Cookies at SprintKnowledge


To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

1. What are cookies?

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, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

2. How does SprintKnowledge use cookies?

At SprintKnowledge, we use cookies for purposes such as improving and assisting the functionality of our websites, to remember user preferences, to understand how users use our digital library, and to improve or customize the content, offerings, or advertisements on our sites, to track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. For example, we may use cookies to personalize user experience on our site (e.g., to recognize you by name when you return to a site), save your password in password-protected areas. Also, we may include tracking pixels, which represent small pieces of code that can be embedded on websites and emails to determine whether the certain pages or messages were opened and the links were actually clicked. We also may use cookies to help us offer products or services that may be of interest to you and to deliver relevant advertising. Lastly, we use cookies to statistically record how often our web pages are viewed as well as the general navigation in order to create encoded usage profiles.

In this document, we describe the type of cookies we use to help us tailor and promote our services. Please make sure to check this page periodically for additional updates related to our cookie information.

3. What cookies does SprintKnowledge use and what are they for?

Functional Cookies

These cookies are used for the proper functionality of SprintKnowledge. These cookies are necessary in order to enable you to move around and fully experience the service and use the features and functionalities available to you, such as access to secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, we can’t provide services such as like filling in the forms of recommendation of academic content, indexing, abstracting, user registration and login. These cookies also may help us provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video tutorial. These cookies do not track your browsing activity on non-SprintKnowledge websites.

These cookies are first-party cookies, and can be either permanent or temporary. You can easily disable any of these cookies according to the suggestion presented below (in the next section), however by doing so, you certain features may be unavailable or may not work properly.

To sum up, without these cookies our site will not be able to provide certain features and functionalities.

Performance cookies

We use these type of cookies and other tracking technologies understand how our visitors use SprintKnowledge. By providing us with information about how you interact with our website and products, these tools help us learn and understand how to make the SprintKnowledge experience even better and personalize our communications with you. For example, these technologies can tell us things like how you arrived on our website, if you are a new or recurring visitor, how long you stay on the site, where you are from, which ads you click on, and which pages you visit. These cookies do not personally identify individual visitors. For the most part, all information these cookies collect is aggregated.

At SprintKnowledge, we rely on the following technologies to improve the experience of our users:

This performance tracking and marketing automation technologies provide valuable information on how you interact with our web site and marketing emails. They help us understand more about your visit on SprintKnowledge web pages, completion of recommendation forms of academic content, interactions with emails we send you, statistics on how our website is used and to measure the delivery and performance of our advertising campaigns. These cookies allow us to adjust our marketing efforts and provide more relevant information to you and they represent permanent or temporary cookies, first-party or third-party cookies.

To sum up, these cookies collect information on the pages visited and the advertisements viewed.

Targeting or Advertising Cookies

From time to time, we may contract third-party advertising networks that use cookies and similar technologies to collect information about your visits and actions on certain pages of and about whether you open certain emails we send you. We do this in order to monitor advertisements for SprintKnowledge products and services that you may interact with on third-party sites, and to measure the performance of our messages. We do not share any of your account information or profile content with a third party as part of this process.

Social Media Features

Our web site uses social media features (“Social Features”) provided by companies and services such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn to enable you to share information with these channels. The Social Features are identified on our web site by our display of the companies’ logos. These cookies are owned and controlled by third parties, and therefore the third parties – and not SprintKnowledge – are responsible for their use. As such, we can't guarantee that we have listed every cookie you might get from a third party since a third party could change these cookies at any time.

When you visit a page on the SprintKnowledge that contains Social Features, your browser establishes a direct connection to the social networks servers. As a result, social networks can find out what pages you have accessed on SprintKnowledge’s website, and if you are logged in on a particular browser to a social network, this social network might record your visit to your account. Even if you are not logged into any social network and do not click any of the logos of these platforms on SprintKnowledge, it is still possible that a Social Feature might send information of your IP address and cookies to the server of a social network.

We will not send any information about your account and profile on SprintKnowledge to any of these social networks.

To make sure you understand your privacy protection on social networks, please visit the privacy policies of the Social Features available on SprintKnowledge:

4. How to control cookies?

You can control, manage, turn off and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

All browsers have this option and the ‘Help’ function within your web browser will tell you what you need to do.

You can control cookies through your browser's settings and other tools. However, if you block certain cookies, you may not be able to register, login to SprintKnowledge, access certain parts of the website or make full use of our services.