Cookie Statement

Your current state: Allow all cookies (Necessary, Preferences, Statistics, Marketing). 

This Cookie Statement was last updated on July 22, 2020.
See also: Privacy Statement


This cookie statement pertains to the Entomological Society of America (“ESA, we, us”) website properties, including,,,, and or any website, mobile application or other online property owned, operated or controlled by ESA (the “Websites”). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

We use cookies to provide you a safer, customized, and efficient experience. When you first access the Websites from certain jurisdictions, you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By clicking “accept cookies”, closing the message, or continuing to browse the Websites, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookie Policy.

You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time (see How to Control Cookies, below). You can change your browser settings to refuse or restrict cookies, and you may delete them after they have been placed on your device at any time. If you do not accept or delete our cookies, some areas of the Websites that you access may take more time to work or may not function properly.

What are cookies:

Cookies are pieces of data sent to your browser when you visit a website and are stored on your computer’s or mobile device’s hard drive. Cookies may store your preferences and other information but cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. For example, cookies can store your session information for easy log-in to a website or platform, or your language or user interface customization preferences or may allow websites to record your browsing activities (for example, number of page views, number of visitors, and time spent on each page). For further information visit or

We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for a set period of time or until you delete it.

Cookies set by a website owner (in this case, ESA) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable us to provide third party features or functionality through the Websites (i.e. analytics).

How to control cookies:

You can delete cookies on your computer at any time by checking the delete cookies option in your browser of choice. Please note that after you delete your cookies, you may be asked to login again on many websites where you may have stored a login cookie. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive a notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. Please see the links below for guidance on how to modify your web browser’s settings on the most popular browsers:

You may also visit our sites in your browser’s “private” or “incognito” mode, in which case cookies will be set, but deleted when you close the browser.

Opt-out (EU users): Users from the EU may opt out of non-essential cookies below. Upon opting out, we will, to the extent possible, delete any non-essential first party cookies in your browser and remember your cookie preference for your next visit. Please review your browser settings to remove third-party cookies.

Google cookies: Google provides ways to manage or opt out of its analytics cookies ( You may read Google’s Privacy Policy at

ESA Website Property Cookies:

Cookies make the use of the Websites easier by, among other things, saving your preferences. We may also use cookies to deliver content tailored to your interests. Our cookies may enable us to relate your use of the Websites to personal information that you previously provided.

The information that we collect with cookies allows us to statistically analyze usage of the Websites, and to improve and customize our content and other offerings. However, we only disclose information collected with cookies to third parties such as Google (through Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager) on an aggregated basis without the use of any information that personally identifies you.

We’ve listed the categories of cookies you’ll receive on the Websites to give you details about the cookies we’re using and their role in your site usage experience.

Necessary Cookies:

These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Websites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our websites, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing. Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. These cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Websites and therefore cannot be refused.

Preference Cookies:

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Marketing Cookies:

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.

Statistics Cookies:

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. The Websites use tracking cookies through resources such as Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager. These cookies are designed to deliver information that is of most interest to you during your visit.

The Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager cookies allow us to track, in aggregate, but in no personally identifiable way and without using personal data, traffic patterns on the site so we can optimize our web development and content efforts to better meet your needs.

Types of data that Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager track includes (but is not limited to):

  • Pages visited and number of pages visited per session
  • Device type, operating system, and browser type and version
  • Referring website or URL
  • Site search keywords (Google Analytics only)
Unclassified Cookies:

Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies. These types of cookies can include a new feature that was recently added to the Websites or a change in how the third-party serves up cookies.

Do Not Track Signals:

ESA does not track its customers over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third-party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such sites, your browser may have features that allow you to set the DNT signal on your browser so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked.

Third parties that have content embedded on the Websites such as a social feature may set cookies on a user’s browser and/or obtain information about the fact that a web browser visited a specific Websites from a certain IP address. Third parties cannot collect any other personally identifiable information from websites unless you provide it to them directly.


How often will ESA update this Cookie Statement?

ESA may update this Cookie Statement from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Statement regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Statement indicates when it was last updated.


Should you have any question about how our Websites are using cookies that is not addressed above, please contact