The Monthly Barometer uses ‘cookies.’ A cookie is a small amount of data sent to a user’s web browser from a web server, which is then stored on the user’s hard drive. Cookies are used to make site navigation easier and can help recognize a returning visitor. The Monthly Barometer’s cookies do not generate any personal data, do not read personal data from your computer, and are not tied to any personal data. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies, or to prompt you before accepting cookies from the sites that you visit.
If you decide not to accept our cookies, some or all features of the site may not be available because navigation on the site is facilitated by cookies. You can delete cookies from your computer at anytime. You can learn more about cookies by visiting: www.allaboutcookies.org or www.networkadvertising.org
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The Monthly Barometer uses action tags. An action tag is a small piece of code that is placed on a webpage or in an email in order to track the pages viewed or the messages opened, the date and time when someone visited the Monthly Barometer Platform, the website from which the visitor came, the type of browser used, and the domain name and address of the user’s Internet Service Provider. Action tags allow us to better understand how users and visitors use the Monthly Barometer Platform or browse through our pages, so that we can improve access to and navigation through the Monthly Barometer Platform, add or modify pages, according to our user’s patterns. Action tags cannot be removed or deleted by our users, because they are part of the programming of a webpage.
Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page.
When you use the Monthly Barometer Platform, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends out whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other similar information.
When you use the Monthly Barometer Platform, we may employ web beacons, which are used to track the online usage patterns of Users anonymously. No personally identifiable information from your account is collected using these beacons. In addition, we may also use web beacons in HTML- based emails sent to Users to track which emails are opened by recipients.