Effective date: December 19, 2022
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What are cookies and other tracking technologies?
Cookies are small text files that websites place on your device as you are browsing. They are processed and stored by your web browser. In and of themselves, cookies are harmless and serve crucial functions for websites. Cookies can be easily viewed and deleted.
Other tracking technologies include web beacons, pixels, clear gifs, and other similar technologies. These work similarly to cookies and place small data files on your devices to monitor your website activity. This monitoring is used to collect information about how you use our sites and allows our sites to recognize your device separately from those of other users of the sites.
The information in this policy about cookies also applies to other tracking technologies.
What types of cookies and other tracking technologies does Brunswick use?
In general, there are three different ways to describe cookies: 1. Origin; 2. Duration; and 3. Purpose.
The best way for you to exercise your rights about cookies, is with the Purpose descriptor.
TYPES OF COOKIES
First party cookies
First party cookies are cookies that belong to Brunswick and that Brunswick places on your device.
Third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our sites, based on an agreement with us.
DURATION (length of time they remain on your device)
Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline and remain until they expire and are automatically deleted. The expiration date is defined by the cookie manager and can range from a few minutes to several years. The cookies are designed to expire no later than the length of time necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was created.
Session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
We use session cookies to collect and store temporary data while you are visiting a site.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are usually only set in response to actions made by you which equal a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these cookies, the services that you request cannot be provided.
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be declined on our sites . While you can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, some parts of the site will not work without these cookies. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Preference/ Functionality Cookies
These cookies allow us to provide you with enhanced functionality and personalization by allowing a site to remember choices you have made in the past, like what language you prefer, or what your username and password are, so you can automatically log in. These cookies may be first- or third-party cookies.
If you decline these cookies, all the services may not function properly.
Statistics/ Performance Cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us understand which pages are most and least popular and learn how visitors move around the site. Their purpose is to improve website functions and boost its performance. Such cookies are typically provided by first-party and/or third-party analytics platforms.
If you decline these cookies, we cannot consider updates based on how and when you experienced and navigated through our site and links. You cannot be identified with this information because it is all aggregated and, thus, anonymized.
These cookies track your online activity on a website or across several websites to help advertisers deliver more relevant advertising or to limit how many times you see an ad. These cookies can share that information with other internal or external organizations or advertisers. These are persistent cookies and can be either first- or third-party cookies.
If you decline these cookies, you will experience less personalized, and more randomized, advertising.
Social Media Cookies
These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They can track your browser across other sites and build up a profile of your interests. Such cookies may be first and/or third-party cookies.
If you decline these cookies, we will be less able to cater our products and advertisements to you and you may not be able to take advantage of social media sharing possibilities.
You have several options to set your consent preferences for cookies.
You can stop cookies from being downloaded on your device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. You can find out how to do this for your browser by clicking “help” on your browser's menu or by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to access or take full advantage of all our site's features.
Most browsers allow users to use a “private mode” by which cookies are deleted after your website visit. Please read the help section of your browser to learn more about how to activate the “private mode.” You can still visit our sites if your browser is in “private mode;” however, the user experience may not be optimal, and some utilities may not work.
If you want to remove previously stored cookies, you can manually delete them at any time. However, this will not prevent the sites from placing further cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your browser setting as described above. Please visit the help pages of your browser for additional information.
You can personalize your cookie preferences (except for strictly necessary cookies, which are required for site performance) on our sites by clicking on the “cookie settings” banner which appears on the site when it is opened. You can always access your cookie preferences by scrolling to the bottom of any of our sites and clicking on the Do Not Sell/ Do Not Share My Data link.
Exceptions to this policy are permissible only in those instances where a risk assessment examining the implications of being out of compliance has been performed, where a standard risk exception has been submitted by the Information Owner or management, and where the exception has been approved by the Chief Information Security Officer and/or the Sr. Director of Cyber Privacy.
Policy Owner and Who to Contact
Questions, comments, or concerns relating to this policy should be directed to the Brunswick Cyber Privacy and Data Protection Team by emailing: email@example.com.
All possible IT security-related incidents should be reported to the Solution Center at 920-929-5696.