WHAT ARE COOKIES
Cookies help us enhance your experience when using the website. They also help us understand how people use our site, such as which pages are most popular, so that we can better serve our site users and members. We do not retain identifying information regarding you except as they relate to log-in accounts, including log-in to your Texas Bar Practice account.
The State Bar uses both single-session and persistent/multi-session cookies. Single-session cookies is a line of text that is stored temporarily in your computer or device’s random access memory (RAM). It is never written to a drive. It helps with navigation on the website, only records information temporarily, and is erased when the user quits the session or closes the browser. Single-session cookies are enabled by default in order to provide the smoothest navigation experience possible.
Persistent/multi-session cookies, also known as “tracking” cookies, remain on your computer and record information every time you visit some websites. These are stored on the hard drive of your computer or device until you manually delete them from a browser folder, or until they expire, which can be hours or years after placement on your computer. Web administrators use these to keep you logged into certain websites, provide analysis of site use and to maintain access quality for users. These capture a unique, randomly assigned identifier for each user, or the user’s IP address, and do not send or receive information on non-Bar websites.
COOKIES USED ON THIS SITE
Cookies used on this site include the following to improve your experience, providing content and ads about the State Bar of Texas, its products and services, which may interest you and to authenticate you when logging in to your Texas Bar Practice account. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored, however, please be aware that this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.
- Where strictly required. These cookies and similar technologies are essential in order to enable the website services to provide access to features such as your profile and purchases, member-only resources, and other secure areas of the website. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes and do not remember where you have been on the internet. You cannot disable this category of cookies. Authenticating your log-in to your Texas Bar Practice account or placing an order for one of our products and being able to remember that action are examples of this category of cookies.
- For functionality. These cookies and similar technologies remember choices you make such as language or search parameters. We use these cookies to provide you with an experience more appropriate with your selections and to make your use of the website more tailored.
- For statistics, performance and analytics. These cookies and similar technologies collect and report information anonymously on how users interact with the webpages and services. They enable us to improve how the webpages and services operate. For example, we use Hubspot, which places cookies to help us understand how visitors arrive at and browse our products and website, and to identify areas for improvement such as navigation, user experience, and marketing campaigns.
- Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies. These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. They remember the websites you have visited and share that information with other parties such as advertising technology service providers and advertisers.
THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES’ COOKIES
Third-party cookies are cookies set by someone other than the website owner for purposes such as collecting information on user behavior, demographics, or personalized marketing. When using our website, you may encounter embedded content, such as YouTube videos. We may direct you to other websites for products and services or other such activities as surveys, to make payment, or for public and member benefits. These third-party websites and embedded content may use their own cookies. We do not have control over the placement of cookies by other websites, even if directed to them from our website.
Cookies are also present in the social media “buttons” common to websites. When a user encounters an article or a piece of information, the website will provide the option to share the content thereby activating the designated social media’s cookies.
CHANGING YOUR COOKIE SETTINGS
Please note that internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise, you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Microsoft Edge
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
To learn more about cookies, for example the type of cookies, which have been set, their management and deletion, you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
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