Updated May 2018

Welcome and Introduction

Welcome to David C Cook (including our divisions and affiliates, “we” or “us” or “our”), we operate a number of different websites.

For questions or requests regarding this Cookie Policy, our Data Protection Officer can be reached via email at privacy@davidccook.com. Our postal address is: 4050 Lee Vance Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that we transfer to your machine’s (including any computer, mobile phone or tablet) hard drive through your web browser and we read on subsequent visits. They enable our systems to recognize you through your browser, when you log on, and to provide you certain personalized features, including the storage of items in your shopping cart in between visits.

Like most other companies that engage in online commerce, we use cookies and other technologies to identify which parts of our website are the most popular, how easily our website is navigated, and how much time our customers spend in each section. This is standard practice with many similar companies, and it helps us structure our website to meet your unique needs and make our website more friendly. Among other uses, cookies also help us customise your experience with us, by enabling us to remember what products you may have looked at previously, identify who you are so that we can customise a greeting for you, and so we can personalise our other, sometimes unrelated, interactions with you.

You may, of course, choose to disable the cookies, but, if you do, certain functions or areas of our website will become unavailable to you as a result.

Below is information about cookies, tags and other similar devices used by this website, with information regarding the purpose and duration of each of them.

What Cookies do we use on our website?

Click below on the website from which you are a visitor to find out the specific cookies being used

COOKIES PURPOSE DURATION MANAGEMENT
NID This cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on 6 months Third Party
OptanonConsent This cookie is used by Mailchimp to verify whether you want to be included in email campaigns or not 1 year Third Party
_ga Anonymous user ID that Mailchimp uses to track analytics 1 year Third Party
Google Analytics
  • To distinguish users
  • To throttle request rate
  • Track your first and last visit, for  example to calculate days and visits to purchase
  • Length of visit
  • How you came to our site

To find out more, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, please visit – http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For up-to-date information, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

Third Party
_hjIncludedInSample Used for determining whether we should collect statistics about your visit to analyse the traffic on the website Session Third Party
cook-new-site-notice Allows us to show you a David C Cook notification that is relevant to your current session 8 months First Party
cusid Anonymous user ID to help track page visits 1 day Third Party
intercom-id-bgq3avsn Anonymous user ID to help track your chat experience 9 months Third Party
PHPSESSID This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables, for example maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages Third Party
__cfduid Allows us to track visitor behavior and how our site performs against your needs, but doesn’t track anything specific to you (site performance measurement) 9 months Third Party
__hssrc This is used for web site statistics allowing HubSpot to improve targeting their services to specific people Session Third Party
__hstc This is used for website statistics allowing HubSpot to improve targeting their services to specific people 2 years Third Party
_landing_page Helps us to determine your landing page experience 2 weeks First Party
_omappvp Allows us to display or hide registration for newsletter based on whether you have visited the website before 11 years Third Party
_omappvs Allows us to display or hide registration for the newsletter based on whether you have visited the website before 11 years Third Party
_orig_referrer Allows us to understand  where you came to our site from 2 weeks First Party
optimizelyBuckets Records the Optimizely Classic variation that you have seen for each experiment. This allows us to deliver a consistent experience on successive page loads 6 months Third Party
optimizelyEndUserId Stores a visitor’s unique Optimizely identifier that cannot be tracked back to a specific user, for both Optimizely Classic and Optimizely X Web. It’s a combination of a timestamp and random number. No other information about you or your visitors is stored inside 6 months Third Party
optimizelySegments Persists the visitor’s Optimizely Classic segments: browser, campaign, mobile, source type, and any custom dimensions that you may have configured

This allows us to ensure persistence of segment membership, which improves the accuracy of segmented results

6 months Third Party
last_shop If you’ve shopped with us before, we use this to understand where you have shopped with us to streamline your experience 2 years First Party
smart-payment-buttons-experiment-mpo-clarity Allows us to track usage around our payment buttons Session First Party
Cookies related to Facebook      
act This is a Facebook targeting cookie to advertise specifically to you Session Third Party
c_user Holds your Facebook username, but this is only used so that you can go directly to our David C Cook Facebook page from our DavidCCook.org website with your Facebook account 3 months Third Party
datr This cookie identifies the browser connecting to Facebook, rather than you as a particular Facebook user. Facebook reports that it is used to help with security and suspicious login activity, especially around detection of bots trying to access the service. This cookie is read via “Like” and other Facebook buttons and tags placed on many different websites 10 days Third Party
fr This is a Facebook targeting cookie to advertise specifically to you 3 months Third Party
pl This is a Facebook targeting cookie to advertise specifically to you 3 months Third Party
presence Contains a logged in users “chat” state for Facebook and is used for targeted advertisement Session Third Party
sb This is a Facebook targeting cookie to advertise specifically to you 9 months Third Party
wd This is a Facebook targeting cookie to advertise specifically to you 1 week Third Party
xs This cookie collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the ‘Like’ button found on many websites and is used to serve targeted advertisements based on those statistics 3 months Third Party
dpr This is a Facebook targeting cookie to advertise specifically to you 1 week Third Party
pp_settings-last_updated This is a Facebook cookie that allows integration with DCC; however it is not being used currently Session Third Party
pp_settings-pp_ajax_cart
pp_settings-pp_disable_auto_config
pp_settings-pp_fb_id
pp_settings-pp_fb_id_1
pp_settings-pp_fb_id_1_events
pp_settings-pp_fb_id_2
pp_settings-pp_fb_id_2_events
pp_settings-pp_niche
pp_settings-pp_tracking_pixel_activated
pp_settings-pp_vc_info

