Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide web services and functionalities for the users. There are three primary types of cookies:
- Session cookies are specific to a particular visit and carry information as you view different pages so you don’t have to re-enter information every time you change pages or attempt to checkout. Session cookies expire and delete themselves automatically in a short period of time like after you leave the Site or when you close your web browser.
- Persistent cookies remember certain information about your preferences for viewing the site, and allow Etsy to recognise you each time you return. Persistent cookies are stored on your browser cache or mobile device until you choose to delete them, and otherwise typically delete themselves at expiration.
- Third-party cookies are placed by someone other than Etsy, and may gather browsing activity across multiple websites and across multiple sessions. They are usually a type of persistent cookie and are stored until you delete them or they expire based on the time period set in each third-party cookie.
In addition to cookies, there are other similar technologies used on the web or in mobile ecosystems.
- Web beacons: These are tiny graphics (sometimes called “clear GIFs” or “web pixels”) with a unique identifier that are used to understand browsing activity. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are rendered invisibly on web pages when you open a page.
- Social widgets: These are buttons or icons provided by third-party social media providers that allow you to interact with those social media services when you view a web page or a mobile app screen. These social widgets may collect browsing data, which may be received by the third party that provided the widget, and are controlled by the third parties.
- UTM codes: These are strings that can appear in a URL (the “Uniform Resource Locator”, which is typically the http or https address entered to go to a web page) when a user moves from one web page or website to another, where the string can represent information about browsing, such as which advertisement, page, or publisher sent the user to the receiving website.
- Application SDKs: These are mobile application third-party software development kits that are embedded in the Apps (and are used in many mobile applications). These app SDKs permit the collection of information about the app itself, activity in the app, and the device the application is running on.
- Local Storage Objects: Sometimes called flash cookies, these are sets of data that can be stored on your browser by a site or app. They can be used to maintain preferences, a history of usage, or even the state or settings of a site or an app.
- Internet of Things identifiers: Like mobile identifiers, internet-connected devices such as voice activated assistants or smart TVs may send identifiers and other data analogous to web browsers or mobile SDKs.
You can turn off all cookies, in case you prefer not to receive them, and you can have your computer warn you whenever cookies are being used. Disabling cookies may prevent some web services from working correctly: it can limit the functionality of JoyGreets and it’s possible that you do not have access to some of the features on JoyGreets. To turn off all cookies, or to receive a warning whenever cookies are being used, you can deselect each of the above mentioned cookies.
You can also adjust your browser settings to manage cookies. Most web browsers allow control of the above listed cookies through the browser settings. Please note that if cookie settings in your browser are changed this may influence the functionality of the JoyGreets. You can adjust your browser settings to delete certain cookies or prevent them where you have not given express permission for them to be stored on your computer or mobile device. Visit the “help” section of your browser for how to manage your cookie settings, or follow the links below: Internet
There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you. You can also use https://www.ghostery.com to accept or refuse each cookie used by JoyGreets.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/ or http://allaboutcookies.org/.
JoyGreets is owned and operated by JoyGreets LTD, can be reached at ul. “Momino Venche” 29-8, 1415, Dragalevtsi, Sofia, Bulgaria.