This Cookie Statement was last updated on December 18, 2023.
See also: Privacy Statement
This cookie statement applies to entsoc.org, entocert.org, entomologytoday.org, and any other related subdomain or website owned by the Entomological Society of America (“ESA,” “we,” or “us”) (the “Websites”). It explains what cookies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.
You do not have to accept cookies and your consent to receive cookies can be withdrawn at any time, subject to certain limitations (see How to Control Cookies below). You can change your browser settings to refuse or restrict cookies, and you may delete them at any time after they have been placed on your device. However, if you delete or do not accept our cookies, some areas of the Websites that you access may take more time to work or may not function properly.
What are cookies:
Cookies are data sent to your browser when you visit a website. They are stored on your computer or mobile device hard drive as text files. Cookies have several uses. They may store your browsing preferences and other information. For example, cookies can store your session information (to simplify future login to a website or platform), or your preferred language or user interface customization preferences, or they may allow websites to record your browsing activities (for example, number of page views, number of visitors, and time spent on each page). For further information visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for a set period of time or until you delete it.
Cookies set by the owner of a website that you visit (in this case, ESA) are called “first party cookies.” Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are “third party cookies.” We use third party cookies to enable us to provide third party features or functionality through the Websites (e.g., analytics).
ESA Website Cookies:
We use first party cookies to understand users’ browsing and buying activities. The cookies and web beacons we use collect non-personally identifiable information about users of the Websites, including the browser used to access the site, date and time of access, the URL of the page being loaded, any previously assigned cookie identification (a unique identifier assigned to a user to identify repeat visitors), browser window size, the geographic location of the user, and the device and operating system used to access the Website. Our cookies may enable us to relate your use of the Websites to personal information that you previously provided.
The information that we collect with cookies allows us to statistically analyze usage of the Websites, and to improve and customize our content and other offerings. The Websites also use third party tracking cookies placed by services such as Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager. These cookies are designed to deliver information that is of most interest to you during your visit. The Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager cookies allow us to track, in aggregate, but not using personally identifiable information, traffic patterns on the site so we can optimize our web development and content efforts to better meet your needs. We occasionally work with third party vendors to provide a more customized experience for you. To do so, we may disclose personally identifiable information about you (specifically your name or email address) to those vendors, though we do not allow them to re-sell or use that information for their own purposes.
Our Websites also use web beacons (either directly or from our partners) to determine if a user has previously visited a particular website. These beacons aid in providing more relevant advertising to the user, as well measuring the success of an advertising campaign, but they do not contain personally identifiable information. Any third party cookie or similar beacon that we authorize for use on the Websites only collects information for the same purposes as if we were directly collecting the information. A third party whose cookie or web beacon is placed when you visit or use our Websites will have access to the collected information in order to provide us with data or services to enhance the performance and functionality of the Websites.
Third parties that have content embedded on the Websites, such as a social network, may set cookies on a user’s browser and/or obtain information about the fact that a web browser visited a specific Website from a certain IP address.
How to control cookies:
Opt-out (European users): Users from the European Economic Area (EEA), including the EU, may opt out of non-essential cookies below. If you opt out, we will, to the extent possible, delete any non-essential first party cookies in your browser and remember your cookie preference for your next visit.
Other users who prefer not to accept cookies can set their Internet browser to notify them when they receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being placed on their hard drive. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive a notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. You can delete cookies on your computer at any time by checking the “delete cookies” option in your browser. Please note that after you delete cookies, you will be asked to login again on websites where you had previously stored a login cookie. Please see the links below for guidance on how to modify your web browser’s settings on the most popular browsers:
You may also visit our Websites in your browser’s “private” or “incognito” mode, in which case cookies will be set, but deleted when you close the browser.
Do Not Track Signals
ESA does track its customers over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. In addition, some third party sites keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. Your browser may have features that allow you to set the DNT signal so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked.
- If you would like to learn how to set Firefox so that websites do not track you, go here: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/dnt/
- If you would like to learn how to set Chrome so that websites do not track you, go here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/do-not-track/ckdcpbflcbeillmamogkpmdhnbeggfja?hl=en-US
- If you would like to learn how to set Safari so that websites do not track you, go here: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/prevent-cross-site-tracking-sfri40732/mac
- If you would like to learn how to set Edge so that websites do not track you, go here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/learn-about-tracking-prevention-in-microsoft-edge-5ac125e8-9b90-8d59-fa2c-7f2e9a44d869
Updating this Cookie Statement
Should you have any question about how our Websites are using cookies that is not addressed above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.