Essential Cookies

We also use essential cookies that are strictly necessary to deliver the content that you request. The purposes of these cookies are, as follows:

  • manage and track the number of items in your cart;
  • the security of your shopping session; and
  • to manage the shopping experience requested, for example from the currency selected.
COOKIES PURPOSE DURATION MANAGEMENT
NID This cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on 6 months Third Party
Google Analytics
  • To distinguish users
  • Track your visits, to for example calculate days and visits to purchase
  • How you came to our site

To find out more, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, please visit – http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For up-to-date information, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

Third Party
_hjIncludedInSample Used for determining whether we should collect statistics about your visit to analyze the traffic on the website Session Third Party
_omappvp Allows us to display or hide registration for the newsletter based on whether you have visited the website before 11 years Third Party
om-XXX Ensures that we do not show you the newsletter registration window if you have already said yes or no 1 month Third Party
wpfront-notification-bar-landingpage Ensures you see the latest news or promotions Session Third Party
COOKIES PURPOSE DURATION MANAGEMENT
Google Analytics
  • To distinguish users
  • To throttle site requests
  • Track your visits, to for example calculate days and visits to purchase
  • How you came to our site

To find out more, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, please visit – http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For up-to-date information, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

Third Party
COOKIES PURPOSE DURATION MANAGEMENT
Google Analytics
  • To distinguish users
  • To throttle site requests
  • Track your visits, for example to calculate days and visits to purchase
  • How you came to our site

To find out more, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, please visit – http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For up-to-date information, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

Third Party
_omappvp Allows us to display or hide registration for the newsletter based on whether you have visited the website before 11 years Third Party
_omappvs Allows us to display or hide registration for the newsletter based on whether you have visited the website before 11 years Third Party
Vuid Vimeo’s unique id for tracking analytics 2 years Third Party
COOKIES PURPOSE DURATION MANAGEMENT
NID This cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on 6 months Third Party
Google Analytics
  • To distinguish users
  • Track your visits, for example to calculate days and visits to purchase
  • How you came to our site

To find out more, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, please visit – http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For up-to-date information, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

 

Third Party
_omappvp Allows us to display or hide registration for the newsletter based on whether you have visited the website before 11 years Third Party
_omappvs Allows us to display or hide registration for the newsletter based on whether you have visited the website before 11 years Third Party
om-xxxxxx Allows us to display or hide registration for the newsletter based on whether you have visited the website before 1 month Third Party
om-success-xxxxxx Allows us to display or hide registration for the newsletter based on whether you have visited the website before 1 year Third Party
om-success-cookie Allows us to display or hide registration for  the newsletter based on whether you have visited the website before 1 year Third Party
vuid Vimeo’s unique ID for tracking Google Analytics 2 years Third Party

Essential Cookies

We also use an essential cookie that is strictly necessary to deliver the content that you request. The purpose of the cookies is to remember your preferences during a session.

COOKIES PURPOSE DURATION MANAGEMENT
NID This cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on 6 months Third Party
Google Analytics
  • To distinguish users
  • Track your visits, for example to calculate days and visits to purchase
  • How you came to our site

To find out more, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, please visit – http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For up-to-date information, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

Third Party
_hjIncludedInSample Used for determining whether we should collect statistics about your visit to analyze the traffic on the website Session Third Party
_omappvp Allows us to display or hide registration for the newsletter based on whether you have visited the website before 11 years Third Party
_omappvs Allows us to display or hide registration for the newsletter based on whether you have visited the website before 11 years Third Party
COOKIES PURPOSE DURATION MANAGEMENT
NID This cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on 6 months Third Party
Google Analytics
  • To distinguish users
  • To throttle requests
  • Track your visits, for example to calculate days and visits to purchase
  • How you came to our site

To find out more, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, please visit – http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For up-to-date information, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

