Cookie Policy

Update: 14 May 2018

Thank you for being a member of the Sermo community. Please review this Code of Conduct to understand the behavioral expectations of the Community. Your use of Sermo reflects your agreement to adhere to this Code, our Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy, incorporating Sermo’s Cookie Policy.

At Sermo, we believe in being clear and open about how we collect and use information related to You, our members. In this spirit of transparency, this cookie policy provides information about how, when and why we and our partners use cookies. This cookie policy applies to any Sermo property, product or service that You link to via Sermo now and into the future. Sermo will review and amend this Cookie Policy to keep You informed about the changes to Your information usage and the exciting Sermo and partner products and services enabled as a result of these changes. Thank You for being a member of Sermo and we look forward to our future collaboration.

1. Does Sermo use cookies?

Yes. As described in our Privacy Policy, we use cookies and other technologies to ensure everyone who uses Sermo has the best possible experience. Cookies also help us keep Your account safe. By continuing to visit Sermo or use our products and services, You are agreeing to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes we describe in this policy.

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?

We use cookies on our site and Sermo’s applications. Any browser visiting these properties may receive cookies from us.

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.

If You are logged in on or our application or another Sermo property that references this Cookie Policy or browsing a third party partner site of Sermo and one of our cookies on Your device identifies You, Your usage (such as Your browsing behavior) and log information (such as Your IP address), will be associated by us with Your account as noted in our Privacy Policy. We may also use aggregate information from third parties and information from Your member profile and Sermo activity.

We do not provide any personal information that we collect to advertisers unless You have given us permission to do so under our Privacy Policy. Please note that opting out will not remove advertising from the pages You visit; it will mean that the ads You see may not be matched to Your interests.

7. What third-party cookies does Sermo use?

Our cookie reference table above lists some of the third party cookies on our sites. Please note that the names of cookies, pixels and other technologies may change over time. Please also note that companies and other organizations that sponsor content or pages on Sermo may use cookies, pixels or other technologies on their Sermo pages to learn about Your interest in them.

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.

11. Please see also

Sermo Privacy Policy
Sermo Terms of Service