Cookie Policy

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We believe in being transparent and open about how we collect and use data related to our customers. In the spirit of transparency, this policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies. This cookie policy applies to any WinnersGuide.com product or service that links to this policy or incorporates it by reference.

Does WinnersGuide.com use cookies?

Yes.

As described in our Privacy Policy, we use cookies and other technologies to ensure everyone who uses our platform has the best possible experience. Cookies also help us keep your account safe. By continuing to visit or use our services, you are agreeing to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes we describe in this policy.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables our features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to our platform and our sites generally, and even help us know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on our platform and help us serve relevant ads to you.

When does WinnersGuide place cookies?

We use cookies on our platform and mobile applications. Any browser visiting these sites will receive cookies from us.

What types of cookies do we use?

We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to our platform or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by our system when you return to our platform. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).

What are cookies used for?

Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit WinnersGuide.com, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that’s in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with our platform faster and more secure. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising both on and off our platform.

CategoriesDescription
AuthenticationIf you’re signed in to WinnersGuide.com, cookies help us show you the right information and personalize your experience.
SecurityWe use cookies to enable and support our security features, and to help us detect malicious activity and violations of our User Agreement.
Preferences, features and servicesCookies can tell us which language you prefer and what your communications preferences are. They can help you fill out forms more easily. They also provide you with features, insights, and customised content depending on your usage and membership level. You can learn more about our platform in our privacy policy.
AdvertisingWe may use cookies to show you relevant advertising both on and off our platform. We may also use a cookie to learn whether someone who saw an ad later visited and took an action (e.g. signed up or made a purchase) on the advertiser’s site. Similarly, our partners may use a cookie to determine whether we’ve shown an ad and how it performed, or provide us with information about how you interact with ads.
Performance, Analytics and ResearchCookies help us learn how well our site and plugins perform in different locations. We also use cookies to understand, improve, and research products, features, and services, including when you access WinnersGuide.com from other websites, applications, or devices such as your work computer or your mobile device.
Affiliate TrackingOur members are able to refer people to our platform in exchange for a 5% commission of the revenue generated. In order to track this process, our system uses a cookie to register who referred the buyer to the website and what they purchased.

What is Do Not Track?

Do Not Track is a concept that has been promoted by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. While some progress has been made, it has been slow. No standard has been adopted to this date. As such, out platform does not generally respond to “do not track” signals.

How are cookies used for advertising purposes?

Cookies and other ad technology such as beacons, pixels, and tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us provide aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers, understand and improve our service, and know when content has been shown to you. Note: Because your web browser may request advertisements and beacons directly from third party ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set third party cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. Ads served by WinnersGuide.com may also set third party cookies.

If you are a member but logged out of your account on a browser, WinnersGuide.com may still continue to log your interaction with our services on that browser for up to 30 days in order to generate usage analytics for our services, which analytics we may share in aggregate form with our advertising customers.

Unless you clear these cookies from your browser, we may use this information to:

  • Provide more relevant, interest-based content
  • Provide aggregate reports of ads activity to advertisers and websites hosting the ads
  • Detect and defend against fraud and other risks to protect users and partners
  • Improve our products

What third-party cookies does WinnersGuide.com use?

Our cookie table lists some of the third party cookies on our sites. Please note that the names of cookies, pixels and other technologies may change over time. Please also note that companies and other organizations that sponsor pages on WinnersGuide.com may use cookies, pixels or other technologies on their pages to learn about your interest in them.

Controlling cookies

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set or want them to be removed?

If you are a Visitor, you can opt-out of our advertising cookies here. For Members, our ad settings are here. If you do not want to receive cookies, you can also change your browser settings on your computer or other device you’re using to access our services. If you use our platform without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you’re happy to receive all cookies on the website. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies, including our cookies. Please note that the platform will not work properly without cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.

Other helpful resources

To learn more about advertisers’ use of cookies the following links may be helpful:

Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.