Last updated August 09, 2018
What are cookies?
A cookie is a tiny data file, which is stored on your computer within the web browser, when certain web pages are visited. A cookie does not contain or collect information in isolation, but when read by a server via a web browser; it can give information to facilitate a more user friendly service such as detecting errors. A cookie will not harm your computer and no personally identifiable information is stored from the use of this site.
Cookies set by the website owner (JMSPlanet Design and Creative IT Solution) are called “first party cookies” Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies:. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to provide on or through the website (e.g. advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set this third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our website to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interest of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. This is described in more detail below.
The specific types of the first party cookies served through our websites and the purposes they perform are described below:
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our websites. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our websites to another, to deliver or to communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our website from an online advertisement displayed on a third party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly and so declining cookies will impair their functions.
How can I control cookies?
Where can I get further information?