Cookie Policy

COOKIE POLICY
Last updated 04/21/2020
This Cookie Policy explains how Four Distinctions, LLC (“Company“, “we“, “us“, and “our“) uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our websites at http://www.collegesofdistinction.com/, (“Websites“). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.
In some cases we may use cookies to collect personal information, or that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Four Distinctions, LLC) 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. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
Why do we use cookies?
We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit):
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.
The Cookie Consent Manager can be found in the notification banner and on our website. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. You may also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit):

Essential website cookies:

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.
Name: __tlbcpv
Purpose: Used to record unique visitor views of the consent banner.
Provider: .termly.io
Service: Termly View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year

 

Name: __cfduid
Purpose: Used by Cloudflare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address, and apply security settings on a per-client basis. This is a HTTP type cookie that expires after 1 year.
Provider: .hs-scripts.com
Service: CloudFlare View Service Privacy Policy
Country: __________
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 30 days

 

Name: __cfduid
Purpose: Used by Cloudflare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address, and apply security settings on a per-client basis. This is a HTTP type cookie that expires after 1 year.
Provider: .hs-banner.com
Service: CloudFlare View Service Privacy Policy
Country: __________
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 30 days

 

Name: __cfduid
Purpose: Used by Cloudflare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address, and apply security settings on a per-client basis. This is a HTTP type cookie that expires after 1 year.
Provider: .hs-analytics.net
Service: CloudFlare View Service Privacy Policy
Country: __________
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 30 days

 

Name: __cfduid
Purpose: Used by Cloudflare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address, and apply security settings on a per-client basis. This is a HTTP type cookie that expires after 1 year.
Provider: .hubspot.com
Service: CloudFlare View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 30 days

 

Name: __cfduid
Purpose: Used by Cloudflare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address, and apply security settings on a per-client basis. This is a HTTP type cookie that expires after 1 year.
Provider: .usemessages.com
Service: CloudFlare View Service Privacy Policy
Country: __________
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 30 days

Performance and functionality cookies:

These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.

 

Name: skimGUID
Purpose: A unique identifier given to each computer to allow log analysis to determine the number of unique users for various parts of skimresources.com and redirectingat.com. Expires after 10 years
Provider: .skimresources.com
Service: SkimLinks View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 11 months 30 days
Name: skimCSP
Purpose: Used to prevent cross site scripting and click jacking attacks on sites. Persistent cookie that expires after 1 year
Provider: .skimresources.com
Service: SkimLinks View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 11 months 30 days

 


Analytics and customization cookies:

These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Websites for you.

 

Name: obuid
Purpose: Holds the anonymous user’s ID. Used for tracking user actions, such as clicks on the recommendations. Persistent cookie that is saved for 3 months
Provider: .outbrain.com
Service: Outbrain View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 2 months 29 days
Name: _gid
Purpose: Keeps an entry of unique ID which is then used to come up with statistical data on website usage by visitors. It is a HTTP cookie type and expires after a browsing session.
Provider: .collegesofdistinction.com
Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 day
Name: rlas3
Purpose: Used to collect anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.
Provider: .rlcdn.com
Service: Rapleaf View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 11 months 30 days
Name: _hjIncludedInSample
Purpose: This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate Heatmaps, Funnels, Recordings, etc.
Provider: collegesofdistinction.com
Service: Hotjar View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session
Name: audit
Purpose: Set by Rubicon Project to record cookie consent data.
Provider: .rubiconproject.com
Service: Rubycon Project View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 11 months 30 days
Name: tap.php
Purpose: Used to register anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network.
Provider: collegesofdistinction.com
Service: Rubicon Project View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: pixel_tracker
Expires in: session
Name: khaos
Purpose: Set by Rubicon Project as an Internal user identifier used for analytics. Persistent cookie that stays for 2920 days
Provider: .rubiconproject.com
Service: Rubicon Project View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 11 months 30 days
Name: i
Purpose: Used by Yandex Metrica for identifying site users. This cookie exists for a period of 1 year maximum.
Provider: .openx.net
Service: Yandex Metrica View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 11 months 30 days
Name: _ga
Purpose: It records a particular ID used to come up with data about website usage by the user. It is a HTTP cookie that expires after 2 years.
Provider: .collegesofdistinction.com
Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 11 months 29 days
Name: pxrc
Purpose: Used to analyse how user interacts with the site to optimise ads shown to them. Expires after 2 months
Provider: .pippio.com
Service: Liveramp View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 month 29 days
Name: _gat#
Purpose: Enables Google Analytics regulate the rate of requesting. It is a HTTP cookie type that lasts for a session.
Provider: .collegesofdistinction.com
Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 minute
Name: pxrc
Purpose: Used to analyse how user interacts with the site to optimise ads shown to them. Expires after 2 months
Provider: .rlcdn.com
Service: Liveramp View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 month 29 days

 


Advertising cookies:

These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

 

