What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored by your web browser when you visit websites. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the website to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, gather analytical data, or carry information from one visit to the next.

Use of Cookies

ACI uses cookies and similar technologies for several purposes, depending on the product, including:

  • Storing your Preferences and Settings: Settings that enable our website to operate correctly or that maintain your preferences over time may be stored on your device. For example, ACI saves preferences, such as language, browser and multimedia player settings, so those do not have to be reset each time you return to the site. If you opt-out of interest-based advertising, ACI stores your opt-out preference in a cookie on your device.
  • Sign-in and Authentication: When you sign into a website using your personal ACI account, ACI stores a unique ID number, and the time you signed in, in an encrypted cookie on your device. This cookie allows you to move from page to page within the site without having to sign in again on each page. You can also save your sign-in information so you do not have to sign in each time you return to the site.
  • Security: ACI uses cookies to detect fraud and abuse of our websites and services.
  • Social Media: Some of our websites include code snippets provided by social media companies that can sense if you are already logged into a given social media account so you can easily share ACI content with other social media users via that account. These code snippets read cookies set previously by social media company web content while you are logged in and browsing such content on those social media sites.
  • Interest-Based Advertising: ACI uses cookies to collect data about your online activity and identify your interests to provide advertising that is most relevant to you. You can opt-out of receiving interest-based advertising from ACI as described in the Access and Control section of this privacy statement.
  • Analytics: To provide our products and improve your user experience on our website, ACI uses cookies and other identifiers to gather usage and performance data. For example, ACI uses cookies to count the number of unique visitors to a web page or service and to develop other statistics about the operations of our products. This includes cookies from ACI and from third-party analytics providers.
  • Performance: ACI uses cookies for load balancing to ensure that websites remain up and running.

How to Control Cookies

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but provide controls that allow you to block or delete them. For example, in most modern browsers, you can block or delete cookies by clicking Settings > Privacy > Cookies. Instructions for blocking or deleting cookies in other browsers may be available in each browser’s privacy or help documentation.

Certain features of ACI products depend on cookies. Please be aware that if you choose to block cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use those features, and preferences that are dependent on cookies may be lost. If you choose to delete cookies, settings and preferences controlled by those cookies, including advertising preferences, will be deleted and may need to be recreated.

Opting Out of Analytics Services

You can opt-out of data collection or use by some third-party analytics providers by clicking the following links: