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Online Cookie Policy

Walden University, LLC (“Walden”, “we”, or “us”), as well as third parties that provide content or other functionality for our Services, may use cookies, pixel tags, local storage, and other technologies to automatically collect information through the Services. These tracking technologies are small data files downloaded to or stored on your computer, tablet, mobile phone or other internet-enabled device that enable us to record certain pieces of information whenever you visit or interact with our website, applications, and tools. These technologies allow us to understand who has interacted with us and also help us to operate our Services more efficiently. These technologies also help us deliver online advertising to you.

  • Cookies. Our website uses cookies that fall into the following categories: Strictly Necessary, Functionality, Performance, Third-Party and Marketing and Advertising.
  • Pixel Tags/Web Beacons. A pixel tag (also known as a web beacon) is a piece of code embedded on the website that collects information about users’ engagement on that web page. The use of a pixel allows us to record, for example, that a user has visited a particular web page.
  • Interest-based advertising. We permit third parties to use technologies on our website to collect information about your device and your use of our Services to advertise products and services to you that are tailored to your perceived interests, as well as to provide advertising-related services such as reporting, attribution, analytics and market research. Such third parties may act on our behalf, and we may grant them the right to use your information for their own purposes. Typically, the information used for interest-based advertising is collected through cookies and other tracking technologies which recognize the device you are using and collect information from it and your use of our website and other websites and applications you visit over time, including click stream information, browser type, time and date you visited the Services, AdID, precise geolocation and other information. For example, one such third party vendor, Google, shows our ads and uses cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website. We also use data analytics to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website. Click here for more information about Google Ads.
  • Analytics. We also use Google Analytics and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to collect information regarding visitor behavior and visitor demographics for some of our Services and to develop content. Click here for more information about Google Analytics.
  • Social Media. This website may include social media features, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube or other widgets. These social media companies may recognize you and collect information about your visit to our website, and they may set a cookie or employ other tracking technologies. Your interactions with those features are governed by the privacy policies of those companies.

Your Choices in Relation to Tracking and Online Advertising

  • Users can visit Google Ad for more information about its settings.
  • Users can visit Google Analytics for information on how to opt-out of Google Analytics .
  • To opt-out of third-party interest-based advertising from advertisers and third parties that participate in certain self-regulatory programs, please visiting the Network Advertising Initiative and the Digital Advertising Alliance. Alternatively, you may opt-out of this advertising if you are located in the European Union by visiting Your Online Choices. Opt-outs are generally device and browser specific, meaning that you will need to opt-out on each device and browser you use. Please note, even if you opt-out of interest-based advertising, you will continue to receive generic ads.
  • Users can manage their cookie preferences for this website by utilizing the online cookie preference center: Cookie Settings

Should you have other questions or concerns about this Cookie Policy, contact us at: [email protected].