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Concord Cookie Policy

Last Updated February 16, 2023

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ConcordTM consists of the public website (concord.christianscience.com), and the secure web application (hereinafter collectively referred to as the Service).

Thank You for visiting, accessing and/or using the Service, which is owned and operated by The First Church of Christ, Scientist (TFCCS or We or Our or Us). By visiting, accessing and/or using the Service, You agree to be bound by the Terms of Service which includes this Cookie Policy as well as the Privacy Policy, herein incorporated by reference. This Cookie Policy explains how TFCCS uses cookies on the Service.


A "cookie” is a small text file sent to the web browser on your computer, tablet or mobile device for a variety of purposes, such as providing functionality for the Service and helping the Service to understand web usage behavior.

When You use the Service, We, or Our service providers may place or access persistent and session cookies, browser storage, and other tracking technologies to automatically: (a) store Your username (i.e., e-mail address), name, and other account information; (b) if you opt-in to Performance Cookies, to analyze the usage of the Service; and (c) customize the Service to Your preferences. Cookies may reflect anonymized demographic or other data linked to data You voluntarily have submitted to Us, e.g., Your email address, in hashed, non-human-readable form.


Some cookies are necessary to make the Service available. Disabling Essential Cookies may diminish the functionality of the Service. All cookies are only used when You provide Us with Your consent. As soon as You accept the use of cookies via the cookie banner on Our website or by visiting Cookie Settings, You consent to the use of those cookies. You can change Your cookie preferences at any time by visiting Cookie Settings.


Under Article 6 of the GDPR, consent is the lawful basis for Our processing any personal data collected or processed by Our cookies, and only for the purposes stated under each category of cookies detailed below.


When You visit, access, and/or use the Service, We use Essential and Functional Cookies to help Us provide the Service. Performance Cookies help Us understand, on an anonymous basis, how the Service is being used. These website cookies (described further below) are not used to collect personal data from Your computer, tablet or mobile device. Our cookies are only used in conjunction with visits to the Service. We do not sell any data collected by cookies.


The cookies used on the Service fall into the following categories:

  • Essential Cookies
  • Functional Cookies
  • Performance Cookies

Essential Cookies

Essential Cookies guarantee functions without which You cannot use the Service. These cookies are automatically stored on Your computer, tablet or mobile device by visiting the Service. Disabling Essential cookies is possible (see the deletion of cookies section) but not recommended as it will limit Your ability to navigate the Service and enjoy its features. The Essential Cookies used by the Service include:

    • Cookie Settings Cookies - These cookies store whether or not You've accepted cookies, and Your associated cookie preferences.

    • Session Identification Cookie - The session identification cookie is used to maintain session state between the browser and the web server for the Service.

    • Recaptcha Cookies - These cookies are part of the Google Recaptcha service which is used to determine whether or not You are a human being or a malicious (spam) bot. When accessing Concord, this service may collect and analyze information such as Your IP address, operating system, mouse and keyboard behavior, browser type, and more to determine whether or not You are a bot. That information is retained by Google based on their requirements, and is not shared with nor retained by Concord unless specifically noted in Our Privacy Policy.

Functional Cookies

Functional Cookies allow Us to store useful information about You, specifically Your choice to remain logged in or not. These types of cookies collect and store anonymous information. The Functional Cookies used by the Service include:

  • Remember Me Cookie - The Remember Me cookie facilitates automatic login to the Service. If a user selects the “remember me” option during login, this cookie is placed in the user’s browser. The Service detects the cookie and gives the user immediate access to the Service.

You may opt-out of using Functional Cookies by visiting Cookie Settings.

Performance Cookies

Performance Cookies measure and gather information about how You use the Service in a summarized, aggregate form. In order to improve the quality of the Service, We invite subscribers to opt in to data analytics or the use of Performance Cookies. Data analytics is used by Us to make the Service easier to use. For example, We may aggregate all users’ click data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature.

By analyzing feature usage We can identify areas of the Service that need improvement. The analytics are necessary for Us to gain this insight. However, if You opt in, some of Your Data will be captured in Our analytics tool, but in a form that is highly summarized and often very difficult to associate back to a specific user. It is Our policy not to use this analytics data to identify specific users, however if We end up directly or indirectly identifying a user, We treat the combined data as Personal Data which will be used in accordance with the Privacy Policy. If You are concerned about Our analytics tool collecting and analyzing Your Data, please do not opt in.

To see a full list of Aggregate Data that may be collected and to learn more about how we process Personal Data collected through Performance Cookies, see the heading “Audit Logs and Aggregate Data” under sections 1 and 2 of the Privacy Policy. The Performance Cookies used by the Service include:

  • Adobe Analytics Cookies - The Adobe Analytics cookies collect information about how You use the Service.

    Adobe Experience Cloud Cookies are only used if You opt in to Performance Cookies (i.e., Aggregate Data). Additionally, You may opt out of certain aspects of Adobe Experience Cloud by following the instructions at this link: (https://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html). The Service uses Adobe Experience Cloud’s service to help collect and analyze anonymized behavior data, which helps Us to improve the Service and tailor it to Your likely interests and enables Us to conduct market research. It also helps Us personalize and improve the performance of the Service, and marketing messages. The information generated about Your use of the Service may be transmitted to and stored by Adobe Experience Cloud on servers outside Your country of residence.

If You have opted in to Our use of Performance Cookies, You may opt-out at any time by visiting Cookie Settings.

Targeting Cookies

Targeting Cookies are typically used to create and serve advertising. The Service does not use any Targeting Cookies.


If You opt-in to Performance Cookies, TFCCS uses the following Third Party Provider(s) to help Us understand how You use the Service:

  • Adobe - Adobe's use of analytics cookies enables it and its partners to create an overall profile of how You use the Service. You may opt out of these Performance Cookies in the Cookie Settings. You may also visit Adobe Experience Cloud’s privacy policy for more details.


Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If You prefer, You can set Your browser to refuse cookies or to alert You when cookies are in use. However, some portions of the Service will not function properly if You disable cookies completely, for example You may not be able to sign in, customize, or use some of the interactive features of the Service. For further information on cookies and their use, visit the help documentation located on Your browser’s toolbar and/or search online.

You may change Your cookie preferences for the Service at any time by visiting Cookie Settings.


TFCCS may change this Cookie Policy at any time and from time to time. The most recent version is reflected by the version date at the top of this policy. All updates and amendments are effective immediately upon notice, which We may provide to You by email, notice through the Service, and/or by updating the version date located on this page. We encourage You to review this Cookie Policy whenever You access the Service.


If You have any questions, requests, or comments relating to cookies please contact Us at:

The First Church of Christ, Scientist
Attn. Cookie Policy
210 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 USA

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