Updated as of: March 17, 2023
2. What Are Cookies?
A “cookie” is a small piece of information stored on your device when you visit a website. The cookie means that the App or Site will remember you and how you’ve used the Site every time you come back. A cookie can be a “persistent” or “session” cookie. A “persistent” cookie will remain for a period of time set for that cookie. A “session-based” cookie is allocated only for the duration of your visit to our website and automatically expires when you close down your browser.
If you want to know more about cookies, head to allaboutcookies.org. Please note, these links are not operated by us, and may open a new window or browser tab.
Cookies themselves don’t hold personally identifiable information (“PII”). They only have a unique alphanumeric identifier that sits on your browser. And in many cases, we won’t be able to link the information we collect by using a cookie back to you. They can, however, enable us to link that information back to you and your personal information, for example, when you log in or sign up on www.scoutproductionsinc.com or its affiliated sites, or choose to register for a newsletter. First-party cookies originate from the same domain as the website you’re currently visiting (in this case, www.scoutproductionsinc.com). Third-party cookies originate from a domain that’s different from the website being visited. For example, when you visit our website, we may link to another company’s website (like a payment processor or food delivery service). We don’t control how these third parties use their cookies, so we suggest you check their website to see how they’re using them and how you can manage them.
We’ve put our cookies into the following categories or “types,” to make it easier for you to understand why we need them:
- Strictly necessary – these are used to help make our Site(s) work efficiently.
- Performance – these are used to analyze the way our Site(s) work and how we can improve it.
- Functionality – these help to enhance your experience by doing things like remembering what you’ve done in our client portal.
4. Controlling Your Cookies
To use our tools or sign up for information from Scout Productions, you must have cookies enabled on your internet browser. If you choose not to enable cookies, you will still be able to browse our Site, but it will restrict some of the functionality of our Platform and what you can do.
You can set your web browser to alert you when a cookie is being used. You can also get information on the duration of the cookie and what server your data is being returned to. You then can accept or reject the cookie. Additionally, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or accept only cookies returned to the originating servers.
You can opt in or out of cookies at any time – except strictly necessary cookies (these are used to help make our Site(s) work efficiently). If you wish to restrict or block the cookies set by any website – including the Scout Productions website – you can do this through the web browser settings for each web browser you use, on each device you use to access the internet. You may “clear” all cookies to force our cookie preferences panel to restart so that you may change your cookie preferences at any time. Currently, it is technically impossible for you to automatically synchronize your settings between your browsers and devices (e.g., your computer and your smartphone), so you must manage your cookies on each browser, on each device. Some browsers, but not all, may offer limited synchronization of cookies.
Information on controlling and deleting cookies, including on a wide variety of browsers, is also available at allaboutcookies.org. Some of the more popular browsers (and links to manage your cookies on each) are:
Some services may not function or may have more limited functionality if your web browser does not accept cookies. However, you can allow cookies from specific websites by making them ‘trusted websites’ in your web browser.
If you want to opt-out of cookies across different advertising networks, the Network Advertising Initiative website has more information and guidance.
You can learn more about Google’s practices by going to www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ and opt out by downloading the Google Analytics opt out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
If you don’t wish to accept cookies from one of our emails, you can choose not to download any images or click on any links. You can also set your browser to restrict cookies or to reject them entirely. These settings will apply to all cookies, whether included on websites or in emails. Depending on your email or browser settings, cookies in an email may sometimes be automatically accepted (for example, when you’ve added an email address to your address book or safe senders list). For more information, refer to your email browser or device instructions.
5. Other Tracking Technologies
In addition to cookies, we may use other methods and technologies to store or collect information about you (“Tracking Technologies”). A few of the Tracking Technologies used on the Site or the Platform, include, but are not limited to, the following (as well as future-developed tracking technology or methods that are not listed here):
- Web Beacons. Certain sections of our Service and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity). A Web Beacon may be invisible to you.
- Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Site, such as the links you click on.
- ETag, or entity tag. An Etag or entity tag is a feature of the cache in browsers. It is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL.
- Browser Fingerprinting. Collection and analysis of information from your Device, such as, without limitation, your operating system, plug-ins, system fonts and other data, for purposes of identification.
- Recognition Technologies. Technologies, including application of statistical probability to data sets, which attempt to recognize or make assumptions about users and devices (e.g., that a user of multiple devices is the same user).
We may use these Tracking Technologies for a variety of purposes, including:
- To allow you to use and access the Site, including for the prevention of fraudulent activity and improved security functionality;
- To facilitate navigation, display data more effectively, collect statistical data, personalize your experience while using the Site and recognize your computer to assist your use of the Site;
- To assess the performance of the Site, including as part of our analytic practices or otherwise to improve the design and functionality, content, products or services offered through the Site;
- To offer you enhanced functionality when accessing the Site, including identifying you when you sign into our Site or the Platform or keeping track of your specified preferences or to track your online activities over time and across third-party sites; and
- To deliver content relevant to your interests on our Sites and third-party sites based on how you interact with our content or the Site.