What are cookies?
A cookie is a piece of information contained in a very small text file that is stored in your Internet browser or elsewhere on your hard drive. Cookies allow a website to identify a user’s device whenever that user returns to the website and are commonly used in order to make websites work more efficiently and enrich the user experience, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Hybridgolfclubs.net’s use of web beacons
Hybridgolfclubs.net may also use tracking technologies called web beacons to collect information about your visit to Hybridgolfclubs.net sites. These are small images embedded in web content and HTML-formatted email messages and are ordinarily not visible to users. Like cookies, this technology enables us to track pages and content accessed and viewed by users on Hybridgolfclubs.net sites. Also, when we send HTML-formatted (as opposed to plain text) emails to our users, this technology may be embedded in such emails. Using web beacons allows us to determine whether emails have been opened or links were accessed, and identify aggregate trends, individual usage, and generate statistics about how our site is used. This enables us to provide our users with more relevant content or additional information about our services.
Web beacons are often used in combination with cookies; however unlike cookies, web beacons cannot be declined when delivered via a regular web page. However, they can be refused when delivered via email. If you do not wish to receive this technology via email, configure your email software to disable HTML images or refuse HTML emails (selecting the option for text only viewing). Setting your browser to decline cookies or to prompt you for an opt-in response before cookies are set will also reduce web beacons’ functionality.
The main cookies set by Hybridgolfclubs.net websites:
Analytics Cookies – These cookies are used to estimate our audience, identify usage patterns, and speed up searches.
Google Analytics Cookies – These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Session Cookies – These cookies are used to maintain your transaction. Generally your session cookies expire when your browser is closed. The use of the session cookies reduces the need for Hybridgolfclubs.net to transfer your information over the Internet.
Web Beacons – Web beacons are clear picture files (clear .gif files) that allow Hybridgolfclubs.net to track user interactions. Hybridgolfclubs.net may use web beacons in e-mail messages or newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened or links were accessed. They also allow Hybridgolfclubs.net to track customer actions on hybridgolfclubs.net in order to tailor our services to you. Customized content is influenced by your interaction with Hybridgolfclubs.net, including the pages viewed, offers that you show an interest in, and responses provided to survey questions.
Functionality Cookies – These cookies are used to recognize repeat visitors to the site and allow the website to remember the choices you make (such as user name, language or the region you are in). They are often used to record specific browsing information (including the way you arrive on the site, the pages you view, options you select, information you enter and the path you take through the site) against an individual customer profile.
Third-Party Cookies – We have also developed relationships with carefully selected and monitored partners to assist in the delivery of a quality website. Some of these partners may set cookies during your visit to track the performance of marketing campaigns and/or meet contractual obligations with Hybridgolfclubs.net. While these cookies do not store any personal details relating to you, we do not have access or control over the cookies and similar technologies that our partners use.
Tracking Cookies – Cookies are used by these partners to track the performance of recruitment marketing campaigns.
How to control cookies
You can control acceptance of cookies by modifying your Internet browser preferences. You have the ability to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. Please note that, if you choose to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or part of our site and may be unable to use those services or engage in activities that require the placement of cookies.
To disable cookies:
If you are using Internet Explorer 8.0+:
Go to “Tools” in the menu bar and then click on “Internet Options”
Click on “Privacy” Tab on top
Move the slider up to the “Block all the Cookies” setting
If you are using Firefox 4.0+:
Go to “Tools” in the menu bar
Click on “Options”
Click on “Privacy Tab”
Disable the box that says “Tell websites I do not want to be tracked”
If you are using Google Chrome:
Go to “Tools Menu”
Click on “Settings”
Click on “Advanced Settings”
Click on “Privacy/Content Settings”
“Cookies” should be selected. Once done select “Block third party cookies and site data”
If you are using Safari 5.0:
Choose Safari > Preferences and click “Security.”
In the “Accept Cookies” section, specify if and when Safari should accept cookies from websites. To see an explanation of the options, click the Help button (looks like a question mark). If you have set Safari to block cookies, you may need to temporarily accept cookies to open a page. Repeat the above steps, selecting Always. When you’re done with the page, turn off cookies again and remove the page’s cookies.