Name: __ar_v4
Purpose: This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). We use Doubleclick to manage real-time bidding advertising exchange.
Provider: .collegesofdistinction.com
Service: DoubleClick View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 11 months 30 days
Name: _kuid_
Purpose: Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
Provider: .krxd.net
Service: Salesforce DMP View Service Privacy Policy
Country: __________
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 5 months 27 days
Name: rum
Purpose: Used by the advertising platform Casadale Media to determine the visitor’s interests based on pages visits, content clicked and other actions on the website.
Provider: collegesofdistinction.com
Service: Casale Media View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: pixel_tracker
Expires in: session
Name: nnls
Purpose: Used by Liveramp for Target advertising. Persistent cookie that is saved for 60 days
Provider: .pippio.com
Service: Liveramp View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 month 29 days
Name: tluid
Purpose: Set by Triplelift as a uniques user ID to collect anonymous information about the user browsing habits. Expires in 90 days.
Provider: .3lift.com
Service: Triplelift View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 2 months 29 days
Name: CMRUM3
Purpose: Persistent cookies set by CasaleMedia for anonymous user tracking, and using the data used for targeted advertising
Provider: .casalemedia.com
Service: Casale Media View Service Privacy Policy
Country: Canada
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 11 months 30 days
Name: fr
Purpose: Used by Facebook to collect a unique browser and user ID, used for targeted advertising.
Provider: .facebook.com
Service: Facebook View Service Privacy Policy
Country: Ireland
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 2 months 29 days
Name: didts
Purpose: Used to deliver adverts that are more relevant to user’s interests. It is also used to limit the number of times a user sees an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. It is valid for 2 months or 1 year.
Provider: .pippio.com
Service: Pippio View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 11 months 30 days
Name: _cc_aud
Purpose: Used by Lotame to store encoded audience data for interest based advertising
Provider: .crwdcntrl.net
Service: Lotame View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 8 months 26 days
Name: uuid2
Purpose: This cookie is owned by App Nexus and used to buy, sell, and deliver online advertising, including interest-based advertising, mostly through real-time bidding.
Provider: .adnxs.com
Service: App Nexus View Service Privacy Policy
Country: __________
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 2 months 29 days
Name: EE
Purpose: Used by Exelate for Target advertising. A persistent cookie that stays active for 120 days
Provider: .exelator.com
Service: Exelate View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 3 months 28 days
Name: CMPS
Purpose: Persistent cookies set by CasaleMedia for anonymous user tracking, and using the data used for targeted advertising
Provider: .casalemedia.com
Service: Casale Media View Service Privacy Policy
Country: Canada
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 2 months 29 days
Name: did
Purpose: Used to show site visitors targeted ads. It expires after 2 months or 1 year.
Provider: .pippio.com
Service: Pippio View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 11 months 30 days
Name: PugT
Purpose: This cookie tracks when cookies were updated on the browser, in order to limit the number of calls to the server-side cookie store. Persistent cookie that expires in 30 days
Provider: .pubmatic.com
Service: Pubmatic View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 30 days
Name: B
Purpose: Used by Yahoo to collect user info so as to send targeted ads based on web-surfing activity and interests
Provider: .yahoo.com
Service: Flickr View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year
Name: KRTBCOOKIE_#
Purpose: Used by Pubmatic to correlate user IDs with those of their partners (such as demand side platform clients or other advertising technology companies). Pubmatic passes the information stored by the partner in this cookie to the partner when it is considering whether to purchase advertisements. This enables the partner to make better decisions about whether to display an advertisement to a site visitor
Provider: .pubmatic.com
Service: Pubmatic View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 1 month 4 days
Name: IDE
Purpose: Used to measure the conversion rate of ads presented to the user. Expires in 1.5 years.
Provider: .doubleclick.net
Service: DoubleClick View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 11 months 29 days
Name: c
Purpose: Regulates synchronisation of user identification and exchange of user data between various ad services.
Provider: .bidswitch.net
Service: Bidswitch View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United Kingdom
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 11 months 30 days
Name: anj
Purpose: This cookie contains data denoting whether a cookie ID is synced with an AppNexus partner
Provider: .adnxs.com
Service: AppNexus View Service Privacy Policy
Country: __________
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 2 months 29 days
Name: CMID
Purpose: Persistent cookies set by CasaleMedia for anonymous user tracking, and using the data used for targeted advertising
Provider: .casalemedia.com
Service: Casale Media View Service Privacy Policy
Country: Canada
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 11 months 30 days
Name: _fbp
Purpose: Facebook tracking pixel used to identify visitors for personalized advertising.
Provider: .collegesofdistinction.com
Service: Facebook View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 2 months 29 days
Name: test_cookie
Purpose: A session cookie used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
Provider: .doubleclick.net
Service: DoubleClick View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 15 minutes
Name: CMPRO
Purpose: Persistent cookies set by CasaleMedia for anonymous user tracking, and using the data used for targeted advertising
Provider: .casalemedia.com
Service: Casale Media View Service Privacy Policy
Country: Canada
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 2 months 29 days
Name: _cc_cc
Purpose: Used by Lotame to store encoded profile behaviors for interest based advertising
Provider: .crwdcntrl.net
Service: Lotame View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 8 months 26 days
Name: _cc_dc
Purpose: Used by Lotame to store an indicator which tells them what data center a profile originated in (for international operations)
Provider: .crwdcntrl.net
Service: Lotame View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 8 months 26 days
Name: _cc_id
Purpose: Used by Lotame to collect anonymous statistical data related to the user’s website visits
Provider: .crwdcntrl.net
Service: Lotame View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 8 months 26 days
Name: t_gid
Purpose: Used to give a user an ID that is used for attribution and reporting.
Provider: .taboola.com
Service: Taboola View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 11 months 30 days
Name: PUBMDCID
Purpose: This cookie stores an ID for the applicable PubMatic data center that is used to display an advertisement in the user’s browser. Expires in 30 days
Provider: .pubmatic.com
Service: Pubmatic View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 2 months 29 days
Name: sync
Purpose: A session cookie used to show relevant ads to a user on a site based on their interests.
Provider: collegesofdistinction.com
Service: Connexity View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: pixel_tracker
Expires in: session
Name: CMST
Purpose: Persistent cookies set by CasaleMedia for anonymous user tracking, and using the data used for targeted advertising
Provider: .casalemedia.com
Service: Casale Media View Service Privacy Policy
Country: Canada
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 day

