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ITHAKA employs persistent technology through the use of in browser storage or “cookie” technology. A cookie is a small piece of text, which is stored on your computer and which acts as a tool for controlling certain system variables in the WWW environment. ITHAKA uses cookies on its various sites for various functions including the maintenance of information that will improve the performance of the system or benefit users in some way.

Different cookies serve different purposes. While some cookies are used to control basic functions of the site, some cookies store basic user information in certain ways.  Some cookies that are essential to your use of an ITHAKA site have already been set. You may delete and block all cookies from the site, but certain sites may not work without cookies.

ITHAKA uses the following types of cookies:

Authentication and Security These cookies are used when a user is seeking to access content or create or log into a user account.  The cookies are also used to prevent fraudulent use of login credentials and ensure security of user data.  These cookies contain information regarding the user’s institution through which the user has access and/or the user’s IP address including regional geographic information connected to such IP address.
Preferences These cookies contain information concerning features of relevant ITHAKA websites to allow users to customize the way they interact with such site.

Examples include a user’s acceptance of an ITHAKA site’s Terms and Conditions, when a user account has an option to save the user’s login information for future use, when a user sets a language preference where available, as well as other dynamic website features.

Advertising For ITHAKA websites that display advertising, cookies identify the beginning of a unique user session in order to display generic ads during the session. ITHAKA does not capture information about a user session in order to display targeted ads.
Analytics with Third Party Cookies These cookies are used to collect information about how users interact with each of ITHAKA’s sites. This information is also used to compile reports to help ITHAKA improve the respective site, including reports on the number of visitors to the site, where the visitors have come from and what pages the users visit on the site.  These cookies contain a random, unique session identifier set by ITHAKA’s third party analytics providers.

Third party cookies may also be used to assist users with support and diagnose identified issues with ITHAKA sites.

The use of cookies by our service providers is not covered by our privacy policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies.

Last updated on April 23, 2018