What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to "know" or "remember" you and your preferences, either for a single visit ("session cookie") or for multiple repeat visits ("persistent cookie"). They perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in and allow for a smooth and expectable user experience. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting. These are "first party cookies". They can also be "third party cookied" such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services for this website.
Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies. These are known as "Beacons", "Pixels", or "Tracking Dots". These are small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted and possible website issues may occur.
There are a variety of reason we utilize cookies. Cookies are necessary for technical reasons, personalized experience for both visitors and registered users, and to allow the display of advertising from selected third party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action such as clicking on a link.
Many of the cookies we use are only set if you are register or login to our site (so you don't have to log in every time, for example), while others are set whenever you visit hamradio.com, no matter if you have an account or login.
For more information on the choices you have about the cookies we use, please see the Controlling Cookies section below.
Where We Place Cookies
We set cookies in a number of different locations across our services. These include:
Types of Cookie
The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them.
To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising you may visit the following sites: networkadvertising.org, optout.aboutads.info, youradchoices.com, youronlinechoices.eu.
On most mobile devices it is possible to adjust your settings so that tracking is limited or restricted.
Our Analytics Tool
In order to better understand how our services are used, we monitor certain user activities that take place within our website, including page views and clicks on any link.
We call each one of these actions an "event." Analytics events are attached to your hamradio.com account and are handled via a third party system that Google owns and maintains. In general, we record the following data for each event: IP address, hamradio.com user ID and username, hamradio.com site ID, user agent, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, and country code.
Consent for Advertising Cookies on Our Sites
You may see a "cookie banner" on our website. When you consent in this manner, we and our advertising partners may set advertising cookies on the site you are visiting, which we use to show you advertisements about our various products.