Effective on April 9, 2019
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables Agency Spotter features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to Agency Spotter and our sites generally, 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 Agency Spotter and help us serve relevant content to you.
When does Agency Spotter place cookies?
What types of cookies does Agency Spotter use?
We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it is easier to return to Agency Spotter 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 Agency Spotter when you return to one of our sites or a partner site that uses our services. 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 Agency Spotter, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that is in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with Agency Spotter faster and more secure. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising both on and off of the Agency Spotter sites, and bring customized features to you through Agency Spotter plugins.
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, Agency Spotter does not generally respond to “do not track” signals.
How are cookies used for advertising purposes?
Agency Spotter will only ever use advertising related cookies on public sites like www.agencyspotter.com and co.agencyspotter.com. Private sites and online services using our technology do not currently employ any advertising use of this sort.
For our public sites, 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 Agency Spotter may also set third party cookies.
If you are a member of www.agencyspotter.com but logged out of your account on a browser, Agency Spotter may still continue to log your interactions with our services on that browser for up to 30 days in order to generate usage analytics for our services, which analytics we may share in aggregate form with our advertising customers.
Unless you clear these cookies from your browser, we may use this information to:
- provide more relevant, interest-based advertising
- provide aggregate reports of ads activity to advertisers and websites hosting the ads
- help website and app owners understand how visitors engage with their sites or apps
- detect and defend against fraud and other risks to protect users and partners
- improve our products
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. Some portions of sites may not allow you access without the ability to set a cookie to store your authenticated login at least temporarily.
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.