Cookies on Cogstate’s Websites
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device. Cookies allow a site to know if your computer or device has visited that site before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure that marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
- Understanding how you use our site and what content is most popular
- Working with partners to serve you relevant advertising
What types of cookies do we use?
We use four types of cookies, which we describe in this section.
- Essential – cookies that are essential to provide you with services you have requested. If you set your browser to block these cookies, then some basic functions and services will not work for you. In particular, we won’t be able to save your preferences about cookies.
- Performance – cookies which measure how often you visit our sites and how you use them. We use this information to get a better sense of how users engage with our content and to improve our site, so that users have a better experience. For example, we collect information about which of our pages are most frequently visited, and by which types of users.
- Functionality – cookies that are used to recognize you and remember your preferences or settings when you return to our site, so that we can provide you with a more personalized experience. For example, the social sharing widget embedded on certain pages of our website enables visitors to easily share content with networking and sharing platforms, if they wish.
- Advertising – cookies that are used to collect information about your visit to our site, the content you have viewed, the links you have followed and information about your browser, device and your IP address.
How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile 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 stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.
First and third-party cookies, and links to other sites
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to Cogstate. Third-party cookies are cookies that other trusted partner organizations place on your device through our site to help us to analyze how our site is being used and to measure the number of visitors to the site. The first- and third-party cookies we use are listed here.
How to manage cookies
Generally speaking, you can also restrict or block the cookies that are set by our site, or any other site, through the “Settings” function of your preferred browser. The “Help” function in your browser should explain how. Alternatively, you can visit consumer help sites, such as www.aboutcookies.org, which contain information on how to do this on a variety of browsers. You will also find general information about cookies and details on how to delete cookies from your device.
Attention: Chief Privacy Officer
195 Church Street, 4th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
Cookies / tracking technologies served by www.cogstate.com (first party cookies)
|Type of Cookie||Source||Purpose||Expiry||How to Block|
|Analytics cookies and technologies||Google Analytics||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where users have come from and the pages they visited within the website.||Some of the cookies set for this purpose are automatically removed from your device once you close your browser. Others may last for a period of up to 24 months from your last visit to our site.||When accessing our website, users are presented with a banner that asks to accept or decline cookies. This cookie will only be enabled when cookies are accepted. Users can also restrict or block the cookies that are set by our site, or any other site, through their browser settings. The ‘Help’ function in your browser should explain how. Alternatively, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers.|
|Functionality cookie||AddThis||AddThis enables users of the website to share webpages, blogs, news, photos, videos, and other content with social networks and other destinations via a browser plug-in or website plug-in.||AddThis Data is maintained for 13 months as of collection. A 1% sample of AddThis Data (‘Sample Dataset’) is retained for a maximum of 24 months for business continuity purposes. Oracle hashes the direct and indirect identifiers (such as IP address and cookie ID) in the Sample Dataset. “Hashing” means the personal information cannot be associated with an individual without the use of additional information.||You can restrict or block the cookies that are set by our site, or any other site, through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function in your browser should explain how. Alternatively, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will find general information about cookies and details on how to delete cookies from your machine. Visitors can also opt out of AddThis tools at any time using the AddThis opt out at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out/.|
Cookies / tracking technologies served by Cognigram (first party cookies)
|Type of Cookie||Source||Purpose||Expiry||How to Block|
|session-id||Cognigram Site||(Cookie) Created upon login to Cognigram.||24 hours or until logout.||This cookie cannot be blocked, or login will fail.|
|storetoken#########||Cognigram Report||(Session Storage) Report viewer session.||Until session ends (when logged out)||This cookie cannot be blocked or report view will fail.|
|storetoken#########||Cognigram Assessment||(Session Storage) Workflow runner session. Is created, but I've never seen it with anything except a null value for assessments.||Until session ends (when done taking assessment)||This cookie cannot be blocked or battery execution will fail.|
|storetoken#########completion||Cognigram Assessment||(Session Storage) Workflow runner session.||Until session ends (when done taking assessment)||This cookie cannot be blocked or battery execution will fail.|