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Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy

Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy

Thank you for choosing TerraShops!

TerraShops uses cookies and similar technologies in protecting and improving our platform. This Policy describes how these technologies are used, and it also tells you about the choices you have regarding our collection of cookies.

Cookies are tiny pieces of data sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is saved in your web browser and assists us in recognizing you and making your next visit easier and the Service experience even better for you.

                    

Cookies can come in the form of "persistent" or "session" cookies. Session cookies expire when you close your browser, while persistent cookies stay active on your device even after you have closed the browser and are available to be used when next you visit our platform.

                    

We also use other technologies with similar functionality to cookies, examples are web beacons, pixels, mobile identifiers, and tracking URLs, to obtain Log Data.

                    

Why we use Cookies

- To facilitate your use of the TerraShops Services or Platform.          

- To bring relevant and informative advertisements to you.           

- To monitor the effectiveness and performance of our platform and our advertisements.                

- To enforce legal agreements that govern use of the TerraShops Platform.                

- To enable us to detect and prevent fraud and to provide a safe and trusted environment for you.

- For research and regulatory compliance.

- To recognize your logged-in state on TerraShops.                      

- To understand what purchases members and visitors are interested in, to makeTerraShops Sites function properly for you.              

- To help your browsing experience and use of the Site, Services, and Apps feel more personalized.               

- To remember your account and preferences over time, such as keeping you logged in when returning to TerraShops.                    

- To ensure that TerraShops works properly for visitors and members, such as maintaining the security, safety, and integrity of the Site.                     

- To interact with social networks – such as sharing content with the social network, logging in with the social network, and other features you employ with the social network, or that are allowed in the social network’s privacy policy.                     

- To help understand (Using google analytics) how TerraShops is used by its community. For some of the advertising features listed below, like retargeting, data from Google Analytics may be combined with TerraShops first-party data and third-party cookies (like Google’s advertising cookies) as permitted by Google’s and TerraShops respective policies. To see how to opt-out of Google Analytics Advertising Features, see Managing your Cookie Technology Preferences at the bottom of this policy. The Site also employs Facebook App Events SDKs for analytics in the Apps in a similar fashion, subject to your Opt-Out.                        

To facilitate Marketing Services. TerraShops partners with third-party service providers that may use various Cookie Technologies to permit us and them to learn about which ads you see and click when you visit TerraShops, the Apps, and affiliated sites or to show you ads on and off TerraShops. These may include things such as: Frequency capping, which limits the number of times a user’s browser or mobile device displays the same ad and attribution tracking, which estimates which advertising or marketing source brought someone to TerraShops.
 
                        

How We Use Cookies               

When you visit our website or platform, we place cookies on your device. Cookies are small text files that websites send to your internet enabled device which identify your browser and store information or settings in your browser. They assist us in identifying you whenever you return to our website thereby assisting us in providing a customized user experience to suit your needs. Cookies are also useful in detection of fraud and other criminal activities in connection with the use of our website.

You can choose to stop having cookies and other data collection technologies on your device by changing the settings in your browser. Please note that if you decide to remove or reject cookies, it could significantly change the features and availability of our website or the Services.

              

Flash Cookies

At TerraShops, we may use flash cookies (also known as Local Stored Objects) in personalizing and improving your experience on our website. A flash cookie is a tiny data file placed on a n internet enabled device using Adobe Flash Technology. This Technology facilitates the display of content like animations and video clips.                  

If you wish to manage Flash cookies, kindly visit Adobe’s website http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html. Please bear in mind that if you disable flash cookies, you may not have access to certain stuff and features on our platform.

 

Pixel Tags and Web Beacons

Pixel tags and web beacons are small images and tiny blocks of code placed on websites, ads or in emails that lets us know if you performed a particular action. For example, when you open an email or access a webpage on our site, these tools tell us exactly what you have done.

  

Server Logs and Other Technologies

We collect a variety of information types from server logs and other technologies. For instance, we collect information about the device you use to visit our website, the type of operating system on your device, the kind of browser you’re using, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. Our server logs also record the IP address of your internet surfing device. An IP address is a special identifier that devices require to identify and communicate with each other via the Internet. We may also collect information about the website you visited before you moved to our website and the website you visit after leaving our site. These tools help us provide a hitch-free experience for you on our platform and to efficiently deliver our services to you.

                    

Device Information

TerraShops may use device-related information to authenticate users. For instance, we may use your IP address, browser data, or other information provided by your browser or device to identify the device being used to access our platform. We may also use these device-related techniques for associating you with different devices that you may use to access our content including for fraud-protection purposes and to better target advertising.

                    

Third Parties

We may permit our business partners to place these technologies on our platform. They do this to help us analyze how you use our Platform, market and advertise services to you and assist us in fraud prevention.                    

Bear in mind that third parties may also use these technologies to send ads to you that are very likely going to be of interest to you.

                    

Managing Cookie Preferences

Cookies are usually accepted automatically. However, you may choose to modify these settings to reject cookies by doing so through your browser settings. Please note that flash cookies work differently than browser cookies, therefore to learn how to manage them, visit the Adobe website  https://www.adobe.com/  and make the necessary changes at the Global Privacy Settings Panel http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager02.html.                

Remember that if you do not want to accept cookies or you wish to clear them, certain features of our platform may be limited or unavailable.

                    

Opt-out of Third-Party Networks

In the event that you do not want to have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based advertisements, you may decline to receive interest based ads through TrustE/TrustArc’s https://preferences-mgr.truste.com/ (or if you are located in the European Union click Here https://www.youronlinechoices.eu/). Bear in mind that this does not prevent you from being served advertisements. You will continue to receive generic advertisements. However, if you reject or block all cookies in your browser settings, you will not be able to use the full function of the TerraShops website/platform.                    

Find out more information about managing your preferences for ads online, particularly for many third-party advertising networks, through resources made available by the Digital Advertising Alliance at https://www.aboutads.info or the Network Advertising Initiative at https://optout.networkadvertising.org.

                    

Google Analytics Opt-out

For Google Analytics Advertising Features, you can opt-out https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en through Google Ads Settings, https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (for example, the NAI’s consumer opt-out listed above). Google also provides a Google Analytics opt-out plug-in https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ for the web.

                    

 

 

 

Third-Party Tools

Various third parties provide browser plug-ins and apps that can help provide you information on and limit or block third-party cookies, web beacons, and some Javascript-based technologies. TerraShops cannot vouch for the efficacy of a particular third-party product, but popular products that provide these privacy enhancements include Ghostery https://www.ghostery.com/ and AdBlock Plus https://adblockplus.org/.

                

Social media platforms like Google and Facebook provide tools that can be used in controlling the use of advertising on their respective platforms, including advertising on and with TerraShops. Check your account settings for more info on the respective platforms, including in Google’s Privacy Center and in Facebook’s Ad Settings.

                    

Mobile and Third Party Device Opt-out

If you make use of TerraShops through the Apps, you may also control interest-based advertising on an iOS or Android device by selecting the “Limit Ad Tracking” option in the privacy section of the Settings App on iOS or via advertising preferences on Android-based devices (usually in the Google Settings app). Note that this will not stop you from seeing advertisements but will limit the use of device advertising identifiers to personalize ads based on your interests.

                    

Talk to Us

If you have questions about the use of Cookie Technologies at TerraShops, contact us via [email protected].

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