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Packagecloud Cookie Policy

This Cookie Statement explains how Packagecloud, INC dba packagecloud.io (”packagecloud”, “we”, “us”, and “ours”) use cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our websites (”Websites”). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

In some cases we may use cookies to collect personal information, or information that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information. In such cases our Privacy Policy will apply in addition to this Cookie Statement.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners as part of how their websites work, or to make them work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information based on how the websites are used.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, packagecloud) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, embedded content, and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer when it visits any of the websites that use the third party features or functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How we use cookies

We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Websites. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for analytics, and other purposes. This is described in more detail below:

Account related cookies: If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general user administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out, however in specific cases some may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

Login related cookies: We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this state as you browse through our website. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are normally cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

Site preferences cookies: In order to provide you with a good experience on our site, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site behaves when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we use cookies as storage of this data, so that this can be recalled whenever you interact with a page that is affected by your preferences.

Web beacons: We may also use small pieces of software code called “web beacons” to collect anonymous and aggregate advertising matrix, such as counting page views, promotion views, or advertising responses. A web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel or clear GIF. Web beacons can recognise certain types of information on users computer, such as a user’s Cookie number, time and date of a page view, and description of the page where the web beacon is placed. You may render some web beacons unusable if you choose to reject their associated cookies. These web beacons may also be used to set cookies that conform with our Cookie Statement.

Third party cookies

In specific cases we use cookies provided by third parties we trust. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site:

Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how much time you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we may improve the site for you.

From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, we may use cookies to track and understand which improvements our users appreciate the most, while ensuring you receive a consistent experience.

As we sell services, we use cookies to track how many of the visitors to our site eventually make a purchase. This is important for us to understand, so we know what is valuable and useful to our users, and we can make good business projections that allow us to manage our advertising and servicing costs that ensure the best possible price.

How can I control cookies?

You can set or amend your web browser settings to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser settings vary among the different browsers, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

Please be aware that if you do not configure your browser, most are configured by default to accept cookies provided by this website. If you continue browsing our Websites, then you consent to the use of cookies in conformity with this Cookie Statement. You can withdraw your permission at any time by amending your browser’s cookie settings.

More information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you, and as was previously mentioned, if there is something that you are not sure whether you need or not, it’s normally safe to leave cookies enabled.

If you are still looking for more information, you can contact us at support@packagecloud.io.