I. What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful and relevant to you.
When a user accesses and utilizes the TIDWIT network, we may place a number of cookies files in their web browser. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user.
- Single-Session (also known as Session ID) cookies: Session ID cookies are temporary, meaning once a user closes the browser, the cookie simply terminates. By setting this type of cookie on our site, users would not have to log in a password more than once, for example when moving between site pages, thereby saving the user time while on our site. If users opt to reject or delete this cookie, they may still use our site, but it could render the site inefficient for their use.
- Essential cookies: We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Cookies likely to be deemed essential are those used for the shopping basket and checkout procedures, those that provide security for e-commerce services and those that help ensure that your page loads quickly by distributing the workload. This cookie cannot be turned off, if the relevant function is being used as it would jeopardize the network and the user’s security.
- Multi-session (Persistent cookies): Multi-session cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our network. Cookies may be tied to a user’s personal identity information, location, and site activity; however, we only share a user’s specific profile and PII with the specific instances that they registered for. We only share user profiles in statistically aggregated and unidentifiable forms to any other third party. This cookie can be deleted.
III. Third-party cookies
In addition to our own cookies, and while less common, we may also use various third-parties’ cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver targeted content on and through the Service, and so on. An example of such cookies includes Google Analytics cookies that gather aggregated site data. Generally, these cookies do NOT collect any personally identifiable information.
IV. How do I detect TidWiT’s cookies?
If you want to find out exactly what cookies TIDWIT’s Network or sites serve, there are a number of cookie audit tools that allow you to do this. Firefox has an extension called View Cookies, but there are other tools including the Attacat Chrome extension, Trust-e’s cookie tracker and Tagcert. It’s worth clearing your browser cookies before you do this. Remember that not all cookies are bad cookies—some of them as mentioned above may be “Essential” (see above).
V. What are your choices regarding cookies?
TIDWIT allows you to either ACCEPT or REJECT Cookies. Please note, however, that if you REJECT cookies or ACCEPT and then delete them, you might NOT be able to use all of the features the TIDWIT Network offers, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
VI. How do I turn-off or delete cookies that I have already accepted?
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings; and it is possible to delete TIDWIT network or site cookies from your browser. You can usually find these settings in the “Settings” or “Advanced Settings” or ‘’Preferences’’ menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.
If you’d like to delete TIDWIT cookies or instruct your web browser to refuse TIDWIT cookies, please visit the “Settings” page of your specific web browser. Once in “Settings”, go to “Advanced Settings” where you can search for TIDWIT or tidwit.com or *.ontidwit domain (where * would be the subdomain). When the listed site appears, click to expand to see the specific cookies. Once they appear, you may delete the cookies. If you would like to delete Google Analytics cookies, please replace the search with “Google”.
However, as stated prior, please keep in mind that we cannot tell if you are signed in without using cookies, so you would not be able to access some functionality, or content on the TIDWIT network, or be able to engage with the community and post comments.
VII. Where can you find more information about cookies?
You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:
- All About Cookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org
- United states Federal Trade Commission: https://www.ftc.gov/site-information/privacy-policy/internet-cookies
- European Union Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm
VIII. Contacting TidWiT
If users have any questions or suggestions regarding TIDWIT’s Cookies Policy, please contact us at:
- 11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 805
- Reston VA 20190, USA
- Tel. +1.703.761.7600
- Customer Service: customerservice at tidwit.com
- Legal: legal at tidwit.com
- Web site URL www.tidwit.com