Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

  • Site preferences cookiesIn order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimizations our users appreciate the most.
  • We also use social media buttons on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

However if you are still looking for more information, or want to request your data removed from our site, you can contact us through our preferred contact methods:

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google Analytics

We have chosen to not set an expire date for our “User and event data retention”.

Also See Our Privacy Policy

What other options are supported?

  • Do Not Track (DNT):
    • When a supported browser’s DNT header is enabled, we do not share corresponding data with interest-based advertising partners.
  • NAI Consumer Opt Out:
      • You can opt out of interest-based advertising from NAI members by using the NAI’s opt-out page.

Google advertising cookies

Google uses cookies to help serve the ads it displays on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying Google ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a Google partner’s website, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser.

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

If you have not opted out of third-party ad serving, the cookies of other third-party vendors or ad networks may also be used to serve ads on your site, which should also be disclosed in your privacy policy in the following manner:

  • Notify your site visitors of the third-party vendors and ad networks serving ads on your site.
  • Provide links to the appropriate vendor and ad network websites.
  • Inform your users that they may visit those websites to opt out of the use of cookies for personalized advertising (if the vendor or ad network offers this capability). Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of some third-party vendors’ uses of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.

Because publisher sites and laws across countries vary, we’re unable to suggest specific privacy policy language. However, you may wish to review resources such as the Network Advertising Initiative for guidance on drafting a privacy policy. For additional details regarding cookie consent notices, please refer to cookiechoices.org.

*This Site Has Enabled “Restricted Data Processing” For All California Residents

*This Site Is Complaint With Laws And Language Of Documents Pertaining To CCPA

 The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

About restricted data processing

Restricted data processing is intended to help advertisers, publishers, and partners meet their CCPA compliance needs. With restricted data processing, Google restricts how it uses certain unique identifiers, and other data processed in the provision of services to you, to only undertake certain business purposes. With respect to data to which restricted data processing applies, these business purposes include ad delivery, reporting and measurement, security and fraud detection, debugging, and improving and developing features for the products we offer you. Subject to the terms of our CCPA service provider addendum, we will act as your service provider with respect to data processed while restricted data processing is enabled.

Restricted data processing operates differently across our products. Advertisers, publishers, and partners should ensure that use of Google products and services, including restricted data processing, meets their CCPA compliance requirements. For products where action is required to enable restricted data processing, partners must decide for themselves when and how to enable it. Some may decide to enable restricted data processing on a per-user basis (for example, following a user opt-out by clicking on a “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link).  Alternatively, for products that support it, some partners may decide to enable restricted data processing for all users in California.

Restricted data processing does not extend to the sending or disclosure of data to third parties that you may have enabled in our products and services, and you should ensure that you’ve taken all measures with respect to such third parties as required to meet your CCPA compliance needs. If you have shared data from one Google product with another via product integrations or through other means, data will be subject to the terms of the recipient product once shared.

Products and features that already operate using restricted data processing

These Google Ads products and features already operate using restricted data processing:

No actions are required by users of these products and features.

If you have shared data from one Google product with another via product integrations or through other means, data will be subject to the terms of the recipient product once shared.

Products and features that require action to enable restricted data processing

When you enable restricted data processing, Google will limit how it uses data. Certain features will be unavailable, including adding users to remarketing lists, adding users to similar audience remarketing seed lists, and related functionality. For App campaigns, enabling restricted data processing may mean that the users who install your app will continue to see ads for that app following installation.

Even when you have enabled restricted data processing, ads with third-party ad tracking or third-party ad serving, where eligible to serve (e.g. on the Google Display Network), will serve unless disabled by a publisher. Google’s contractual commitments regarding restricted data processing do not apply to such third-party tracking and serving vendors. You should ensure that you’ve taken appropriate measures with respect to such third parties as required to meet your CCPA compliance needs. For ads serving via cross-exchange for display, Google will not bid on bid requests where a publisher has sent an opt-out signal.

Note that, even when restricted data processing is enabled, conversion tracking and campaign measurement will continue to function as normal.