2- What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that websites store on your device when you visit them. These files typically contain information about the website, a unique identifier to recognize your web browser upon return visits, additional data relevant to the cookie’s purpose, and the lifespan of the cookie.
Cookies serve various functions, such as enabling core features (e.g., logging in), tracking site usage (e.g., analytics), storing user settings (e.g., timezone, notification preferences), and personalizing content (e.g., advertising, language).
Cookies set by the website you visit are known as “first-party cookies” and primarily track your activity on that particular site. Additionally, there are “third-party cookies” set by other sites and companies, which can track your activity on websites that utilize the same third-party services.
3- Types of cookies and how we use them
Essential cookies are crucial for the proper functioning of a website and enable core features like user logins, account management, shopping carts, and payment processing. We use essential cookies to facilitate specific functions on our website.
Performance cookies help us track how you interact with our website during your visit. These cookies do not collect personal information about you; instead, they provide anonymous and aggregated data to help us understand visitor usage patterns, identify and resolve issues or errors, and make informed decisions to enhance the overall user experience. Performance cookies may be set by our website (first-party) or third-party services, and we utilize them to improve our site’s performance.
Functionality cookies gather information about your device and any customized settings you configure on the website you visit, such as language and timezone preferences. With this data, websites can deliver personalized, enhanced, or optimized content and services. Functionality cookies may be set by our website (first-party) or third-party services, and we employ them for selected features on our site.
Targeting/advertising cookies help determine the relevance and appropriateness of promotional content based on your interests. Websites use these cookies to deliver targeted advertisements or limit the frequency of ads you encounter. This aids companies in improving the effectiveness of their campaigns and the quality of content presented to you. Targeting/advertising cookies may be set by our website (first-party) or third-party services. Additionally, third-party targeting/advertising cookies can track your activity on other websites employing the same third-party service. We utilize targeting/advertising cookies on our site to enhance our advertising efforts.
4- Third-party cookies on our site
Our commitment to third-party privacy
Before engaging the services of any third-party providers, we review their privacy policies to ensure alignment with our own practices. We are committed to never including third-party services that compromise or violate our users’ privacy.
5- Cookie listing
Here are the specific cookies used on our site:
_ga: This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users.
_gid: This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users.
_gali: This cookie is used for enhanced link attribution by Google Analytics.
_dc_gtm_XXX: This cookie is used by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate.
AMP_TOKEN: This cookie contains a token used to retrieve a Client ID from the AMP Client ID service, utilized by Google Analytics.
_gac_UA_XXX: This cookie contains marketing campaign-related information for the user, used by Google Analytics.
_gat_gtag_XXX: This cookie contains marketing campaign-related information for the user, used by Google Analytics.
__gads: This cookie is used for advertising on the website by Google Ad Manager.
_website_session: This cookie captures visitor information and is used by TheStrikeZone.org.
rack.session: This cookie captures visitor information and is used by TheStrikeZone.org.
_destguides_prefs: This cookie captures user preferences related to personalized ads, tracking permissions, and unrestricted data processing, used by TheStrikeZone.org.
6- How to control or opt out of cookies
Visitors within the European Economic Area (EEA) can adjust their advertising and data preferences at any time by enabling or disabling options through the link provided in our website footer, in collaboration with our advertising partner.
It’s important to note that if you browse websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your cookie settings on each individual device.
While blocking certain cookies may have minimal impact on your overall website experience, it’s worth mentioning that blocking all cookies could restrict your access to specific features and content across the various sites you visit.