Cookie Policy

Cookies & Other Storage Technologies

Cookies are small pieces of text used to store information on web browsers. Cookies are used to store and receive identifiers and other information on computers, phones, and other devices. Other technologies, including data we store on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, are used for similar purposes. In this policy, we refer to all of these technologies as “cookies.”

We use cookies if you visit the ASTA website. Cookies enable ASTA to offer ASTA events and/or membership opportunities to you, to understand the demographics of visitors to our ASTA website, and to make it easier for you to login to the ASTA members-only website.

This policy explains how we use cookies and the choices you have. Except as otherwise stated in this policy, the Privacy Policy will apply to our processing of the data we collect via cookies.


Why do we use cookies?

Cookies help us understand our ASTA audience and make it more convenient for you to interact with our site. While the cookies that we use may change from time to time as we improve and update ASTA technology tools, we use them for the following purposes:


We use cookies to verify your account and determine when you’re logged in so we can make it easier for you to access the members-only site and show you the appropriate experience and features.

Security, site and product integrity

We use cookies to help us keep your ASTA membership account safe and secure.

For example: Cookies can help us identify and impose additional security measures when someone may be attempting to access a member account without authorization, for instance, by rapidly guessing different passwords. We also use cookies to store information that allows us to recover your account in the event you’ve forgotten your password or to require additional authentication if you tell us your account has been hacked.

We also use cookies to combat activity that violates our policies or otherwise degrades our ability to provide a safe ASTA membership site.


Advertising, recommendations, insights and measurement

We use cookies to help us show ads and to make recommendations for visitors to our site to register for upcoming ASTA events.

For example: Cookies allow us to help deliver ads to people who have previously visited our website and to recommend products and services based on that activity. Cookies also allow us to limit the number of times that you see an ad so you don’t see the same ad over and over again.

We also use cookies to help measure the performance of ad campaigns.

For example: We use cookies to count the number of times an ad is shown and to calculate the return on investment for those ads. We also use cookies to measure how often people do things like click on or view ads.

Cookies help us serve and measure ads across different browsers and devices used by the same person.

For example: We can use cookies to prevent you from seeing the same ad over and over again across the different devices that you use.

Cookies also allow us to provide insights about the people who use the ASTA website as well as the people who interact with the businesses that participate in ASTA programs/events.

For example: We use cookies to help businesses provide reminders of ASTA events where they may have an upcoming presence with an exhibit booth, meeting space or sponsorship. This information may also help them development relevant content and features that are likely to be interesting to their customers.

We also use cookies to help you opt out of seeing ads from ASTA, using our opt-out option on our site.



Where do we use cookies?

We may place cookies on your computer or device, and receive information stored in cookies, when you use or visit any pages of the ASTA website.

Do other parties use cookies in connection with the ASTA website?

Yes, other parties may use cookies on the ASTA website to provide ASTA messages to visitors of our site.

For example, our partners use cookies on the ASTA website in order to remind you that you had visited the ASTA website previously and may wish to act on a registration you were debating about previously.

How can you control ASTA’s use of cookies to show you ads?

One of the ways we use cookies is to show you useful and relevant ads on and off of the ASTA website.


You can opt out of seeing online interest-based ads through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the US, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe or through your mobile device settings. Please note ad blockers and tools that restrict our cookie use may interfere with these controls.

Browser cookie controls:

In addition, your browser or device may offer settings that allow you to choose whether browser cookies are set and to delete them. For more information about these controls, visit your browser or device’s help material. Certain parts of the Facebook Products may not work properly if you have disabled browser cookie use.