RDO Cookie Policy

The Cookie Notice describes how the Risk Modeling Community site uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and store information when you visit our website. For additional information on our data processing activities, please visit our Privacy Policy, available here.

What are Cookies and what information do they collect?

Like most companies, we automatically collect and store certain information from visitors to our website. This may include your browser type, your IP address or device ID, operating system, the pages you access on the website or services, the time spent on those pages, access dates and times, location data, and the page you visited before coming to our website. We use this information to monitor, analyze and administer the website and services, and to better tailor them to your needs.
To collect this information, we use a variety of technological tools including cookies and pixel tags. A cookie is a small data text file which a website stores on your computer’s hard drive, if permitted by your browser. A cookie can later be retrieved to identify you. We use cookies for the limited purposes of enhancing your visit to our Website and to enable us to track usage so that we can improve the website and our offerings to you. Cookies are common and used on a number of websites. Each cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie and usually the IP address or another unique number of the device, and thus may contain Personal Information.
A pixel tag (also known as a “clear GIF” or “web beacon”) is a tiny image – typically just one-pixel – that can be placed on a web page or in an email to you, to tell us when you have displayed that page or opened that email.
Session and Persistent Cookies
Our website may place session and persistent cookies on your device. The difference between a session and a persistent cookie relates to the length of time the cookie lasts. Session cookies are cookies that typically last for as long as you are using your browser, or browser session. When you end your browser session, the cookie expires. Persistent cookies, as the name implies, are persistent and will last after you close your browser. This allows, for example, for quicker and often more convenient access to our website.
There are different types of cookies:
  • Strictly necessary cookies: Strictly necessary cookies are required to browse the website and use the functionalities of the website. If you disable necessary cookies, the functionality of the website will be affected. The legal basis for the collection of information through the use of strictly necessary cookies is contract performance (if we concluded a contract on the use of the website with you) or legitimate interests of us or third parties, such as the provision of a functioning website. More information on the balancing test is available upon request.
  • Functionality cookies: Functionality cookies enable us to store the selections and settings made by you (e.g. language, region, account preferences). If you disable functionality cookies the functionality of the website may be affected. The legal basis for the collection of information through functionality cookies is your consent.
  • Analytics and targeting/advertising cookies: Analytics cookies allow us to collect information on the use and scope of the website by individual users. This includes whether a user has visited the website previously, the website the user comes from, the overall site usage and areas that users prefer and thus allows us to improve the performance of the website and the user’s experience in using that website. These cookies also allow us to analyze the efficiency of our marketing activities. Targeting/advertisement cookies allow us to do the same, and also to provide targeted advertisement tailored for your interests. If you disable such cookies you will not receive a customized website experience or targeted advertising. The legal basis for the collection of such information by analytics and targeting/advertisement cookies is your consent.
First Party and Third Party Cookies
Our websites may place first party cookies and allow third parties to place cookies on your device. The difference between a first party cookie and a third party cookie relates to the control of the party who serves the cookie. First party cookies are cookies that are specific to the website that created them. Their use enables us to operate an efficient service and to track the patterns of behavior of visitors to the website. Third party cookies, on the other hand, are placed on your device by a third party (i.e., not by us). While
we may allow third parties to access the website to place these cookies on users’ devices, we do not retain control over the information supplied by the cookies, nor do we retain access to that data. This information is controlled wholly by that third party and subject to their privacy notice. The legal basis for the collection of information through third party cookies depends on the type of cookie, please see below.
Cookies used on RDO Domain
The following table lists the cookies that we use on our website.
Disabling, Deleting, or Opting Out of Cookies
If you do not/no longer want to have cookies placed on your device by us or third parties, many of them offer ways to opt out. Where possible, we have provided a link in the table above that explains how to opt out.
In addition, most web browsers allow at least some control of most cookies through browser settings. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser to decline cookies. You may also delete existing cookies through your browser.
However, please note that if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites. In particular, you may have limited access to some areas or be transitioned to a different experience.
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