First Party Cookies:
Marmosetic Wolves uses Visitor Analytics instead of Google Analytics to track visitor usage. The difference between these two websites is Google tracks clicks while the service we use tracks sessions. This means, we can tell how long someone spent on a page instead of the number of times its link was clicked on.
First Party Cookies are the kind that are only tracked when someone is physically using that website. Once the visitor leaves, the cookies stop being tracked.
Third Party Cookies:
As we use Visitor Analytics in order to view demographics, and this service is separate from our site, the information they have is the information that Marmosetic Wolves can see.
If you’re iffy on having a third-party website being able to view things like what browser, device, how long you’re on our website, what pages are visited, bounce rate, and country you’re from, we don’t blame you. This fact weirds us out, too.
We also use Site Booster, which is a service that allows us to list our website on various search engines. That way, Marmosetic Wolves can be found in multiple places. We are not responsible for the third party cookies.
However, even though we’re not responsible, it’s still important to know that websites such as Facebook, Yahoo!, Bing, and Google are able to track any information they want to based on your use of this site.
It’s important to know that any social media accounts of ours you follow has their own cookies. As we’re not those websites, we don’t know what kind of cookies they use, but this is still something to keep in mind. Understanding how the internet uses the information of who you follow to make suggestions, which seems an awful lot like conditioning is super important.
We need to use these websites, as any other business does, in order to bring traffic to Marmosetic Wolves, but we have no control over their third party servers besides the multimedia and multimedia art that we release.
When purchasing self-published ebooks and art from our website, or directly from our Etsy shop, those cookies will be tracked. We at Marmosetic Wolves have no relation to Etsy.com other than it being where our shop is based. We can view how many views and purchases our shop has had, and how much money our shop has made overall. Other than that, we cannot view any statistics.
This kind is set up with an expiration date in mind, which means they’ll live in your browser memory for a time before scheduled deletion. This type is to keep you logged in. If you don’t like the idea of these cookies being on your computer, we recommend you don’t stay logged in. Even though we can’t view who is logged in when and for how long, your web browser could feed this information to search engines. This is immensely creepy, so definitely spend a little time deciding whether you want that information out there or not.
This type is hugely helpful because it helps our pages to keep your data encrypted and secure. These cookies are actually here to prevent any client scripts from accessing your information. They also help protect against XSS attacks, which are basically information-stealers.
Please keep in mind that HTTP Cookies don’t do their jobs unless the website is typed in or bookmarked with HTTP in the title. Even if it disappears when it;s clicked or after you’re on the website, if you saved it or typed it in that way, it’s there. Marmosetic Wolves is an HTTP website because, as internet users, the idea of our information not being private freaks us out. As an internet company, we have ghosts and most of them are embarrassing, like Helena Ortiz’s fan fiction on AO3.
More Cookie Basics:
There are differences between people’s perception of what cookies are, and what they are. These are not viruses. They’re not a chocolate chip cookie carrying that smidgen of nuts to give you hives. They’re plain-text files that cannot be executed or replicated without someone acting on them, which means they’re a lot more like a recipe or an ingredient than an allergy or virus-causing baked good.
How To Delete And-Or Control Cookies:
Lastly, we’re going to tell you how we delete cookies when we’re visiting a website on a personal level, and how you can, too.
In your browser, whether it’s Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Vivaldi, or any number of applications, there’s usually a Privacy or Privacy & Cookies page in your settings. This page should have a button clearly marked ‘delete cookies’.
It probably also has a check-box or bubble for opting against all cookies from every website. If you’re scared of being tracked by anyone, definitely keep this box checked.
The final important piece of information is to know that under advanced settings, there are many browsers that have a place where you can add specific websites that can track you using cookies. If you decide to use this function, please add us. You don’t have to. We’re basically asking you to let us view our demographics, which we realize is like stalking, so it may be like us asking if we can internet stalk you.
Please feel free to give us a big, fat NO on that.
But, we will never track an IP Address, nor do we store them. Before we were given the ability to reject IP Address-storing, we did. Now, we don’t, and we never will again.
Okay, I think that's it.
Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2020