AUTISM STORIES´ COOKIE POLICY

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device. What are cookies used for?

Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.

What types of cookies does Autism Stories use?

There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary,” “Performance,” “Functionality,” and “Targeting.” Autism Stories routinely uses all four categories of cookies on the Site. You can find out more about each cookie category below.

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around the Site and use its features, such as accessing logged in or secure areas.
  1. Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how you have used the Site, for example, information related to the unique username you have provided, so that less strain is placed on our backend infrastructure. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We also use cookies to track aggregate use of the Services and experiment with new features and changes on the Site. The information collected is used to improve how the Site works.
  1. Functionality Cookies: These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).  These cookies allow us to remember how you’re logged in, when you logged in or out, and the state or history of the Services you’ve used. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous, and they are not used to track your browsing activity on other sites or services.
  1. Targeting Cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

How long will cookies stay on my device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.

First and third-party cookies

First-party cookies are cookies that belong to Autism Stories, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our Services. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for Autism Stories, for example to help us understand how our Site and the Services are being used. Third-party cookies may also be placed on your device by our business partners so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet.

How to control and delete cookies

If you want to stop or restrict the placement of cookies or flush any cookies that may already be on your computer or device, please refer to and adjust your web browser preferences. Further information on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org. By deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our website or some of its functionality may be affected. Please note that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on many mobile devices. However, on many mobile devices, application users may opt out of certain mobile ads via their device settings.

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