Cookies

Use of cookies and similar technologies

Moonshine News Privacy Centre/

Last updated: July 1, 2016

Cookies

Cookies are small text files stored on your browser when you use websites and applications. You can control how websites use cookies by configuring the privacy settings within your browser (please refer to your browser’s help function to learn more about cookie controls). Note that if you disable cookies entirely, Moonshine News website may not function properly.

Moonshine News and the companies that help us run our business use cookies in several ways, such as:

  • Authenticating and identifying you on our websites and applications so we can provide you the services you requested.
  • Keeping track of information you have provided to us — for example, keeping items in your shopping cart as you browse the Moonshine Store
  • To provide you the Moonshine News websites and applications that you use.
  • Remembering your preferences or where you left off in your use of a Moonshine News website or application.
  • Measuring your use of Moonshine News websites and applications so that we can improve them, tailor our websites and online services to your likely interests, and conduct market research (learn more or opt out).
  • Understanding your likely interests so we can provide you more relevant Moonshine News ads and content on non-Moonshine News websites and in non-Moonshine News apps.
  • Running the Moonshine News analytics and on-site personalization services, Moonshine News advertising services, and other Moonshine News hosted services that we provide to customers. Our customers use these services to measure your use of their websites or tailor their websites or online ads for you.

Learn more about cookies from the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

Similar technologies to Cookies

Technically speaking, cookies are called “HTTP cookies.” There are other technologies that can be used for similar purposes, such as HTML5 Local Storage and local shared objects (LSOs). LSOs are used by the authors of files that are read by Adobe® Flash® Player and the websites hosting those files. We may use HTML5 Local Storage, LSOs, and similar technologies for authenticating you, keeping track of information you have provided to us, and remembering your preferences (see bullet points above). When you are using a Moonshine News application offline, we may store information related to how you used that application on your device and then transfer it to our servers the next time you connect online to our service.

Web beacons and embedded scripts

Web beacons and embedded scripts are other technologies that we use in our websites and applications, as well as in some of our emails and ads.

Web beacons (or “tags”) are bits of programming code included in web pages, emails, and ads that notify Moonshine News (or the companies that help us run our business) when those web pages, emails, or ads have been viewed or clicked on.

Embedded scripts are bits of programming code included within some of our web pages that measure how you use those web pages, such as which links you click. We use this information to improve our websites and online services, tailor our websites and online services to your likely interests, and conduct market research. You may be able to turn off scripting functionality, such as JavaScript, within your browser (please refer to your browser’s help function). Note that if you disable scripting functionality, some Moonshine News websites and applications may not function properly.

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