Cookie Policy

In addition to information collected automatically, we use cookies, which are small pieces of information sent to your browser by a website that you visit. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information. Cookies are used to track usage patterns, traffic trends, and customer behavior, as well as to record other information from the website. When you register on the website, cookies also allow us to save information so that you will not have to re-enter it the next time you visit. Many content adjustments and customer service improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies. SE uses third-party research companies that may use information (not including your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visit to this website or other websites in order to provide quantitative analysis about our audience. Information that we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of users and will only be used in aggregate form. The data is retained for as long as necessary to support the mission of SE’s websites. You may set your browser to refuse cookies from any website that you visit. If you choose to do so, you may still gain access to most of SE’s websites, but you may not be able to conduct certain types of transactions (such as shopping) or take advantage of some of the interactive elements offered.

SE employs outside companies to provide marketing services on our behalf. With our approval, these third parties also may place cookies during your visit. These third-party companies will have access to the information needed to perform their functions but cannot use that information for any other purpose. They will not collect or have access to personally identifiable information. These third-party companies only collect information about your visit or transaction, such as the URLs which lead you to, around, and from our site, pages visited, the product(s) purchased, and the amount spent.

SE also uses third-party advertising and analytic companies to serve ads on and about our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visit to this website or other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements and offers that may be of interest to you on this website and on other websites you may visit later. If you would like more information about cookies and the option not to have them used by third-party companies during your visit, please visit the following websites: https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and https://scorecardresearch.com/about.aspx.

This Privacy Statement does not cover any use of information that third parties may have collected from you (e.g., type of browser, operating system, domain name, day and time of visit, page(s) visited) or the methods used by the third-parties to collect that information (e.g., cookies, web beacons). For more information about third parties involved in online behavioral advertising, please see our online behavioral privacy notice here: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/privacy/ad-choices/.

Last revised: August 22, 2014