How long do cookies stay on your computer? AWWA uses temporary “session” cookies that are deleted when you close your browser. Some session cookies are essential for the functionality of the Website, such as permitting us to authenticate you during registration or log in processes. AWWA also uses “persistent” cookies that stay on your computer for a duration defined within the cookie. Persistent cookies help us track site usage across multiple browser sessions or over a longer period of time. Session cookies and persistent cookies are used together to gather information about how you use our Website. For example, we may learn what website referred you to our Website, or what browser you are using to visit our website from a session cookie. Persistent cookies can recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of our Website more convenient such as by remembering your login status and user preferences
What information do we obtain with cookies? We may obtain information about your computer, device, and browser, such as your IP address, browser, operating system and device characteristics, language preferences, mobile device or advertising ID, referring URLs, and actions taken by you on our Website, such as what content you visited, whether you have used the Website before, the dates and times you access the Website, your email and advertising views and click-throughs to our Website, your frequent searches on the Website, and other software or hardware information. If you access the Website from a mobile device, we may collect information about that device, such as a unique device identifier ("UDID"), mobile phone number, and your mobile carrier.
AWWA uses Google Analytics to place cookies on your computer or device to assess our Website’s performance and make improvements to our Website based on how people use the Website. Read more about Google Analytics cookies,. To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, you can download and install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on from Google.
How do our cookies connect with social media websites? Some of our Website pages offer links making it easy for you to share content through your own social media accounts. These features use software code from the social network providers which is beyond our control. Please refer to the related social network policies for more information.
How can you manage or control cookies? You can control how your browser handles requests to place cookies on your computer. For example, you can instruct your browser to block all cookies, ask for your permission before installing cookies, or allow all cookies. These browser settings are applied for all websites you visit, not solely for the AWWA website. You can also delete cookies previously stored on your computer. If you have multiple browsers on your computer or device (i.e., Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge), each browser has its own settings and must be maintained independently. Use your browser’s “Help” option for more information.
Updates to This Policy
AWWA regularly modifies its policies in response to technology and regulatory mandates. Please refer back to this page for the most recent version of our policies.
Last updated: September 27, 2018