What are cookies?
In this case, cookies aren't the yummy chocolate chip cookies ... they are small data files placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners to make their websites work, work more efficiently, and provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (Pathways) are called "first party cookies." Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third-party cookies." Third-party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer when it visits websites.
Pathways uses first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our sites to function – we refer to these as essential cookies. Other cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the user's experience on our sites. Third parties serve cookies through our sites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. (e.g. Google Analytics)
Essential 1st Party Cookies
Essential cookies are used to provide you with services available through our site(s) and to use some of its features, such as access to secure zones.
Who serves these cookies?
Pathways.org and related top level domains.
Because these cookies are required to deliver a site to you, you cannot refuse them. You may block or delete them by changing your browser settings but you may not be able to use any of the site's features.
Analytics and Custom Cookies
These cookies collect information that is used to help us understand how our sites are being used, how our marketing campaigns perform, or to help us customize our sites for an improved visitor experience.