Last updated on February 23rd, 2021 at 11:52 am
There’s a lot of stuff to digest here, but you have a right to know what’s happening behind the scenes when you visit FloridaRambler.com.
What Are Cookies
We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored. However, this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser “Help” for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
Third Party Cookies
- This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
- Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
- Email newsletter-related cookies: This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
- We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Google Plus will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
FloridaRambler.com uses Mediavine to manage third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit FloridaRambler.com, which may use first and third-party cookies.
A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting.
Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache.
The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.
FloridaRambler.com may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
- RevContent – RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you, and as was previously mentioned, if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.
However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:
- Email: email@example.com
Privacy and Security
Florida Rambler Media does everything in our power to block hackers and malicious web robots, called “bots,” from scanning our site or our database to harvest even “public” information.
- Our technology identifies bots with a history of malicious behavior, so we scramble e-mail addresses in our articles and on your comments, while still allowing individual users, such as yourself, to view our content.
- We block all inquiries from known sources of malicious hackers.
- When our web site is attacked by hackers, spammers or bots, we deploy defensive actions to block them at the gate.
SSL — Secure Sockets Layer
Although FloridaRambler.com does not conduct e-commerce or facilitate financial transactions on our web site, we have added additional layer security with a secure sockets layer (or SSL).
SSL ensures a secure connection between your browser and our secure servers so that hackers cannot intervene or disrupt your experience.
When you follow a link from us to another web site
While visiting FloridaRambler.com, you may click on a link that directs you to another web site not under the control of FloridaRambler.com’s policies.
We make every attempt to include only links to third-party sites that we feel are relevant to our content and our readers, but we make no representation concerning the content on these destination sites. We are not responsible for their accuracy, relevance, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material.
Advertising Review Policy
FloridaRambler.com blocks sensitive ads that may be offensive or misleading, such as “get rich quick” ads, “black magic” ads, visually offensive cosmetic procedures and body modification, adult web sites and ads that are sexually suggestive.
We also periodically review advertisers in case they slip through our filters by falsely identifying their subject matter to evade scrutiny.
Our purpose in screening ads is two-fold: We don’t want to offend readers, and we want legitimate advertisers to feel comfortable with the company they keep on our site.
Your e-mail address is safe with us
When you voluntary submit your e-mail address on comments or newsletter subscriptions, be assured that your e-mail address is held in the strictest confidence.
WE DO NOT share or sell your e-mail address to third parties.
Bob Rountree and Bonnie Gross, co-publishers, Florida Rambler Media