Last modified: December 11, 2019
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are transmitted from websites that you visit and that are stored on your computer or mobile device by a web browser. They allow the website or a third party service to recognize you and make your next visit customized to your interests.
- to analyze and improve your use of our products and services
- to provide analytics
- to store preferences
- to enable the delivery of advertisements (possibly including behavioral advertisement)
- to authorize your account and device
- to prevent fraudulent use of login credentials
Types of cookies
There are two general categories of cookies - session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie is not stored on your computer, so when you close your web browser, the cookie is permanently deleted. A persistent cookie is stored on your computer and can be accessed by your web browser whenever you open it. This type of cookie has an expiration date that is defined by the owner of the website that sent it. AGI typically gives its persistent cookies an expiration date of six months.
AGI uses the following types of cookies:
- Strictly Necessary cookies are essential to navigate our website. These shouldnot blocked if you want to use our basic services.
- Functionality cookies enable us to remember information such as usernames, language preferences, and regions. When you visit our website, this information makes it easier to sign in.
- Performance cookies collect anonymous data for statistical purposes, such ascounting visits and traffic sources, so that we can improve the user experience. This information is collected in the aggregate and is therefore anonymous. It is only used internally to research how we can improve the service that we provide to our users. These cookies do not identify you personally. You can decline them by installing the following add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
- Marketing cookies are deployed by our marketing automation platform when users interact with a marketing communication, such as an email. This cookie collects information that determines whether a website visitor was the recipient of an email campaign. These correlations help us evaluate the effectiveness of our campaigns.
In addition to our own first-party cookies, we may use third-party cookies to report usage statistics, provide sign-in capabilities and run our website. Some of the third-partytracking technologies on our website include (but are not limited to) Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, and Pardot. These cookies do not constitute a sale because the companies we use for these services are Service Providers.
We may also embed third-party content in our website. Those websites may use their own cookies. If you do not interact with or view their content, third-party cookies will not be deployed on your device. We do not have control over the placement of cookies by other websites, even if you are directed to them from our website. The following list identifies third parties whose content we may embed in our website. You can click these hyperlinks to view the terms of these parties.
How can you decline cookies?
It is usually possible to stop your browser from accepting cookies, from all or particular websites. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. Forspecific instructions about blocking cookies, check the support website for the browserthat you use. Please note that your account page will not work if you block strictly necessary cookies.