What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ’session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (‘third party cookies’).
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites and Services to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies enable us to provide a better user experience in our Plugins such as remembering the active tab between page loads. Finally, third parties serve cookies through our Websites to provide tracking technologies which we use to analyze trends and improve the Website as a whole. This is described in more detail below.
Cookies Served Through our Websites
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in further detail below:
|Functionality||eucookielaw||Remembers the state of visitor acceptance to our EU Cookie Law banner.|
|Analytics||Google Analytics gathers information allowing us to understand interactions with our websites and ultimately refine that experience to better serve you.|
|Analytics||These cookies help Facebook improve and understand how people use their services, including Facebook buttons and widgets, and Facebook Ads.|
|Analytics||These cookies help Twitter improve and understand how people use their services, including Twitter buttons and widgets, and Twitter Ads.|
Other tracking technologies
Log File Information: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page. When you use the Service, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
Web Beacons/Clear GIFs Information: When you use the Site, we may employ clear GIFs (also known as web beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our users anonymously. In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. The information is used to enable more accurate reporting, improve the effectiveness of our marketing, and enhance the Creative Market experience for our users.
How Can I Control Cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.
Disabling Most Interest Based Advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
Do Not Track: Some Internet browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Since uniform standards for “DNT” signals have not been adopted, our Websites do not currently process or respond to “DNT” signals. ACF takes privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard. To learn more about “DNT”, please visit All About Do Not Track.
Updated Nov 23, 2020