What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that
are stored on your computer or other device when websites are
loaded in a browser. They are widely used to 'remember' you and
your preferences, either for a single visit (through a 'session
cookie') or for multiple repeat visits (using a 'persistent
cookie'). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for
visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing
users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by
the site that you are visiting (known as 'first party
cookies'), or by other websites who serve up content on that
site ('third party cookies').
Cookies and POPisms.com
a variety of different purposes. These include those that are
necessary for technical reasons, and those that enable a
personalized experience for visitors and registered users.
Certain third party services used by POPisms.com may also
attempt to set third party cookies. These include cookies set
by advertisers, analytics services, and social networking sites
Some of these cookies may be set or updated when a page is
loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action, such as
clicking the 'like' or 'follow' button on a post. Some cookies
are only set if a visitor is a registered POPisms.com user,
while others are set for all visitors upon certain actions.
Web beacons and other tracking technologies
Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other
tracking technologies such as 'web beacons'. These are
typically small transparent images that provide us with
statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often
used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on
your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable
cookies, the web beacons may still load, but their
functionality will be restricted.