America’s Greatest Maker Cookies & Tracking Technologies Policy
- Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: How We Use Them
- Your Cookie Choices & How to Opt-Out
- Cookies and Tracking Technologies Used On Venertainment Online Services
- Social Plugins
- Contact Us
COOKIES & OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES & HOW WE USE THEM
We use both session and persistent tracking technologies. Tracking technologies (e.g., cookies) can either be persistent (i.e., they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser).
Cookies may be placed on your device by Ventertainment as the Site operator. These Cookies are called “first-party” Cookies. Some Cookies may be placed on your device by a party other than Ventertainment. These Cookies are called “third-party” Cookies. We use first- and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are used and controlled by us to provide services on the Site. Third-party cookies are controlled by third parties, mostly for the purpose of advertising and analytics.
In particular, our Site uses the following categories of cookies:
Some of these companies may combine information they collect from our Site with other information they have independently collected relating to your web browser’s activities across their network of websites. These companies collect and use this information under their own privacy policies.
You may also opt-out of additional third-party advertising networks by going to the Network Advertising Initiative’s Website at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and following the directions there.
We are not responsible for the effectiveness of any opt-out requests made to the above third parties. California residents may be entitled to know the effects of opt-out options under California Business & Professions Code Section 22575(b)(7). The effect of an opt-out, if successful, will be to stop targeted advertising, but it will still allow the collection of usage data for certain purposes (e.g., research, analytics and internal Site operation purposes).
YOUR COOKIE CHOICES & HOW TO OPT-OUT
You can decide whether or not to accept cookies, we explain how you can manage cookies below.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept HTTP cookies. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies and how to disable existing cookies. For more information about HTTP cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Controlling the HTML5 local storage on your browser depends on which browser you use. For more information regarding your specific browser please consult the browser’s website (often in the Help section).
Please note, however, that without HTTP cookies and HTML5 local storage, you may not be able to take full advantage of all our Site features and some parts of the Site may not function properly.
Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.
Cookies A cookie (sometimes referred to as local storage object or LSO) is a data file placed on a device. Cookies can be created through a variety of web-related protocols and technologies, such as HTTP (sometimes referred to as “browser cookies”), and HTML5. Web Beacons Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in our Site’s pages and messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or email can act as a web beacon.
Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to HTTP cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.
Unique Device Tokens For each user that accepts push notifications in mobile apps, the app developer is provided with a unique device token (think of it as an address) from the app platform (e.g., Apple and Google). Deterministic Finger-printing technologies If a user can be positively identified across multiple devices, for instance, because the user has logged into a platform such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo or Twitter, it can be “determined” who the user is for purposes of targeted advertising. Probabilistic Finger-printing Probabilistic tracking depends upon collecting data, most of which is regarded as nonpersonal, about device attributes like operating system, device make and model, IP addresses, ad requests and location data, and making statistical inferences to link multiple devices to a single user. Note that this is accomplished through proprietary algorithms owned by the companies performing probabilistic finger-printing. Note also that in the EU IP addresses are personal information. Device Graph Device graphs can be created by combining nonpersonal data regarding use of smartphones and other devices with personal log-in information to track interactions with content across multiple devices. Unique Identifier Header (UIDH) Unique Identifier Header (UIDH) in the address information that accompanies Internet (http) requests transmitted over an ISP’s wireless network. For example, when a customer types on his or her phone the web address of a retailer, that request travels over the network and is delivered to the retailer’s website. The information included in that request includes things like the device type and screen size so that the retailer site knows how to best display the site on the phone. The UIDH is included in this information, and can be used as an anonymous way for advertisers to be able to determine that the user is part of a group that a third party advertiser is attempting to reach.
It is important to note that the UIDH is a temporary, anonymous identifier included with unencrypted web traffic. We change the UIDH on a regular basis to protect the privacy of our customers. We do not use the UIDH to collect web browsing information and it does not broadcast individuals’ web browsing activity out to advertisers or others.
We also use social plugins on our Site. The social plugins used on the Site are hosted by a social media network such as Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Instagram, LinkedIn or Google+ and your browser therefore sends this cookie data to that social media network when loading the social plugin inside your browser. This data contains information on your use of the Site. In case you are registered with the social media network, the data will be associated with your data already stored in the social media network. We use a two-click-mechanism for social plugins. Prior to using the social plugin, you must activate it by clicking the social plugin. Until the social plugin is activated, some cookies will not collect your data and they will not be sent to the social media network.
For any queries in relation to this Cookies & Tracking Technologies Policy please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.