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Ham Radio Outlet's Cookie Policy

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.

How We Use Cookies
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:

  • On our website: hamradio.com.
  • In the emails we send.

Types of Cookie
The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them.

  • Strictly Necessary: These cookies are essential for websites on our services to perform their basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions, as well as to save the contents of virtual "carts" on sites that have an ecommerce functionality.
  • Functionality: These cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location.
  • Security: We use these cookies to help identify and prevent potential security risks.
  • Analytics and Performance: Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with our website, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We use these details to improve how our website functions and to understand how users interact with them.
  • Advertising: These cookies are used to display relevant advertising to visitors who use our website, as well as to understand and report on the efficacy of our website. They track details such as the number of unique visitors, the number of times particular ads have been displayed, and the number of clicks the ads have received. They are also used to build user profiles, including showing you ads based on products you've viewed or acts you have taken on our (and other) websites. These are set by Ham Radio Outlet and trusted third party networks, and are generally persistent in nature.
  • Third Party / Embedded Content: Hamradio.com makes use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from Youtube. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.

Controlling Cookies
Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. If you disable cookies, features of our website and overall functionality of our website will be compromised. However, to disable cookies most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored - either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins.

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.

We use this information to improve our products, make our marketing to you more relevant, personalize your experience, and for the other purposes described in our Privacy Policy.

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.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about our use of cookies, you can find the most relevant contact details in our Privacy Policy.

Updated October 22, 2020.