Last updated: October 4, 2022
What Are “Cookies”?
Cookies are small files with pieces of information, normally consisting of just letters and numbers, which websites use when users visit them. Software on the users’ devices (for example, a web browser) can store cookies and send them back to the website the next time they visit to make a specific function of the website work and to provide information about the user’s activities on the website.
For What Purposes Are Cookies Being Used?
Cookies are used in numerous ways. For example, when analyzing traffic to a website or tracking a users’ browsing behavior. Cookies are widely used as they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. Tracking Technologies help websites to remember the visitors and their activities, for example, a user’s language preferences.
What Are “Session” and “Persistent” Cookies?
“Session cookies” are removed from a user’s device once they close their browser session. “Persistent cookies” last for longer periods on a user’s device—after the user closes their browser session. Users can delete previously set persistent cookies manually or configure the browser settings to delete cookies, as further described below.
What Are ‘First-party’ and ‘Third-party’ Cookies?
First-party cookies are set directly by the website that the user is visiting. Third-party cookies are set by a domain other than the one the user is visiting. For the purpose of this policy, these are cookies that are set by our service providers, such as Google Analytics.
What Are ‘Similar Technologies’?
Functions usually performed by a cookie can be achieved by other means. This could include, for example, using certain characteristics to identify devices so that visits to a website can be analyzed. Any technology that stores or accesses information on your device is relevant for this purpose, and therefore it includes, for example, HTML5 local storage, Local Shared Objects and fingerprinting techniques. Additionally, technologies like use of log files, scripts, tracking pixels and plugins, wherever these are used, are also considered as similar technologies.
How Do We Use Tracking Technologies and for What Purposes?
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies as part of your experience on our website so that we can facilitate the use of the website’s features and tools, keep track of your preferences, improve your experience with our website, for web analytics and for marketing purposes. Some cookies are strictly essential for the operation of our website while other cookies help to improve our services and marketing activities. The same rule goes for all Tracking Technologies that we use. The table of cookies, which is available through our cookies management tool, will provide you with a clear and comprehensive image of the cookies and tracking technologies that we use.
Does Quanex Need to Obtain My Consent for Using Tracking Technologies?
Yes, however only with respect to the Tracking Technologies that are not strictly essential for the operation of our website. If you do not agree to accept our cookies or other Tracking Technologies that are not strictly essential for the operation of our website, you can manage your Tracking Technologies preferences as described below.
Can I Manage My Tracking Technologies Preferences?
Every browser allows you to manage your Tracking Technologies preferences, usually found in the “Help” or “Settings” sections of the web browser. Here are some commonly used web browsers: (a) Google Chrome; (b) Microsoft Edge; (c) Mozilla Firefox; (d) Microsoft Internet Explorer; (e) Opera; (f) Apple Safari. You can turn off certain third-party targeting or advertising cookies by visiting the following link: Network Advertising Initiative.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, you can visit the following websites: www.aboutcookies.org and www.allaboutcookies.org.