Cookies on xCHANGE site Last revised on October 20, 2014
xCHANGE, we believe in being clear and open about how we use your information. In the spirit of transparency, this policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies.

Does xCHANGE use cookies?

Yes we use cookies and other technologies to ensure everyone who uses xCHANGE has the best possible experience. xCHANGE also help us keep your account safe. By continuing to 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 xCHANGE features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to XCHANGE and our sites generally, and even know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on xCHANGE and help us serve relevant requirements/jobs to you.

When does xCHANGE use cookies?

Any browser loading xCHANGE sites will receive cookies from us. For xCHANGE members and users, we also place cookies in your browser when you visit non- xCHANGE sites that xCHANGE host our plugins (for example, xCHANGE’s "Share" button) unless you opt out. If you're not a XCHANGE member, we will not place cookies in your browser through our plugins.

What types of cookies does xCHANGE 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 return to xCHANGE without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by xCHANGE when you return to the site. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a web site or a browser session). Adobe Flash is another technology that can provide cookie-equivalent functionality. Adobe Flash is capable of storing information on your device (in a file outside of your browser). Please note that not all browsers provide the ability to remove Adobe Flash "cookies" (also called "locally stored objects," or "LSOs"). You can restrict or block Adobe Flash cookies/LSOs through the Adobe website. As with any cookie, if you do restrict flash cookies/LSOs, there may be some xCHANGE features you aren't able to use.

What are cookies used for?

Cookies can be used to do lots of different things, like recognize you when you visit xCHANGE, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that's in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with xCHANGE more secure and faster. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you requirements/jobs both on and off the xCHANGE site, and bring customized features to you through xCHANGE plugins such as our "Share" button.

This table gives some more information about what we use cookies for:

Categories of Use Description
Authentication If you're signed in to xCHANGE, cookies help us show you the right information and personalize your experience.
Security We use cookies to enable and support our security features, and to help us detect malicious activity and violations of our User Agreement.
Preferences, features and services Cookies can tell us which language you prefer and what your communications preferences are. They can help you fill out forms on xCHANGE more easily. They also provide you with features, insights, and customized content in conjunction with our plugins. You can learn more about plugins in our Privacy Policy.
Performance, Analytics and Research Cookies help us learn how well our site and plugins perform in different locations. We also use cookies to understand, improve, and research products, features, and services, including when you access xCHANGE from other websites, applications, or devices such as your work computer or your mobile device.

What third-party cookies does XCHANGE use?

Trusted partners like DoubleClick help us serve advertising on and off the xCHANGE site, and analytics companies like Google Analytics, Quantcast, Nielsen, and ComScore may also place cookies on your device. We also use ACT-ON to help us manage inquiries about our solutions.

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 you 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

If you don't want us to use cookies when you visit xCHANGE, you can opt out of some cookies on your settings page. In order for us to recognize that you have opted out of cookies, we have to place our XCHANGE opt-out cookie on your device so we can know not to set other xCHANGE cookies the next time you visit. If you do not want to receive cookies, you can also change your browser settings on your computer or other device you're using to access our services. If you use xCHANGE without changing your browser settings, we'll assume that you're happy to receive all cookies on the xCHANGE website. Please note that the xCHANGE site 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.org, www.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.