Cookie Policy

Introduction

To make this website work properly, and to provide the most relevant products and services to our site visitors, we place small data files called cookies on your device.  This policy provides you with information about cookies and how to control them for this website.  This cookie statement is and will be treated as part of our Terms of Service and is automatically incorporated therein.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website.  Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie, to develop a record of the user’s online activity.  Cookies on this site may be delivered in a first party (set by the Main Street Data Corp website) or third party (set by another website) context for purposes such as advertising, interactive content and analytics and may also be set in association with emails you receive from us. Cookies help us understand your experience when using the website.  They also help us understand how people use our site so that we can better serve our site users.

Cookies Used on this Site

  1. Essential Cookies. Essential cookies are required so that you can navigate on a website and use its features. Without these cookies, functionalities cannot be ensured, for example that actions performed during a visit (e.g. text input) are preserved, also when navigating between individual pages of the website.
  2. Performance Cookies. Performance cookies collect information on how a website is used – for example which pages a visitor opens most frequently and whether they receive error messages from a page. These cookies do not save any information that permits identification of the user. The collected information will be aggregated and thus will be analyzed in a non-attributable way to a specific person. These cookies are used exclusively to improve the performance of a website and thus the user experience. 
  3. Functional Cookies. Functional cookies enable a website to save details that have already been provided (e.g. user name, language,  choices or your location) and offer the user improved, more personal functions. Functional cookies are used, for example, to enable requested functions such as the playback of videos. These cookies collect anonymized information; they cannot track your movement on other websites.
  4. Analytic and Marketing Cookies. We use third party providers, such as MailChimp and Google Analytics, and our own cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website.  These cookies collect information in the aggregate to give us insight into how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are or to help us customize our website and applications for you in order to enhance your experience.  Cookies for marketing purposes are used to extract advertisements that are relevant to specific users and adapted to their interests. They are also used to limit the frequency of appearance of an advertisement and to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They register whether you have visited a website or not. This information can be shared with third parties, for example advertisers. Cookies to improve target group contact and advertising are often linked with page functionalities of third parties.

Third Party Websites’ Cookies

Third party cookies are cookies set by someone other than the website owner for purposes such as collecting information on user behavior, demographics, or personalized marketing.  If we have a relationship with a third party and you are directed to them from our website and leave our website, we do not have control over the placement of cookies by other websites once you leave our website.

How to Delete Cookies

Many of the cookies used on our website and through emails can be enabled or disabled through your browser.  To disable cookies through your browser, follow the instructions usually located within the “Help,” “Tools,” or “Edit” menu in your browser.  If you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on our website.

Cookies that Have Been Set in the Past

Collection of your data from our analytics cookies can be disabled.  If cookies are disabled, the information collected prior to the preference change may still be used. However, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information from your user experience.

Updates to Cookie Statement

We may update this cookie statement from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.  Please therefor revisit this cookie statement regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

Updated on 2-14-2020

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