Third Party
_hjIncludedInSample Used for determining whether we should collect statistics about your visit to analyze the traffic on the website Session Third Party
cusid This cookie is used to establish and continue your session with the site 30 minutes Third Party
cuvid Used to determine unique visitors to the site and it is updated with each page view 2 years Third Party
cuvon Used to signal the last time you viewed a page 30 minutes Third Party
Cookies related to Facebook
act This is a Facebook targeting cookie to advertise specifically to you Session Third Party
c_user Holds your Facebook username, but this is only used so that you can go directly to our David C Cook Facebook page from our DavidCCook.org website with your Facebook account 3 months Third Party
datr This cookie identifies the browser connecting to Facebook, rather than you as a particular Facebook user. Facebook reports that it is used to help with security and suspicious login activity, especially around detection of bots trying to access the service. This cookie is read via “Like” and other Facebook buttons and tags placed on many different websites 10 days Third Party
dpr This is a Facebook targeting cookie to advertise specifically to you 10 days Third Party
fr This is a Facebook targeting cookie to advertise specifically to you 3 months Third Party
pl This is a Facebook targeting cookie to advertise specifically to you 1 month Third Party
presence Contains a logged in users “chat” state for Facebook and is used for targeted advertisement Session Third Party
sb This is a Facebook targeting cookie to advertise specifically to you 9 months Third Party
wd This is a Facebook targeting cookie to advertise specifically to you 1 week Third Party
xs This cookie collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the ‘Like’ button found on many websites and is used to serve targeted advertisements based on those statistics 3 months Third Party

Essential Cookies

We also use an essential cookie that is strictly necessary to deliver the content that you request. The purpose of the cookie is to remember your preferences during a session.

COOKIES PURPOSE DURATION MANAGEMENT
JSESSIONID This session cookie is used to store a session identifier, and monitors session counts for our application Session Third Party
NID This cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on 6 months Third Party
TSNGUID Used to collect information about the uptime and performance of our website for the purposes of monitoring and addressing any site/server related issues 6 months Third Party
__ar_v4 New Relic uses this for a DoubleClick advertising service with Google 5 years Third Party
__qca The main purpose of this cookie is for effective targeting/advertising 7 months Third Party
Google Analytics
  • To distinguish users
  • Track your visits, for example to calculate days and visits to purchase
  • How you came to our site

To find out more, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, please visit – http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For up-to-date information, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

 

Third Party
_mkto_trk This tracking cookie allows a website to link visitor behaviour to the recipient of an email marketing campaign, to measure campaign effectiveness 1.5 years Third Party
ajs_anonymous_id This is used for analytics and help count how many people visit a certain site by tracking if you have visited before 6 month Third Party
ajs_group_id We use this for tracking visitor usage and events within the website 6 months Third Party
ajs_user_id This cookie helps track visitor usage, events, target marketing, and can also measure application performance and stability 6 months Third Party
intercom-id-bgq3avsn Anonymous user ID to help track your chat experience 9 months Third Party
optimizelyBuckets Records the Optimizely Classic variation that you have seen for each experiment. This allows us to deliver a consistent experience on successive page loads 6 months Third Party
optimizelyEndUserId Stores a visitor’s unique Optimizely identifier that cannot be tracked back to a specific user, for both Optimizely Classic and Optimizely X Web. It’s a combination of a timestamp and random number. No other information about you or your visitors is stored inside 6 months Third Party
optimizelySegments Persists the visitor’s Optimizely Classic segments: browser, campaign, mobile, source type, and any custom dimensions that you may have configured. This allows us to ensure persistence of segment membership, which improves the accuracy of segmented results 6 months Third Party
COOKIES PURPOSE DURATION MANAGEMENT
__seg We use ShareThis to enable you to easily share links via email and social networks. ShareThis sets these cookies when you click the ‘sharing’ button in the menu bar of our site 1 month Third Party
__sharethis_cookie_test__ Test cookie that will be used to track if the article was shared 9 months Third Party
__unam This cookie enables sharing of content across various social networks 1 month Third Party
Google Analytics
  • To distinguish users
  • Track your visits, for example to  calculate days and visits to purchase
  • To throttle requests
  • How you came to our site

To find out more, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, please visit – http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For up-to-date information, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

 

Third Party

Essential Cookies

We also use an essential cookie that is strictly necessary to deliver the content that you request. The purpose of the cookies is to remember your preferences during a session.

