Cookie Policy

This document was last updated on Jan 7th, 2020.

Cookie Settings

LocalConditions.com ("us", "we", or "our") may set and use cookies on the https://www.localconditions.com (as well as our other owned TLDs .net, .org, .info, etc... ) website (the "Service").

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

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.

How LocalConditions.com uses cookies

Unless you have become a member, we (LocalConditions.com) do not set persistent tracking cookies, but our third-party service providers may. Those vendors are Google (for maps, to serve ads, and collect anonymous traffic analytics), AddThis.com (Oracle), Here.com (maps), Esri.com (maps)

If you are not a paid member, we do not set persistent cookies.

If you are a paid member, we set one persistent cookie to allow you to stay signed in. No personal information is in that cookie.

If you are a trial member, we set one persistent cookie to allow you to stay signed in for 5 min. It expires within your browser. No personal information is in that cookie.

We may use cookies for the following purposes:

  • To enable certain core functions of the Service.

  • To track (on this website only) generic anonymous traffic analytics for purposes of actively maintaining security and monitoring use of our service to those ends, as well as help to improve the service. A cookie may be set by Google Analytics, You may opt-out of Google Analytics by visiting: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en.

  • To store your preferences (but, only if you are a member).

  • To enable advertisement delivery, including behavioral advertising (user-based) by a third-party ad delivery service provider; which in our case is Google AdSense (aka, Doubleclick). However, they most likely already have information about your browsing history before you ever came to our website. To learn more about how to opt-out of user-based advertising, or personalized ads, (Note: you will still see generic ads, even if you opt-out seeing personalized ads) please visit them at: https://adssettings.google.com/.

We use session cookies on the Service and we may 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 (City or State only, not a specific address) 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). Session cookies contain generic information about your visit, on our server, and not on your device, and is automatically deleted after 1 hour or less.

    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 live track information about how the Service is used so that we can make improvements, as well as to monitor for security breaches, unauthorized use, and/or abuse of our service. 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 via a third-party service provider. 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. See above on how to opt-out of certain types of ads.

  • 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. Unless you are a paid member, 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 generic 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 for you.

Third-party cookies

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
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.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

AddThis
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: https://www.addthis.com/privacy

Google AdSense
We use Google AdSense to serve ads. Google uses cookies (AKA, the DoubleClick cookie) to help serve the ads it displays on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying Google ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a Google partner's website, a cookie may be dropped on that end user's browser. Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings or visit www.aboutads.info for more information.

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.

By using this website, you agree to be bound by the Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy.

OneTrust/Optanon/CookiePro (OneTrust)
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

Here.com
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.

You may learn more about their cookie policy here: https://legal.here.com/en-gb/privacy/cookies as well as their Privacy Policy here: https://legal.here.com/en-gb/privacy.

Esri.com
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.

You may learn more about their cookie policy here: https://www.esri.com/en-us/privacy/manage-privacy/cookies as well as their Privacy Policy here: https://www.esri.com/en-us/privacy/overview.


Cookie Transparency


What are your choices regarding cookies

If you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

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.

Where can you find more information about cookies

You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites: