What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information downloaded to your browsing device (such as a computer or smartphone) when you visit a website. The website can recognize the website that downloaded them — or other websites that use the same cookies. Cookies help websites know if the browsing device has visited them before.
How do cookies work?
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like helping us understand how the Site is being used, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
What types of cookies does GovPros use?
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around the Site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Without the use of strictly necessary cookies, payment submissions cannot be provided on the GovPros Website.
These cookies collect information about how you use the Site, for example, which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from individual pages. These cookies do not gather the information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how the Site works.
These cookies allow the Site to remember choices you make (such as your username, language, or the region you are in). For instance, the Site uses functionality cookies to remember your language preference. These cookies are used to reflect changes you have made to text size, font, and other parts of pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
In certain circumstances, we may use Adobe Flash Player to deliver unique content, such as video clips or animation. For improved user experience, Local Shared Objects (commonly known as “Flash cookies”) are utilized to provide functions such as remembering your settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your device, but they are managed through an interface different from the one provided by your web browser. This means it is not possible to control Flash cookies through your browser in the same way you would usually manage cookies. Instead, you can access your Flash management tools from Adobe’s website at http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html.
Tailored Content Cookies
Tailored content cookies help the Site provide enhanced features and display content in a relevant way to you. These cookies allow the Site to determine what information to show you based on how you have used the Site previously. These cookies do not track your browsing activity on other websites.
These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an ad and help measure an advertising campaign’s effectiveness. They remember that you have visited a website, and this information may be shared with other organizations such as advertisers. This means after you have been to the Site, you may see some advertisements about our Services elsewhere on the Internet.
How long will cookies stay on my browsing device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies remain on your browsing device until they expire or are deleted.
First and third-party cookies
First party cookies are cookies that belong to us, while third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your browsing device through our Site. For example, Facebook will place a cookie on your browsing device if you click on the Facebook link when browsing the Site.
How to control and delete cookies through your browser
The browser you are using to view the Site can enable, disable, or delete cookies. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help,” “Tools,” or “Edit” facility). Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of the Site, for example, applying for a job or posting a job. Other features of the Site may also not work correctly. You can find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings at www.allaboutcookies.org.