1. What Are Cookies?
3. What Types of Cookies Can Be Used on the ATOM Website?
Session Cookies - These are temporary cookie files that are deleted when you close your browser. When you restart your browser and return to the page that created that cookie, the website will treat you as a new visitor.
Persistent Cookies - These cookies remain on your browser until you manually delete them or until your browser removes them based on a time set within the cookie. These cookies recognize you as a returning visitor.
Essential Cookies - Essential cookies are crucial for the operation of the ATOM website. They enable you to navigate the website and use our features.
Cookies Sending Information to Us - These are cookies that we place on the ATOM website, and only that site can read them. These are known as 'First-Party' cookies. We also place cookies on advertisements on other websites owned by third parties (e.g., Facebook). We gather information through these cookies when you click on or interact with ads. At that time, ATOM is placing a 'Third-Party' cookie. ATOM may use information obtained from these cookies to serve you with ads relevant to you or of interest to you based on your online behavior in the past.
Cookies Sending Information to Other Companies - These are cookies placed on the ATOM website by our partner companies (e.g., Facebook or advertising companies). They may use the data collected from these cookies to target ads to you anonymously on other websites, based on your visits to the ATOM website. For example, if you use a social widget (e.g., the Facebook screen icon) on a web page, it records your 'share' or 'like.' Facebook (the company placing the cookie) collects data.
4. Examples of Cookies Used on This Website
|Cookies Used/Type and Classification||Purpose||What Data Is Collected?||Details|
|Functionality Cookies |
Session and Persistent
|Helps us understand how website visitors interact with our site by providing information on areas visited, time spent, and any encountered issues, such as error messages. This aids us in improving the functionality of our websites.||All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.||Google Analytics: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage|
Cookies Used/Type and Classification
Session and Persistent
Helps us understand how website visitors interact with our site by providing information on areas visited, time spent, and any encountered issues, such as error messages. This aids us in improving the functionality of our websites.
What Data Is Collected?
All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.
5. Other Similar Technologies
The ATOM website also utilizes various tracking technologies, including different tracking methods like IP addresses, log files, and web beacons. These technologies help us tailor the ATOM website to your individual needs.
An IP address is a numerical label used by computers on the internet to identify your computer whenever you connect to the internet. We may record IP addresses for the following purposes: (i) addressing technical issues, (ii) maintaining the security and safety of the website, (iii) gaining a better understanding of how our website is used, and (iv) customizing content to better suit your needs based on your location.
We (or third parties on our behalf) may collect information in the form of log files that record website activity and gather statistics about users' web browsing habits. These logs are created anonymously and help us collect information such as (i) the type of browser and operating system used by users, (ii) information about the user's web session (e.g., the originating URL, the date and time they accessed our website, the pages they viewed on our website, and how long they stayed on each page), and (iii) similar navigational or clickstream data (e.g., counting the number of visitors and reporting on website activity).
We may use web beacons (also known as 'web bugs') on the ATOM website. Web beacons are small snippets of code that provide a method for delivering graphic images on web pages to transfer data back to us. Information collected through web beacons may include details on how users interact with email campaigns (e.g., when the email is opened, where users navigate from that email, and more). We use this information for various purposes, including website traffic reporting, visitor counts, and reporting on advertising and email effectiveness, as well as personalization.
6. Managing Your Cookies/Preferences
Make sure your computer settings reflect whether you consent to accept cookies or not. You can configure your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, or you can simply set it to reject them. You don't need to have cookies present to use or navigate through many sections of the ATOM website, although you may not have access to all features on the ATOM website if you do so.
Refer to the 'help' function in your browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox) to learn how to do this. Keep in mind that if you use different computers at different locations, you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted according to your cookie preferences.
While web beacons are an integral part of the website and cannot be 'opted out' of, you can render them ineffective by opting out of the cookies they set.
Additionally, when possible, you can make your choices regarding which cookies are placed on your computer or opt-out of cookies by visiting the following websites and selecting which company's cookies you wish to reject: