Glynnis Campbell
Glynnis Campbell
Glynnis Campbell

Cookie Policy

This website (Glynnis.net) may use some cookies essential to the efficient and consistent operation of the site and to offer a personalized experience for users.


What’s a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to the internet browser on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies do lots of different things on the internet, such as facilitating efficient navigation of a website, remembering user preferences, and generally improving the experience of a website. They also play a role in online shopping carts and stores and in internet advertising and marketing.

Some cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging into a website, a cookie will store your username – but not all collect information that identifies you. Some collect general information such as how users arrive at and use a website, which a website owner can evaluate and find ways to improve site features and content.


How This Site Uses Cookies

This website strives to limit the use of cookies to those essential for optimal operation of the site and to offer a personalized experience for users, as well as to:

  • enable user interactions with blog comments
  • improve speed and security

We also use some third-party services to provide content and some common website features which may place cookies on your computer including:

  • A way for users to share pages and posts to social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Video and other media content from services such as YouTube videos and SoundCloud

Types of Cookies

There are mainly four kinds of cookies:

  • Session cookies. These cookies last only for the session and are erased when the user closes the web browser.
  • Persistent cookies. These cookies remain even after the internet browser session is closed. These cookies are stored on a user’s computer or mobile device until they expire or until the user deletes the cookie. Persistent cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific website. They have expiration dates which may vary from cookie to cookie.
  • First-party cookies. These cookies are placed by the website a user is visiting. For example, if you visit Amazon.com, then Amazon.com generates cookies for direct interaction with their website.
  • Third-party cookies. These cookies are placed by a site other than the one a visitor is using. For example, these are most often related to online advertising and marketing, social media networks like Twitter and Facebook, and some embedded media services such as Vimeo, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

The majority of modern web browsers support cookies and most have settings that can be customized to decline some cookies and the ability for a user to delete the cookies at will.

For more information about cookies, see http://www.allaboutcookies.org


Cookie Categories

There are four main categories of cookies:

Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential to a user’s ability to navigate a website and use its features. Example: Without these cookies, a user would not be able to log into their account at the website or complete a purchase at an online store. Another “strictly necessary” example is a cookie that retains a user’s preference on whether or not to accept cookies from a website they visit.

Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information about how a visitor uses a website. These cookies do not collect personally identifying information but allow website owners to evaluate the site’s performance in order to improve user experience and content. Example: Cookies related to Google Analytics.

Functionality
These cookies remember user preferences in order to provide a more personalized experience of a website. They may store things such as your user name, language or the region preference, or even text size. These cookies may also be used to provide services a user has asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog, or logging into a website. Example: When you visit a weather reporting website, you might enter your postal code so you see weather specific to your region.

Targeting or Advertising
These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant and suited to a user and their interests. They are also used to limit the number of times a user might see an advertisement, as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website owner’s permission. They remember what websites a user has visited and the information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Sometimes these cookies are linked to site functionality.


First-Party Cookies

First-party cookies are cookies that relate to the functions and features of this website specifically. These are the first-party cookies set when you use this website.

Mobile Theme

Cookie Name: sinclairjayne-alternate-theme
Related to: Mobile Theme
Function: This cookie allows a mobile device user to view the desktop version of the website. This cookie is placed only of the user clicks the “View Full Website” link at the bottom of the mobile site. This cookie expires once the browser is closed and is removed when the mobile user switches back to the mobile version of the site.
Type: Session Cookie / User Preference
Category: Functionality
Expiration: Once browser is closed or when the mobile user switches back to the mobile version of the site (revokable). It can also be removed by clearing the cookie from the browser cache.
Source: Mobile Theme Switcher plugin

Blog Comments

Cookie Name(s): comment_author_{HASH}, comment_author_email_{HASH}, comment_author_url_{HASH}, wc_moderate_comments_7, wpdiscuz_last_visit
Related to: WordPress Comments
Cookie Function: These cookies are for the convenience of site visitors only and retain a commenter’s information (name, email, and website link entered when making a comment) so they will be recognized as a commenter and won’t have to re-type their information each time they want to comment.
Type: Persistent Cookie
Category: Functionality
Expiration: One year from when they are set or it can be removed by clearing the cookies from the browser cache.
Source: WordPress comments & wpDisquz plugin

We strongly urge you to never include personal or identifying data in comments on this site.

Please see the Privacy Policy for more information on how a user’s personal data is used in regards to blog comments on this sites.


Third-Party Cookies

This website uses third-party services for some site features and functionality, as well as advertising and marketing services. These third-party services may place cookies in your internet browser when you visit this site. Third-party cookies are specific to the third-party’s domain (example: Google Analytics and google.com), or service. The owner of this website does not have control over the cookies themselves or what personal data they may gather. The website owner cannot view or manage the data related to any third-party’s cookies.

Newsletter

Cookie Name: __cfduid
Related to: MailerLite Signup Form
Function: This cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. Please read more about this cookie here.
Type: Session/Security Plugin
Category: Functionality
Expiration: One-year

Affiliate Cookies

This site may include affiliate links in posts and pages to products at online retailers such as Amazon.com. These online retailers may pay out a small commission if you purchase something through that retailer. Clicking on one of these product links will place a temporary cookie (from the online retailer) in your browser that tells the online retailer that you found the product on this site. These cookies typically expire within 24 hours of placement.

Social Media Buttons

This website provides ways to share our pages and blog posts to social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter. If you choose to share content from this site through any of the social media buttons on this site, be aware that these sites are likely to collect information about your online activities. This site has no control over placement of those cookies and how they function, therefore it is recommended that you review the official privacy policy of the respective social network to find out more about their use of your information and/or how to opt out or delete such information.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/privacy
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/static?hl=en&template=privacy
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy
Google: https://policies.google.com
Pinterest: https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy
Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/privacy

YouTube

This website uses YouTube to deliver video content. YouTube cookies enable you to view any YouTube-embeded videos included on this site’s pages or blog posts. The expiration date of these cookies vary; some expire after a session ends or a browser window is closed, and some end after 20 years.

This website embeds videos from YouTube using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. YouTube cookies may be set on your computer after you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store any personally identifying information for playbacks of videos embedded with privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more, please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Common YouTube cookies:
APISID, CONSENT, HSID, LOGIN_INFO, PREF, SAPISID, SID, SSID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC, 1P_JAR, DV, NID

YouTube (Google) Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com

SoundCloud

This features audio content from SoundCloud, a service that delivers audio content managed by SoundCloud Limited. If you visit a page on this website with embedded SoundCloud audio content, SoundCloud.com will place a cookie (sc_anonymous_id) to enable the SoundCloud player. It may also place others, so please review SoundCloud’s privacy and cookie policies for more information.

SoundCloud Cookie Policy: https://soundcloud.com/pages/cookies
SoundCloud Privacy Policy: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy


Other Cookies

This website may cease usage of some cookies and introduce others from time to time to improve user’s experience. Any changes will be reflected on this page.


Managing Cookies

Most browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, etc.) are configured to accept cookies but allow users to manage those cookie settings and provide ways to delete cookies. These are official instructions for major browsers:

For more information about cookies, see http://www.allaboutcookies.org

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