At ParentShield we Don’t use Marketing Cookies, or store any personally-identifiable information about you when you visit the site. You will see a pop-up on many sites asking for permission to set this type of cookie, but we don’t use them!
The cookies we set are essential functional cookies that every website has to set in order to provide a useful and user-friendly experience.
This website sets the following cookies:
- _ga – The GA cookie is set, when a person visits our website for the first time. Google Analytics sends the client ID with each hit in order to associate hits with a user. A GA cookie can exist only on the device and browser where it has been set.
- _gid + _gat These are cookies that are placed on your device to allow us to use the Google Analytics service. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We see how many people are looking at which pages and how they traverse the site, but we don’t see anything that can identify you. We don’t do any retargeting advertising.
- fuel – if you are referred by another user, this cookie ensures we know, so we can give you, and them a free month.
- wp-settings-* – data to ensure we don’t forget what’s in your basket. And to make sure we don’t bombard you with popups that you have already seen.
Cookies are small data files that websites can store on your computer when you visit them. Cookies allow websites to ‘remember’ you and allow you to set and keep preferences for that site – such as language preference, and also to identify you to make registering or logging in and out easier. They can also be used to help track your movements through the site to help the website owner improve performance and relevance of content.
For the most part, cookies are harmless and completely benign. You can instruct your web browser to accept cookies or not, and tell your web browser whether or not to keep them after your browsing session has ended. If you are using a personal device it’s usually fine to allow the cookies to expire naturally. On a shared computer, such as a school, library or cyber-cafe computer it’s probably more appropriate to clear your cookies after the session has ended.
There’s a very good and detailed explanation of cookies, their use, and the Laws about them here