A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website’s computers and is stored on your computer’s hard drive. This page describes what information cookies on the Align website, services, and software (collectively, the “Services”) gather, how Align uses that information and why Align sometimes needs to store these cookies.
Cookies enable Align to collect information regarding your usage of the Services without specifically identifying you. Cookies are used by Align to know if your computer or device has visited our service before. The cookies on your computer or device can then be used to: log you into the Services if you have asked to be remembered; help remember your preferences; help you navigate between pages efficiently; generally, improve your experience using the Services; and help Align understand how you are using the Services.
There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary,” “Performance,” “Functionality,” and “Targeting.” Here is some information about each cookie category:
Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around the Align platform and use its features.
Performance Cookies. These cookies collect information about how you use the Align platform. In particular, Align uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web, to help us understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to improve the Align platform.
Targeting Cookies. Align does not use these types of cookies, which are generally used to deliver advertising that is relevant to your interests.
Functionality Cookies. These cookies allow Align to remember how you’re logged in, when you logged in or out, and possibly anything you’ve done on the Align platform while logged in.
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or device will depend on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing or log out of the site. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device until they expire or are deleted.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of the Services. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org and www.allaboutcookies.org.