What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’). Cookies also enable you to easily share content on TechDogs’s website and help us serve relevant services to you.
What do cookies do?
When does TechDogs place cookies?
Any browser visiting TechDogs’s website will receive cookies from us.
What type of cookies does TechDogs use?
We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to TechDogs’s website or interact with our services. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by TechDogs when you return to our website. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session) lasts.
How does TechDogs us cookies?
|Categories of Use
||If you’re signed in to TechDogs’s website, cookies help us show you the right information and personalize your experience.
|Preferences, features and services
||When you are visiting our website, cookies help us display the correct information and personalize your experience, by providing you with features, insights and customized content.
Loss of the information stored in a preference cookie may make TechDogs’s website experience less functional, but should not prevent it from working.
||We collect information about how our Users and Members use and interact with our website. This may include the pages Members visit often and when and where Members get error messages. We use these “session state cookies” to help us improve our website and our services.
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|Performance, analytics and Research
What is Do Not Track (DNT)?
DNT is a concept that has been promoted by regulatory agencies, for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. While some progress has been made, it has been slow. No standard has been adopted to this date. As such, TechDogs does not generally respond to “do not track” signals.
How are cookies used for advertising purposes?
Cookies and other ad technology such as beacons, pixels and tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us provide aggregated auditing, research and reporting for advertisers, understand and improve our service and know when content has been shown to you. Note: Because your web browser may request advertisements and beacons directly from third party as network servers, these networks can view, edit or set third party cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. Ads served by TechDogs’s website may also set third party cookies.
If you are logged in on www.techdogs.com, and one of our cookies on your device identifies you, your usage (such as brow`sing behavior) and log data (such as your IP address), will be associated by us with your account. We also use aggregate data from third parties and data from your profile and TechDogs’s website activity.
What third party cookies does TechDogs use?
Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set or want them to be removed?
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device to be intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although cookies are generally quite harmless, you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests using your browser history. If you prefer, you may choose to block some or all cookies or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you should be aware that you might lose some functions of our website.
If you want to restrict or block the cookies that are set by our website, you can do so through your browser setting on your computer or any other device you’re using to access our services. If you use TechDogs’s website without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the TechDogs’s website. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies, including TechDogs cookies. Please note that the TechDogs’s website will not work properly without cookies.
To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.