COOKIES PURPOSE DURATION MANAGEMENT
AWSALB These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign 1 week Third Party
__cfduid Allows us to track visitor behavior and how our site performs against your needs, but doesn’t track anything specific to you (site performance measurement) 9 months Third Party
__seg We use ShareThis to enable you to easily share links via email and social networks. ShareThis sets these cookies when you click the ‘sharing’ button in the menu bar of our site 1 month Third Party
__sharethis_cookie_test__ Test cookie that will be used to track if the article was shared Session N/A
Google Analytics

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, please visit – http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For up-to-date information, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

Third Party
_omappvp Allows us to display or hide registration for newsletter based on whether you have visited the website before 11 years Third Party
_omappvs Allows us to display or hide registration for the newsletter based on whether you have visited the website before 11 years Third Party

 

Essential Cookies

We also use an essential cookie that is strictly necessary to deliver the content that you request. The purpose of the cookies is to remember your preferences during a session.

COOKIES PURPOSE DURATION MANAGEMENT
NID This cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on 6 months Third Party
__cfduid Allows us to track visitor behavior and how our site performs against your needs, but doesn’t track anything specific to you (site performance measurement) 9 months Third Party
Google Analytics
  • To distinguish users and sessions
  • How you came to our site

To find out more, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, please visit – http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For up-to-date information, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

 

Third Party

Essential Cookies

We also use an essential cookie that is strictly necessary to deliver the content that you request. The purpose of the cookies is to manage users access.

COOKIES PURPOSE DURATION MANAGEMENT
NID This cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on 6 months Third Party
__hssrc This is used for web site statistics allowing HubSpot to improve targeting their services to specific people Session Third Party
__hstc This is used for web site statistics allowing HubSpot to improve targeting their services to specific people 2 years Third Party
Google Analytics
  • To distinguish users and sessions
  • Track your visits, for example to calculate days and visits to purchase
  • How you came to our site

To find out more, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, please visit – http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For up-to-date information, please visit – https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en

Third Party
_landing_page Helps us to determine your landing page experience 2 weeks First Party
_orig_referrer Allows us to understand from which site you came from  to get to our site 2 weeks First Party
hubspotutk This is used for website statistics allowing HubSpot to improve targeting their services to specific people 10 years Third Party
last_shop If you’ve shopped with us before, we use this to understand where you have shopped with us to streamline your experience 2 years First Party
optimizelyBuckets Records the Optimizely Classic variation that you have seen for each experiment.  This allows us to deliver a consistent experience on successive page loads 6 months Third Party
optimizelyEndUserId Stores a visitor’s unique Optimizely identifier that cannot be tracked back to a specific user, for both Optimizely Classic and Optimizely X Web. It’s a combination of a timestamp and random number. No other information about you or your visitors is stored inside 6 months Third Party
optimizelySegments Persists the visitor’s Optimizely Classic segments: browser, campaign, mobile, source type, and any custom dimensions that you may have configured. This allows us to ensure persistence of segment membership, which improves the accuracy of segmented results 6 months Third Party
smart-payment-buttons-experiment-mpo-clarity Allows us to track usage around our payment buttons Session First Party

Essential Cookies

We also use essential cookies that are strictly necessary to deliver the content that you request. The purposes of these cookies are, as follows:

  • manage and track the number of items in your cart;
  • the security of your shopping session; and
  • to manage the shopping experience requested, for example from the currency selected.

Pixel Tags

We may also use pixel tags to identify what pages of our website are visited most frequently and to evaluate the effectiveness of the search functions on our website.

Managing and Deleting Cookies

Most web browsers (including Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari) allow you to control your cookie settings and to delete any cookies already stored on your computer or other device.

You can control the use of cookies on your device, including disabling the cookies we and other sites use, through the browser settings on your device, but please note that any changes you make may affect some functionality of this site. You can find out how to do this by going to the help menu in your browser.

Do Not Track

This website does not respond to Do Not Track signals. If you do not wish for our cookies to apply, please respond negatively to their requested use on the cookie banner.

Ad Servers

We may have relationships with ad server companies. If you click on those ads, you may be taken to a third party website. We have no responsibility for or control over the content of any third party sites, the third party ads provided on our site, or the privacy policies that control third party sites and ads. You click on those ads at your own risk.

Email Click-through Links 

Some of our email or electronic communications to you may include a click-through URL linked to a particular page on our website. By clicking on one of these URLs, you will automatically enter our website. Our systems track this information to gauge the effectiveness of our email communications and your level of interest in particular areas. You may avoid having this information collected by avoiding clicking on URL links in our communications. Please note, that we will NEVER send you an email with an embedded link that asks for your password or any financial or account information; passwords are for your protection. If you EVER receive such an email, please contact us immediately using the contact information provided above.

Third Party Sites

Our website sometimes re-directs you to third party sites. As these websites are operated by third parties, we have no control over their use of cookies or content.

Learn more about Cookies

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

Changes to Cookie Policy

We reserve the right to change the content of its website and of this Cookie Policy at any time and at its sole discretion.

Effective Date

The Cookie Policy posted on this website was updated in May 2018.