Cookie Policy

Last modified: May 10, 2018

When you visit TipHero, we send one or more cookies (small files containing a string of characters) to your computer that uniquely identify your browser. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service by storing user preferences and tracking user trends, such as how people search. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to not accept cookies or to alert you when a cookie is being sent. If you have cookies disabled, however, some TipHero features and services may not function properly.

Types of cookies

There are two main types of cookies:

  • Session cookies. These are temporary, and will expire at the end of your browsing session once you close your web browser. They allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session.
  • Persistent cookies. They have a set expiry date and will be stored on your computer until either this date is reached, or you delete your cookies using your browser settings. They are activated each time that you revisit TipHero.

Cookies used by TipHero

The following table shows the cookies used by TipHero.

NameProviderPurposeExpiryType
ppvtiphero.comCounts the number of pages seen by the visitor.NeverHTTP Cookie
fttiphero.comStored on first visit, for analytics/statistics purposes.50 yearsHTTP Cookie
d9tiphero.comStored after information regarding whether the post was promoted on FB was sent to GTM.30 minutesHTTP Cookie
d10tiphero.comStored after the time of the first user’s visit was sent to GTM.30 minutesHTTP Cookie
dismissed-cookie-messagetiphero.comRemembers that the user has dismissed the cookie policy notification.30 daysHTTP Cookie
_gatiphero.comUsed to distinguish users. More information here.2 yearsHTTP Cookie
_gidtiphero.comUsed to distinguish users. More information here.24 hoursHTTP Cookie
_gattiphero.comUsed to throttle request rate. More information here.1 minuteHTTP Cookie
_gat-UA-***tiphero.comUsed to throttle request rate. More information here.1 minuteHTTP Cookie
_gadstiphero.comUsed by the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google, for targeting/advertising purposes.2 yearsHTTP Cookie
__cfduidtiphero.comUsed by Cloudflare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. More information here.1 yearHTTP Cookie

 

Third-party Cookies

TipHero uses third-party suppliers and partners that may also set cookies on your computer or mobile device as you browse our website.

Advertising Cookies

Our advertising partners may set cookies on your devices for targeting purposes. You can read more about their policies and change their settings by following the links below (note that this list contains some — but may not contain all — partners):

DFP – https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/2839090?hl=en

Outbrain – https://www.outbrain.com/legal/#advertising_behavioral_targeting

OpenX – https://www.openx.com/legal/privacy-policy/

Facebook Audience Network – https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/

Index Exchange – http://www.indexexchange.com/privacy/

Sovrn – https://www.sovrn.com/about-our-cookies/

AOL – https://policies.oath.com/xw/en/oath/privacy/intl/index.html

Video Player Cookies

Some of TipHero’s articles include videos, which may be operated by third-party services. Those video players may store cookies on your browser in order to properly function or to display targeted ads. You may find more information and change the cookie settings of each player via the following links (note that this list contains some — but may not contain all — services):

YouTube – https://policies.google.com/privacy

JW Player – https://www.jwplayer.com/privacy/

Rumble – https://rumble.com/s/privacy.html

AOL Player – https://policies.oath.com/ie/en/oath/privacy/topics/cookies/index.html

Facebook Conversion Tracking Pixel

TipHero uses the Conversion Tracking Pixel service of Facebook, which helps us track conversions from Facebook ads, and allows Facebook to optimize ads based on collected data and build targeted audiences for future ads.

You can read Facebook’s Data Policy here: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php, and configure your Facebook ads settings here: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen.

How to disable cookies in major browsers

Most web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc.) will allow you to block cookies from being installed on your device via their settings.

Depending on your browser, further information can be obtained via the following links:

Firefox – http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

Internet Explorer – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Google Chrome – http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Safari – https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411

Opera – https://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual for details on how to block cookies using their mobile browser.

Updates and changes to the Cookie Policy

TipHero regularly reviews its compliance with this Cookie Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Cookie Policy by writing to us either via email or at Privacy Matters, c/o Tipedia LLC, 195 Harvard Street, Suite 200, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139, USA.

Please note that we may modify this policy in compliance with legal or regulatory requirements. Regardless, we will post any changes on this page and post the effective date of the policy on the top of this page.