What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device. What are cookies used for?
Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
What types of cookies does vetchick.com use? Well, I’m not sure we use all of these, but here’s what’s possible!
There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary,” “Performance,” “Functionality,” and “Targeting.”
Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies enable you to move around the site and use its features, such as comments.
Performance Cookies. These cookies collect information about how you have used the Service, for example, information related to the unique username you could provide. Since Vetchick.com does not have login capabilities, not sure this applies.
Functionality Cookies. These cookies allow us to know whether you chose to no longer see advertisements. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous, and they are not used to track your browsing activity on other sites or services.
Targeting Cookies. I use Google Adwords, and they may use these types of cookies to deliver advertising that is relevant to your interests. These cookies can remember that your device has visited a site or service, and may also be able to track your device’s browsing activity on other sites. This information may be shared with organizations outside VetChick, such as Google Adwords, and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.
First and third party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to VetChick.com (not sure ( have any really?), and third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device. Third-party cookies may also be placed on your device by our business partners so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet.
How to control and delete cookies
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