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 Life Events or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by Life Events when you return to one of our sites or a partner site that uses our services (for example, our sharing or job application buttons).
Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).
Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit Life Events, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that’s in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with Life Events faster and more secure.
DNT is a concept that has been promoted by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. While some progress has been made, it has been slow. No standard has been adopted to this date.
Generally, yes. 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 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.
If you do not want to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings on your computer or other device you’re using to access our services. If you use Life Events without changing your browser settings, or if you click the “Accept” button on our website page regarding cookies, we’ll assume that you’re happy to receive all cookies on the Life Events website and that you have provided consent by such actions or conduct. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies, including Life Events cookies. Please note that the Life Events site will not work properly without cookies.