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Last modified: 12/19/2019
Cookies are small data files which are sent to a user’s computer or mobile phone from a website and are stored on the hard drive of the user’s device. They help to make a website work better for a user.
When landing on United Site Services’ website, you have been given the opportunity to accept cookies used on this website or to decline all cookies. If you have accepted our use of some or all cookies, the following information relates to cookies used on this website only. On United Site Services website users can manage and/or delete cookies as they wish. Information about how to do this is provided in the section “How to manage cookies”.
A cookie is a small amount of data (which often includes a unique identifier) that is sent to a user’s computer or mobile phone from a website and is stored on the hard drive of the device. Each website can send its cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website to report on website traffic. Your browser will only permit United Site Services to access the cookies set by United Site Services.
Cookies on the United Site Services website are used in a number of ways. A full list of all the cookies used across United Site Services sites can be found in the “List of Cookies” used on United Site Services’ site.
United Site Services uses a range of analytic tools to collect information about how people use its sites to help us assess whether the site meets user needs and to determine how we could improve the user’s experience.
Analytic cookies store information about what pages people visit, how long they are on the site, how they got there, and what content they access. Information supplied by cookies helps United Site Services to analyze the profile of visitors and provide them with a better experience.
Analytic type cookies do not collect or store a user’s personal information (for example, names or addresses), so this information in the cookie cannot be used to identify individuals. United Site Services does not allow analytics companies to use or share their data.
The preference center allows users to retrieve personal information and account details of their communication preferences. This site uses a cookie to remember account information.
Storing Your Usability and Accessibility Settings
The United Site Services website provides settings that allow you to resize text or improve the performance of the site, or keep it on your preferred language. If you switch these settings on, we store the settings in a cookie, so that they apply to each page you view.
There are two broad categories of cookies:
- First-Party Cookies, served directly by United Site Services to your device.
- Third-Party Cookies, which are served by a third party on United Site Services’ behalf.
Third-party cookies are not set directly by United Site Services. They are set by the third-party service or functionality providers.
United Site Services does not control the distribution of these cookies. For more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, including how to opt-out, view their individual privacy policies listed below.
Google Analytics stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
How to reject or delete this cookie
Internet browsers allow users to manage their cookies. They can set their devices to accept all cookies, to let them know when a cookie has been set, or never to receive cookies.
Each browser works differently: use the “Help” menu in your browser to find out to change your cookie preferences. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone, you should refer to your device’s user manual. Please be aware that completely disabling cookies mean that certain personalized features will not then be available to that user, and they may not be able to make full use of all of the website’s features.
As indicated, some cookies are not set by United Site Services websites but by other sites (see table above) providing a service or functionality on United Site Services websites. Managing, deleting, or blocking these cookies requires you to visit the websites of these third parties.
You can learn more about cookies and how to manage them at AboutCookies.org.
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different lengths of time. Some cookies are “session cookies,” meaning that they removed when the user closes the internet browser and automatically deleted when the browser closes. Other cookies are “permanent cookies,” meaning that they remain after your internet browser closes. They can be used by United Site Services to recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.
This keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. With each new visit expiration date is refreshed.
A timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the site.
A timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site – having waited 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires.
This keeps track of where the visitor came from e.g., navigated directly to the website or from another website, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords used, and from the location from which the site was accessed.
This tracks the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when they first visited, and when their last visit occurred using Pardot (United Site Services’ email marketing software)
Support for website language switching.
If you have any questions regarding the cookies we use, please contact us at webmaster@UnitedSiteServices.com.
Cookies that Have Been Set in the Past
If you have disabled the cookies function, we may still use information collected by cookies before you disabled them, and certainly before their retention period expires. However, United Site Services will stop using the disabled cookie to gather any further information after the deactivation.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org.