Ciceron’s Statement Regarding Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Prepared by Kraig Larson, Rev 1, June 6, 2018

We and our service providers use cookies to collect information. A cookie is a string of characters that can be written to a file on the user’s computer or device when the user visits a site, application, platform or service.

We use the following types of cookies for the purposes set out below:

Essential Cookies

These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through the Ciceron Services and to enable you to use some of their features. For example, these cookies allow Ciceron to remember your registration information while you are logged in. Without these cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these cookies to provide you with those services.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow our Services to remember choices you make when you use them, such as remembering your preferences or account details. The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every time you visit the Ciceron Services.

Analytics and Performance Cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to our Services and how users interact with the Ciceron Services. The information collected includes the number of visitors to the Ciceron Services, the websites that referred visitors to the Ciceron Services, the pages that they visited on the Ciceron Services, what time of day they visited the Ciceron Services, whether they have visited the Ciceron Services before, and other similar information. We use this information to help operate the Ciceron Services more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on the Ciceron Services.

Targeted and Sponsor Cookies

These cookies track your browsing habits or other information, such as location, to enable us to show advertisements or content which are more likely to be of interest to you. These cookies use information about your browsing history to group you with other users who have similar interests. Based on that information, and with our permission, advertisers can place cookies to enable them to show advertisements and other messages that we think will be relevant to your interests while you are using third-party services.

Social Networking Service Cookies

These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking service such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. The social networking service will record that you have done this.

Third-Party Cookies

Third-party service providers that measure and analyze the use of the Ciceron Services for Ciceron and serve advertisements and other messages onto the Ciceron Services also use their own cookies. For example, Ciceron’s third-party analytics service providers use cookies across multiple sites to collect visitor data (such as data related to age, gender and visitor interests). In addition, Ciceron works with third-party service providers that may serve advertisements or other messages to you on other websites after you visit the Ciceron Services. These third-party service providers use their own cookies to recognize you as an Ciceron Services visitor and to serve you sponsorship credits or other messages on other websites that they believe you will find most relevant. This Privacy Policy does not cover the cookies used by these third-party service providers.

Additionally, we use these technologies:

Metadata tags

Ciceron and its content producers may use ID3 tags or other metadata containers embedded in podcasts and other media files to collect listening data when these files are played using a compatible Internet-connected media player platform.

Pixel tags

Ciceron and its service providers also may use pixel tags, alone or in conjunction with cookies. A pixel tag, also known as a web beacon or clear GIF, is an electronic image that can be used to recognize certain information on your device, such as cookies, the time and date a web page is viewed, or a description of where API content is placed. Cookies and these other tracking technologies enable us to assign a unique number to a user’s device, and relate information about a user’s use of the Ciceron Services to other information about the user, including personal information. These technologies also enable Ciceron and its service providers to recognize you when you access the Ciceron Services using different computers, devices or browsers.

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.

Website Cookie Preference Tool: You can exercise your Website cookie preferences by visiting the TRUSTe preference center by clicking this link: http://preferences-mgr.truste.com/.

Browser Controls: You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our Websites though your access to some functionality and areas of our Websites may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

Disabling Most Interest Based Advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

Mobile Advertising: You can opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of Interest Based Advertising, including those performed by us, by accessing the settings in your Apple or Android mobile device and following the most recent published instructions. If you opt out, we will remove all data about you and no further data collection or tracking will occur. The random ID we (or our third party partners) had previously assigned to you will also be removed. This means that if at a later stage, you decide to opt-in, we will not be able to continue and track you using the same ID as before, and you will for all practical purposes be a new user to our system.

Do Not Track: Some Internet browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Since uniform standards for “DNT” signals have not been adopted, our Websites do not currently process or respond to “DNT” signals. Ciceron takes privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard. To learn more about “DNT”, please visit All About Do Not Track.