Cookies are computer data, mainly text files, that are stored on your device and are required when you navigate the STUDEN website or mobile application (both of which we will refer to as the “Platform”). Typically, a cookie stores the “domain name” (web location) from which it originates, the “lifetime” of a cookie (how long it stays on your device), and a value, in some cases including a unique alphanumeric string.
First-party and third-party cookies can be of one of two basic types: session and persistent. Session cookies are temporary files stored on your device until you log out, leave the site, or close the program (browser). Persistent cookies are stored on your device for as long as specified in file settings or until you delete them.
Our Platform automatically stores the information contained in cookies. The processing of data contained in cookies (or other technological components of a similar type) does not always identify a particular user, but they can be used to determine approximate geographic, statistical, or demographic data so that we can further improve our Platform, understand the needs and current level of user engagement, personalize content, ensure the functioning of the technical part of the Platform, prevent fraudulent use of the Platform, protect it from cyber attacks, and develop new features and functions.
The cookies we use make it possible to identify the computer or device with which you visit our sites. Among other things, the cookies allow us (or our service providers) to (I) recognize your computer; (II) remember your preferences and settings; (III) analyze the pages of the websites you visit; (IV) improve your user experience by providing content and advertising tailored to your perceived interests; (V) carry out search and analysis operations; and (VI) maintain security management functions. To perform these tasks, we collect several types of cookies:
For more information about interest-based advertising and how to opt out of its certain types, we invite you to visit the Network Advertising Initiative at https://optout.networkadvertising.org/ or the DAA at https://optout.aboutads.info/ . As mentioned above, your browser or mobile device management settings allow you to set your browser to automatically delete cookies or notify you about them. Please note that sometimes opting out of ads may not work if you do not enable cookies in your browser. In addition, if you switch to a different device, change your browser, or delete your opt-out cookies, you may need to opt out of ads again.
In your mobile device settings, you can also restrict some types of interest-based mobile advertising by selecting “limit ad tracking” (iOS) or “opt out of interest-based ads” (Android).
Google Analytics and Advertising. Google Analytics can enable certain types of display ads and other advanced features such as remarketing (Remarketing with Google Analytics), impression reporting (Google Display Network Impression Reporting), and demographics and interest reporting (Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting). Through these features, we may use both first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the Double Click advertising cookie) or sets of third-party cookies to provide information, as well as optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our Platform.
To manage your advertising preferences or opt out of certain Google advertising products, you can use the Google Ads Preference Manager, currently available at https://adssettings.google.com, or visit the NAI website at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.