What is a cookie?
So, what is a cookie, exactly? A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on your device when you visit. Typically, it contains information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the site to recognize your web browser when you return, additional data that serves the cookie's purpose, and the cookie's lifespan.
Cookies are used for a variety of purposes. For example, they enable certain features, such as logging in, tracking site usage through analytics, storing your user settings, such as your timezone and notification preferences, and personalizing your content, including advertising and language.
Types of Cookies and Their Uses
When you visit a website, cookies enhance your experience and provide various functions. At https://taraan.com, we use six types of cookies. Here's a breakdown of each type:
These cookies are crucial to your experience of a website, enabling core features like user logins, account management, shopping carts, and payment processing. We use essential cookies to enable certain functions on our website.
Performance cookies track how you use a website during your visit without collecting personal information about you. Typically, this information is anonymous and aggregated, with information tracked across all site users. This helps companies understand visitor usage patterns, identify and diagnose problems or errors their users may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in improving their audience's overall website experience. Performance cookies may be set by the website you're visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. We use performance cookies on our site.
Functionality cookies collect information about your device and any settings you may configure on the website you're visiting (like language and timezone settings). This information lets websites provide customized, enhanced, or optimized content and services. Functionality cookies may be set by the website you're visiting (first-party) or a third-party service. We use functionality cookies for selected features on our site.
These cookies determine what promotional content is more relevant and appropriate to you and your interests. Websites may use them to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. This helps companies improve the effectiveness of their campaigns and the quality of content presented to you. Targeting/advertising cookies may be set by the website you're visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. Cookies set by third parties may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. We use targeting/advertising cookies on our site.
Third-Party Cookies on Our Site:
Our Third-Party Privacy Promise:
We take your privacy seriously and are committed to ensuring that all third-party providers we enlist align with our privacy practices. We review the privacy policies of all our third-party providers before enlisting their services to ensure that they do not compromise or violate the privacy of our users. We will never knowingly include third-party services that compromise or violate the privacy of our users.
Controlling or Opting Out of Cookies
We value your privacy and understand that you may not wish to accept cookies from our site. Here's how you can control or opt out of cookies:
Updating Settings on Multiple Devices: If you browse websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each device.
The Impact of Blocking Cookies: While some cookies can be blocked with little impact on your browsing experience, blocking all cookies may mean that you cannot access certain features and content across the sites you visit. It's important to note that some essential features, such as user logins, account management, shopping carts, and payment processing, require cookies to function properly.
We encourage parents to engage with us in protecting their children's privacy, ensuring a safe and enjoyable online experience.
Collecting Information from Children:
Sometimes, we may require information from children to enable participation in certain activities, such as registering an account, customizing a profile, or receiving notifications. When collecting non-personal information, we encourage children never to provide details that may personally identify them or reveal their location. We do not require children to provide more information than is necessary to participate in an activity.
Using Children's Contact Details:
We do not use children's contact details for marketing purposes, though we may use them for our internal marketing and research to improve the quality of products and services offered across our site.
Following COPPA, if an activity requires any personal information (such as first name, last name, or email address), we will provide notice to and seek consent from a parent or guardian before collecting the information. We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to enable participation in the requested activity. In the event we discover we have collected personal information in a manner non-compliant with COPPA, we will either delete the information or seek parental consent.
If you believe your child is participating in an activity collecting personal information, and you have not received a notification or request for consent, please feel free to contact us via our contact page at https://taraan.com. We do not use parent contact details unless marketing materials are explicitly requested.
Safeguarding Children's Privacy:
We take security seriously and do what we can within commercially acceptable means to protect your child's personal information from loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. However, we advise that no electronic transmission or storage method is 100% secure and cannot guarantee absolute data security.
We do not tolerate doxing (publishing private or personal information about an individual without their consent), cyberbullying, or other forms of information abuse on our site. Suppose we discover that a child's personal information has been disclosed on our site without the express consent of their parent/guardian. In that case, we will remove the content in question as quickly as possible and take disciplinary measures (a warning, suspension, or ban) on the offending account.
Third-Party Access to Information: We do not knowingly disclose any personally identifying information or personal information provided by children to third parties. However, we may disclose anonymized and aggregated versions of this information (analytics and statistics) for business, marketing, or public relations purposes.
Parental Controls and Intervention:
As a parent/guardian, you can control the information we collect from your child. You may refuse to let us collect further information from your children for a particular activity or account at any time. If you have given us consent previously, you may log in to your child's account to review, edit, or delete the information or contact us to request the removal of the information from our records.
Please be aware that removing certain information may result in the termination of the associated account or withdrawal from the associated activity.
We are committed to protecting children's privacy and preventing information abuse on our site. By taking disciplinary measures, limiting third-party access to information, and providing parental controls and intervention, we hope to create a safe and enjoyable online experience for children on https://taraan.com.