Understanding Cookies

Intended to improve the user experience, cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer. AAMI uses cookies, as is the case with virtually all professional websites. Different cookies do different things. The different types of cookie are:

  • Strictly necessary cookies – required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or use a shopping cart.
  • Analytical/performance cookies – allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how they move around our website. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies – used to recognize you when you return to our website, enabling us to personalize our content.

The information below describes the cookies we use and why. If located in the European Union, by clicking “Accept” you explicitly agreed to cookies being used while browsing the site. For detailed guidance explaining what cookies are and how to control or delete them, we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org and http://www.youronlinechoices.eu


Disabling Cookies

Disabling cookies will affect the functionality of the websites that you visit. Because of that, we recommend that you do not disable cookies. If you disagree with the use of cookies, you can do one or more of the following:

  • Delete cookies after having visited the site
  • Browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” in Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari)
  • Set your browser’s security controls so that all or certain cookies are blocked
  • Request that we delete any personal information that we store. Send your request to privacy@aami.org.

Our Cookies

Logins

If you create an account with us, we will use cookies to manage the sign-up process and general administration. While these cookies are usually deleted when you log out, they may remain to remember your site preferences in some cases.

We use cookies when you are logged in, which prevents you from having to log in every time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

Advertising

We keep track how how many impressions and click-thrus ads receive on our site.  We do not track identifiable information.

Google Analytics Cookies

We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behavior. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This data is not tied to personally identifiable information. We do not collect or store your personal information, e.g., your name or address, so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards to its analytics service at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.


Updates

We reserve the right change this Cookie Policy at any time. Any changes will become effective as soon as they are posted. Your continued use of our sites constitutes your agreement to all such changes.


How to Contact Us

If you have questions about this Cookie Policy, please contact us at:

AAMI
Attention: Privacy Officer
4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 301
Arlington, VA 22203
privacy@aami.org