Last updated: August 3, 2018
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Based on an audit of our site using webcookies.org, our NSBI website has a privacy impact score (PIS) of “B”, which indicates a below average use of potentially privacy intrusive technologies.
HTTP Cookies & Privacy Attributes
CloudFlare - Third-Party (required)
Expiry: 364 days
Sets the “secure” flag on web pages.
AddThis tracking - First Party and Third Party
Expiry: Session and 395 days
We integrate AddThis code for sharing our content across social media and email.
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Google Analytics - First Party
Expiry: Session and 795 days
We use Google's IP anonymization masking feature through Google Tag Manager.
Distinguishes unique identifiers given to each computer to allow traffic analysis. Data is only used in aggregate.
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Test Cookie (test_cookie) - Third Party
Site testing and quality assurance.
Facebook tracking cookie - Third Party
Expiry: 89 days
Facebook retargeting and ad campaigns.
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Twitter tracking cookie - Third Party
Expiry: 729 days
Customize services with relevant content.
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Squarespace anti-forgery cookie - Third Party
Prevents cross-site request forgery.
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