Cookie Policy

What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device.

What are cookies used for?
Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.

What types of cookies does JohnJGoddard.com use?
There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary,” “Performance,” “Functionality,” and “Targeting.” JohnJGoddard.com routinely uses three categories of cookies on the Service. You can find out more about each cookie category below.

1. Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around the Service and use its features, such as accessing logged in or secure areas.

2. Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how you have used the Service, for example, information related to the unique username you have provided, so that less strain is placed on my back end infrastructure. These cookies may also be used to allow me to know that you have logged in so that we can serve you fresher content than a user who has never logged in. I also use cookies to track aggregate Service usage and experiment with new features and changes on the Service. The information collected is used to improve how the Service works.

3. Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow me to remember how you’re logged in, when you logged in or out, the state or history of Service tools you’ve used. These cookies also allow us to tailor the Service to provide enhanced features and content for you and to remember how you may have customized the Service in other ways. The information these cookies collect is anonymous, and they are not used to track your browsing activity on other sites or services.

4. Targeting Cookies: Advertisers or other third party partners may use these types of cookies to deliver advertising that is relevant to your interests. These cookies can remember that your device has visited a site or service, and may also be able to track your device’s browsing activity on other sites or services. This information may be shared with advertisers and/or advertising networks to deliver the advertising, and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign, or other business partners for the purpose of providing aggregate Service usage statistics and aggregate Service testing. Since JohnJGoddard.com does not serve third-party advertising, this website does not use targeting cookies.

How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.

First and third party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to JohnJGoddard.com, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through this Service. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for JohnJGoddard.com, for example to help me understand how my service is being used. Since I do not allow outside advertising on JohnJGoddard.com, the only third-party cookies in use that I am aware of come from Google Analytics, which I use to better understand what my users enjoy and find most useful, thereby allowing me to continually improve services. I employ a security scanning service and routinely check website plugins to ensure that no other third-party cookies are deployed by JohnJGoddard.com. I exercise extreme diligence in protecting my members and guests from malicious code.

How to control and delete cookies
If you wish to manage which cookies this site is allowed to use, simply do so in the [settings]cookie settings[/settings]. If you want to delete cookies, you can follow these instructions at wikiHow. If you wish to disable your browser from receiving cookies, follow these other instructions at wikiHow. Note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of JohnJGoddard.com, and other parts of the site may not work properly. You can find more information on cookie settings at third-party information sites, such as allaboutcookies.org.