1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer, phone, tablet 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 emails 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 (or other device) in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.
Many of the cookies we use are only set if you are a registered Tonsser account user (so you don’t have to log in every time, for example), while others are set whenever you visit one of our websites, irrespective of whether you have an account.
For more information on the choices you have about the cookies we use, please see the Controlling Cookies Section 7 below.
3. Where we place cookies
We set cookies in a number of different locations across our services. These include:
- On our websites (including [tonsser.com]).
- In our websites, Tonsser app and services.
4. Types of Cookie
The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them.
5. User Sites
In addition to the cookies set on our own sites, we utilize cookies for our statistics feature. This tallies the unique numbers of visitors to a site, as well as the number from specific geographic locations. A visitor is counted when we see a user or browser for the first time in a given period.
Below are examples of the cookies set by Tonsser, with explanations of their purpose. Some of these cookies are set across our whole network of services, whereas some are specific to individual services. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but rather aims to be representative. Information about cookies that may be set by third parties, such as our ads partners, is below.
6.1. Third Party / Embedded Content
6.2. Analytics and Performance
6.3. Strictly Necessary
7. Controlling Cookies
To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit [allaboutcookies.org]. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising you may visit the following sites:
On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit tracking.
For example, you can opt out of Google Analytics by installing [Google’s opt-out browser] add-on, or from Hotjar by using the [‘Do Not Track’] header.
8. Our Internal Analytics Tool
In order to better understand how our services are used, we monitor certain user activities that take place within our services, including page views and clicks on any links used when managing a user via an account dashboard.
We call each one of these actions an “event.” Analytics events are attached to your [tonsser.com] account and are handled via a first party system that Tonsser owns and maintains. In general, we record the following data for each event: IP address, [tonsser.com] user account ID and username, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, and country code.
9. Consent for Advertising Cookies on Our Sites
You may see a “cookie banner” on our services. If you are visiting one of our sites from the EU, then we do not set, or allow our ad partners to set, cookies that are used to show you targeted ads before you click to accept. When you consent in this manner, we and our advertising partners may set advertising cookies on the site you are visiting and on our other websites and services, which we use to show you advertisements about various products/services.
10. Contact Us
11. Change Log