Cookie Policy

About Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Cookie usage is page specific and not all cookies listed below will be used on every page viewed.

Types of Cookies

Strictly necessary cookies

They are essential to browsing our Websites and properly use their features. If you disable these Cookies, you may no longer be able to access certain features of the Websites that are necessary to provide you with the requested services.

Web Browser

Purpose:
A session cookie is required to follow your progress through the website. It is essential to ensure that any information you enter or routes you take are remembered by the website. Without this cookie, every page you visited would treat you as a completely new visitor. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.
Expires:
The cookie is deleted when you close your web browser.

Content Managment System

Purpose:
Required for Content Management System
Expires:
The cookie is deleted when you close your web browser.

Performance/Statistical cookies

These Cookies allow us to observe how you consult our Websites for anonymous statistical purposes. These anonymous analyses especially allow to optimize and improve the ergonomics of our Websites, to detect navigation problems or even to organize certain content. The information collected through these Cookies include, for example, the pages you consult, open and leave, the date and time, information such as the number of clicks made on a given page, scrolling pages and the type of operating system that you use. The search terms you use or the IP address of your device, to determine your connection country, can also be collected.

Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager & Google Calendar

Purpose:
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website
Expires:
The longest lasting cookie expires 2 years after your last visit to the website. Others are deleted 6 months, 30 minutes and the moment you close your browser.
Link:
How Google Uses Cookies

Third-party cookies

Our Websites contain links to partner sites and other third-party sites. Please note that navigation on these third-party sites is governed by their own terms of use, privacy policies and cookie management policies and that our responsibility ends when you leave our Websites. We recommend that you contact these third parties for any questions about their privacy practices before providing them with personal information.

AddThis

Purpose:
Used by the social media sharing platform AddThis plugin. this will include additional cookies from Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn
Expires:
The longest lasting cookie expires 2 years after your last visit to the website. Others are deleted 6 months, 30 minutes and the moment you close your browser.
Link:
AddThis Privacy & Data Practices

YouTube

The City of Scottsdale embeds YouTube videos using their Privacy-Enhanced mode. Google will collect data only when the user clicks on the play button and watches the video or interacts with it in some capacity. If you leave the video alone, no data will be collected.

Purpose:
Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Youtube video. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behavior of Youtube users, including information that links your visits to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one. Information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States.This cookie does not identify you personally unless you are logged into Google, in which case it is linked to your Google account.
Expires:
Most of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Youtube video, although some expire sooner.
Link:
How Google Uses Cookies

Managing Cookies

You can modify your choices with regards to Cookies at any time by setting your Web browser preferences. In order to configure your browser, please consult the "Help" section of said browser which will explain the applicable procedure

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