Cookie Policy

Last Change: February 19. 2021

By using or accessing Cluster Technologies, Inc’ (Cluster) websites (“Site”), you are consenting to Cluster’s use of Cookies as outlined below. All references to Candidate and Employer are defined as provided for in the Cluster Terms of Service

For the purposes of this Cookie Policy, “Cluster” or “we” means Cluster Technologies, Inc. if you are a Candidate or Employer located in the United States.

Introduction: What is a Cookie?

This Cookie policy helps to explain the occasions when and why cookies may be sent to visitors to the Site (referred to in this policy as “we”, “us” or “our”). “Cookies” are text-only pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s hard drive or other website-browsing equipment for record-keeping purposes. Cookies allow the Site to remember important information that will make your use of the site more convenient. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a randomly generated unique number or other value. Certain cookies will be used on the Site regardless of whether you are logged in to your account or not.

Session Cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the Site.

Persistent Cookies remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). When we use session cookies to track the total number of visitors to our Site, this is done on an anonymous aggregate basis (as cookies do not in themselves carry any personal data). We may also employ cookies so that we remember your computer when it is used to return to the Site to help customize your Cluster web experience. We may associate personal information with a cookie file in those instances.

How Cluster Uses Cookies

Like most websites, we use cookies for a variety of purposes in order to improve your online experience, for analytics and for marketing, but specifically we use Cookies on the Site for the following purposes:

  • Analytical Purposes: We use cookies to analyze user activity in order to improve the Site. For example, we can use cookies to look at aggregate patterns like the average number of job searches that users perform. We can use such analysis to gain insights about how to improve the functionality and user experience of the Site.
  • Your Preferences & User Experience: We use cookies to gather certain information about users, such as browser type, server, language preference, and country setting, in order to store user preferences on our Site to make your user experience more consistent and convenient. For example, we may store the recent searches you have performed in a cookie so that we can allow you to easily repeat those searches when you return to our Site, or so that we can suggest profile information when you sign up for an account and fill out an Cluster survey. In addition, we use cookies to maintain your logged in state when you visit our Site repeatedly. We may also use your IP address to determine your geographic location in order to provide you with the most relevant search results.
  • Marketing: We use cookies from third-party partners such as Google and Facebook for marketing purposes. These cookies allow us to display Cluster promotional material to you on other sites you visit across the Internet. Cluster may also share information about your behavior on the Site with third parties (including operators of third-party websites and/or social networking sites) in order to show you targeted advertisements and other content that has been customized for you.
  • Referral Tracking: We use cookies to associate user activity with the third party website that referred the user to our Site, or to associate user activity that Cluster referred to a third party website. We do not share any personal information or information about individual user activities with these partner entities. We also use cookies to associate user activity with the email campaign that referred the user to our Site.

Managing Cookies in Your Browswer

Use the options in your web browser if you do not wish to receive a cookie or if you wish to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. You can easily delete and manage any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser by following the instructions provided by your particular browser manufacturer.

If your browser is not listed here, consult the documentation that your particular browser manufacturer provides. You may also consult your mobile device documentation for information on how to disable cookies on your mobile device. If you disable all cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of this Site. Please note that if you have not cleared your cookies or cache, the contents of which may affect autofill functions on the Cluster site and you are responsible for any such actions.

Cluster uses the AdWords and Re-marketing Lists features of Google Analytics for Display Advertisers. Cluster and Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to our Site. This means that vendors including Google will display Cluster promotional material on other sites you visit across the Internet.

You may opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertisers including AdWords and opt-out of customized Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager. To provide website visitors more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed an Opt-out Browser add-on, which is available by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, to enable you to opt-out of Google’s programs.

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

The following cookie table lists a selection of the third party cookies used on Cluster. Although we may update this list periodically, please be advised that the names of cookies, pixels and other technologies are subject to change.

Domain

Cookie Name

Descrition

Expiration

Opt-out

Third Party

_ga

Used by Google Analytics to track user activity over different browsing sessions. For some job postings in Japan, this cookie may share limited demographic information about applicants with employers. You will know if this information is being shared because it will be explicitly called out in the application process.

2 years

Google Analytics opt-out

Google Ads Settings

Third Party

_gali

Used by Google Analytics to record what item on the previous page the user interacted with to get to the current page

Imemediately

Google Analytics opt-out

Google Ads Settings

Third Party

_utma

Used by Google Analytics to store information on number of visits, first visit, and most recent visit

2 years

Google Analytics opt-out

Google Ads Settings

Third Party

_utmb

Used by Google Analytics to record the timestamp of the moment the user enters the site

1 month

Google Analytics opt-out

Google Ads Settings

Third Party

_utmc

Used by Google Analytics to track when users leave the site

1 year

Google Analytics opt-out

Google Ads Settings

Third Party

_utmz

Used by Google Analytics to track where a visitor came from

1 year

Google Analytics opt-out

Google Ads Settings

AddThis

https://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out/

Third Party

Used by Hubspot to measure ad campaign effectiveness by linking visitor behavior to an email recipient

Third Party

Cloudflare

https://www.cloudflare.com/gdpr/introduction/

Third Party

Facebook Custom Audience - Analyzes browsing activity across Website to establish user profile and advertising platform.

Facebook Opt-out Settings

Third Party

Facebook Custom Audience - Analyzes browsing activity across Website to establish user profile and advertising platform.

Twitter Opt-out settings

linkedin.com

lidc

Used for routing

1 day

Share buttons and ad tags

linkedin.com

bcookie

Broswer ID cookie

1 year

Share buttons and ad tags

linkedin.com

bscookie

Secure browser ID cookie

1 year

Share buttons and ad tags

linkedin.com

L1c

Browser ID cookie

Current session

LinkedIn insights and ads tags

ads.linkedin.com

BizoId

LinkedIn Ad Analytics

6 months

LinkedIn insights and ads tags

ads.linkedin.com

BizoData

LinkedIn Ad Analytics

6 months

LinkedIn insights and ads tags

ads.linkedin.com

BizoUserMatchHistory

LinkedIn Ad Analytics

6 months

LinkedIn insights and ads tags

ads.linkedin.com

BizoNetworkPartnerIndex

LinkedIn Ad Analytics

6 months

LinkedIn insights and ads tags

Changes to Our Cookie Policy

Please review the “Last Updated” legend at the top of the Cookie Policy to determine when it was last amended. Any changes will become effective on the “Last Updated” date indicated above. By using the Site or providing information to us following such changes, you will have accepted the amended Cookie Policy. If Cluster is going to use Personal Data collected through the Site in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, then Cluster will notify users via email and/or by posting a notice on Cluster’s Site for 30 days prior to such use or by other means as required by law.