What Is a Cookie?To improve our visitors' experience and to determine which of our features are the most popular or are in need of improvement a cookie can be used to help discover these areas. A cookie is a small text file sent by a web server to a visitor's web browser, it is then stored by the web browser on the visitor's computer or mobile device when they visit a web site. A visitor's actions and preferences can then be remembered by the website. This is useful for keeping them logged into the site, remembering their preferences or monitoring a visitors path through the site so we can determine points of raised interest on the site. Wikipedia article about cookies.
These preferences, etc. can be remembered over a period of time so a visitor doesn't have to keep logging in or re-entering their preferences each time they come back to the site or browse from one page to the next. The information within the cookie is then sent back to the server each time the web browser requests a page from the server. This can also enable a web server to identify and track a web browser.
We also share information about your use of our site with our advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information you have provided to them or they have collected from your use of their services.
There are two main types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from a visitor's computer when they close their browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on their computer until deleted, or until they reach their date of expiration.
The cookies can also be first-party or third-party. A first-party cookie is used by this site directly, a third-party cookie comes from a site external to this one. This situation can be created when traffic analysis is performed or when advertisements are displayed on a website's pages by external sites.
First-Party Session Cookies:
- jobs: If an employer joins our Job Search Directory, then logs in to post a job, a session cookie is used to keep the employer logged in.
- resume: If a visitor joins our Resume Directory, then logs in to post their resume, a session cookie is used to keep the member logged in.
- coverletterbody, references, interviewletterbody, requestletterbody, resignationletterbody: When a member is logged into a Resume Directory Account and chooses to send their cover letter, reference page, thank-you letter, reference request letter or resignation letter a session cookie is used to remember the contents of each document body during the creation and sending process.
- SP ELL DICT USER: This one may be used if you make personal preference settings within the spell checker used in our creator programs.
- Google Adsense: Uses many cookies to serve advertising including the DoubleClick cookie to serve interest-based advertisements across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to each visitor. People can view, delete or add interest categories associated with their browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager. There is a page available to opt-out of the AdSense partner network cookie.
- Conversantmedia: Uses many cookies to serve advertising, visitors may opt-out of this cookie and many others using both Network Advertising Initiative and Digital Advertising Alliance opt-out sites.
- Google reCAPTCHA: Uses a unique identifier cookie to protect our forms from spam and abuse. More information about reCaptcha can be found here.
- YouTube: Several cookies are used by YouTube to provide their service.
- YouTube: Several cookies are used track the use of their service.
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