Last Revised: July 10, 2018
This Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy (“CST Policy”) describes the different types of cookies and similar technologies that are used on www.boozallenfoundation.org (“Site”) of Booz Allen Foundation. We may change this CST Policy at any time. Please take a look at the “LAST REVISED” legend at the top of this page to see when this CST Policy was last revised. Any changes in this CST Policy will become effective when we make the revised CST Policy available on or through the Site.
If you have any questions, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to us at the following address: Booz Allen Foundation, 901 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005.
What are Cookies and Similar Technologies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit our Site. Cookies keep us informed of which areas of the Site are most useful and which areas need improvement. They are used to facilitate navigation, optimize technical architecture, and enhance the Site with new features and capabilities. Cookies can also be used to deliver more relevant advertising to our visitors. Also used for this purpose, we also use technologies similar to cookies, such as pixel tags.
What Cookies and Similar Technologies Do We Use?
Pixel tags. Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) are used to, among other things, track the actions of users of the Site, measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and compile statistics about usage of the Site and response rates.
Browser or Device Information. Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Mac), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, Internet browser type and version, and the name and version of the Site you are using. Analytics systems like Google record this data to ensure that the Site functions properly on all devices.
Physical Location. Site analytics will collect the physical location of your device by, for example, using satellite, cell phone tower, or WiFi signals. This can be used to provide you with location-based services and content. We also share your device’s physical location, combined with information about what advertisements you viewed and other information we collect, with our marketing partners to enable them to provide you with more personalized content and to study the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. Most modern browsers can either allow or deny the detection of your device’s location, and you can read more on how here.
Device Fingerprinting. We may also use other technologies that are similar to cookies in order to best offer you content that will interest you based on prior activity on the Site, to better prevent fraud, and for authentication purposes. For example, we may gather device attributes and combine information collected by most browsers or automatically through your device to create a unique ID that identifies your browser or device to us with reasonable certainty. In this context we may collect, use, and combine the following information:
- Number of visits
- Last visit
- First visit
- External IP address
- Internal IP address
- Screen resolution
- Geolocation (latitude/longitude based on IP address)
- Device performance benchmark
- Device bandwidth benchmark
- Device user-agent (browser type, version)
- Device capabilities (Modernizer string for browser capabilities)
- Device operating system
- Device plugins installed
- Browser language
- Flash enabled or disabled
- Device time on file
- Keywords used if coming from search engine
- Pages visited
- Length of visit
- Referral page
- Mouse cursor position
- Mouse clicks
- Page scroll position
How Do I Manage Cookies?
Unless you have set your browser to automatically refuse them, cookies will be created on your system the second you visit our site. You can refuse or accept cookies from the Site at any time by changing the settings on your browser. Information on how to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via the help menu. You can also learn more how to control and delete cookies here: https://www.aboutcookies.org. Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Site may operate as intended, and your experience may be hampered or diminished.
If you want to clear all cookies left behind by the websites you have visited, here are three options of programs that will clean tracking cookies from your device:
You can opt-out of having your anonymized browsing history within our Site by analytics cookies. We use the following providers and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt-out of their analytics cookies below:
Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html