 


Social networking cookies:

These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Websites through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.

 

Name: personalization_id
Purpose: Used on sites that share Twitter content and with Twitter share plugin. Persistent cookie that is set for 730 days
Provider: .twitter.com
Service: Twitter View Service Privacy Policy
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 11 months 29 days

 


Unclassified cookies:

These are cookies that have not yet been categorized. We are in the process of classifying these cookies with the help of their providers.

 

Name: tuuid
Purpose: __________
Provider: .bidswitch.net
Service: __________  
Country: United Kingdom
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 11 months 30 days
Name: APIDTS
Purpose: __________
Provider: .yahoo.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 day
Name: _hjid
Purpose: __________
Provider: .collegesofdistinction.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 11 months 21 days
Name: __adroll_shared
Purpose: __________
Provider: .adroll.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 29 days
Name: __hssc
Purpose: __________
Provider: .collegesofdistinction.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 30 minutes
Name: tuuid_lu
Purpose: __________
Provider: .bidswitch.net
Service: __________  
Country: United Kingdom
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 11 months 30 days
Name: SSESS0550580053a65d0dde9437f7cafa00e8
Purpose: __________
Provider: .collegesofdistinction.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: session
Name: ub-emb-2dba62f4-c05a-4888-8f96-024e48ae92b2
Purpose: __________
Provider: collegesofdistinction.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: ub-emb-a3b0d136-9832-4409-a12b-49cea136ee70
Purpose: __________
Provider: collegesofdistinction.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: skimORIGIN
Purpose: __________
Provider: .skimresources.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 11 months 30 days
Name: __adroll
Purpose: __________
Provider: d.adroll.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 29 days
Name: cookieJartestCookie
Purpose: __________
Provider: sync.outbrain.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 16 hours 40 minutes
Name: __adroll_fpc
Purpose: __________
Provider: .collegesofdistinction.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year
Name: ub-emb-id
Purpose: __________
Provider: collegesofdistinction.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: __hssrc
Purpose: __________
Provider: .collegesofdistinction.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session
Name: hubspotutk
Purpose: __________
Provider: .collegesofdistinction.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 24 days
Name: __hstc
Purpose: __________
Provider: .collegesofdistinction.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 24 days
Name: adrl
Purpose: __________
Provider: .outbrain.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 30 days
Name: ud
Purpose: __________
Provider: .exelator.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 3 months 28 days
Name: _hjid
Purpose: __________
Provider: collegesofdistinction.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: APID
Purpose: __________
Provider: .advertising.com
Service: __________  
Country: Singapore
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year
Name: ub-emb-5bfca6d2-db10-4424-9df2-679de72ad1b7
Purpose: __________
Provider: collegesofdistinction.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: APID
Purpose: __________
Provider: .yahoo.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 8 months 11 days
Name: A3
Purpose: __________
Provider: .yahoo.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 1 year
Name: ub-emb-f10206c1-e257-42ca-8ced-b0d198da8355
Purpose: __________
Provider: collegesofdistinction.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: IDSYNC
Purpose: __________
Provider: .analytics.yahoo.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year

 

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Do you use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?
Websites may also use so-called “Flash Cookies” (also known as Local Shared Objects or “LSOs”) to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.
If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to “information” on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time).
Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.
Do you serve targeted advertising?
Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other details that directly identify you unless you choose to provide these.
How often will you update this Cookie Policy?
We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.
The date at the top of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.
Where can I get further information?
If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at info@collegesofdistiction.com or by post to:
 
Four Distinctions, LLC
4402 Eskew Drive
Austin, TX 78749
United States
Phone: (+1)512-994-0203