Last Updated December 9, 2019
To make the Fourpost Website work properly, and to provide the most relevant products and services to our Website visitors, we place small data files called cookies on your device. This policy provides you with information about cookies are, how they function, why they are useful and how to control them for the Fourpost Website.
What is a Cookie?
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better Website experience, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Types of Cookies
Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. For example, traffic log cookies function to identify the Website pages being used. This helps the Website owner analyze data about web page traffic and improve the Website in order to tailor it to our customer needs. Other types of cookies include:
Essential Cookies - are essential for enabling user movement around our Website and providing access to features such as your profile and purchases, member-only resources, and other secure areas of the Website. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes and do not remember where you have been on the internet. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.
Advertising Cookies - are placed on your computer by advertisers and ad servers in order to display advertisements that are most likely to be of interest to you. These cookies allow advertisers and ad servers to gather information about your visits to the Website and other Websites, alternate the ads sent to a specific computer, and track how often an ad has been viewed and by whom. These cookies are linked to a computer and do not gather any personal information about you.
Analytics Cookies - monitor how users reached the Website, and how they interact with and move around once on the Website. These cookies let us know what features on the Website are working the best and what features on the Website can be improved. These cookies collect information in the aggregate to give us insight into how our Website is being used. We anonymize IP addresses in Google Analytics, and the anonymized data is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Collection of your data through the use of our analytics cookies can be deleted. If cookies are deleted, the information collected prior to the preference change may still be used; however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information from your user experience. For our marketing cookie, when a user opts-out of tracking, a new cookie is placed to prevent users from being tracked.
- To view an overview of the privacy of your Google Analytics cookies go to: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.
- You may install a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on by going to: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Our Cookies - are “first-party cookies” and can be either permanent or temporary. These are necessary cookies, without which the Website won't work properly or be able to provide certain features and functionalities. Some of these may be manually disabled in your browser but doing so may affect the functionality of the Website.
Personalization Cookies - are used to recognize repeat visitors to the Website. We use these cookies to record your browsing history, the pages you have visited, and your settings and preferences each time you visit the Website.
Security Cookies - help identify and prevent security risks. We use these cookies to authenticate users and protect user data from unauthorized parties.
Website Management Cookies - are used to maintain your identity or session on the Website so that you are not logged off unexpectedly, and any information you enter is retained from page to page. These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but you can disable all cookies in your browser.
Third-Party Cookies - may be place on your computer when you visit a Website maintained by companies that run certain services we offer. These cookies allow the third parties to gather and track certain information about you. These cookies can be manually disabled in your browser.
Using Your Browser to Control Cookies
Many of the cookies used on our Website can be enabled or disabled through your browser. To disable cookies through your browser, follow the instructions usually located within the “Help,” “Tools” or “Edit” menus in your browser. Please note that disabling a cookie or category of cookies does not delete the cookie from your browser unless manually completed through your browser function.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this Website; however, it will help you to participate more actively in some features. For more information on how to control cookies, check your browser or device’s settings for how you can control or reject cookies, or visit the following links:
- Apple Safari
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Android (Chrome)
- Iphone or Ipad (Chrome)
- Iphone or Ipad (Safari)
In addition, you may opt-out of some third-party cookies through the Network Advertising Initiative’s Opt-Out Tool.
Cookies and Privacy
Generally, the information collected using these Web technologies does not identify you by name. If, however, you have created a user identity, for example, by signing up to use a password-protected area on our Website, we may link the information we collect using web technologies to other information that identifies you personally.