What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).
Both websites and HTML e-mails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons”, or “pixels”. These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, the web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.
We use both first party and third party cookies for several important reasons. Some are “essential cookies” which are required for technical reasons in order for our Sites and Service to operate. Other “functionality” or “performance” cookies enable us and the third party providers we utilize to track our visitors and users and personalize our Sites for them, or to assist us with performance optimizations. Finally, third parties services set cookies through our Sites and Service for analytics, advertising, or other purposes.
Cookies served through our sites
Both first party and third party cookies are served through our sites.
These cookies are essential to provide you with access to our Sites and Service. You cannot refuse these cookies without impacting your access to our Sites and Service. To block or delete them, you can change your browser control settings, as described below, but be aware that you will not be able to access our Sites or Service.
Functionality and performance cookies
These cookies are used to improve the functionality and performance of our Sites and Service but are not essential. If you refuse these cookies, our Sites and Services may be unavailable or degraded.
|Intercom – customer support|
|Stripe – payments|
|AffiliateWP – partner program|
These cookies collect information that is used in both individualized and in aggregate form to assist with with learning how you use our Sites and Services, or to measure the performance of our marketing campaigns.
These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests. They help ensure you’re not shown the same ad multiple times and in some cases selecting ads based on your interests.
Targeted online advertising
Third parties may serve cookies on your device to serve advertising through our Sites or Service. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about products that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other websites and/or mobile apps and/or platforms in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you.
The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these.
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can choose your cookie preferences by opting-out of the various providers listed in the table above, where applicable.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
How often will you update this Cookie statement?
The date at the bottom of this Cookie statement indicates when it was last updated.
Where can I get further information?
Last Updated: 2018-05-24