INTRODUCTION.

California Locals (“CaLocals”) wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information from, and about you, because we respect your concerns about privacy and we want to maintain your trust. We and our service providers may collect information by automated means when you visit, access, or use our website. We collect information through Cookies to deliver and improve CaLocals services and to display relevant content, products, and advertising.

This Cookie Policy describes the information we obtain from Cookies, how we use Cookies, and how you can manage them. We may periodically update this Cookie Policy without prior notice to reflect changes in our practices. Please take a look at the Effective Date at the bottom of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last revised. Our use of Cookies may involve the processing of Personal Information (i.e., any information relating to an identified or identifiable individuals, such as IP addresses, or other online personal identifiers.). For more information about our data protection practices, see our Privacy Policy.

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

A cookie is a tiny piece of software that is installed on a computer or other internet-connected device through a browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.) when an individual visits a website. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. Cookies can include flash cookies, web beacons, pixels, web server logs, JavaScript and other tracking technologies (collectively, “Cookies”). A web beacon links web pages to servers and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server. Other tracking technologies such as pixels, JavaScript, or web server logs allow websites to use invisible images, code, or data from their web server logs to gain analytics insights.

HOW WE USE COOKIES.

We use Cookies for several different purposes. Some Cookies are necessary for technical reasons; some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and account holders; and some allow the display of advertising from selected third party networks. For example, Cookies allow us to display relevant content, provide advertising, and enhance your online experience. In addition, Cookies can recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient, such as remembering your login status and user preferences. We may also use Cookies to link your use of the CaLocals website to Personal Information we have about you. For example, if you have asked us to provide you information about our upcoming products or promotions, Cookies will enable us to customize the materials we provide to you based on your online interests and preferences. Some of these Cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a user takes a particular action on one of our services.

For more information on the choices you have about the cookies we use, please see the section entitled Controlling Cookies below.

INFORMATION WE OBTAIN THROUGH COOKIES

The information we obtain through the use of Cookies may include, but is not limited to, information about your computer, device, and browser, such as your IP address, browser, operating system and device characteristics, language preferences, mobile device or advertising ID, referring URLs, and actions taken by you on the CaLocals website such as what content you visited, whether you have used the CaLocals website before, dates and times you access(ed) the CaLocals website, email and advertising views and click-throughs, frequent article searches on the CaLocals website, and other software or hardware information. If you access the CaLocals website from a mobile or other device, we may collect information for that device such as a unique device identifier (“UDID”), mobile phone number, and details about your mobile carrier.

WHERE WE PLACE COOKIES.

We set Cookies in a number of different locations across our services. These locations may include:

  • Our website and;
  • The emails we send.

TYPES OF COOKIES.

The bullet points below outline the types of cookies we use on our website and why we use them. We also provide explanations of their purpose(s).

  • Strictly Necessary. Strictly necessary cookies are just that – strictly necessary for you to move around the website and use its features. Without these essential cookies, our website would not be able to perform their basic functions. These cookies may be set automatically when pages load or as a result of a user request that cannot be fulfilled without use of the cookie. Generally, strictly necessary cookies are session cookies that expire as soon as you close your browser or if you’ve been inactive for a certain amount of time.
  • Performance. We want to ensure that we provide a good experience for our users. Performance cookies allow us to monitor how visitors use our website. These cookies provide us with statistics on how many people visit the website, where they have come from, and the pages they visit within the site. The purpose of this is to help us improve user experience and measure the effectiveness of our advertising. This includes things like tracking page visits, dwell time, bounce rates, page load speeds and the technologies used to access the site. Generally, these cookies will be a mix of session and persistent cookies that can be provided by a first or third party. You should know that a persistent cookie exists even when a browser has been closed. Persistent cookies are used to remember things like your login information and password, so you don’t have to re-enter them every time you visit the website. Persistent cookies will typically last until you clear your browsers’ cache of cookies.
  • Functionality. These cookies allow a website to remember certain choices a user makes and support the website’s functionality in a way that is visible or advantageous to the user or their experience on the site. This includes elements of persistent personalization (remembered on subsequent visits) and enhanced user preferences (such as text size, fonts, language, etc.). These cookies are generally a mix of first and third party, session and persistent cookies.
  • Targeting. These cookies are used to display relevant advertising to users who use our website, as well as to understand and report on the efficacy of our ads. They may track details such as the number of unique visitors, the number of times particular ads have been displayed, and the number of clicks the ads have received. These track details are set by us and our trusted third party networks, and are generally persistent in nature.
  • Third Party. Third-party cookies may include, but is not limited to, cookies hosted by our analytics providers, compliance assistants, ad networks, and advertisers, which are used to track your online activities over time and across third party websites by automated means. This information can be used to understand a visitor’s use of our website(s) to help improve our products, remember your preferences, provide content recommendations, provide you with a secure way to make data requests, assist in legal compliance, display tailored advertisements, and more. The information these third parties may obtain on our behalf includes, but is not limited to, data about your visits to our website, such as the pages, articles or ads you view, as well as the actions you take on on our website(s), such as consenting to be contacted by us. This data collection may take place on our sites, emails, and on third party websites. These cookies may appear in the form of Strictly Necessary, Performance, Functionality, and Targeting cookies.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS.

Google Analytics is a service provided by Google that allows us to measure our website performance to ensure we are providing the best service for our users. It is your right to opt-out of Google Analytics if you wish. To find out how to do that, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

CONTROLLING COOKIES.

You may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. Most modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the options or preferences menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links for commonly used browsers may be helpful, or you can use the help option in your browser for more details:

If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our website may not function correctly. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising you may visit the following sites:

On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking.

CONSENT FOR ADVERTISING COOKIES ON OUR SITES.

You may opt out of our use of cookies by visiting our preference center, which you can find on this page. You may see a cookie banner on our website. If you are visiting our website from the EU/EAA, then we do not set, or allow our ad partners to set, Cookies that are used to show you targeted ads before you click to accept. When you consent in this manner, we and our advertising partners may set advertising Cookies on the site you are visiting and on our other websites, dashboards, and services. If you clear your browser’s cache, the banner will be displayed again, just in case you change your mind.

OPT-OUT OF EMAIL MARKETING.

You may choose not to receive future marketing or advertising emails from us by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link found in our emails. Alternatively, you may send an opt-out request by submitting this form.

If you later opt-in, we may resume sending you marketing or advertising emails.

CONTACT US!

If you have any questions about our use of Cookies or about Internet Based Advertising, you can find the most recent contact details in our Privacy Policy.

POLICY UPDATES

We aim to keep our cookie policy provided here as accurate as possible and will use all reasonable efforts to regularly review and update the details. When we update these details, we will post the changes we made on this page, so please check back frequently.

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