Effective Date: 10/27/2020

This Cookie Notice (“Notice”) explains how Anxiety and Depression Association of America (the “ADAA”, “us” or “we”) uses "cookies" or similar technologies on our website and applies to all individuals who access or use this website.

When you first access our website from certain jurisdictions, you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By clicking “Accept” you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Notice.

We may change this Notice from time to time, so please review this page periodically for changes. The “effective date” provided at the top of the page will indicate when the Notice was most recently updated.

You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time (see How to Control Cookies, below). You can change your browser settings to refuse or restrict cookies, and you may delete them after they have been placed on your device at any time. If you do not accept or delete our cookies, some areas of the website that you access may take more time to work or may not function properly.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small files containing a string of characters that we may store on your computer or mobile device when you access the website. When you access the website again, the cookies allow us to recognize your browser. Cookies may store your preferences and other information but cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

Cookies set by a website owner (in this case, the Foundation) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable us to provide third party features or functionality through the website (i.e. advertising, social media functions and analytics).

THE COOKIES WE USE

Cookies make the use of our website easier by, among other things, saving your preferences. We may also use cookies to deliver content tailored to your interests. Our cookies may enable us to relate your use of the website to personal data that you previously provided.

The information that we collect with cookies allows us to statistically analyze usage of the website, and to improve and customize our content and other offerings. However, we only disclose information collected with cookies to third parties on an aggregated basis without the use of any information that personally identifies you.

The specific types of first party and third party cookies placed by our website and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:

Type of Cookies

Who serves these cookies

How to Refuse

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies used for authentication, security and to optimize our website to your device settings.

  • ADAA
  • Microsoft

These cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website and therefore cannot be refused. They can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings, however (see How to Control Cookies, below).

Performance and Functionality Cookies

These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region), but are non-essential to the performance of the website.

  • ADAA
  • Google Translate
  • HealthUnlocked

These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookies, below).

Analytical Cookies

These cookies collect information about how users access and move through the website. We use this information in either aggregate form to help us to improve the way our website works, or to personalize our website to your interests.

  • ADAA
  • New Relic
  • Google Universal Analytics
  • Informz (Higher Logic)

These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookies, below).

Alternatively, please follow the links below to review the third party’s privacy policy or to opt-out:

Advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to make the advertising displayed on the website more relevant to you. These cookies prevent ads reappearing and ensure that ads are properly displayed. Certain third-party cookies may track users over different websites are will provide ads relevant to your interests.

  • DoubleClick (Google)
  • AdSense (Google)
  • Facebook Custom Audience

These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookies, below).

Alternatively, please follow the links below to review the third party’s privacy policy or to opt-out:

Social Media Cookies

These cookies allow us to integrate social media functions into our website and may also be used for advertising purposes.

  • YouTube
  • ShareThis

These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookies, below).

Alternatively, please follow the links below to review the third party’s privacy policy or to opt-out:

HOW TO CONTROL COOKIES

When you first access our website from certain jurisdictions, you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By clicking “Accept”, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Notice.

You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time, although you may not be able to use certain features of our website. You can do this by activating the settings on your browser that allows you to refuse all or some cookies.

Please follow the links below to helpful information for the most popular browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

  • Google Chrome:

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

  • Mozilla Firefox:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

  • Apple Safari:

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=en_US

In addition, you can exercise advertising cookie choices by visiting:

WEB BEACONS

As well as cookies, we use other technologies to recognize and track your use of our website. A web beacon (also known as a “tracking pixel” or “clear GIF”) is a clear graphic image (typically a one-pixel tag) that is delivered through a web browser or HTML e-mail, typically in conjunction with a cookie.

Web beacons allows us, for example, to monitor how users move from one page within our websites to another, to track access to our communications, to understand whether users have come to our websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to measure how ads have been viewed and to improve site performance.

TARGETED ADVERTISING

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and service that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements.

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