Last Updated January 18, 2023
What is a cookie?
What do cookies do?
Who sets cookies?
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting. These are called “first party cookies” and allow website owners to collect analytics data, remember language settings, and perform other useful functions that provide a good user experience. These cookies allow website owners to collect analytics data, remember language settings, and perform other useful functions that provide a good user experience.
- Preferences: When you are signed into your account, cookies help us display the correct information and personalize your experience, by providing you with features, insights, and customized content. They can also help you fill out forms more easily, e.g., RFI forms. Loss of the information stored in a preference cookie may make your experience on our Services less functional but should not prevent it from working.
- Session State: We collect information about how our users interact with the Services. This may include the pages Members visit most often and when and where Members get error messages. We use these “session state cookies” to help us improve our Services. Blocking or deleting these cookies will not prevent the Services from working.
- Advertising: These cookies are designed to display advertisements on websites, including advertisements that are targeted to your interests. These cookies can also help build user profiles and gather statistics on the performance of the advertisements across many websites.
What should you do if you don’t want cookies to be set?
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device to be intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party. You may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, you may choose to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you should be aware that you might lose some functions of the Services.
If you want to restrict or block the cookies that are set by our Services, or any other site, you can do so through your browser setting. 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.
If you want to opt-out of receiving targeted advertisements based on your interest, you can visit the NAI’s Consumer Opt Out page, which will allow you to opt-out of seeing advertisements set by participating NAI members.
Google Analytics Disclosure
We use Google Analytics on our Website to track usage data and help improve your experience. You can find more information on how Google uses data at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners. If you do not want Google Analytics to collect and use information about your use of our Services, then you can install an opt-out in your web browser (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/). You also may opt-out from Google Analytics for Display Advertising or the Google Display Network by using Google’s Ads Settings located at www.google.com/settings/ads.