This page contains information on what cookies are, the cookies used by the icmaxblog.com, how to switch cookies off in your browser, how to specifically switch off advertising cookies, and some suggested reading on the subject.
What are cookies?
Your browser stores small text files on your computer or mobile phone – these are cookies. They allow websites to remember your preferences, whether you’ve logged into a website, and more. You can think of cookies as a recollection the website has, so that it can remember you when you come back and respond appropriately.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website 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.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
The types of cookies we use are:
- Site performance cookies
- Anonymous Google Analytics cookies
- Third-party cookies
Site performance cookies:
Site performance cookies are necessary to help our icmaxblog.com to work as intended. You may disable any of these functional cookies as described below; but if you do, various functions of the Website or Service may be unavailable to you or may not work as intended.
Anonymous Google Analytics cookies:
Every time someone visits icmaxblog.com, software provided by Google generates an “anonymous analytics cookie”. These cookies can tell Google whether or not you have visited the site before.
Your browser will tell Google if you have these cookies and, if you don’t, Google generates new ones. This allows Google to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site. This type of cookie persists only for the duration of the session.
We cannot use the information generated from these cookies to identify individuals. We use them to gather statistics, for example, the number of visits to a page.
We use ngadverts, alternativeadverts and propellerads which are run through Doubleclick. DoubleClick analyzes browsing activity across our website to establish user profiles. Doubleclick then determines which ads to serve according to the user profile.
There are two cookies Doubleclick places on our websites. The first is used for re-targeting, optimization, reporting and attribution of online adverts; this cookie remains only for the duration of the session.
The second registers and reports the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
In addition to Doubleclick’s cookies, other advertising providers who work with Doubleclick may place cookies on our websites. These cookies are used to determine re-targeting, optimization, reporting, and efficacy of ads, reporting data back to the advertising provider anonymously.
How do I turn cookies off?
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser, or you can use the Help option in your browser for more details.
The following links provide detailed instructions for deleting cookies for each browser.
- Google Chrome (https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en)
- Safari (https://support.apple.com/en-ca/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac)
- Mozilla (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored)
- Internet Explorer (https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer)