Cookie Policy


Cookies are a common type of technology used by most large and frequently visited websites. The following is information that will help you understand our use of cookies and why we use them.


What’s a cookie?

A cookie is a small file (most commonly an alphanumeric text file) that is sent by a site’s server to your computer or other device (e.g., mobile phone or tablet computer) through your web browser and then saved onto your computer or device’s persistent storage medium (e.g., hard drive). A cookie can be a record of your visit to a site, including information such as your User Name, registration information, time of last visit, pages viewed, etc. A cookie created by one site’s servers can be retrieved only by that site’s servers. Thus, information in the Ivativ cookies is not accessible to other sites. This type of cookie is called a “first party” cookie.

There is another type of cookie called a “third party” cookie. If you are using website A, and website A uses the services of website B, and if website B were to leave a cookie on your computer or device, that would be considered a “third party” cookie because you are not using website B directly. Some browsers, for example Internet Explorer, are configured to disallow third party cookies by default.


Using Ivativ’s Site

In order to access Ivativ successfully, your browser must be set to “accept all cookies.” You can later block cookies from other individual sites if you wish.

If you set your browser to “not accept” any cookies, or if you block our cookies, you will not be able to register or sign in to the Sites because we use cookies to keep track of your sign-in status. We also use cookies to implement the “remember me” feature, which allows you to return to the Sites without having to log in each time. We do this by saving an encrypted version of your credentials in a cookie.

If your browser is not set to accept cookies, then you can still use the Sites, but only as a visitor. Visitors may not be able to access all Site functions.


Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to allow you to move quickly through our Sites. We accomplish this in many ways, using several different cookies. When you first enter our Sites, for example, we use a test cookie to confirm your browser’s ability to retain cookies. Next, we check our database to verify your subscription so you can gain access to our Sites. A cookie is then temporarily “set” within your browser to allow you to proceed without having to confirm your identity with each subsequent page you request to view.

We use P3P to allow the use of third party cookies within the family of Ivativ Sites. P3P (Platform for Privacy Preferences Project) is a protocol that allows websites to declare their intended use of information they collect about web browser users. When this is done some of the default restrictions against third party cookies are relaxed. We do this to allow all of our Sites to use a single database of user information, so that once you register with one of our Sites, you will be able to sign in to any of our Sites.

Other cookies that you may receive during your sessions here are from actual Third Party Service Providers. These Third Party Service Providers may use their own cookies in order to serve surveys or premium content on our Sites.


Third party cookie information for emails.

We, or a data provider we have engaged, may place or recognize a unique cookie on your computer or device to enable you to receive customized ads, content or services. No personally identifiable information is placed into these cookies. The cookies may reflect de-identified demographic or other data linked to data you voluntarily have submitted to us, e.g., your email address, in hashed, non-human readable form. To opt-out of these cookies or learn more please go to or

Additionally, emails we send may contain a bit of code known as a “web beacon.” This code allows us to understand the time and date of when a user has opened an email and when he/she has utilized a link within the email to visit a website. Our web beacons do not collect personally identifiable information. Users wishing to disable our web beacons should do so by turning images “off” in their email client (e.g., Outlook, Outlook Express). Please see your email client for more information.


Will the cookies you send me go away?

Some of our cookies are long term, commonly referred to as “persistent” cookies. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they either expire or are deleted. If they weren’t persistent cookies, we’d need to ask you for certain information with each new session, such as your User Name. Some cookies do expire after a shorter period of time and those cookies are commonly known as “session” cookies. Session cookies stay on your computer or mobile device only until you stop browsing, and if you then close your browser the cookie expires at the end of your browsing session. Remember, however, that all cookies are small files and won’t pose any significant disk-space concerns on your computer.

In fact, most of Ivativ cookies expire after 24 hours from their time of issue. Others, such as those required to retain settings you elect (User Name, Password, etc.) will continue to reside on your hard drive for subsequent use by your browser, but are quite small and should not pose any significant disk capacity concern.

You are, of course, free to clear any and all cookies from your hard drive any time you wish; simply search your system for any files named cookie. (or similar) and delete these at your discretion. Additionally all major Internet browsers have a feature that allows you to erase or “flush” cookies. This is usually found in the preferences section of your browser. Your browser’s “Help” section should allow you to find this feature.
There are also a number of software and shareware programs available that are designed to periodically purge cookie files from your hard disk. We do not recommend these applications and, as such, cannot address any resulting support issues that may be related to the use of these programs.



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