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Cookie Policy

Updated November 11, 2018

If your browser is configured to accept cookies, we may collect non-personally-identifiable information passively using “cookies” and “page tags.”

I reserve the right to modify this Cookie Policy at any time. The most recent Cookie Policy will always be found on this page.

Always feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns via my contact page or email me at info[at]briminnie.com.

What’s a cookie?

Cookies” are small text files that can be placed on your computer or mobile device in order to identify your web browser and the activities of your computer on Briminnie and other websites.

What’s a page tag?

Page tags,” also known as web beacons or gif tags, are a web technology used to help track website or email usage information, such as how many times a specific page or email has been viewed. Page tags are invisible to you. Any portion of Briminnie, including advertisements and emailed newsletters, may contain page tags.

Does Briminnie use cookies and why?

Yes. Briminnie uses cookies to personalize your experience, to assist you in using Briminnie, to allow me to statistically monitor how you are using my website so that I can improve my content, and to target certain advertisements to your browser which may be of interest to you or to determine the popularity of certain content. By using cookies and page tags together, I’m able to continually improve the functionality of Briminnie and measure the readability of my articles.

Please be aware that this cookie policy does not govern the use of third-party websites or services or providers of third-party services.

Do I have to accept them?

You do not have to accept cookies to use Briminnie. If you reject cookies, certain features or resources of Briminnie may not work properly or at all and you may have a degraded experience.

Although most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie or to reject cookies generally. To learn more about how to control privacy settings and cookie management, click the link for your browser below.

To learn more about cookies and how to control, disable, or delete them please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org. Some third-party advertising networks, like Google, allow you to opt out of or customize preferences associated with your internet browsing. For more information on how Google lets you customize these preferences, see their documentation.

All cookies, on my website and everywhere else on the web, fall into one of four categories:

  • Strictly Necessary
  • Performance
  • Functionality
  • Targeting/Advertising

List of cookies Briminnie uses

Google Analytics (_ga) | used to distinguish users | expires in 2 years | functionality

Google Analytics (_gid) | used to distinguish users | expires in 24 hours | functionality

Google Analytics (_gat) | used to throttle request rate | expires in 1 minute | functionality

Google Analytics (__utma) | used to distinguish users and sessions | expires in 2 years from set/update | functionality

Google Analytics (__utmb) | used to determine new sessions/visits | expires in 30 minutes from set/update | functionality

Google Analytics (__utmz) | stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site | expires in 6 months from set/update | functionality

If you leave a comment on Briminnie you may opt in to saving your name and email address in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

comment_author_{HASH} | functionality

comment_author_email_{HASH} | functionality

Log files & privacy

Briminnie collects non-personally-identifiable information through its internet log files, which record data such as browser types, domain names, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of Briminnie. This information may be used to analyze trends, to monitor the use of Briminnie, and to gather general demographic information. I may link this information to personally-identifiable information, such as contact form submissions, for these and other purposes such as personalizing your experience on Briminnie and evaluating my website in general.

To learn more about the types of information Briminnie collects and how its managed please read my Privacy Policy: https://briminnie.com/privacy-policy

Contact

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding my Cookie Policy, please feel free to send me a message via my contact page or email me at info[at]briminnie.com.

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