Last Update: August 28, 2022
What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website places on your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Cookies work by assigning a number to the browser that has no meaning outside the assigned website. Cookies can be stored on your computer for different periods of time. “Session cookies” only last for as long as the browser session and are deleted automatically once you close your browser. “Persistent cookies” cookies survive after your browser is closed until a defined expiration date set in the cookie (as determined by the party placing it), and help recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.
We may also use pixel tags (usually in combination with cookies) to get information about your usage of the Site and about your interaction with email or other communications. Pixel tags are a technology similar to cookies that can be embedded in online content or within the body of an email for the purpose of tracking activity on websites (for example, to know when content has been shown to you), or to know when you have viewed particular content or a particular email message.
For more details on cookies and similar technologies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org
Please Note, If you limit the use of certain cookies, you may be unable to benefit from the Site’s full functionality.
How we use the information we collect through Cookies
Cookies help us recognize repeat users and allow us to track web usage behavior. Aggregated cookie data helps us enhance our products and services. For example, the data helps us learn which content is popular. Most importantly, Cookies are used for the functionality of the website such as remembering your login status and user preferences. These cookies will enable us to customize the materials we provide to you based on your online interests and preferences. Cookies may also assist with our promotional, event, contest and marketing efforts. (including behavioral advertising)
Gannett uses both first-party cookies as well as third-party cookies to enhance your online experience by allowing us to display relevant content and advertising. First party cookies are placed on a website directly by the owner of the site, in this case, NewsMakerToday. Third party cookies are placed on a website by third party providers (for example, by companies that provide advertising tracking or web analytics services) and by advertisers on the website. This data collection takes place on our sites, apps and emails, and on third party websites and apps.
Cookies and Other Technologies Used On The Site
We work with third parties to support the Site by serving advertisements or providing services, such as providing users with the ability to comment on content, allowing users to share content, customizing content based on usage, or tracking aggregate site usage statistics. These third parties use their Cookies to collect information on the site and we may not have access to these Cookies, although we may use information from the Cookies provided by these third parties to customize content and for the other purposes. These companies may also transfer this information to other parties where required to do so by law, or where such other parties process the information on their behalf. The information, which may be combined with other information acquired from third parties such as demographics and other marketing segment information, may be used by the third party to serve advertisements that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you based on content you have viewed and measure the effectiveness of their advertisements.
You can learn how to manage cookies in section Manage your cookies Section. However, we may not control these third party Cookies and their use may be governed by the policies of the third parties employing these Cookies.
How you can manage your Cookies
If you are a California Resident, Under the California Consumer Privacy Act, you have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information to third parties. These cookies collect information for analytics and to personalize your experience with targeted ads. You may exercise your right to opt out of the sale of personal information by using the “Do Not Sell My Info” Link at the bottom of the website. If you opt out we will not be able to offer you personalized ads and will not hand over your personal information to any third parties.
If you make updates to your browser or device settings, or use an online link to opt out of Cookies, those updates apply to the device where you made the changes. Please note that by disabling or blocking any or all Cookies, some features may not operate as intended, or you may not have access to features or personalization available through the Site. Note that opting out of Advertising Cookies is a device-based action. Changes to cookies will not remove advertising from the pages you visit; instead it means the ads you will see may not be matched to your interests.
You can also stop Cookies from being downloaded to your device through your web browser. You can find instructions in the “Help” section on the toolbar of your browser or visit www.allaboutcookies.org
If you access the Site on your mobile device, you may not be able to control tracking technologies through the settings. You should check your mobile device’s settings to determine whether you can control cookies through your mobile device.
Sections below include links with information on how to opt out of specific Performance, Targeting, and Social Networking Cookies.
Opting Out of Targeted Advertising
Targeted advertising is advertising that is personalized for you based on cookies that track your interests and behavior on websites. Several advertising industry associations offer consumers the ability to opt-out from online targeted advertising conducted by all of their member advertisers. If you would like to find out more information, please visit the websites listed below and follow the opt-out instructions there if you wish to opt-out:
- Network Advertising Initiative’s online resources at optout.networkadvertising.org
- Digital Advertising Alliance’s consumer choice website at optout.aboutads.info
- Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada at youradchoices.ca
- If you are in the EU, European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s at youronlinechoices.eu