They help us to:
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising)
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
Anonymous visitor statics cookies:
This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called ‘analytics’ programs also tell us if , anonymously, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.
Advertising cookies and affiliate advertising/banner ads:
In order to track advertising, a number of external parties will set a cookie so they can reward me for a click or sale.
Neither us, the advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.
It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just simply that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.
In addition, K-101.com is funded by displaying ads as you browse our site. These ads are usually managed by a partner specialising in providing ads for multiple sites. Invariably these partners might place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visits so they can personalise the adverts to you, ensure that you don’t see the same ads too often and ultimately report to advertisers on which ads are working.
Turning cookies off:
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.