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LinkedIn Alumni Network Cookie Policy


At LinkedIn, we believe in being clear and open about how we collect and use data related to you. This Cookie Policy applies when you use our Services for Alumni as described in the LinkedIn Alumni Network Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”). We use cookies and similar technologies such as pixels and local storage (collectively referred to in this policy as “cookies”) to collect and use data as part of our Services, as defined in our Privacy Policy (“Services”).

What technologies are used?


Type of 
technology

Description

Cookies

A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables LinkedIn features and functionality. Any browser visiting our sites may receive cookies from us or cookies from third parties such as our customers, partners or service providers. 

We use two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie lasts beyond the current session and is used for many purposes, such as recognizing you as an existing user, so it’s easier to interact with our Services without signing in again. Since a persistent cookie stays in your browser, it will be read by LinkedIn when you return to our Services. Session cookies last only as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).

Pixels

A pixel is a tiny image that may be embedded within web pages and emails, requiring a call (which provides device and visit information) to our servers in order for the pixel to be rendered in those web pages and emails. We use pixels to learn more about your interactions with email content or web content, such as whether you interacted with posts. Pixels can also enable us and third parties to place cookies on your browser.

Local storage

Local storage enables a website or application to store information locally on your device(s). Local storage may be used to improve the LinkedIn experience, for example, by enabling features, remembering your preferences and speeding up site functionality.

Other similar
technologies

We also use other tracking technologies for similar purposes as described in this Cookie Policy.


Our cookie tables list some of the cookies that are used by us and third parties as part of our Services. Please note that these tables may be updated from time to time to provide you with the latest information.


What are these technologies used for?

Below we describe the ways in which we may use cookies.


Purpose

Description

Authentication

We use cookies to recognize you when you visit our Services.


If you’re signed in, cookies help us show you the right information and personalize your experience in line with your settings.


Security

We use cookies to make your interactions with our Services faster, more secure and to help us detect malicious activity and violations of our User Agreement.


Preferences,
features and
 services

We use cookies to enable the functionality of our Services, and provide you with features, insights and customized content. We also use these technologies to remember information about your browser and your preferences.


Functional

We use cookies to improve your experience on our Services.

Analytics and
research

Cookies help us learn more about how well our Services and plugins perform in different locations. We or our service providers use cookies to understand, improve, and research products, features and services, including as you navigate through our Services or when you access our Services from other sites, applications or devices. We or our service providers, use cookies to determine and measure the performance of posts on and off our Services and to learn whether you have interacted with our websites, content or emails and provide analytics based on those interactions.


We also use cookies to provide aggregated information to our customers and partners as part of our Services.


If you are an Alumni but logged out of your account on a browser, LinkedIn may still continue to log your interaction with our Services on that browser for up to 30 days in order to generate usage analytics for our Services. We may share these analytics in aggregate form with our customers.


What third parties use these technologies in connection with our Services?

Third parties such as our customers, partners and service providers may use cookies in connection with our Services.


Your interactions with such third parties are governed by those third parties’ privacy policies, not by this Cookie Policy. We do not control what data these third parties collect. Please review your privacy settings and think carefully before clicking on links which may direct you to a third-party website.

Third parties may use cookies to help us to provide our Services. We may also work with third parties for our own marketing purposes and to enable us to analyze and research our Services. 


Your Choices

You have choices on how LinkedIn uses cookies. Please note that if you limit the ability of LinkedIn to use cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it may no longer be as personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.


Browser Controls

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings, which may be adapted to reflect your consent to the use of cookies. Further, most browsers also enable you to review and erase cookies, including LinkedIn cookies. To learn more about browser controls, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.


Manage Cookie Preferences

Where required, we enable you to reject the use of certain cookies for purposes such as analytics and research, by visiting your cookie settings, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before its withdrawal. Site members and visitors can view and manage these settings by clicking Cookie Settings from the site footer.


What is Do Not Track (DNT)?

DNT is a concept that has been promoted by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. As such, LinkedIn does not generally respond to “do not track” signals.