Cookie Policy

Updated: August 17, 2018

At Auction & Event Solutions (AES), we believe in being clear and open about how we collect and use data related to you. In the spirit of transparency, this policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies. This cookie policy applies to any AES product or service that links to this policy or incorporates it by reference.

Does AES use cookies?

Yes. As described in our Privacy Policy we use cookies and other technologies to ensure everyone who uses AES services has the best possible experience. Cookies also help us keep your account safe. By continuing to visit or use our services, you are agreeing to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes we describe in this policy.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables AES features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, log you in automatically, and generally make the process of bidding and purchasing items easier.

When does AES place cookies?

We use cookies on our sites and mobile applications. Any browser visiting these sites will receive cookies from us.

What types of cookies does AES use?

We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it’s easier to interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by AES when you return to one of our sites.  Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).

What are cookies used for?

Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit AES, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that’s in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with AES faster and more secure.

Categories of Use Description
Authentication If you’re signed in to AES, cookies help us show you the right information and personalize your experience.

 

What is Do Not Track (DNT)?

DNT is a concept that has been promoted by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. While some progress has been made, it has been slow. No standard has been adopted to this date. As such, AES does not generally respond to “do not track” signals.

How are cookies used for advertising purposes?

AES does NOT serve ads to our Users, aside from event sponsor recognition provided by our nonprofit Customers.

Controlling cookies

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set or want them to be removed?

Most browsers provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies, including AES cookies. Please note that AES applications will not work properly without cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit wikipedia.orgwww.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.

Other helpful resources

To learn more about advertisers’ use of cookies the following links may be helpful:

Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.

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