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Cookie Policy

Effective on April 9, 2019

At SpotSource, we believe in being clear and open about how we collect and use data related to you. In the spirit of transparency, this policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies. This cookie policy applies to any LinkedIn product or service that links to this policy or incorporates it by reference.

Does SpotSource use cookies?

Yes. As described in Section 1.4 of our Privacy Policy, we use cookies and other technologies to ensure everyone who uses SpotSource has the best possible experience. Cookies also help us keep your account safe. By continuing to visit or use our services, you are agreeing to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes we describe in this policy.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables SpotSource features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to SpotSource and our sites generally, and even help us know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on SpotSource and help us serve relevant content to you.

When does SpotSource place cookies?

We use cookies on our sites (such as spotsource.com, management.spotsource.com). Any browser visiting these sites will receive cookies from us.

What types of cookies does Agency Spotter use?

We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it is easier to return to SpotSource or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by SpotSource when you return to one of our sites or a partner site that uses our services. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).

What are cookies used for?

Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit SpotSource, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that is in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with SpotSource faster and more secure. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising both on and off of the SpotSource sites, and bring customized features to you through SpotSource plugins.

Categories of Use Description
Authentication If you’re signed in to SpotSource, cookies help us show you the right information and personalize your experience.
Security We use cookies to enable and support our security features, and to help us detect malicious activity and violations of our User Agreement.
Preferences, features and services Cookies can tell us which language you prefer and what your communications preferences are. They can help you fill out forms on SpotSouce more easily. They also provide you with features, insights, and customized content in conjunction with our plugins. You can learn more about plugins in our Privacy Policy.
Advertising We may use cookies to show you relevant advertising both on and off the SpotSource site. We may also use a cookie to learn whether someone who saw an ad later visited and took an action (e.g. downloaded a white paper or made a purchase) on the advertiser’s site. Similarly, our partners may use a cookie to determine whether we’ve shown an ad and how it performed, or provide us with information about how you interact with ads. We may also work with a partner to show you an ad on or off SpotSource, such as after you’ve visited a partner’s site or application.
Performance, Analytics and Research Cookies help us learn how well our site and plugins perform in different locations. We also use cookies to understand, improve, and research products, features, and services, including when you access SpotSource from other websites, applications, or devices such as your work computer or your mobile device.

 

What is Do Not Track (DNT)?

DNT is a concept that has been promoted by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. While some progress has been made, it has been slow. No standard has been adopted to this date. As such, SpotSource does not generally respond to “do not track” signals.

How are cookies used for advertising purposes?

SpotSource will only ever use advertising related cookies on public sites like spotsource.com and management.spotsource.com. Private sites and online services using our technology do not currently employ any advertising use of this sort.

For our public sites, cookies and other ad technology such as beacons, pixels, and tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us provide aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers, understand and improve our service, and know when content has been shown to you. Note: Because your web browser may request advertisements and beacons directly from third party ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set third party cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. Ads served by SpotSource may also set third party cookies.

If you are logged in on spotsource.com or another of our public services that references this Cookie Policy or browsing a third party partner site of Agency Spotter and one of our cookies on your device identifies you, your usage (such as your browsing behavior) and log data (such as your IP address), will be associated by us with your account as noted in Sections 1.3 and 1.4 of our Privacy Policy. We also use aggregate data from third parties and data from your profile and SpotSource activity.

If you are a member of spotsource.com but logged out of your account on a browser, SpotSource may still continue to log your interactions with our services on that browser for up to 30 days in order to generate usage analytics for our services, which analytics we may share in aggregate form with our advertising customers.

Unless you clear these cookies from your browser, we may use this information to:

    • provide more relevant, interest-based advertising
    • provide aggregate reports of ads activity to advertisers and websites hosting the ads
    • help website and app owners understand how visitors engage with their sites or apps
    • detect and defend against fraud and other risks to protect users and partner
    • improve our products

 

Controlling cookies

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information. Some portions of sites may not allow you access without the ability to set a cookie to store your authenticated login at least temporarily.

Other helpful resources

To learn more about advertisers’ use of cookies the following links may be helpful:

 

Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.