Upon your first access to NOCTI/NBS websites, a message will be visible alerting you that cookies are in use. By closing the message or continuing to browse the NOCTI/NBS websites, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this policy.
You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time (see “How to Change Cookie Settings”). Browser settings can be changed to refuse or restrict cookies, and you may delete them at any time after they have been placed on your device. If you do not accept or delete NOCTI/NBS cookies, some areas of the websites used by NOCTI/NBS may take more time to load or may not function properly.
A. What are Cookies?
B. Cookie Types
There are primarily two types of cookies: 1) Session Cookies and 2) Persistent Cookies.
- Session cookies are temporary cookies that are not permanently stored on your device. They are used as part of the login, authentication, and session management flows of the websites. Certain session cookies are used to understand if a user is a new user or a user returning as part of the same browsing session. These cookies are removed from your browser when you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies are those placed on your device for a pre‐determined length of time when you visit the site. They are used on our websites to understand what areas of our websites are most popular (using Google Analytics) and how users are interacting with the NOCTI/NBS websites.
C. The Cookies We Use
Type of Cookie/Purpose
Who Serves These Cookies
How to Refuse
Strictly Necessary/Essential Cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of certain NOCTI/NBS websites. They include cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our websites, use a shopping cart, or make use of e‐billing. In addition, they are used for the administration of any NOCTI/NBS online assessment.
NOCTI and NBS
These cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the NOCTI/NBS websites and, therefore, cannot be refused. They can be deleted or blocked by using your browser settings, however. (See How to Change Cookie Settings below.)
Performance and Functionality Cookies
These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to NOCTI/NBS websites. This enables us to personalize certain portions of content and remember your preferences. These cookies are non‐essential to the performance of the NOCTI/NBS websites.
NOCTI and NBS
These cookies can be deleted or blocked by using your browser settings. (See How to Change Cookie Settings below.)
These cookies collect information about how users access and move through NOCTI/NBS websites. We use this information to learn how well our websites perform and how individuals are using our websites. Although not currently being used in this fashion, the information may also be used to personalize the NOCTI/NBS websites to your interests.
NOCTI and NBS, Google Universal Analytics
These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings. (See How to Change Cookie Settings below.) Quick Link to opt‐out: Google Universal Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Social Media Cookies
These cookies allow us to integrate social media functions into NOCTI/NBS websites.
Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Linked In
D. How to Change Cookie Settings
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline all cookies, or just certain cookies. You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time. Please note, however, that if you choose to block cookies, doing so may prevent certain elements of the NOCTI/NBS websites from functioning.
Since there are many different browsers, we cannot provide instructions for all browsers here. Links to helpful information for some of the most popularly‐used browsers are below.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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