CalPortland Cookies Policy
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
The Site automatically log certain information about visits to the Site, such as the number and frequency of visitors, technical information about browsers and devices used to access the Site, and information about crashes or other technical issues. In addition, we and third parties may automatically collect certain information through automated means about your activities over time across the Website as well as across third-party websites, apps or other media. The tools that collect this information vary depending on what you do on the Website and what Services you access, and include technologies such as cookies, web beacons, tags, scripts, pixels, local shared objects (including HTML5 cookies) and software development kits (“SDKs”). These technologies may be included in our web pages, mobile apps, emails, and other digital content, and include the following:
- Cookies. When you use the Site, we may place small files, called “cookies” onto your computer. Cookies are data files that Websites write onto computer hard drives for record keeping purposes when you visit them. The cookie file then identifies you as a unique user. Cookies make your use of the Site more pleasing and efficient by “personalizing” your Site experience and gathering Site statistical data, such as which parts of the Site you have previously visited, what material you downloaded, your Internet provider’s domain name and country, and the addresses of websites you visited immediately before and after visiting the Site. They enable us to tailor the information you receive and to assist our partners or other third party organizations with whom we have strategic alliances by identifying you as our customer or Site user. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, unless you have configured yours not to accept them. You can program your browser not to accept cookies, but if you do, you may not be able to use certain portions of the Site and the Site will not be able to customize certain features according to your preferences.
- Web beacons/clear GIFs. Small graphic images or web programming code called web beacons (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) may be included on the pages of the Website and in email messages we send you. Web beacons or other similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, such as to count visitors to the Site, or to count how many particular articles or links posted on the Website were actually viewed.
While specific types of cookies and technologies may change from time to time as we improve and update the Services, cookies used by the Services generally fall into the categories below:
|Essential Cookies||Essential cookies (First Party Cookies) are sometimes called “strictly necessary” as without them We cannot provide many services that you need on the Website. For example, essential cookies help remember your preferences as you move around the Site.|
|Analytics Cookies||These cookies track information about visits to the Website so that we can make improvements and report our performance. For example: analyze visitor and user behavior so as to provide more relevant content or suggest certain activities. They collect information about how visitors use the Site, which Site the user came from, the number of each user’s visits and how long a user stays on the Site. We might also use analytics cookies to test new ads, pages, or features to see how users react to them.|
|Functionality or Preference Cookies||During your visit to the Site, cookies are used to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language or your region) on the Site. They also store your preferences when personalizing the Site to optimize your use of the Site, for example, your preferred language. These preferences are remembered, through the use of the persistent cookies, and the next time you visit the Site you will not have to set them again.|
|Targeting or Advertising Cookies||These Third Party Cookies are placed by third party advertising platforms or networks in order to, deliver ads and track ad performance, enable advertising networks to deliver ads that may be relevant to you based upon your activities (this is sometimes called “behavioral” “tracking” or “targeted” advertising) on the Website. They may subsequently use information about your visit to target you with advertising that you may be interested in, on the Site and other websites. For example, these cookies remember which browsers you have visited.|
The tools may assign or collect unique cookie IDs or other identifiers associated with your browser or device. The tools may collect information while you are using our Service or while they are running in the background of your device.
The information automatically collected may include:
- Information about your computer, device, browser and operating system, e.g., type, model, or version).
- Internet protocol (IP) address, which may be used to derive your general geographic area, e.g., city and country.
- Device identifiers, e.g., mobile advertising IDs.
- Information about your interactions with the Site, including browsing activities and clickstream data that reflect the content you have accessed, clicked on, or viewed.
- Information about how you accessed the Services, including details about websites or apps visited immediately before or after accessing a digital service.
- Demographic, interests and household information.
Information about your interactions with email messages and other communications, such as whether you opened or forwarded the email or clicked on links contained in the email.
WHAT TYPE OF COOKIES DOES CALPORTLAND USE?
We are always looking for new ways to improve its website and improve the service it offers you.
First Party Cookies
Currently, the only first party cookie we use is CALPORTLAND_COM_SPLASH, which lasts a year and indicates whether a user has accepted or rejected our display of a pop-up on the Site’s launch page.
Third Party Cookies
We use a number of third party cookies. Below is a summary of the third-party cookies that we use and information about what ability you have to control those cookies.
We use Google Analytics which Google uses the information shared by Websites and apps to deliver our services, maintain and improve them, develop new services, measure the effectiveness of advertising, protect against fraud and abuse, and personalize content and ads you see on Google and on our partners’ Websites and apps. To learn more about the Company’s use of Google Analytics and what Google Analytics does, please see How Google Uses Information From Websites or Apps that Use Our Services.
|gtags.js and analtics.js set the following cookies:|
|Cookie Name||Expiration Time||Description||Purpose|
|_ga||2 years||Used to distinguish users.||Statistical cookie: click here|
To deactivate it, download the Google tool: click here
|_gid||24 hours||Used to distinguish users.||Statistical cookie:click here|
To deactivate it, download the Google tool:click here(New window)
|_gat||1 minutes||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_.||Statistical cookie:click here|
To deactivate it, download the Google tool:click here(New window)
|AMP_TOKEN||30 seconds to 1 year||Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.||Statistical cookie: click here|
To deactivate it, download the Google tool: click here(New window)
|_gac_||90 days||Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads webWebsite conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.||Statistical cookie:click here|
|ga.js sets the following cookies: |
|Cookie Name||Expiration Time||Description|
|__utmit||10 minutes||Used to throttle request rate|
|__utmc||End of browser session||Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.|
|__utmv||2 years from set/update||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
To opt-out of Analytics for the web, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser. For more details on installing and uninstalling the add-on, please see the relevant help resources for your specific browser.
