PPTA Statement on Internet Tools

The use of Internet tools on PPTA’s websites.

Internet tools such as cookies and web beacons may be used on PPTA’s websites to enhance our online security measures, measure the effectiveness and success of our websites and marketing campaigns, and to provide our online users with a more personalized online experience.

Cookies are sets of data exchanged between a server and a browser to facilitate the use of a website and to help understand how the site is used. Cookies are not used to retrieve data from your hard drive and do not run any programs on your computer.

Web beacons are small, transparent images embedded in web pages that, along with cookies, help provide the site operator with information about site usage and effectiveness. Most of the cookies we use are considered “session” cookies, meaning that they are not stored on your hard drive but are only available for the duration of the session (until you log out or close your browser).

How PPTA websites use internet tools:


PPTA websites that require authentication may use cookies to help protect your accounts from unauthorized users. Cookies help maintain session integrity and provide enhanced security, ensuring that unauthorized attempts to access your account are blocked.

Evaluation of websites and marketing campaigns

PPTA or its service providers may use cookies and web beacons to evaluate the use and functionality of our websites. Web beacons may be used on PPTA’s websites and in advertisements to better personalize our sites and provide an enhanced customer experience. PPTA also uses this information to compile data about site usage and patterns. For example, PPTA may track how often a link or advertisement is clicked or the success of an online application. Information collected through cookies and web beacons on PPTA’s websites is used to evaluate the performance and functionality of the sites. The information may include the pages visited, the type of browser used, the level of encryption supported by your browser, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, and the website that referred you to the PPTA website.

Personalized online experience

PPTA websites may also use cookies to collect information about online activities and preferences, such as web pages visited, length of visits and successful downloads. This information may be used with others to:

  • to help us better understand your interests and needs;
  • to provide you with a personalized online experience;
  • to introduce new tools and new features to the site.

Acceptance of witnesses

Cookies are a common technology, and many browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when a cookie is set, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.

If you decide that you do not want to receive cookies, see your browser’s online help for instructions and information on setting cookie preferences. You can also set your browser to reject cookies immediately. If you select this option, you can continue to browse PPTA sites; however, you should be aware that some site features may not function properly without cookies.

In order to ensure the integrity of the session and its security, we suggest that you accept cookies.