Last updated: 2021-10-22
To make our sites work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login or other preferences) over a period of time, so you do not have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
We have put our cookies into the following categories to make it easier for you to understand why we need them:
Strictly necessary: These are used to help make our websites work efficiently, provide security features on our websites, and provide services that are required to provide the services you expect from our websites.
Performance/analytics: These are used to analyze the way our websites work and how we can improve it.
Functionality: These help to enhance your experience by remembering choices you have made concerning the features of the websites (e.g., username, language, region you are in).
Cookies and You
If you choose not to enable cookies, you will still be able to browse our websites, but it will restrict some of the functionality of our websites or what you can do.
We use Matomo for our site analytics. We set it up to reduce the amount of personal information it collects about your visit and no cookies are used. It is enabled on https://carpentries.org, https://datacarpentry.org, https://librarycarpentry.org, https://software-carpentry.org, https://carpentries-incubator.org, https://carpentries-lab.org, and some of our sub-domains including https://amy.carpentries.org.
Cookies on these sites are only first-party cookies that are strictly necessary or improve the functionality of the sites.
Updating this cookie notice
We will update the list of cookies we use from time to time. If we make any changes, we will update the “Last Updated” date at the top of this document.
Controlling your cookies
You can control cookies in your browser to enable or disable them. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by any website, you should do this through the web browser settings for each web browser you use, on each device you use to access the internet. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our sites.