Update: 14 May 2018
2. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed onto Your device that enables Sermo and partner features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify Your device, secure Your access to Sermo’s property and our sites generally. Cookies also enable You to easily share content on Sermo and its partners. Cookies may also be used to help serve relevant ads to You while You are on our site.
3. When does Sermo place cookies?
4. What types of cookies does Sermo use?
We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize You as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to Sermo or interact with related products and services without signing in again. After You sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by Sermo when You return to one of our sites or a partner site that uses our services. Session cookies only last for as long as the session, usually the current visit to a website or a browser session.
5. Which Sermo entity is using cookies?
Cookies can be used to recognize You when You visit Sermo, remember Your preferences, and give You a personalized experience. Cookies also make Your interactions with Sermo faster and more secure. As a quick reference guide we have provided the following cookie reference table. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring You advertising on and the Sermo sites, and bring customized features to You through Sermo and its partners.
6. How are cookies used for advertising purposes?
Cookies and other ad technology such as beacons, pixels, and tags help us serve relevant ads to You more effectively. They also help us provide aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers, understand and improve our service, and know when content has been shown to You. Note: Because Your web browser may request advertisements and beacons directly from third party ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set third party cookies, just as if You had requested a web page from their site. Ads served by Sermo may also set third party cookies.
7. What third-party cookies does Sermo use?
8. Controlling cookies
Most browsers allow You to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if You limit the ability of websites to set cookies, You may worsen, or even prevent, Your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to You. It may also stop You from saving customized settings like login information.
9. What to do if You want them to be removed?
If You want to remove cookies, You can add to or amend your browser on your computer or other device You are using to access our site to block the setting of certain cookies. If You use Sermo without changing Your browser settings, we’ll assume that You are happy to receive cookies on the Sermo website. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets You review and erase cookies, including Sermo cookies. But please remember that in common with most internet based sites, the Sermo site will not work properly and perhaps not at all without Sermo set cookies.
10. Sermo awareness and employee training
As part of Sermo’s commitment to Your information protection and privacy, all Sermo employees must review and acknowledge this policy.