Updated: August 28, 2018
What are cookies?
“Also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies, cookies are small, often encrypted text files, located in browser directories. They are used by web developers to help users navigate their websites efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing/enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain websites.
Cookies are created when a user’s browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website’s server. Computer Cookies are created not just by the website the user is browsing but also by other websites that run ads, widgets, or other elements on the page being loaded. These cookies regulate how the ads appear or how the widgets and other elements function on the page.” – http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Our cookies can be separated into categories which we list below to explain the cookie type, source, and use as well as any impact the deletion of the cookies may have on the website.
|Type of cookie||Source||What these cookies do||Your choices|
|Essential website cookies||Vermont State Colleges||Essential cookies provide additional functionality on the website. These types of cookies enable logging in to user accounts and accessing various VSCS services.||These cookies can be deleted through the browser settings, but doing so may have an impact on the functionality of this website.|
|Analytics cookies||Google Analytics||The VSCS uses analytics cookies to better understand usage of this website. With the data provided, we are able to analyze traffic and behavior on the site and understand the usage of site elements. This enables us to provide content that is useful to you.||You can control and delete these cookies through your browser settings.
Information on how to opt out of Google Analytics is available here.
|Social networking cookies||The VSCS uses plugins to connect to and display content from our social networking sites. If you are logged into an account with the provider of these services when you visit our site, your personal information will be shared with that provider regardless of whether you interact with the plugin.||More information about social networking cookies can be found here. Also, logging out of your social networking accounts before accessing this site prevents further personal information from being accessed by those platforms.|
Questions or Concerns
If you have any concerns or questions about our cookies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.