What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables Postila features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to Postila and even help us know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on Posila and help us serve relevant ads to you.
When does Postila place cookies?
What types of cookies does Postila use?
We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to Postila or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by Postila when you return to one of our sites or a partner site that uses our services (for example, our “Post!” button). Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).
What are cookies used for?
Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit Postila, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that’s in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with Postila faster and more secure.
|Categories of Use||Description|
|Authentication||If you’re signed in to Postila, cookies help us show you the right information and personalize your experience.|
|Preferences, features and services||Cookies can tell us which language you prefer and what your communications preferences are.|
What is Do Not Track (DNT)?
DNT is a concept that has been promoted by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. While some progress has been made, it has been slow. No standard has been adopted to this date. As such, Postila does not generally respond to “do not track” signals.
How are cookies used for advertising purposes?
Cookies and other ad technology such as beacons, pixels, and tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us provide aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers, understand and improve our service, and know when content has been shown to you. Note: Because your web browser may request advertisements and beacons directly from third party ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set third party cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. Ads served by Postila may also set third party cookies.
What third-party cookies does Postila use?
Our cookie table lists some of the third party cookies on our sites. Please note that the names of cookies, pixels and other technologies may change over time.
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.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set or want them to be removed?
If you do not want to receive cookies, you can also change your browser settings on your computer or other device you’re using to access our services. If you use Postila without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you’re happy to receive all cookies on the Postila website. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies, including Postila cookies. Please note that the Postila site will not work properly without cookies.
Other helpful resources
- European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EU)
- Internet Advertising Bureau (US)
- Internet Advertising Bureau (EU)
Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.
For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.
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