Cookie Policy, Privacy and Security

Cookie Policy for Florida Rambler

This is the Cookie Policy for Florida Rambler, accessible from www.floridarambler.com

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these 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.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave all cookies “on” if you are not sure whether you need them or not, in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling 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.

The Cookies We Set

  • 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.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • 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.
  • The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you. For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.
  • 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.

More Information

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:

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 like you, 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.

Updates to this privacy policy

We will, from time to time, update this privacy policy to improve the user experience.

Questions

If you have any questions or comments about our privacy policy, or suggestions on how we can better serve our readers, please e-mail floridarambler@gmail.com.

Best regards,

Bob Rountree and Bonnie Gross, co-publishers, Florida Rambler Media