What are cookies?
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 set by the website owner (in this case, Genie Lauren) 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.
We do not use first party cookies. We use 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. Third party parties serve cookies through our Websites for security purposes and to enable content distribution.
How can I control cookies?
Essential website cookies:
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Website and to use some of its features, such as posting comments.
- Cloudflare (_cfduid) – used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. This is an HTTP type cookie that expires after 1 year.
- WordPress (wordpress_text_cookie) – used by sites created with WordPress to check whether a browser has cookies enabled. Expires after session is ended.
Performance and functionality cookies:
These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Website but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like comments) may become unavailable.
- Disqus (G_ENABLED_IDPS) – a persistent cookie used to provide discussion forum software enabling website owners to plug powerful functionality into their sites.
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
We do not use any tracking technologies, including web beacons.
Do you use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?
We do not use Flash cookies on our site.
Do you server targeted advertising?
We do not serve targeted advertising.
Where can I get further information?