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Cookie Policy

Effective Date: October 1, 2018.   

This Cookie Policy explains how and why cookies, web beacons, pixels, and clear gifs (collectively “Cookies and other tracking technologies”) are used by the National Academy of Public Administration.  The policy applies to the following website: www.napawash.org owned and operated by The National Academy of Public Administration, a nonprofit District of Columbia corporation doing business under the terms of a Congressional charter.  (The “Academy”)  This Cookie policy supplements the Academy’s privacy policy (link). 

The Website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third-parties to collect or share data about you. The Academy does not control these third-party websites and it is not responsible for their privacy policies or practices.


A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that the Academy stores on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. Cookies enable the Academy to analyze how its Website is used and to monitor the performance of the Academy’s Website to enable a better experience for users. 


In addition to cookies, tracking technologies include web beacons, pixels, clear gifs, and other similar technologies used to analyze trends, administer the Website, and track users' movements around the Website.  You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level, but if you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on our Website.


Depending on the applicable laws in the country from where you access our Website, in most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this Website. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested.  If you are accessing our Website from a location in the European Economic Area, we request that you review these policies and give us explicit consent before using the site.  If you are accessing the Website from another location, your continued use of the site after receiving notice of these policies constitutes consent. 


If you do not want Cookies to be dropped on your device, you can adjust the setting of your Internet browser to reject the setting of all or some Cookies and to alert you when a Cookie is placed on your device. For further information about how to do so, please refer to your browser ‘help’ / ‘tool’ or ‘edit’ section or see www.allaboutcookies.org . Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all Cookies (including strictly necessary Cookies) you may not be able to access or use all or parts or functionalities of our web site.


The Academy places cookies in the following categories on your computer: 

Cookie Type


Strictly Necessary/ Technical

These Cookies are necessary to allow us to operate our Site so you may access them as you have requested. These Cookies, for example, let us recognize that you have created an account and have logged into that account to access Site content. They also include Cookies that enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and secure our Site.

Analytical/ Performance

These Cookies are used by us or third-party service providers to analyze how the Site are used and how they are performing. For example, these Cookies track what pages are most frequently visited, and from what locations our visitors come from. If you subscribe to a newsletter or otherwise register with the Site, these Cookies may be correlated to you. These Cookies include, for example, Google Analytics cookies.


These Cookies let us operate the Site in accordance with the choices you make. These Cookies permit us to "remember" you in-between visits. For instance, we will recognize your user name and remember how you customized the Site and services, for example by adjusting text size, fonts, languages and other parts of web pages that are alterable, and provide you with the same customizations during future visits.

  1. Third-Party Cookies: These are cookies that are set by third party social media sites linked to the Academy’s site, including Twitter, Facebook and Linked In.  You should review their cookie policies at the links provided in the Academy’s Privacy Policy. 
  2. Social Media Features and Buttons. The Website includes social media features, such as the Facebook Like button and Widgets, and the ShareThisButton.  These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our Website and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing such features.


If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, cookies and other tracking technologies. and/or our services in general, please contact us by using the communication means described in the Academy’s Privacy Policy.