Cookies and Do Not Track Signals
Like most websites, ours gathers certain information automatically. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer the site.
Cookies and other technologies such as: beacons, pixels, Flash objects, tags, and scripts are used by College Board analytics in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base. We may collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools such as Google Analytics, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the sites and understand more about the demographics of our users. You can learn more about Google’s practices at Google Policies, and view its currently available opt-out options at Google Tools.
Flash Cookies: We may use Flash cookies (also known as local shared objects) and similar technologies to personalize and enhance your online experience. A Flash cookie is a small data file placed on a computer using Adobe Flash technology. The Adobe Flash Player application allows rapid development of dynamic content, such as video clips and animation. We use Flash cookies to personalize and enhance your online experience and deliver content for Flash players. We may also use Flash cookies for security purposes, to gather certain website metrics, and to help remember settings and preferences. Flash cookies are managed through a different interface than your web browser’s. To manage Flash cookies, please visit the Adobe website. If you disable Flash cookies or other similar technologies, you may not have access to certain content and features on our website.
Cookie Controls: Most web browsers provide controls that let you block or delete cookies. Generally, you can go to your browser’s Help section and see instructions for blocking or deleting cookies. However, certain features College Board uses on its site depend on cookies. If you turn off your cookie settings you can still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited.
California Do Not Track Disclosure
Some browsers may be able to send a do not track signal to websites. The College Board site does not respond to do not track signals or similar mechanisms and requests. If you block cookies through your browser, you’ll block cookies as noted above.
Third Parties and Online Advertising
We do not display any advertising on our site. If you sign up to receive information about College Board programs, we use third parties, such as Facebook, to provide information about our educational products. Only hashed, non identifiable information is provided to these third parties. You can opt out of these communications in your account settings page at my.collegeboard.org/profile by clicking on Subscriptions.
When we share usage data from our site with marketing partners to improve the efficiency and quality of our advertising, the data that is shared is anonymous.
For more information about interest-based advertising and how you can opt out from some of it, visit the NAI Consumer Opt Out page or the Digital Advertising Alliance Your Ad Choices site. You can also manage certain advertising cookies by visiting the EU-based Your Online Choices and the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada site. You may also be able to limit interest-based advertising through the settings on your mobile device by selecting “limit ad tracking” (iOS) or “opt out of interest-based ads” (Android). You may also be able to opt out of some, but not all, interest-based ads served by mobile ad networks by visiting Your Ad App Choices. Please note that opting out of receiving interest-based advertising through NAI’s and DAA’s online resources will only opt out a user from receiving interest-based ads on that specific browser or device, but they may still receive interest-based ads on their other devices. You must opt out on each browser or device you use.
YouTube: We use the YouTube service to display videos related to college planning and opportunities. YouTube uses tracking technologies, which may be present in the videos embedded on YouTube, which may collect information from your browser when you view the video, including device identifiers and/or cookie IDs. This information is collected directly and automatically by YouTube and its partners; College Board does not participate in these data transmissions. College Board does not provide any personally identifiable information, such as usernames, to YouTube. You can learn more about Google’s practices and control your settings on the service at YouTube policies.