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Cookie Policy

Last updated: 10 April 2024

This website, www.clearyalumni.com, (the “Site”) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users, provide a better experience when you browse the Site, and improve the Site’s performance and usefulness. 

A cookie is a small data file that websites can place on your hard drive when you visit. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that tracks the pages you’ve visited within that site. The cookies on this Site are primarily used to recognise that a user has visited the Site previously and to track user traffic patterns. We do not generally correlate this Site information with other data about individual users, nor do we sell it to any third party.

We may also use similar technologies to cookies known as “web beacons”, “pixels” or “tags”. These technologies do a similar job to cookies, allowing website operators to count page views and understand how visitors interact with and respond to certain content on a webpage or email. 

For the purposes of the remaining sections of this Cookie Policy, we refer to all cookies and similar technologies using the above features as “cookies”. 

We use “first party cookies” in connection with our services. First party cookies are cookies placed by us to collect information about you. We do not use any third party cookies on the Site. 

Please note that our Site may link to third party websites which are not operated by us. Where you follow links from our Site to the website of a third party, that website may place different cookies on your device. You should check the relevant privacy notice and/or cookie notice for more information about how that third party uses cookies.

You should be aware that applications you use to access our Site, such as your website browser, may also place cookies on your device when visiting our Site, or other websites. An example of this would be where you sign in to Google Chrome using a Google Account. We do not have control over these third party cookies, so you will need to manage these cookies in the settings of the relevant applications.

How long do cookies last?
All cookies have expiration dates that determine how long they stay in your browser:

Session Cookies – These are temporary cookies that are placed on your device during your browsing session and then expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser.

Persistent Cookies – These are designed to last for a pre-defined period of time, which varies depending on the nature of the cookie. Persistent cookies stay in your browser until they reach their individual expiry date, or until you manually delete them.

What types of cookies do we use?
We have set out below a brief description of the different types of cookies that we use on this Site. For more detailed information about the specific cookies that we use please see the “Manage Consent Preferences” section of our cookie consent tool which can be accessed by clicking on the Cookie Settings button (in the shape of an art palette) at the bottom left hand corner of the Site.

Required (or “essential”) cookies – These cookies are necessary for the Site to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the Site will not then work. 

Performance cookies – These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our Site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Is consent needed to use cookies?
Non-essential cookies – We may only store and access non-essential cookies on your device with your permission. You are not obliged to give consent to our use of non-essential cookies. If you do give your consent and then change your mind, you can still update your preferences (see below).

Essential cookies – We do not need your consent to store and access essential cookies on your device, although you can still block or delete them (see below).

How do I give consent, or block and delete cookies?
There are various ways that you can manage your cookie preferences, but please be aware that in order to use some parts of our Site you will need to allow certain essential cookies. If you block or subsequently delete those cookies, some aspects of our Site may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our Site.

Your options for managing your cookie preferences are set out below:

Through Cookie Settings link at the bottom of the page – 

When you access our Site, we will ask you to provide consent for our use of non-essential cookies. We may repeat this request on subsequent visits to our Site, for example if you delete cookies from your browser or we need to request new consents from you.

When we seek your consent, you will either be able to provide consent for all non-essential cookies that we would like to use (by clicking “Accept All Cookies”), or you can provide consent for some but not all non-essential cookies (by clicking on “Cookie Settings” and using the sliders under “Manage Consent Preferences”).

You can also change your preferences and/or withdraw consent at any time by clicking on the Cookie Settings button (in the shape of an art palette) at the bottom left hand corner of the Site.

Just as a reminder, where cookies are essential to the operation of our Site, we can use these without your consent and they cannot be managed using our Cookie Settings.

Using your browser settings – 

You can also set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You also can refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use any pages within our Site.

For more information about cookies, including how to set your browser to reject cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

What technologies do we use in emails?

Please note that emails you receive from us may contain cookies or tracking pixels to help us to see if recipients have opened an email and understand how recipients have interacted with it. Once you click on an email that contains a cookie, your contact information may subsequently be cross-referenced to the source email and/or the relevant cookie. If you have enabled images, cookies may be set on your computer or mobile device. Cookies may also be set if you click on a link within the email.

If you do not wish to accept cookies from any one of our emails, simply close the email before downloading any images or clicking on any links. You can also set your browser to restrict cookies or to reject them entirely. These settings will apply to all cookies whether included on websites or in emails.

In some instances, depending on your email or browser settings, cookies in an email may be automatically accepted (for example, when you’ve added an email address to your address book or safe senders list). Please refer to your email browser or device instructions for more information on this.

Contact us
If you have any questions or feedback on our Cookie Policy please contact us at dataprivacy@cgsh.com.