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Cookies set by GrammarCheck.me
Below the different categories of cookies set by GrammarCheck.me are outlined, with specific examples detailed in the tables that follow. This includes their name and purpose.
Strictly Necessary: These are the cookies that are essential for GrammarCheck.me to perform basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions.
Functionality: viewedOuibounceModal for example limits the frequency of our exit popup.
Tracking: These are set by trusted third party networks (e.g. Google Analytics) to track details such as the number of unique visitors, and pageviews to help improve the user experience. They are also used by our partner ShareASale to track affiliate referrals and attribute sales.
Third Party/Embedded Content: GrammarCheck.me makes use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from YouTube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.
|CookieControl||Session||Used for GDPR compliance.|
|_ga||2 years||Google Analytics – Registers a unique ID, used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_gat_gtag_UA_16395835_13||1 Day||Google Analytics – Used to throttle request rate.|
|_gid||1 Day||Google Analytics – Registers a unique ID, used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|viewedOuibounceModal||1 Week||Set when exit popup is triggered. Used to prevent showing the popup a second time.|
|XD0||30 Years||ShareASale – Used to track affiliate referrals.|
|XSJ||Session||ShareASale – Used to track affiliate referrals.|
|__cfduid||1 Month||ShareASale – Unique ID used to track affiliate referrals.|
To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based), or aboutads.info (US based).
Some specific opt-out programs are available here:
Google Analytics – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
ShareASale – http://www.shareasale.com/legal/optOut.cfm