Effective: June 1, 2020
Cookies are small text files that can be stored on and accessed from your device when you visit a website. They may include a unique identifier that distinguishes your computer or mobile device from other devices. In addition to cookies, we may use other technologies to track your use of the Guidesly Sites, such as pixel tags and web beacons. Web beacons are electronic images that are contained within a website. When your browser opens a webpage that contains a web beacon, it automatically connects to the web server that hosts the image (typically hosted by a third-party). This allows that web server to log information about your device and to set and read its own cookies. We also include web beacons in our promotional email messages or newsletters to tell us if you open and act on them.
Cookies can be “persistent cookies” that remain on your hard drive until they expire or are deleted, or “session cookies” that are deleted from your hard drive when you close your browser. Cookies can also be “first-party cookies” which are set by us, or “third-party cookies” which are set by others.
For further information on cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage or delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
We use four categories of cookies on the Guidesly Sites: Strictly Necessary Cookies, Functionality Cookies, Performance/Analytics Cookies, and Advertising Cookies:
Strictly Necessary cookies
Strictly Necessary cookies enable you to navigate the Guidesly Sites and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Guidesly Sites. Strictly Necessary cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have visited on the Internet. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.
Functionality cookies enable us to enhance the functionality of the Guidesly Sites, including by identifying you when you sign in or remembering your specified preferences, interests, or past items viewed. We do not share or use information collected by functionality cookies for advertising purposes.
Our third-party partners who allow us to set Functionality cookies on the Guidesly Sites include the following:
Performance/Analytics cookies help us analyze how you use the Guidesly Sites. Performance/Analytics cookies collect and store information such as how you interact with the Guidesly Sites, errors you encounter when using the Guidesly Sites, and which pages within the Guidesly Sites you go to most often. We use the information collected by these cookies to improve the Guidesly Sites and your user experience.
Our third-party partners who allow us to set Performance/Analytics cookies on the Guidesly Sites include the following:
Our third-party partners who allow us to set Advertising cookies on the Guidesly Sites include the following:
Atlas Solutions (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/policy/cookies/ https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/policy/cookies/ https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217
The following are examples of how you can manage or delete many of the cookies served through the Guidesly Sites:
• Cookie opt-out links. You may manage or opt-out of certain uses of many cookies served through the Guidesly Sites by using the links provided above. • Industry opt-out sites. You may also opt-out of some uses of Advertising cookies by visiting: o www.aboutads.info/choices o www.networkadvertising.org/choices o www.youradchoices.ca, or o www.youronlinechoices.com/
• Browser settings. Many web browsers accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually change your browser's settings to reject and/or to remove many cookies. On some browsers, you can choose to let the Guidesly Sites place cookies, but choose to reject cookies from certain third parties (such as analytics companies or advertising companies). As the precise means by which you may do this will vary from browser to browser, please visit your browser's help or settings menu for more information.
Please note also that if you choose to reject or remove cookies, this may prevent certain features or services of Guidesly Sites from working properly. Since your cookie opt-out preferences are also stored in a cookie in your website browser, please also note that if you delete all cookies, use a different browser, or buy a new computer, you will need to renew your opt-out choices.
Guidesly may also use e-mail tracking technologies to monitor the success of e-mail campaigns it operates (for example, recording how many e-mails in a campaign were opened). If you do not want us to track emails we send you, some email services let you change your display to turn off HTML or disable download of images and exercising these rights should effectively disable our email tracking. In addition, you may also unsubscribe from our marketing emails as described in those emails.
The iOS and Android operating systems provide options to limit tracking and/or reset device advertising IDs. Please consult the settings on your device to exercise this choice.
Some Internet browsers include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” signals. The Guidesly Sites do not currently process or respond to “Do Not Track” signals. To learn more about “Do Not Track”, please visit “All About Do Not Track".
In addition to “Do Not Track”, there are many ways that web browser signals and similar mechanisms can indicate your tracking choices, and we may not be aware of nor honor every mechanism.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) requires us to tell you if we have sold your personal information to third parties in the past 12 months and how to opt-out of future sales. Because the CCPA considers IP address, cookie IDs, and mobile IDs “personal information” and defines “sale” to include simply making data available to third parties, we are providing this notice to give you additional information. We let advertising providers collect IP addresses, cookie IDs, mobile IDs through our sites and apps when you use our online services, and their use of that information when providing us services may constitute a sale of personal data under the CCPA. We do not “sell” any other types of personal information.
You can opt-out from any sharing of your personal information with third parties if that sharing constitutes a “sale” of that data under the CCPA. You can opt out of this type of information sharing by opting out of third-party Advertising cookies as noted above. Note that although we will not “sell” your personal information after you opt out of Advertising cookies, we will continue to share some personal information with our partners (acting as our service providers) to help us perform advertising-related functions such as measuring the effectiveness of our ads, managing how many times you see an ad, managing and reporting on ad performance, providing aggregate statistics and analytics, and/or reducing ad fraud. Further, updating your cookie preferences will not necessarily opt you out of the use of previously collected personal information by these cookies or stop all interest-based advertising. Please note that your cookie preferences are domain- and browser-specific. This means that if you visit other Guidesly domains, or replace or upgrade your browser, use another browser (or device), clear your browser’s cookies, or set your browser to refuse third-party cookies, you may need to reset your opt-out preferences.
You can find additional information related to California Privacy Rights in our Privacy Statement.