What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a small data file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, and font size, and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. Cookies also enable us to track and analyze user behavior in order to improve our System. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can choose to accept or decline certain types of cookies if you prefer. However, declining cookies may impact the functionality of the System and in some cases, you may not be able to access the functions of the System. Blocking or declining cookies may also stop the System from saving your customized settings, such as login information and other preferences.
Types of Cookies We Use
- Session cookies
Session cookies are stored on the user’s hard drive temporarily and are deleted when the user ends the browsing session. We use session cookies for things like keeping items in a shopping cart while the user continues to browse.
- Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies stay on the user’s hard drive until they expire, even after the browser is closed. We use persistent cookies for remembering things like login information, so users do not have to enter their password every time they visit the System.
- Third-party cookies
Third-party cookies are not installed directly by our System, but by third parties such as advertisers. Third-party cookies are used to track advertising preferences from site to site and to gather data about users’ browsing habits in order to improve the user experience.
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are required for the System to function. The information collected relates to the operation of the System and enables us to provide you with basic System functionality. The only way to opt-out of the use of these cookies is to not use the System, as the System will not function properly without them.
- Analytical/Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information about your use of the System, including which pages you visit, and whether you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information. The information collected is only used to analyze how the System is being accessed and used in order for us to improve the System and your experience using it.
- Functionality Cookies
We use these cookies to remember your choices, settings, or preferences from one visit to the next. The information stored by these cookies includes things like your country of origin, your language, and any changes you have made to customizable areas of the System.
- Targeting Cookies
These cookies collect information designed to customize your experience on the System and other sites. These cookies record information about your visit to the System including links clicked and pages viewed in order to tailor marketing to your interests and measure the effectiveness of our marketing strategies. This information may also be shared with third parties for marketing purposes.
Cookies We Use (First-Party Cookies)
Name of Cookie: Sizmek
Why We Use It: Targeting cookie, used for Ad Serving, Ad Targeting, Analytics/Measurement
Expiration: 0-3 Months
Name of Cookie: DoubleClick Ad Exchange-Buyer
Why We Use It: Targeting cookie, used for Ad Serving, Ad Targeting, Analytics/Measurement, Content Customization, Optimization
Name of Cookie: Quantcast
Why We Use It: Targeting cookie, used for targeting to a user for advertising that has visited the website or interacted with a different advertisement in the past
Expiration: 12-18 Months
Name of Cookie: Emma
Why We Use It: Targeting cookie, used for marketing integration and targeted campaign analytics or discrete methods to segment and expand consumer bases
Name of Cookie: Facebook Custom Audience
Why We Use It: Targeting cookie, used for advertising services.
Name of Cookie: Google Tag Manager
Why We Use It Analytical cookie used for tracking user behavior on the site.
Expiration: 30 days
Name of Cookie: Wistia
Why We Use It: Analytical/performance cookie used for saving user’s video preferences
Expiration: 120 days
Name of Cookie: Hotjar
Why We Use It: Analytical/performance cookie used for data aggregation, analysis, and report creation to assess marketing effectiveness and/or business performance.
Name of Cookie: Google Analytics
Why We Use It: Analytical/performance cookie used for tracking user behavior on the site.
Expiration: 30 days
Name of Cookie: Pinterest Conversion Tracker
Why We Use It: Analytical/performance cookie used for Ad Serving, Ad Targeting, Analytics /Measurement, Content Customization, Cross-Device Tracking, Optimization
Name of Cookie: Facebook Connect
Why We Use It: Why We Use It: Ad Serving, Ad Targeting, Analytics /Measurement, Content Customization, Cross-Device Tracking, Optimization
Name of Cookie: Pinterest
Why We Use It: Ad Serving, Ad Targeting, Analytics /Measurement, Content Customization, Cross-Device Tracking, Optimization
Name of Cookie: Google
Why We Use It: Data aggregation, analysis, and report creation to assess marketing effectiveness and/or business performance
Name of Cookie: Mux, Inc.
Why We Use It: Data Aggregation, Analysis And Report Creation To Assess Marketing Effectiveness And/Or Business Performance
Expiration: As long as necessary to fulfill a business need or as required by law.
Name of Cookie: Callrail/CallTrack
Why We Use It: Analytical cookie, used for tracking calls. Data collected includes Analytics, Browser Information, Cookie Data, Interaction Data
Name of Cookie: ReachLocal
Why We Use It: Ad Targeting, Analytics /Measurement, Optimization Anonymous: Browser Information, Cookie Data, Date/Time, Hardware/Software Type, Interaction Data, Page Views, Serving Domains. Pseudonymous: Clickstream Data, IP Address, Search History
Name of Cookie: Broadly
Name of Cookie: Facebook
Why We Use It: Targeting cookie used for remarketing (advertising Happy Houses Cleaning Services products to you elsewhere on the internet). Data collected includes – Anonymous: Browser Information, Date/Time, Demographic Data, Hardware/Software Type, Interaction Data, Internet Service Provider, and Page Views. Pseudonymous: IP Address, Location Based Data
Name of Cookie: Distillery
Why We Use It: Targeting cookie used for remarketing (advertising Happy Houses Cleaning Services products to you elsewhere on the Internet)
Your Cookie Options
Most browsers allow you to control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. Some browsers will allow you to block all cookies, while others will allow you to set up rules about which cookies to accept from which site, depending on your preferences. If you do block cookies, however, you may experience some functionality issues and some services within the system may not work for you.
Each browser manufacturer deals with user cookie options slightly differently. The following help pages are provided by browser manufacturers to provide additional information about managing cookies on their platform. Please see the links below for additional information about managing cookies on your browser.
- Google Chrome (https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en)
- Mozilla Firefox (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences)
- Internet Explorer (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies)
- Safari (https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac)
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