Updates to your browner or operating system may affect functionality of the opt-out add-on. Learn about managing add-ons for Chrome here. If you are not using Chrome, check directly with the manufacturer of your browser to determine whether add-ons will function properly on the browser version that you are using.
The latest versions of Internet Explorer sometimes load the Google Analytics opt-out add-on after sending data to Google Analytics. Therefore, if you are using Internet Explorer, the add-on will set cookies on your computer. These cookies ensure that any collected data is immediately deleted from the collection server. Please make sure that third party cookies aren’t disabled for your Internet Explorer browser. If you delete your cookies, the add-on will, within a short timeframe, reset these cookies to ensure that your Google Analytics browser add-on remains fully functional.
The Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on does not prevent data from being sent to the Website itself or in other ways to web analytics services.
Learn about how Google Analytics collects, uses, and processes data here.
We also use Google Mapping Tools for location information. This cookie lasts 23 days.
We also use Google Global Site Tag. The global site tag sets new cookies on
Google Global Site Tag
We also use the global site tag cookies, which is gtag.js, which identifies you as a unique user and/or identifies a particular ad that brought you to our Site. Learn more about this cookie here.
Social Media Cookies
Cookies from social networks allow you to share our site’s content and your opinion on it with others, e.g. “Share” and “Like” application buttons, from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. The social network which supplies these application buttons can identify you using this button, even if you have not clicked on it while browsing our site. This is because some cookies allow the social network concerned to track your browsing of our site if the social network is activated on your device while browsing our site.
We have no control over the processes used by social networks to collect information about your browsing of our website. Please check the relevant social networks’ personal data protection policies. These give you certain confidentiality options in relation to social networks, particularly by configuring your account settings with each network.
The length of time third-party cookies, such as cookies from social networks, are retained can be amended at any time before we receive the information. Once the company has been informed, changes to duration will be indicated within this policy.
Other Third Party Cookies
The other third party cookies we use are described below:
|ReadSpeakerSettings||Readspeaker||Indicates whether the user has customized the Readspeaker functionality||1 year|
HOW YOU CAN MANAGE COOKIES?
You can choose whether or not to accept cookies and other technologies, as explained below. However, you should be aware that disabling cookies may prevent you from enjoying the full functionality of the Services.
Most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. The “Options” or “Preferences” menu of most browsers detail how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Your browser’s settings may also allow you to disable or delete similar technologies and data used by browser add-ons (such as Flash cookies), for instance by changing the add-on’s settings or clearing browser storage. 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.
If you only want to limit third party advertising cookies, you can turn off most of these cookies by visiting the following links (but be aware that not all of the companies listed on these sites drop cookies via our Services):
Your Online Choices
Network Advertising Initiative
Digital Advertising Alliance
You can also exercise your Website cookie preferences by visiting the TRUSTe preference center by clicking this link: http://preferences-mgr.truste.com/
Disabling Most Interest Based Advertising
Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
You can opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of Interest Based Advertising, including those performed by us, by accessing the settings in your Apple or Android mobile device and following the most recent published instructions through the Digital Advertising Alliance’s YourAdChoices. In addition, on your iPhone, iPad or Android, you can change your device settings to control whether you see online interest-based ads. If you opt out, we will remove all data about you and no further data collection or tracking will occur. The random ID we (or our third party partners) had previously assigned to you will also be removed. This means that if at a later stage, you decide to opt-in, we will not be able to continue and track you using the same ID as before, and you will for all practical purposes be a new user to our system.
For Google Analytics, you can opt-out through Google Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (e.g. the NAI’s consumer opt-out listed above). Google also provides a Google Analytics opt-out plug-in for the web.
Please note that even if you opt-out and limit cookies or these third party tracking technologies, they may still collect data and you may still see ads, but they will not be targeted based on information collected through these technologies.
ONLINE ADVERTISING; TRACKING
Do Not Track is a privacy preference that users can set in their web browsers. Some Internet browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. When a user turns on the Do Not Track signal, the browser sends a message to websites requesting them not to track the user. Since uniform standards for “DNT” signals have not been adopted, we do not currently process or respond to “DNT” signals. We deploy cookies and other technologies on our services to collect information about you and your browsing activity, even if you have turned on the Do Not Track signal.
To determine whether any of the third-party services we use honors the “Do Not Track” requests, please read the third party’s privacy policies.
UPDATES OR CHANGES TO THE COOKIES POLICY
We may at any time update or otherwise modify this cookies policy. We shall notify you of any changes to our Cookies Policy by posting the modified cookies policy on the Website. By then continuing to use the Website, you will be bound by the modified Cookies Policy.
CONTACT US ABOUT YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS
Some of the cookies used by CalPortland and described above allow the collection of personal data. We
This data is vital for each cookie to correctly carry out its function. It is only used by the relevant departments within CalPortland and its service providers, where applicable.
CalPortland primarily uses the Google Analytics service from Google Inc. for statistical purposes.
In the context of this service, the data collected via Google Analytics cookies (connection data and browsing data) is transmitted and stored by Google on servers located in the United States. Google entities are members of Safe Harbor and ensure an adequate level of data protection (Ruling 2000/520/EC dated July 26, 2000).
To exercise any rights you may have with respect to your data, or for any other questions or concerns, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .