Privacy and Cookies

Privacy and Cookie Policy

We at Women of Color in Computing care about your privacy. This document outlines our privacy and cookie policies and the ways that we use cookies on our site.

We never collect any personally identifying information without your explicit consent. This includes names, email addresses, physical addresses, or ways you personally identify yourself. By default, you are free to visit and engage with the content on our site without providing any personal information.

Cookies are a small string of letters and characters that we can save in your web browser to help us remember your device and better serve content to you. In addition, web pages on our site may embed content from partner sites, such as social media sites or video sharing sites, that may also save cookies in your browser.

Below, we provide information on why we, or partners we embed content from, may save cookies to your browser.

Understanding our audience

In order to best support our visitors, understand the impact our web presence has on the community, and to communicate that impact to funders or program partners, we use Google Analytics to gather information such as the number of unique visitors to our site, what pages are being viewed, the general geographic location of those viewers, along with some other technical information such as what browsers our visitors are using.

The cookies served by Google Analytics may include:

_ga: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

_gid: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

_gat: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

NID: The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.

How to Manage Cookies

You have the ability to manage, block or delete cookies in your web browser. These options are generally in the Settings or Preferences menus, in the Privacy section. Below are links that show you how to manage cookies in the most popular browsers:

Managing cookies in Chrome

Managing cookies in Firefox

Managing cookies in Safari

Managing cookies in Edge