Competent Boards - Cookie Policy

Effective November 24, 2020

  • Introduction
  • Categories of Cookies
  • How to manage Cookies
  • Questions about our Cookie policy?
  • Policy Updates

Introduction

In order to make our website https://competentboards.com (the “Website”) work properly and optimally, and in order to provide you with relevant products and services (“Services”), we place small text files called cookies on your device. These cookies have a variety of functions, including remembering you and your preferences when you re-visit our website. Web beacons, pixel tags or other similar technologies can also be used for this purpose. We use the term “Cookie” and “Cookies” to refer to cookies and similar technologies that collect information in this manner. Third-party sites may also place Cookies on your device. We are not responsible for third-party Cookies and their behaviour. 

A Cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or another website that recognizes that Cookie to create a record of the website visitor’s online activity. Most websites use Cookies as they are an industry standard. 

Cookies are meant to enhance your experience on our Website, save you time, remember your preferences, so you do not have to set them each time, and help us understand which pages are most popular so that we can use this knowledge and improve our services and overall user experience. Accordingly, some Cookies last for several minutes, while others expire long after the last date of your visit. 

This policy should be read alongside our Privacy Policy.

Categories of Cookies

In order to better explain the uses of Cookies, we have listed several general categories of Cookies in this following table with examples of which domains it might originate from.

GENERAL CATEGORIES
OF COOKIES
PURPOSE SOURCE (NON-EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF EXAMPLES)
Strictly necessary CookiesThese are Cookies that are required for our Website to work and for us to be able to provide our Services to you.

These Cookies are likely to persist on your computer after you have finished browsing our Website.
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Analytical/performance CookiesThese Cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors to see how visitors interact with our Services. This helps us for our legitimate interests of improving the way our Services work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

These Cookies are likely to persist on your computer after you have finished browsing our Website.
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Google
Convertful (Mailing List Sign-Up)
YouTube
Functionality CookiesFunctionality Cookies can be used to for example recognize you when you return to our Services. This enables us, subject to your choices and preferences, to personalize our content, and remember your preferences.

These Cookies are likely to persist on your computer after you have finished browsing our Website.
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Targeting/advertising CookiesThese Cookies record your visit to our Services, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed. We will use this information subject to your choices and preferences to make our Services and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

These Cookies are likely to persist on your computer after you have finished browsing our Website.
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Google (including DoubleClick)
YouTube

Third-party Cookies used on our Services

Some third-party Cookies are used because we might embed content from them, such as Youtube videos or Tweeting functions and the Cookies are required for the functioning of the Service. It is also possible for the third party who created a Cookie to change the name of the Cookie.

How to Manage Cookies?

You can manage or even disable Cookies through your browser settings. The effect of disabling Cookies depends on which Cookies you disable, however, in general, if you disable all cookies, you will not be able to use the form on the home page to sign up for the mailing list, make a purchase on the website, or access materials on our learning management system. Instructions to disable Cookies are usually found in the ‘help’ or ‘preferences’ section of your browser menu.

Questions about our Cookies Policy?

If you have any questions or comments about our Cookie Policy, please e-mail us at info@competentboards.com

Updates to this Policy?                                               

Any changes we make to our Cookie Policy in the future will be posted on this page. In relation to substantive changes, we might also notify you by e-mail.