Cookie Policy

COOKIE POLICY
Effective Date: May 25th 2018

This cookie policy explains how Trevor McHaffie Marketing (“ we ”, “us”, “ours”) use cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit any and all of our websites (“Websites”). This policy section explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Trevor McHaffie Marketing) are called the “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 be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

WHY DO WE NEED COOKIES?

We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites 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. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below:

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purpose they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Property you visit)

HOW WE USE COOKIES (2 TYPES)

We use cookies to track your use of our Websites. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our Websites. This helps us to develop and improve our Websites as well as products and / or services in response to what you might need or want.

TYPE A – SESSION COOKIES: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or

TYPE B – PERSISTENT COOKIES: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.

Cookies can also be categorised as follows:

– Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our Websites cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

– Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our WebsiteS. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.

– Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our Websites to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

Please note that third parties that we work with (including, for example, affiliate networks, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. JVZoo.com is a good example of a third party that serves cookies for the purpose of tracking affiliate sales and referrals.

OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

Cookies are not the 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 graphic files that contain a unique identifier that enables us to recognize when someone has visited our Websites or opened an email that we have sent them.

This allows us to, for example, to monitor the traffic pattern of users from one page within our Websites to another, to deliver and communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third party website, to improve site performance, to measure the success of email marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning. Facebook.com is a good example of a third party that serves pixels for the purpose of tracking visitors and assembling custom audiences.

WE MAY SERVE YOU TARGETED ADVERTISING

We may serve cookies or pixels on your computer or mobile device to later serve advertising to you through other Websites. These companies may use information about your visits to our Websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. We may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by us using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to our sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or any third party to identify your name, contact details or other details that directly identify you unless you chose to provide these.

YOU CAN CONTROL COOKIES

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may not be able to still use our Website through your access or may be able to access our site to some functionality and areas of our Websites may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser to browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

COOKIE POLICY UPDATES

We may update this cookie policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore, revisit this Cookie policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated.