Last updated: February 1st, 2020
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- WHAT ARE COOKIES?
- HOW CAN I CONTROL COOKIES?
- WHAT KIND OF COOKIES DO WE USE?
- HOW CAN I MANAGE COOKIES?
- WHAT ABOUT OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES, LIKE WEB BEACONS?
- DO YOU USE FLASH COOKIES OR LOCAL SHARED OBJECTS?
- DO YOU TRACK EMAIL CAMPAIGNS?
- DO YOU SERVE TARGETED ADVERTISING?
- WHERE CAN I GET FURTHER INFORMATION?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. Cookies are extremely common when browsing the Internet or navigating through a website. They serve multiple different purposes, such as remembering your login information and/or preferences, and are generally used to improve your overall experience as a website user.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, The PetListing Company, LLC) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
For more information regarding cookies, including how they function and how you can control them, please visit https://www.aboutcookies.org/.
We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our online properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Website for advertising, analytics, and other purposes.
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected, as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described in the tables below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific online properties you visit):
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.
Analytics and Customization cookies:
These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Website for you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
Strictly Necessary cookies:
These cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Most browsers will allow you to customize your cookie settings. By adjusting your browser settings, you are able to accept/reject some, or all, cookies. You can also delete all existing cookies by clearing your browsing data while ensuring the option to delete cookies is selected. Please view the links below for further information on how to customize your browser settings:
Please note that blocking all cookies from your browser can potentially restrict full functionality of our website, which limits your user experience.
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Website or opened an e-mail including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Websites may also use so-called “Flash Cookies” (also known as Local Shared Objects or “LSOs”) to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention, and for other site operations.
If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies, referred to “information” on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time.
Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.
PetListing may sometimes use tracking technology to closely monitor the outcome or success of an email campaign. Campaign monitoring may include recording how many emails were opened by users and which pages on the PetListing site you frequent the most often. Furthermore, you may unsubscribe from our marketing or promotional emails at any time.
Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details, or other details that directly identify you unless you choose to provide these.