Effective Date: 05/10/2019
Types of Technologies That We Use
Cookies: A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive and stored in your browser’s cache. When you visit our Site, we may send one or more cookies to your computer. A cookie may convey information to us about how you browse our Site.
The cookies we use are considered exempt from such privacy policies as the GDPR because they use anonymized versions of the data we collect about you.
A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site until you choose to delete them, and otherwise typically delete themselves at expiration. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions.
A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser.
A third-party cookie is placed by someone other than Planted Earth™, and may gather browsing activity across multiple websites and across multiple sessions. They are usually a type of persistent cookie and are stored until you delete them or they expire based on the time set in each third-party cookie.
You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of our service may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. For more information about cookies, you may visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
Here’s a description of Planted Earth™’s cookies and their purposes.
Cookie | Purpose
_cfduid | Cloudflare cookie used to enhance security.
_ga | Google Universal Analytics cookie that distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.
_gat | Google Universal Analytics cookie used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
_gid | Google Universal Analytics cookie that stores and updates a unique value for each page visited.
Strictly necessary. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site.
Functionality. These cookies improve the security of our site.
Analytical/performance. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Google Analytics: The Site uses Google Analytics to help understand how our Service is used by its community. See here for how Google uses data when you use our Service and how you may opt out (www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/).
Some third-party service providers may provide information like demographics, cross-device information, or interest categories from a combination of sources that, while not identifying you personally, permit us to provide you with more relevant and useful experience. These technologies can allow a partner to recognize your computer or mobile device each time you visit our Site or other websites and mobile applications based on data like a cookie, your IP address, or device ID, but do not allow access to other personal information from our Site. However, these technologies may allow us or a third party to recognize you, either from a single device or across devices, over time. These third parties are required to follow applicable laws, self-regulatory programs, and our data protection rules where applicable. However, Planted Earth™ does not have control over these third parties, who each have their own privacy policies and privacy practices.
You can find links to their privacy policies below in the “Managing Cookies Technologies” section.
Consent, Contract, and Legitimate Interests in Processing
Certain Cookie Technologies are employed to make the Site function for its intended purpose, and are provided based on contractual necessity based on your agreement with Planted Earth™ to perform the services you have requested. These include the functions strictly necessary to the service noted above.
By choosing to use our Services after having been notified of our use of Cookie Technologies in the ways described in this Policy, and, in applicable jurisdictions, through notice and unambiguous acknowledgement of your consent, you agree to such use.
Managing Cookie Technologies
You have the ability to control the use of certain cookies and similar technologies.
Opt-in and Opt-out on Browsers
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Site.
Google Analytics Opt-out
For Google Analytics Advertising Features, you can opt-out through Google Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (for example, the NAI’s consumer opt-out listed above). You may find out more and opt-out here: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.