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Cookie Policy

Our Privacy Statement explains our principles when it comes to the collection, processing, and storage of your information. This policy specifically explains how we, our partners, and users of our services deploy cookies, as well as the options you have to control them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to "remember" you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a "session cookie") or for multiple repeat visits (using a "persistent cookie"). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as "first party cookies"), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website ("third party cookies"). Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as "web beacons" or "pixels." These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.

How we use cookies

We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons; some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users; and some allow the display of advertising from selected third party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the "like" or "follow" button on a post, for example). Many of the cookies we use are only set if you are a registered McNeese.edu user (so you don’t have to log in every time, for example), while others are set whenever you visit one of our websites, irrespective of whether you have an account. For more information on the choices you have about the cookies we use, please see the Controlling Cookies section below.

Types of Cookie

The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them.

Types of Cookies
CategoryPurpose
Strictly NecessaryThese cookies are essential for websites on our services to perform their basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions.
FunctionalityThese cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location.
Security We use these cookies to help identify and prevent potential security risks.
Analytics and PerformancePerformance cookies collect information on how users interact with our websites, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We use these details to improve how our websites function and to understand how users interact with them.
AdvertisingThese cookies are used to display relevant advertising to visitors who use our services or visit websites we host or provide, as well as to understand and report on the efficacy of ads served by our partners. They track details such as the number of unique visitors. They are also used to build user profiles, including showing you ads based on products you’ve viewed or acts you have taken on our (and other) websites. These are set by McNeese and trusted third party networks, and are generally persistent in nature.
Third Party / Embedded ContentSites hosted on McNeese.edu make use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from Youtube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.

Examples

Below are examples of the cookies set by McNeese, with explanations of their purpose. Some of these cookies are set across our whole network, whereas some are specific to individual services. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but rather aims to be representative. Information about cookies that may be set by third parties, such as our ads partners, is below.

Analytics and Performance

Analytics and Performance
CookiePurpose
BE_CLA3BrightEdge. Enables data aggregation, analysis and report creation to assess marketing effectiveness and provides solutions toward SEO/SEM or website performance. Learn More
_utma / _utmb / _utmc / _utmt / _utmz / _ga / _gat / _gidGoogle Analytics. Gathers information that helps us understand how visitors interact with our websites, which allow us to create a better experience for our visitors.

Functionality

Functionality
CookiePurpose
wordpress_logged_in*This cookie checks whether or not the current visitor is a logged in Banners.org user.
wordpress_sec_This cookie controls WordPress access.
wp-settings-{user_id}This cookie persists a user’s wp-admin configuration.
wp-settings-time-{userid}This cookie records the time at which wp-settings-{userid} was set.

Security

Security
CookiePurpose
wfaf-authcookie-This cookie is used by the Wordfence firewall to perform a capability check of the current user before WordPress has been loaded.

Strictly Necessary

Strictly Necessary
CookiePurpose
cookieconsent_statusThis cookie remembers that a user has accepted/declined cookies on our website, so that the notice can be hidden.
wordpress_test_cookieThis cookie tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled.

Advertising from Third Parties

Facebook
Facebook
CookiePurpose
frThis cookie is set by Facebook. This cookie is used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

For more information on how Facebook uses cookies see this Help Center article.

Google
Google
CookiePurpose
1P_JARThis cookie is set by Google. This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the website.
NIDThis cookie is set by Google. This cookie registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

For more information on how Google uses cookies see their Privacy Policy.

Twitter
Twitter
CookiePurpose
personalization_idThis cookie is set by Twitter. The cookie allows the visitor to share content from the website on his/her Twitter profile.

For more information on how Twitter uses cookies, visit the Personalization and data settings page.

Controlling Cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly. To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based) or optout.aboutads.info (US based). On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking.   You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.

Consent for Advertising Cookies on Our Sites

You may see a “cookie banner” on our websites. We do not set, or allow our ad partners to set, cookies that are used to show you targeted ads before you click to accept. When you consent in this manner, we and our advertising partners may set advertising cookies on our websites. A revoke button to review the consent window is shown after a level of consent is selected.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, you can find the most relevant contact details in our Privacy Statement.