This document was last updated on May 25th, 2018.
What are cookies
Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.
Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
To enable certain functions of the Service
To provide analytics
To store your preferences
To enable advertisements delivery, including behavioral advertising by a third-party ad delivery service provider; which in our case is Google AdSense.
We use session cookies - but not persistent cookies (see below for more info) - on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service.
Session cookies. We may use session cookies to remember information that changes the way the Service behaves or looks, such as a user's location preference on the Service. This cookie expires when you close the browser, or after 1 hour of inactivity (not navigating to another page while the Service is still open in your browser).
The name of cookie that is set: "PHPSESSID" - its purpose is to store a unique random ID for the current visit and use from page to page. We use the ID to keep information available to the user on each page they access in order to provide a seamless visit. The Session cookie does not contain or store personally identifiable information about you on your device.
Analytics cookies. We may use analytics cookies to track information how the Service is used so that we can make improvements. We may also use analytics cookies to test new advertisements, pages, features or new functionality of the Service to see how our users react to them.
Advertising cookies. These type of cookies are used to deliver advertisements on and through the Service and track the performance of these advertisements. These cookies may also be used to enable third-party advertising networks to deliver ads that may be relevant to you based upon your activities or interests.
Persistent cookies. These types of cookies are used to locally store (on your computer or device) user settings within the visitor's browser, which may include but is not limited to preferences and pages visited. The Service does not set persistent cookies, meaning: we do not have programming in place to store and later retrieve information about you or your preferences on subsequent visits, as we do not offer a user-specific experience. However: a third-party (see next section), such as advertising networks or social-media services, which have been integrated into our Service, may set these types of cookies. We do not have access to those cookies, nor do we attempt to gain access, nor have the ability to stop them from being set or the ability to remove them.
In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.
Those services are as follows:
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
AddThis is a social-media sharing and analytics service that offers a widget to website publishers for the purpose of allowing social-bookmarking and visitor counting. It streamlines the ability for visitors to share web pages and content across a vast array of other third-party social media websites and services.
For more information on the privacy practices of AddThis and how to opt-out, please visit their Privacy & Data Practices web page: http://www.addthis.com/privacy
Google Maps/Google Earth
We may use this third-party service provider to show static or interactive topographical maps to you in order to help support and maintain our Service.
For EU Member States where GDPR compliance is required, we use OneTrust for our Cookie Consent Management. They set persistent cookies in order to keep track of your content (or non-consent) of cookies.
For more information on the privacy practices of OneTrust, please visit their Privacy Notice web page: https://www.cookiepro.com/privacy-policy
What are your choices regarding cookies
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
For the Chrome web browser, please visit this page from Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050
For the Internet Explorer web browser, please visit this page from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
For the Firefox web browser, please visit this page from Mozilla: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
For the Safari web browser, please visit this page from Apple: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=en_US
For any other web browser, please visit your web browser's official web pages.
Where can you find more information about cookies
You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites: