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Cookies and Tracking Technologies Policy

Kamala Harris for the People (“KHFP,” “our,” “we,” or “us“) maintains www.kamalaharris.org. We, along with our advertising partners and vendors, use a variety of technologies to learn more about how people use KHFP’s online services and websites. You can find out more about these technologies and how to control them below. This policy forms part of the Kamala Harris for the People’s Privacy Policy available here.

1. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies and How We Use Them
2. Use of Cookies and Tracking Technologies by Our Advertising Partners
3. Your Cookie Choices and How to Opt-Out
4. Cookies and Tracking Technologies Used on KHFP’s Site
5. Definitions
6. Contact Us

1. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies and How We Use Them

Like many companies, our online services (referred to together from this point forward as “Cookies”, unless otherwise stated) use Cookies and other tracking technologies including HTTP cookies, HTML5 and Flash local storage, web beacons/GIFs, embedded scripts, e-tags/cache browsers as defined below.

We may use Cookies for a variety of purposes, including to remember your log-in status and viewing preferences from your previous use of our online services for when you later return to that online service.

Our online services use the following categories of Cookies:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: We may use Cookies required for system administration and to prevent fraudulent activity. We are not required to obtain your consent to use Cookies that are strictly necessary.
  • Analytics and Performance‑Related Cookies: We may use Cookies to assess the performance of our online services, including to improve the content offered through the online services.
  • Functionality‑Related Cookies: We may use Cookies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited the online services before or if you are a new visitor and to help us identify the features in which you may have the greatest interest.
  • Targeting‑Related Cookies: We may use Cookies to deliver content, including advertisements relevant to your interests, on our online service and third-party sites based on how you interact with our advertisements or content. We have set out further information about the use of Cookies by our Ad Network partners below.

For further information about our use of Cookies and your opt-out choices, see “Your Cookie Choices and How to Opt-Out” below. See “Cookies and Tracking Technologies Used on KHFP’s Site” below for examples of each type of Cookie used on KHFP’s online services.

2. Use of Cookies and Tracking Technologies by Our Advertising Partners

The advertising networks and/or content providers that deliver advertisements on our site may use cookies to uniquely distinguish your web browser and keep track of information relating to serving advertisements on your web browser, such as the type of advertisements shown and the web pages on which the advertisements appeared.

Some of these companies may combine information they collect from our site with other information they have independently collected relating to your web browser’s activities across their network of websites. These companies collect and use this information under their own privacy policies.

These companies, their privacy policies and the opt-outs they offer can be found in the table below in “Cookies and Tracking Technologies Used on KHFP’s Site.”

3. Your Cookie Choices and How to Opt-Out

You have the choice whether to accept the use of Cookies and we have explained how you can exercise your rights below.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept HTTP cookies. 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, and how to disable existing cookies. For more information about HTTP cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

You may also opt-out of additional third-party advertising networks by going to the Network Advertising Initiative’s Website at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

We are not responsible for the effectiveness of any such opt-out options. California residents may be entitled to know the effects of opt-out options under California Business & Professions Code Section 22575(b)(7). The effect of an opt-out, if successful, will be to stop targeted advertising, but it will still allow the collection of usage data for certain purposes (e.g., research, analytics and internal site operation purposes).

Controlling the HTML5 local storage on your browser depends on which browser you use. For more information regarding your specific browser, please consult the browser’s website (often in the Help section).

For more information about Flash “cookies” or local storage objects or LSOs, and how to disable them, you can consult the information provided at http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/526/52697ee8.html.

Please note, however, that without HTTP cookies and HTML5 and Flash local storage, you may not be able to take full advantage of all our online services features and some parts of the online services may not function properly.

Please note that rejecting Cookies does not mean that you will no longer see advertisements when you visit our online services.

4. Cookies and Tracking Technologies Used on KHFP’s Site

We provide the chart below as a courtesy, but we are not obligated to maintain or update it. We are not responsible for third-party sites and their privacy practices as it relates to opt-outs from tracking activities. The following third-parties that collect information from you on our site have given us notice that you may obtain information on their policies and practices and in some instances opt-out of certain of their activities:

  • Google Analytics
    • Google Analytics is a tool that lets us analyze how visitors use our site. We use this information to improve our website. This tool collects anonymized data. Please see Google’s privacy policy for further information. To opt out of these tracking cookies, please visit Google’s website.
  • Google Advertising cookies
  • HotJar
  • Facebook cookies
    • We use Facebook Pixels to track and record events on our website and apps for analytics and attribution, audience creation, and retargeting of adverts. For further information, see Facebook’s cookie policy page.
  • Twitter cookies
    • We use Twitter Pixels to track and record events on our website and apps for analytics, audience creation, and retargeting of advertisements. For further information, see Twitter’s privacy statement.
  • Addthis
    • We use Addthis to provide social sharing options and email to friend options on our website. For further information, see the Addthis privacy policy.

5. Definitions

Cookies

A cookie (sometimes referred to as local storage object or LSO) is a data file placed on a device. Cookies can be created through a variety of web-related protocols and technologies, such as HTTP (sometimes referred to as “browser cookies”), HTML5, or Adobe Flash. For more information on third-party cookies that we use for analytics, please review the table in Section 4 of this Cookies and Tracking Technologies Policy.

Web Beacons

Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in our online service’s pages and messages.  Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or e-mail can act as a web beacon.

Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to HTTP cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.

Embedded Script

An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the online service, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your device from our web server or a third-party service provider is active only while you are connected to the online service and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.

ETag, or entity tag

A feature of the cache in browsers, an ETag is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL. If the resource content at that URL ever changes, a new and different ETag is assigned. Used in this manner ETags are a form of device identifier. ETag tracking may generate unique tracking values even where the consumer blocks HTTP, Flash, and/or HTML5 cookies.

Unique Device Token

For each user that accepts push notifications in mobile apps, the app developer is provided with a unique device token (think of it as an address) from the app platform (e.g., Apple and Google).

Unique Device ID

The unique series of numbers and letters assigned to your device.

6. Contact Us

For any queries in relation to this Cookies and Tracking Technologies Policy, please contact us at [email protected].