What is a cookie and where does it come from?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer for the purpose of identifying your web browser to a website or network. Cookies are placed on your computer when you visit or register with certain websites. A cookie file is extremely small, usually less than 1kb in size. Cookies are not software and thus cannot install adware or spyware onto your computer or make it more susceptible to viruses.
Alter your internet experience, other than to show you targeted display ads or improve your web browsing experience with respect to BarcodeIndex or affiliated publisher properties.
Collect personally identifiable information such as your name and address, phone number, email address, social security number, credit card number, and so forth
How does BarcodeIndex set cookies?
A BarcodeIndex cookie is placed into your internet browser’s cache folder when you visit a website that is a member of the BarcodeIndex Network. That cookie is represented by the name BarcodeIndex.com.
How long does BarcodeIndex retain users’ cookie data?
BarcodeIndex currently collects non personally identifiable information such as advertisements viewed/clicked, IP Address, Urls of web pages visited, Anonymous User IDs, time of day as well as cookie Data that could represent activities that have been performed in the past. This information is collected via our technology and stored for up to 2 years for the purpose of: 1) analyzing campaign results, 2) ensuring that our technology is functioning properly, and 3) preventing fraud across our sites.
To Opt-out of BarcodeIndex advertising cookies, you can do any of the following:
Use the cookie management tools in your web browser. Also, use cookie management tools to be selective in what long-term cookies you accept. In the newest versions of most web browsers, you can set your browser to accept only session cookies, or to turn all cookies into session cookies. Session cookies are generally harmless. For Macintosh Safari users, you can tell the browser to only accept cookies from “the site you are navigating to.” This means that you will not accept third party cookies. To explore what cookie settings are available to you, look in the “preferences” or “options” section of your browser’s menu.
View current cookies and delete what you don’t need. Most web browsers allow you to see what cookies you already have stored. You may have thousands of cookies if you are like many web surfers. Some cookies, such as registration cookies for web sites you visit frequently, are useful to keep around. Delete the cookies you don’t need, and do a periodic check every couple of months to weed out your cookie folder.
For more information: the World Privacy Forum published a report about various kinds of online tracking cookies as part of its testimony about behavioral advertising to the Federal Trade Commission. That report discusses opt out cookies (see below), and it also discusses rarer kinds of cookies such as Flash Cookies, Silverlight Cookies, and others. The report is located here: http://www.worldprivacyforum.org/pdf/WPF_NAI_report_Nov2_2007fs.pdf.
To Opt-out of Online Behavioral Advertising
We are committed to transparency and choice. A person can opt-out of all behavioral advertising by using the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out tools. The NAI opt-out tool reports which member companies have placed a cookie that can be used for Interest-Based Advertising on your browser by checking for the presence of such cookies and reporting back whether it found any “active” cookies. The NAI opt-out tool also allows you to set cookies that will tell NAI members you do not want to participate in Interest-Based Advertising. The tool does not delete individual cookies nor does it necessarily replace other cookies delivered by NAI companies, such as those that are used for ad reporting or ad serving purposes that, for example, allow advertisers to change the sequence of ads, as well as to track the number of ads delivered. For more information, or to access the tool, please go to http://networkadvertising.org/consumer/opt_out.asp
Third Party Cookies and Tracking
We recognize our responsibility to protect the information that you entrust in us. Therefore, BarcodeIndex includes several security measures to prevent unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we collect.
- We encrypt services that hold sensitive financial information using SSL
- We restrict access to personal information only to BarcodeIndex employees, contractors, agents, and consultants who need to know that information, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
While we take reasonable precautions against possible breaches to gain access to information we collect from our visitors, members, and customer databases, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. Your use of our BarcodeIndex and our related properties is at your own risk. We urge you to take steps to protect your personal information when you are on the Internet by changing your passwords often using a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure Internet browser.
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13
Our site is intended for a general audience and we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If we discover that we have received any information from or about a child under 13 in violation of this statement, we will delete that information. If you believe that we have collected personally identifying information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at our Contact Us Page.
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