Cookie Policy

Science Exchange, Inc. Cookie Policy

Effective Date: May 18, 2018

What are Cookies?

“Cookies” are small text files that are placed on your hard drive by a Web server when you access our Services. We may use both session Cookies and persistent Cookies to identify that you’ve logged in to the Services and to tell us how and when you interact with our Services. We may also use Cookies to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on our Services and to customize and improve our Services. Unlike persistent Cookies, session Cookies are deleted when you log off from the Services and close your browser.

How can I exercise Cookie choices?

Although most browsers automatically accept Cookies, you can change your browser options to stop automatically accepting Cookies or to prompt you before accepting Cookies.

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.

Please note, however, that if you don’t accept Cookies, you may not be able to access all portions or features of the Website or Services.

In addition to the above, you can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided in the cookie table, below.

What about third-party Cookies?

Some third-party services providers that we engage (including third-party advertisers) may also place their own Cookies on your hard drive. We may also permit third-party vendors, such as Google, to use cookies to serve you ads based on your past visits to our Website. Our vendors show our ads on websites across the Internet; however, our vendors may specifically serve you ads for the Services on other websites if you have previously visited our Website.

You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings (http://www.google.com/settings/ads). You can also opt out of other third-party vendors’ use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page (http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp). Note that this Cookie Notice covers only our use of Cookies and does not include use of Cookies by such third parties. 

Where can I find more information about the Cookies you use?

The Cookies that we use on our website (including how to opt-out of these Cookies, where possible) are detailed in the table below:

Cookies created by our web application

Cookie Name Cookie Usage
__cfduid Used by one of website hosting providers (Cloudflare) to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. Click here for more information.
_ga Used by Google Universal Analytics to track traffic to our website. This cookie contains a randomly generated number as a client identifier. Click here for more information.
_gat Used by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate on high traffic sites. Click here for more information.
_gid Used by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate on high traffic sites. Click here for more information.
_gat_gtag_UA_*_* Used by Google Universal Analytics to distinguish users. Click here for more information.
cookie_consent_status Stores a flag when the user has seen the cookie consent banner.
Used for tracking by Pardot. See below for more on Pardot.
visitor_id Used for tracking by Pardot. See below for more on Pardot.
Segment IO cookies to identify known users and track their site activity.
We use Stripe to provide payment services on our system. Stripe sets cookies when the visitor comes to our site. Click here for more information.
_scienceexchange_session Stores your user's session ID while logged in to Science Exchange's website.
_uetsid This cookie allows Google to collect analytical information for DoubleClick and Floodlight Marketing Services, such as where visitors landed on the site, which pages they viewed and any conversions made.
__cfduid Used by one of website hosting providers (Cloudflare) to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. Click here for more information.
__unam This cookie is set by the ShareThis social sharing widget. It allows ShareThis to count the number of unique users that share content and how many page views are generated from the resulting share. This cookie is used for analytical purposes and it doesn't link to personal information. Click here for more information.

Cookies created by Third Parties

Cookie Domain(s) Cookie Name(s) Third Party Information
doubleclick.net test_cookie
DoubleClick is a subsidiary of Google which develops and provides Internet advertising serving services. Cookie information
facebook.com fr
Facebook is an online social media and social networking service. Cookie information
Bing is a web search engine owned and operated by Microsoft. Cookie information
B2B Marketing Automation by Salesforce. Salesforce provides Customer Relationship Management services. Cookie information
google.com APISID
Google is a technology company specializing in internet-related services and products. Cookie information
youtube.com VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes. Cookie information
nr-data.net JSESSIONID Used by New Relic for monitoring our web servers ensuring that we are alerted to any web server malfunctions, specifically it monitors session counts for an application. Cookie information
These cookies are associated with a B2B marketing platform, formerly known as Bizo, which is now owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. This sub-domain is connected with LinkedIn's marketing services that enable website owners to gain insight into types of users on their site based on LinkedIn profile data, to improve targeting. Cookie information
.quantserve.com mc
Used by Quantserve to track anonymous information on how visitors use our site. Cookie information
twitter.com _ga
Cookies set by Twitter for advertising tracking. Cookie information
.sharethis.com __stid ShareThis buttons make it easy for you to share content with your contacts on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social websites. These cookies are used to identify you and your sharing behavior. Click here for more information.

Do you use any other tracking technologies?

We also use “Web Beacons” (also known as clear gifs). These are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that may beincluded on our Services for several purposes, including to deliver or communicate with Cookies, to track and measure the performance of our Services, to monitor how many visitors view our Services, and to monitor the effectiveness of our advertising. Unlike Cookies, which are stored on the user’s hard drive, Web Beacons are typically embedded invisibly on web pages (or in an e-mail).

Changes to this Cookie Notice

We may update this Cookie Notice from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Statement regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies. The date at the top of this Cookie Statement indicates when it was last updated.

If you have any questions about our use of Cookies or other technologies, please email us at [email protected] or at the following mailing address:

Legal Department
Science Exchange
555 Bryant St., Ste. 939
Palo Alto, CA 94301