Cookie Usage Overview

To support our website users and visitors and deliver rich digital experiences, Continuum uses different types of cookies across our web properties. This page provides an overview of these cookies, their purpose and the efforts Continuum has put in place to ensure our cookie policies comply with applicable laws, including the GDPR before its implementation date in May of this year.

To the extent that cookies allow to identify a particular website user, the GDPR requires us to be more transparent about our usage of cookies and your rights, and ensure you have effective choices.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored locally on a computer or mobile device which allows a website to “remember” your actions, activity or preferences over time. Most browsers support cookies, but also allow users to decline or delete them whenever they’d like. Cookies are used for many different functions including auto-filling forms, counting website visitors, personalizing content, serving relevant ads to you, recording user preferences and for authentication and security.

Cookies can be classified as follows:

  • Session Cookie – a temporary cookie which expires and is permanently deleted when a browser is closed and the current session ends.
  • Persistent Cookie – these cookies remain on the device and can span multiple sessions or website visits, and will be deleted based on a predetermined expiration date specified in the cookie.
  • First-Party Cookie – cookies which are stored by the website domain being visited by the user.
  • Third-Party Cookie – cookies which are stored by a different domain and are referenced by the domain being visited. For example, if you visit a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.

Cookie Usage on Continuum-Owned Web Properties

The information below provides an overview of the types of cookies Continuum leverages, how they are used and what steps Continuum is taking to ensure our cookie policies comply with the GDPR prior to May of this year.

Types of Cookies Continuum Uses

We use cookies on our web properties such as Continuum leverages first-party session and persistent cookies. We do not utilize third-party cookies on Continuum-owned domains, however we do advertise digitally on social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Facebook which may use third-party cookies. Please reference the privacy policies of Facebook, LinkedIn and other platforms to understand more about how these services use third-party cookies and how to opt out.

How and Why We Use Cookies

Continuum’s first-party session cookies are used for website analytics and reporting purposes (for example, Google Analytics), and to enhance the experience of visitors to Continuum-owned domains with features such as live chat availability, personalized site search results, content recommendations and more. First-party persistent cookies are used for additional website analytics, enhanced digital experiences and social media advertising.

Third-Party Vendor Cookies

Continuum leverages third-party vendors and tools which may add additional cookies to your browser upon visiting Continuum-owned domains. We are currently working with these vendors to ensure they will be GDPR-compliant by May of this year.

Commitment to Informed Consent

We are currently evaluating Continuum-owned domains to ensure we are protecting the rights of all visitors and users by being more transparent about the types of cookies we use and your choices. We will be making additional updates and enhancements to our websites in the coming months to ensure users have the ability to control the use of cookies prior to GDPR’s implementation date of May 25th, 2018.

Where You Can Get Additional Information

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

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The information below provides an overview of the types of cookies Continuum leverages, how they are used and what steps Continuum is taking to ensure our cookie policies are GDPR-compliant prior to May 25th, 2018.