN does not control. Please check these third party websites’ privacy policies for more information about their cookies if you have concerns.
HOW DO I CHANGE MY COOKIE SETTINGS?
Commonly used web browsers allow some control of most cookies through browser settings. To learn more about cookies, including how cookies settings are set, visit www.aboutcookies.org.
Find out how to manage cookies settings on popular browsers:
To opt out of being tracked by Google analytics across all websites, please visit: Tools.google.com