My website is setup to be viewed in Canada only. Visitors from Southern Mississauga is all I want. I block all other countries but Canada as it is not for anywhere else in the world. I have gone to great lengths to ensure this. I have a very good firewall setup. Therefore, because my website is not seen in Europe. I do not have to follow the GDPR Guidelines.
General Data Protection Regulation
The GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation was passed by a European Union of countries in 2016, setting up new rules for how companies with websites manage and share personal data. The advertising industry was collecting and sharing data with little to no restrictions prior to the guidelines. That meant rewriting the rules of how ads are targeted online.
Many websites that you come across show you their cookie law compliance status.
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Within the browsers of Firefox, Chrome, and Opera there are settings to choose whether to allow cookies or not. Users understand that they have an option to turn off cookies in their browser. If you have opted to accept cookies they will be taking info for your visit.
If you browse websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each individual device.
Although some cookies can be blocked with little impact on your experience of a website, blocking all cookies may mean you are unable to access certain features and content across the sites you visit.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on your device when you visit, typically containing information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the site to recognise your web browser when you return, additional data that serves the purpose of the cookie, and the lifespan of the cookie itself.
Cookies are used to enable certain features (eg. logging in), to track site usage (eg. analytics), to store your user settings (eg. timezone, notification preferences), and to personalise your content (eg. advertising, language).
Cookies set by the website you are visiting are normally referred to as “first-party cookies”, and typically only track your activity on that particular site. Cookies set by other sites and companies (ie. third parties) are called “third-party cookies”, and can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.
Essential cookies are crucial to your experience of a website, enabling core features like user logins, account management, shopping carts and payment processing. We could use essential cookies to enable certain functions on our website. However you do not log into our website, nor do you shop or pay for anything. All you do is complete my contact page. There is no cookie for that.
Performance cookies are used in the tracking of how you use a website during your visit, without collecting personal information about you. Typically, this information is anonymous and aggregated with information tracked across all site users, to help companies understand visitor usage patterns, identify and diagnose problems or errors their users may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in improving their audience’s overall website experience. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. We use performance cookies on our site.
These cookies are installed by Google Analytics. Their cookie is used to calculate visitor, and how long they stay at the website, and keep track of your time with the others pages. and time on the website. this for the developer to possibly improve the website. site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
Functionality cookies are used in collecting information about your device and any settings you may configure on the website you’re visiting (like language and timezone settings). With this information, websites can provide you with customised, enhanced or optimised content and services. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party service. We do not use this type of cookie on our site.
Targeting/advertising cookies are used in determining what promotional content is more relevant and appropriate to you and your interests. Websites may use them to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. This helps companies improve the effectiveness of their campaigns and the quality of content presented to you. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. Targeting/advertising cookies set by third-parties may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. We do not use this type of cookie on our site as we do not show any advertising.
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