Last revision: January 3rd, 2018
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First and third-party cookies: whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie.
First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g., cookies placed by http://www.bizmerlin.com).
Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.
Changing your Cookie Settings. The browser settings for changing your cookies settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your internet browser for more details.
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Targeting ookies are used to track your visit to the BizMerlin Platform, as well other websites, apps and online services, including the pages you have visited and the links you have followed, which allows BizMerlin to display targeted ads to you on the BizMerlin Platform.
We may use targeting cookies to:
Facebook Connect. For more information about what Facebook collects when you use Facebook buttons on the BizMerlin Platform, please see: Data Policy.
Twitter. For more information about what Twitter collects when you use Twitter buttons on the BizMerlin Platform or visit pages on the BizMerlin Platform that include these buttons, please see: https://twitter.com/en/privacy.
Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on; if you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser here.
Please note that on the BizMerlin Platform, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).
Internet Advertising Bureau
A guide to behavioral advertising and online privacy that has been produced by the internet advertising industry can be found at:
Your Online Choices | EDAA
International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom
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