UPSC Network is committed to protecting your privacy. We aim to provide reliable, industry-leading products and services so that you can focus on building meaningful connections. Our approach to privacy is to provide you with clear information about our data practices. That's why we've tried to keep legal and technical jargon to a minimum.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files sent to or accessed from your web browser or your device's memory. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain (internet location) from which the cookie originated, the "lifetime" of the cookie (i.e., when it expires), and a randomly generated unique number or similar identifier. A cookie also may contain information about your devices, such as user settings, browsing history, and activities conducted while using our services.
Are there different types of cookies?
First party and third-party cookies
There are first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are placed on your device directly by us. For example, we use first-party cookies to adapt our website to your browser's language preferences and better understand your use of our website. Third-party cookies are placed on your device by our partners and service providers. For example, we use third-party cookies to measure user numbers on our website or to enable you to share content with others across social media platforms.
Session and persistent cookies
There are session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies only last until you close your browser. We use session cookies for various reasons, including to learn more about your use of our website during one single browser session and to help you use our website more efficiently. Persistent cookies have a longer lifespan and aren't automatically deleted when you close your browser. These cookies are primarily used to help you quickly log in to our website again and for analytical purposes.
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
When you use our services, some or all of the following types of cookies may be set on your device.
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you our services, such as enabling you to log in, remembering your preferences and keeping you safe by detecting malicious activity.
These cookies help us understand how our services are being used and help us customize and improve our services for you.
Advertising marketing cookies
These cookies are used to determine how effective our marketing campaigns are and make the ads you see more relevant to you. They perform functions like helping us understand how much traffic our marketing campaigns drive on our services, preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, selecting advertisements relevant to you and measuring the number of ads displayed and their performance, such as how many people interacted with a given ad.
Social networking cookies
These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our services through third-party social networking and other websites or services. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.
How can you control cookies?
There are several cookie management options available to you. Please note that changes to your cookie preferences may make browsing our website a less satisfying experience. In some cases, you may even find yourself unable to use all or part of our site.
Browser and devices controls
Some web browsers provide settings that allow you to control or reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. The procedure for managing cookies is slightly different for each internet browser. You can check the specific steps in your particular browser help menu.
You also may be able to reset device identifiers by activating the appropriate setting on your mobile device. The procedure for managing device identifiers is slightly different for each device. You can check the specific steps in the help or settings menu of your particular device.
Interest-based advertising tools
You can opt out of seeing online interest-based advertising from participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance, the Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance, or App choices (apps only).
Opting out does not mean you will not see advertising - it means you won't see personalized advertising from the companies that participate in the opt-out programs. Also, if you delete cookies on your device after you opted out, you will need to opt out again.
To allow you to share content on social media, some features of this website use social media plug-ins (e.g., Twitter™ “Share to Twitter” or LinkedIn™ “in” buttons). Depending on your social media account settings, we automatically receive information from the social media platform when you use the corresponding button on our website.
Adobe Flash Player™ Flash cookies
Adobe Flash Player™ is an application for viewing and interacting with dynamic content using the Flash platform. Flash (and similar applications) use a technology akin to cookies to memorize this content's parameters, preferences, and uses. However, Adobe Flash Player manages this information and your choices via an interface separate from that supplied by your browser.
If your terminal is likely to display content developed using the Flash platform, we suggest you access your Flash cookie management tools directly via https://www.adobe.com.
Stuff Google Wants to Make Sure You Know about Google’s Data Collection Technology
Google™ Maps API Cookies
Some features of our website and some UPSC Network services rely on the use of Google™ Maps API Cookies. Such cookies will be stored on your device.
When browsing this website and using the services relying on Google™ Maps API cookies, you consent to the storage, collection of such cookies on your device, and access, usage, and sharing by Google of the data collected thereby.
Google™ manages the information and your choices about Google™ Maps API Cookies via an interface separate from that supplied by your browser. For more information, please see https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/.
You can opt-out of Google Analytics by visiting www.google.com/settings/ads or downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.