COOKIE & TRACKING POLICY

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server (owner) and only that server (owner) will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or whether you are logged into a site to protect your privacy. They are mostly used in making advertising more relevant to you, or an experience more personalized for you.

WHY DO WE USE COOKIES?

Some people find the idea of a website storing any information on their computer or mobile device intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without their knowledge. That’s why, in Europe, we have the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – we extend European rights to our global audiences, even when they aren’t in Europe.

Although The Coloring In Department cookies are quite harmless, you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some cookies, all cookies, or even cookies that have already been set by changing the settings in your web browser (Chrome, Safari, Explorer etc) but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of the website. You can clear your cookie cache, in your browser settings or history.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU'RE ON DIET, OR JUST DON'T WANT A COOKIE?

You don’t have to opt-in to cookies when you use our site, we aren’t too precious about it to be honest. We’d rather you felt comfortable throughout your experience with us, rather than looking over your shoulder. No surprises here. As we said you can clear your browser cache to get rid of any that are currently set, for any website, including ours.

WHAT ARE BROWSER COOKIES?

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

The Coloring In Department website does work without cookies, but you may lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies.

WHich cookies are "strictly necessary?"

Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to determine the number of unique users of the site or provide certain features. This type of cookie is used by The Coloring In Department to identify you as a user between page loads. This allows us to remember certain settings, like which part of the website you were using before you requested course information.

We mostly use Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager & Doubleclick cookies on The Coloring In Department. They look like, for example:

analytics.js (Google Analytics) & gtag.js (Google Tag Manager) & dc.js (Doubleclick)

You can learn a great deal more about this, over on the Google Developer Website. You can totally opt out of Google Analytics based cookies here. You can opt out of all related personalized advertising or performance cookies, which include Doubleclick, here.

WHICH COOKIES ARE "ADOBE FLASH PLAYER COOKIES?"

To be honest here, this cookie format is all but dead (RIP). Even still, in older systems the Adobe Flash Player is also capable of storing information on your device. However, these cookies cannot be controlled through your web browser. Some web browser manufacturers are developing solutions to allow you to control these through your browser, but at the present time, if you wish to restrict or block Flash Cookies, then you must do this on the Adobe website. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you on other websites, but not The Coloring In Department, because it’s not the 1980s.

WHich COOKIES ARE "FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES?"

Functionality cookies record information about choices you’ve made and allow us to tailor the website to you. For example, if you visit The Coloring In Department from an email with a special offer, we use cookies to ensure that you are eligible to receive particular offers and promotions. Functionality cookies may also take the form of Flash cookies, which are stored in your Adobe Flash Player rather than your browser. These are used to provide features such as auto-resume on informative web presenter videos, by remembering the point to which you played a programme, and for saving preferences such as your volume setting.

These cookies store your user preferences for customisation features and display features across The Coloring In Department website based on information such as your language preference or location. These look a bit like this:

TCID.Visitor

WHich cookies are "performance cookies?"

We use Performance cookies across the The Coloring In Department website for internal purposes to help us provide you with a better user experience. Information supplied by cookies helps us understand how our visitors use the website so that we can improve how we present our content to you. They also allow us to test different design ideas for particular pages, such as The Coloring In Department homepage. We generally contract with independent measurement and research companies to perform these services for us, and when this is the case, these cookies may be set by a third party company (third party cookies).

Third party cookies are identified in the list below, and mentioned above as “Strictly” necessary together with information as to how you can opt out of receiving them. The list below also includes some first-party performance cookies, which are used to improve the use of our third party systems. By default, the first party cookies are persistent and used for visitor identification. Alternatively, any first party cookie may be session-limited (time limited) and used only for visit identification, or turned off. You can opt out of all of these above.