What is a “Cookie?”
A cookie is essentially a very small file sent by web servers to a web browser where the file is stored. Cookies are typically a very small text document that often includes an anonymous unique identifier to identify you when you use and return to our site. When you visit a Web site, that site’s computer asks your computer or device for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each unique website on the internet can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences are set allow it. However, in order to protect your privacy, your browser only allows a web site to request and access it’s own cookies it has already sent to you and not the cookies that were by other sites.
A cookie is used to send information from a visitor or internet user’s device back to the web server. This allows the site or server to identify and track web browsers.
There are typically two major types of internet cookies: session and persistent. Session cookies are automatically deleted and removed from your computer or device when you close your web browser. Persistent cookies on the other hand remain on your computer or device until they are deleted or reach their pre-defined expiration date.
Cookies on XboxOneGifts.com
- To analyze how visitors use and interact with our site.
- To offer convenient features such as recognizing returning and registered users and offer services such as allowing return visitors to remain logged in, recognizing their username, managing a content submission form, contact form etc.
- To track sales of products for which we are affiliate marketers. We typically earn a small commission on products sold through the affiliate links on our site. This revenue allows us to cover our hosting costs, advertising fees and otherwise administer the site. Tracking cookies used by our affiliate marketing networks we work with allow these networks to track and credit sales generated via our site in order to credit us for our commission.
Most browsers allow users to refuse to accept cookies. Please consult with the instructions for, or developer of, your specific web browser for detailed instructions on how to access and edit cookie settings for your specific browser.
IP addresses are used by your computer or device each and every time you connect to the Internet. An IP address is a unique number to identify your computer on a network and the internet. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web host server and marketing partners as part of demographic and profile data for the purposes of analysis. IP address collection also allows us to fight comment spam.
If you choose to correspond with us via email, we may choose to retain the content of email messages together with your email address and a copy of any of our responses. We provide the same privacy protection for these e-mails as we do in the maintenance of information received online, mail and telephone.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use any personal information collected or accessed only for the purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service and making other items and services available and accessible to our customers and prospective customers.
XboxOneGifts.com will not voluntarily obtain personally identifying information about you while visiting our site, unless you choose to voluntarily provide such information to us. Any personal or private information collected will not be sold or otherwise transferred to third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.
Be advised we may disclose information when we are legally compelled or required to do so, or when we require the disclosure for the protection and preservation of our legal rights.
Children or minors are typically not eligible to use our web site and services. If you are a minor, you may use this site only in conjunction with the explicit permission and guidance of a parent or legal guardian.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
Please remember, email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we respectfully request you do not send any private or confidential information to us by email. Any transmission of confidential or private information will be done at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our Web site may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information or financial information should never be transmitted via email.
XboxOneGifts.com may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
For purposes of site stability and security, and to ensure the greatest chance for our website to be available for all, we use software programs to monitor site and network traffic. This is done to identify and handle security threats and unauthorized attempts that may intend to cause harm to our site and visitors.
Required Amazon Associates Disclaimer:
The owner of XboxOneGifts.com and administrator of this site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].