Cookies & Other Storage Technologies

Cookies are small pieces of text used to store information on web browsers. Cookies are used to store and receive identifiers and other information on computers, phones, and other devices. Other technologies, including data we store on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, are used for similar purposes. In this policy, we refer to all of these technologies as cookies.

We use cookies if you have a HR Cluster account, use the HR Cluster, including our website and apps, or visit other websites and apps that use the HR Cluster. Cookies enable HR Cluster to offer the HR Cluster to you and to understand the information we receive about you, including information about your use of other websites and apps, whether or not you are registered or logged in.

This policy explains how we use cookies and the choices you have. Except as otherwise stated in this policy, the Data Policy will apply to our processing of the data we collect via cookies.

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies help us provide, protect and improve the HR Cluster, such as by personalizing content, and providing a safer experience. While the cookies that we use may change from time to time as we improve and update the HR Cluster, we use them for the following purposes:

We use cookies to verify your account and determine when you’re logged in so we can make it easier for you to access the HR Cluster and show you the appropriate experience and features.

For example, we use cookies to keep you logged in as you navigate between HR Cluster pages. Cookies also help us remember your browser so you do not have to keep logging into HR Cluster and so you can more easily log into HR Cluster via third-party apps and websites.

Security, site and product integrity
We use cookies to help us keep your account, data and the HR Cluster safe and secure.

For example, cookies can help us identify and impose additional security measures when someone may be attempting to access a HR Cluster account without authorization, for instance, by rapidly guessing different passwords. We also use cookies to store information that allows us to recover your account in the event you’ve forgotten your password or to require additional authentication if you tell us your account has been hacked.

We also use cookies to combat activity that violates our policies or otherwise degrades our ability to provide the HR Cluster.

For example,cookies help us fight spam and phishing attacks by enabling us to identify computers that are used to create large numbers of fake HR Cluster accounts. We also use cookies to detect computers infected with malware and to take steps to prevent them from causing further harm. Cookies also help us prevent underage people from registering for HR Cluster accounts.

Insights and measurement
We use cookies to help us understand how you users use the HR Cluster and measure performance on our services across different browsers and devices used by the same person. Cookies also allow us to provide insights about the people who use the HR Cluster, as well as, the people who interact with the websites.

For example, we use cookies to help us understand the kinds of people who use HR Cluster, so that we can provide more relevant content and develop features that are likely to be interesting for our customers.

Site features and services
We use cookies to enable the functionality that helps us provide the HR Cluster.

For example, cookies help us store preferences, know when you’ve seen or interacted with HR Cluster’ content, and provide you with customized content and experiences. For instance, cookies allow us to make suggestions to you and others, and to customize content.

For example, we store information in a cookie that is placed on your browser or device so you will see the site in your preferred language.

We use cookies to provide you with the best experience possible. For example, cookies help us route traffic between servers and understand how quickly HR Cluster load for different people. Cookies also help us record the ratio and dimensions of your screen and windows and know whether you’ve enabled high contrast mode, so that we can render our sites and apps correctly.

Analytics and research
We use cookies to better understand how people use the HR Cluster so that we can improve them.

For example, cookies can help us understand how people use the HR Cluster service, analyze which parts of the HR Cluster people find most useful and engaging, and identify features that could be improved.

Where do we use cookies?

We may place cookies on your computer or device, and receive information stored in cookies, when you use or visit:

The HR Cluster;

Products provided by other members of the HR Cluster Companies; and

Websites and apps provided by other companies that use the HR Cluster, including companies that incorporate the HR Cluster Technologies into their websites and apps. HR Cluster uses cookies and receives information when you visit those sites and apps, including device information and information about your activity, without any further action from you. This occurs whether or not you have a HR Cluster account or are logged in.

Do other parties use cookies in connection with the HR Cluster?

Yes, other parties may use cookies on the HR Cluster to provide services to HR Cluster.

For example, third parties use cookies on the HR Cluster to help us understand the usage of HR Cluster and to compare the performance on websites and apps. Such third parties are Facebook, Amazon and Google.

Browser cookie controls: In addition, your browser or device may offer settings that allow you to choose whether browser cookies are set and to delete them. For more information about these controls, visit your browser or device's help material. Certain parts of the HR Cluster may not work properly if you have disabled browser cookie use.

Date of Last Revision: November 29, 2018