1.1 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. Cookies remember information about activities on the Platform to make a User’s visits to the Platform more enjoyable and valuable by providing a customized experience and recognizing a User’s preferences. If a User has chosen to disable cookies on his or her browser, some of the functionality of the Platform may be lost. Certain services provided by Jan Thomas Studio, require that cookies are enabled in a User’s browser and cannot be used when cookies are disabled.
Types of cookies:
Flash cookies (also called Local Shared Objects or LSOs) are data files similar to cookies, except that they can store more complex data. Flash cookies are used to remember settings, preferences, and usage, particularly for video, interactive gaming and other similar services.
Web beacons or clear pixels
Web beacons are small graphic images on a web page or in an email that can be used for such things as recording the pages and advertisements that a User selects, or tracking the performance of email marketing campaigns.
Web server logs
Web server logs are records of activity created by the computer that delivers the webpages requested by the User’s browser. For example, a web server log may record the search term entered or the link clicked to bring a User a webpage. The web server log also may record information about a User’s browser, such as IP address and the cookies set on the browser by the server.
We may collect information about the mobile device or computer used to access the Platform, including without limitation the hardware model, operating system and version, browser type, unique device identifiers and mobile network information.
1.2 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.
1.3 WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES DO WE USE?
There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary,” “Performance,” “Functionality,” and “Targeting.” We routinely use all four categories of cookies on the Service. You can find out more about each cookie category below.
- Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential, as they enable You to move around the Service and use its features, such as accessing logged in or secure areas.
- Functionality Cookies. These cookies allow us to remember how You’re logged in, whether You chose to no longer see advertisements, whether You made an edit to an article on the Service while logged out, when You logged in or out, the state or history of Service tools You’ve used. These cookies also allow us to tailor the Service to provide enhanced features and content for You and to remember how You’ve customized the Service in other ways, such as customizing the toolbars we offer in the right column of every page. 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. Jan Thomas Studio, our advertising partners or other third party partners 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 or services other than Jan Thomas Studio. This information may be shared with organizations outside Jan Thomas Studio, such as advertisers and/or advertising networks to deliver the advertising, and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign, or other business partners for the purpose of providing aggregate Service usage statistics and aggregate Service testing.
1.4 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.
1.5 FIRST AND THIRD PARTY COOKIES
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to Jan Thomas Studio, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on Your device through our Service. Third-party cookies may be placed on Your device by someone providing a service for Jan Thomas Studio, for example to help us understand how our Service is being used. 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.
1.6 HOW TO CONTROL COOKIES
Most browsers allow You to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if You limit the ability of websites to set cookies, You may worsen Your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to You. It may also stop You from saving customized settings like login information.
1.7 WHAT TO DO IF YOU DON’T WANT COOKIES TO BE SET OR WANT THEM TO BE REMOVED?
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.
2. Social plugins
The nature and purpose of the processing: Social plugins from the providers listed below are used on our websites. You can recognize the plugins by the fact that they are marked with the corresponding logo. These plugins may be used to send information, which may include personal data, to the service provider and may be used by him. We prevent the unconscious and unwanted collection and transmission of data to the service provider through a 2-click solution. To activate a desired social plugin, it must first be activated by clicking on the corresponding button. Only this activation of the plugin triggers the collection of information and its transmission to the service provider. We do not collect any personal data ourselves using the social plugins or about their use.
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