How we use cookies

This policy provides information about how and when we use cookies. For more information on how we protect your data and privacy, visit our Privacy Policy page.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. They help us identify who you are so we can serve features that pertain to your usage of our platform. Session cookies last as long as you have your browser window open and are removed when you close it. Other cookies may have a longer expiration date. 

Take a look at our cookies tables to learn more about the individual cookies we set in your browser. More details on cookies in general can be found here.

Does MakerSights use cookies?

Yes. We use both session-based and persistent cookies, and set our own cookies and third party cookies. 

How is MakerSights using cookies?

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. Some cookies stored are associated with your MakerSights account so we can remember that you are logged in, preferences you’ve set, and which brand account you are accessing at the moment. In subsequent visits, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the MakerSights features that you customized. 

Other cookies help us track any issues you might be running into using our app, identify who we are live chatting with, and analyze usage of our application and its features.

Visit our cookies tables for detailed information on how we’re using them to enhance and secure our application.

Categories of Use Description
Security / Strictly Necessary Helps us detect any malicious activity on our platform and protect your data from unauthorized access
Authentication / Identification Authenticates and identifies who you are so we can enable the appropriate features and services for you to use on our application
Performance / Functionality / Analytics Distinguishes user activity on our platform so we can track what is being used and debug issues
Preferences Stores preferences you’ve made in previous sessions so we can customize content.
Targeting / Advertising Builds a profile of interests so other sites can show relevant content

 

Does MakerSights respond to Do Not Track signals?

Your browser may offer you a “Do Not Track” option, which allows you to signal to operators of websites and web applications and services (including behavioral advertising services) that you do not wish such operators to track certain of your online activities over time and across different websites. While we respect the privacy of our users, we are not able to respond to Do Not Track signals set by your browser at this time. As described above we use cookies to enable you to use MakerSights site and services. It helps us remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics.

Can you opt-out or disable the setting of cookies?

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the MakerSights services or websites you visit.

Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.

If you would like to opt out of targeted advertising, here are some options:

  • If you would like to generally (i.e. not just for this site) opt-out of receiving personalized ads from third party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising, visit this site. If you are located in the European Union, please visit this site.
  • To control the collection of data for analytical purposes by Google Analytics, you may download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available here. To control the collection of data for analytical advertising purposes by Google Analytics Advertising, you may also visit the Google Ad Settings page here. Please remember that changing your settings with certain browsers and ad networks will not carry your privacy choices across browsers and other ad networks.
  • You can also change your device settings to control whether you see online interest-based ads on your iPhone, iPad or Android.

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