What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile device ,referred to here as a "device", browser from a website's server and is stored on your device's hard drive. Each website, or third party service provider used by the website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but, to protect your privacy, your browser only permits a website or third party service provider to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites or other third party service providers. A cookie will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
What is a browser?
A browser is an application that allows you to surf the internet. The most common browsers are Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari.
Most browsers are secure and offer quick and easy ways to delete information like cookies. Please see the section below:Change your Browser Settings
What do cookies do?
Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor the websites to your interests. Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyze your use of our websites and help us to provide you with a better user experience. For example, you may choose to personalize the content of a website in order to see the latest news and weather for your region. In order to do this, a cookie is placed on your device to remember where you live so that we deliver the information that has been requested by you. This is a prime example of how cookies are used to improve your experience of a website.
Change your Browser Settings
You can choose how cookies are handled by your device via your browser settings. The most popular browsers allow users to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or to not receive cookies at any time. If you choose not to receive cookies at any time, the website may not function properly and certain services will not be provided, spoiling your experience of the website. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Types of Cookie
First Party Cookies
First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.
Third Party Cookies
Third party cookies are set by other organizations that we use for different services. For example, Disney Collectors Club uses external monitoring services and these suppliers may set cookies on Disney Collectors Club’s behalf in order to report what’s popular and what’s not. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr and these sites may set their own cookies.
Session Cookies are stored only for the duration of your visit to a website and these are deleted from your device when your browsing session ends.
This type of cookie is saved on your device for a fixed period. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one usage session. For example, if you have asked us to remember preferences like your location or your username.
Many websites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video and game content to their users. Adobe utilize their own cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Playerfor similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking users.
Flash Cookies work in a different way to web browser cookies; rather than having individual cookies for particular jobs, a website is restricted to storing all data in one cookie. You can control how much data, if any, may be stored in that cookie but you cannot choose what type of information is allowed to be stored. You can manage which websites can store information in Flash cookies on your device via the website storage settings panel on the Adobe website.
Web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags and web bugs
These are all terms used to describe a particular form of technology implemented by many websites in order to help them to analyze how their site is being used and, in turn, to improve your experience of their site. They may also be used to target any advertising being served on the web page you are viewing. A web beacon (or similar) usually takes the form of a small, transparent image, which is embedded in a web page or an email. They are used in conjunction with cookies and send information such as your IP address, when you viewed the page or email, from what device and your (broad) location.
To record what people like and don’t like on the website and the popularity of various elements of the website so that we can ensure that it works properly at points of high usage. Disney Collectors Club.com also uses a number of independent measurement, advertising and research companies. They gather information regarding the visitors to Disney Collectors Club on our behalf using cookies, log file data and code which is embedded on our website. Disney Collectors club uses this type of information to help improve the services it provides to its users.
What is Behavioural Marketing?
We may then display advertisements on the site which we believe people in your market segment will find relevant. We consider that this makes the advertising more interesting and useful to you, and also helps us increase the value we get out of the site and from our advertisers, and therefore ultimately gives us a greater ability to invest in great content for the benefit of all our users.
It is important to note that at no time will we or our service providers attempt to identify you individually, and at no time do we know who you are or what pages you individually have been looking at .We simply aggregate the relevant information to create the market segments of groups of people. We will at all times seek to comply with the regulatory framework applicable to onsite behavioural targeting technology in our implementation of it. Our "onsite behavioural marketing" functionality is different from other forms of behavioural targeting in that we only look at your journey across our website.We do not use or share data with any other websites.
Cookies we set on our site
lpCookie. This is used to ensure that sign-in and sign-out works across the various applications that make up Disney Collectors Club (eg: Groups, Disney Collectors club forum, Destinations). For example, if you have signed-in and move from Disney Collectors Club store to the Disney Collectors Club blog or forum, you do not need to sign-in again. Similarly, once you have signed out, you have signed out of all sections of the site.
Cookies set on our site by our commercial service providers
Some of the advertisers on our site may serve content and advertisements that place or recognize cookies on your browser.
It is important to note that at no time will we or our service providers attempt to identify you individually, and at no time do we know who you are or what pages you individually have been looking at - we simply aggregate the relevant information to create the market segments of groups of people. Also, this "onsite behavioural targeting" functionality is different from other forms of behavioural targeting in that we will only look at your journey across our websites.
Website Statistics Omniture
Omniture (Omniture SiteCatalyst) provides anonymous statistical information for us. They process IP addresses and information from other cookies used on our sites so we know how many page views we have, how many users we have, what browsers they are using (so we can target our resources in the right way to maximise compatibility for the majority of our users) and, in some cases, in which country, city or region they are located.
Specifically, SiteCatalyst uses three cookies per site tracked to accomplish this task. Each cookie starts with a similar name, but has a unique ID assigned to it for each site tracked:
s_vi [ID} - Unique visitor ID time/date stamp
Disney Collectors Club.com advertises DisneyCollectorsClub.com using Google Adwords. A Google cookie is used to enable us to monitor the effectiveness of this advertising by seeing the amount of traffic and conversions (e.g. shop purchases) this advertising generates. These cookies expire after 30 days.
For example, Akamai's service allows us to cache (i.e. keep a copy of) files (images, movies, scripts and the like) at a location near you. This means that rather than every user, worldwide, having to download the entire www.DisneyCollectorsClub.com homepage from our server in Toronto, some of the files which make up the site - usually ones which don't change so often - are held for us on Akamai's servers. Akamai's cookies allow them to redirect the user, transparently and automatically, to the closest and fastest server for them without Akamai's system having to spend time working this out for itself.
Via Facebook Connect you can sign-in to Disney Collectors Club using your Facebook log-in. A Facebook cookie (fbsetting_(ID) is used to remember your Facebook log-in so you do not need to enter these details each time you log-in and updating your settings.
Advertising Network Bodies
Auditing our Websites
On a quarterly basis, we conduct an audit of all cookies being used across the website portfolio.
Please contact us by email if you have any questions : firstname.lastname@example.org or if you would like more information on the cookies that we use and their purposes, write to us at:
Disney Collectors Club
65 Cedar Pointe Drive Suite 255
L4N 9R3, Canada