Last Updated: 17th Feb 2016
- What cookies are
- What cookies are used when you use ParentTown
- Your cookie options
- Further cookie resources
1. What is a cookie?A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your web browser that allows ParentTown or a third party to recognize you. Cookies might be used for the following purposes: (1) to enable certain functions; (2) to provide analytics; (3) to store your preferences; and (4) to enable ad delivery and behavioral advertising.
Cookies can either be session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires automatically when you close your browser. A persistent cookie will remain until it expires or you delete your cookies. Expiration dates are set in the cookies themselves; some may expire after a few minutes while others may expire after multiple years. Cookies placed by the website you’re visiting are sometimes called “first party cookies,” while cookies placed by other companies are sometimes called “third party cookies.”
2. What cookies are used when I use ParentTown?When you use the ParentTown App or visit a webpage with a ParentTown.com, ParentTown or a third party may place a number of cookies in your browser. Some of the cookies will only be used if you use certain features or select certain preferences, and some cookies will always be used. You can find out more about each cookie by viewing our current cookie list. We update this list quarterly, so there may be additional cookies that aren’t yet listed. Each cookie serves one of four different purposes:
- Essential cookies
These first party cookies allow you to use a feature of ParentTown, such as: Staying logged in
- Analytics cookies
These cookies track information about how ParentTown is being used so that we can make improvements and report our performance. We might also use analytics cookies to test new ads, pages, or features to see how users react to them. Analytics cookies may either be first party cookies or third party cookies.
- Preference Cookies
These first party cookies store your ParentTown preferences, such as: Language preference Country preference