Last Updated: October 11, 2022
Cookies are data files that can hold small amounts of information and are stored on your device when you visit a website. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our website, while others enable you to remain logged in or allow us to track your activities as you use our website.
Cookies may be called session or persistent cookies, depending on how they behave.
Session Cookies: Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your device when you close your browser or turn off your device. We use session cookies to allow our systems to uniquely identify you during a session or while you are logged into our website or the NI Community. This allows us to process your online transactions and requests and to verify your identity as you move through our website and the NI Community.
Persistent Cookies: Persistent cookies remain on your device after you have closed your browser or turned off your device. We use persistent cookies to track aggregate and statistical information about user activity on our website.
Most web browsers allow you to manage cookies. Depending on your preferences, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Help section on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Visitors to our website and services who disable cookies will be able to browse certain areas of the website, but some features may not function properly.
You can also manage cookies on our website using our cookie consent tool by choosing which categories of cookies you wish to accept. You can make and update your choices by clicking the appropriate button on our cookie banner or by clicking on Manage Cookies at the bottom of our web page. There, you can review descriptions of each category of cookies used on our website and choose whether to accept cookies in each category except for Strictly Necessary and Exempt cookies which are required for our website to work properly.
If you do not wish to have cookies used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt out of the Targeting Cookies category on our cookie consent tool. To opt out of advertising cookies that may be deployed by websites other than ours, you may opt out of publishers’ content by visiting https://preferences-mgr.truste.com (or if located in the European Union click https://www.youronlinechoices.eu/). Please note this does not opt you out of being served all advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads.
Please note that while you may have the opportunity to opt out of targeted advertising through as described above, some web browsers may also give you the ability to enable a “do not track” setting. This setting sends a special signal to the websites you encounter while web browsing. This “do not track” signal is different from disabling certain forms of tracking by declining cookies in your browser settings, as browsers with the “do not track” setting enabled still have the ability to accept cookies. NI does not respond to web browser “do not track” signals at this time. If we do so in the future, we will describe how we do so in our Privacy Statement. For more information about “do not track”, visit www.allaboutdnt.org.