May 11, 2012

Typepad And Cookies

A browser cookie is a small amount of data sent to your browser and stored on your computer. Typepad utilizes cookies to optimize your experience when using the application.

When working within the Typepad application, cookies need to be enabled in your browser to utilize all the features of the application. Visitors to your blog, however, do not need to have cookies enabled in their browser.

If you are encountering issues with Typepad specific to your browser, we recommend clearing the cookies in your browser. A corrupt cookie in your browser can cause problems, and clearing your browser's cookies will allow Typepad to set new cookies on your next visit.

More details on Typepad and cookies can be found in the privacy policy. The portion of the policy related to cookies is included below.

4. Cookies, Web Beacons and Scripts

4.1 Typepad and third parties such as advertisers, third party advertising networks, third-party advertising serving companies, Typepad's business partners, vendors and service providers may identify users and record user activity through technologies such as "cookies", "Web beacons" and "scripts".

4.2 A "cookie" is a small amount of data, which typically includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer's hard drive when you view a Web page, an advertisement, a video or other types of content. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies or notify you when a cookie is set. If you reject all cookies, or specifically reject cookies set by Typepad, you may not be able to take full advantage of features of Typepad's Sites, Services and Software that require you to be signed in to your account or otherwise identify yourself.

4.3 Typepad may set and access cookies on your computer through Typepad's Sites, Services and Software, through third party Web sites or through our emails and newsletters. Typepad uses cookies for a number of purposes, including to:

Identify you as an account holder.

Require you to re-enter your password after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account contents.

Keep track of preferences you specify while you are using Typepad's Sites, Services and Software.

Estimate and report our total audience size and traffic.

Conduct research to improve Typepad's Sites, Services and Software.

4.4 A "Web beacon" is an electronic file that signals when a Web page, an advertisement, a video or other types of content, an email or a newsletter has been viewed. Typepad may use Web beacons on Typepad's Sites, Services and Software, on third party Web sites or in our emails and newsletters. Typepad uses Web beacons for a number of purposes, including to:

Count visitors to Web sites.

Recognize and access cookies.

Record page view information.

Record the Internet protocol address of the computer that downloads a Web beacon.

Record the type of browser used to view a page where a Web beacon is placed.

Track of the delivery, viewing and responses to emails and newsletters.

Estimate and report our total audience size and traffic.

Conduct research to improve Typepad's Sites, Services and Software.

4.5 A "script" is a short section of computer code included in a Web page or other content that can be used to set and access a cookie on your computer's hard drive and to record your activity on a Web site. Typepad may use scripts on Typepad's Sites, Services and Software, on third party Web sites or in our emails and newsletters. Typepad uses scripts for a number of purposes, including to:

Track the performance of advertising campaigns.

Identify sources of traffic to Typepad's Sites, Services and Software.

Count the number of "clicks" on a link in a Web page, advertisement, email or newsletter.

Follow the distribution of content.

Measure patterns of activity on Typepad's Sites, Services and Software such as usage by date, time and geographic location.

Estimate and report our total audience size and traffic.

Conduct research to improve Typepad's Sites, Services and Software.

4.6 Third parties may set and access their own cookies, use their own Web beacons and use their own scripts on and through Typepad's Sites, Services and Software, on and through third party Web sites or in and through our emails and newsletters. How other companies use their own cookies, Web beacons and scripts and the information they gather is subject to those companies' own privacy policies, not this Privacy Policy.

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