What is a cookie?
A cookie is a file that is positioned on your gadget. It is transmitted to your browser and stored on the hard drive of your computer, mobile device, or tablet. When you click our sites or apps, it can recognize and remember you.
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The following sections explain how cookies and similar technologies on our site can be helpful and when and where you can handle them.
There are different types of cookies for First-party and third-party cookies
Proprietary cookies: cookies set by Shopswiz when you use our site and cookies set by an organization other than Shopswiz when you use our site.
Some Shopswiz web pages may also contain content from other sites to set their cookies. If you share a link to a Shopswiz page, the service you share it on may set a cookie on your browser.
What types of cookies do we use?
We use four types of cookies:
Strictly Necessary – Cookies are essential to provide you with the services you have requested, which means they cannot be disabled via the privacy settings link. For example, these include cookies that allow you to stay logged in to your Shopswiz account and leave comments. When you set your browser to block these cookies, these features and services will not work for you. In particular, we will not save your cookie preferences.
Performance: Cookies measure how often you visit our sites and how you use them. With this information to understand better how our users interact and improve our sites and apps to have a better experience. For example, we collect information on which of our pages you visit most frequently and by which types of users. We also use third-party cookies to improve performance.
Functionality: cookies are used to recognize you and remember your preferences or settings when you return to our site to offer you a more personalized experience. A mix of proprietary and third-party cookies is used.
Advertising: cookies are used to gather information about your visit to our site, including the content you have viewed, the links you have followed, and information about your browser, device, and IP address. We have set out more details on this below.
How long do cookies last?
Session cookies: these are cookies that stay only as long as your online session and expire when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies: these are cookies that stay on your device after the browser is closed and last for a time determined in the cookie (but not more than 13 months). We use these cookies when we need to remember you for more than one browsing session, such as your preferences from one visit to the next.
Increasingly, our readers finance us directly by purchasing a newspaper, taking out a print or digital subscription, or making one-time, regular, or monthly contributions. But to increase that number of supporters, we depend on marketing and still rely partly on advertising to fund our journalism. Therefore, cookies provide vital services to Shopswiz without sacrificing our independence or values.
While you browse our site, some of the cookies and equivalent technologies we place on your device are for advertisement, so we can understand what kind of pages you read and are interested in. We can then display advertisements on your browser based on these interests. For example, if you’ve read many articles about food and drink, you may be seeing more food and drink advertisements from others.
We share and receive online data gathered through cookies and similar technologies with our advertising partners. In other words, you are on another website, and you may see advertising based on your browsing patterns on our sites. We may also show you advertisements on our sites based on your browsing patterns on other sites accepted by our partners.
Online retargeting is another form of online advertising. Online retargeting authorizes our advertising partners and us to show you advertising based on your browsing ways and interactions with other sites. Cookies may indicate that when you are on another site, you may see advertising based on what you have viewed on our sites. For example, if you’ve visited the website of an online clothing store, you may start seeing advertisements from that same shopping site that show special offers or show you the products you were browsing. This allows companies to advertise you if you leave their website without purchasing.
Other organizations also collect information about users on our sites through cookies, pixels, and tags. Tags and pixels, known as web beacons, are similar to cookies but are collected via embedded images.
When a Shopswiz reader who uses Facebook returns to Facebook from our sites, Facebook can identify him as part of a Shopswiz reader group and, on behalf of Shopswiz, deliver marketing messages from us. Based on our agreements with these other companies, the data obtained from a visit to Shopswiz is limited to the URL of the pages that have been visited and, in some cases, to the status of any incomplete or completed business transactions undertaken with us. Along with the limited information a browser might transmit, such as its IP address.
In addition to the cookie controls listed below, you can unsubscribe by following this link if you are a Facebook user.
How to manage cookies at the Shopswiz
Deactivation will reduce the number of advertising partners with whom we share your data. However, you will still see some advertisements customized for you and promotions aimed at Shopswiz readers in general.
You can disable some cookies through the Your Online Choices website. You may need to repeat this step everytime using a virtual private network, device, or a different IP address. You can also change the global privacy setting or the plug-in that your browser should communicate for use.
You can also preclude your browser from accepting cookies entirely by changing your browser’s cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in your browser’s “options” or “preferences” menu. The following links may be helpful. Othervise, you can use the “Help” option in your browser. If so, some features of our sites may not work as expected.
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