Cookies Policy - Oceana

Cookies Policy

 

This Cookies Policy applies whenever you access Oceana, Inc.’s (“Oceana”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) primary website located at https://www.oceana.org (the “Site”). Like many websites, Oceana uses cookies and other similar tracking technologies on its Site. Tracking technologies are used by most website providers to recognize that a device is the same as one used previously, for security, to remember user preferences, and to generally improve user experience, such as by providing more personalized content. This Cookies Policy supplements our Privacy Policy and explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on Oceana’s Site, your choices regarding cookies, and specific information about the cookies we use and the purposes for their use.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer, if you agree. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device and to target the content displayed to the user’s interests.

You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Types of cookies

There are two broad types of cookies – “first party cookies” and “third party cookies”:

  • First party cookies are cookies that are served directly by the website operator to your computer and are often used to recognize your computer when it revisits that website and to remember your preferences as you browse the website. Basically, these are our cookies.
  • Third party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of the website operator and can be used by the service provider to recognize your computer when you visit other web sites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for web website analytics or advertising purposes.

In addition, cookies may be either “session cookies” or “persistent cookies”. Your computer automatically removes session cookies once you close your browser. Persistent cookies will survive on your computer until an expiry date specified in the cookie itself is reached. We use both session and persistent cookies.

Categories of cookies we use

  1. Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the user to move around the Site and to use its features, e.g. shopping baskets and e-billing.
  2. Performance or analytics cookies: These cookies collect information about how the user makes use of the Site, e.g. which pages the user visits most. These cookies do not collect information that identifies the user.
  3. Marketing cookies: These cookies collect information about the users’ browsing habits. This may also include your use of social media sites, e.g. Facebook, or how you interact with our Site which then shows you relevant content elsewhere on the internet. These may also be used to choose the advertisements that are displayed to you on our Site and other websites.

What information do we collect using cookies?

We may collect some, or all, of the information available from cookies when you visit our Site, depending on how you use it. We monitor how people use our Site so we can improve it. We collect this information anonymously.

However, you can choose to use our Site anonymously without giving us any information.  Please see ‘Changing your cookie preferences’ below.

If you visit our Site, we may use cookies to record information about:

  • the areas of the Site you visit;
  • the amount of time you spend on the Site;
  • whether you are new to the Site, or have visited it before;
  • the country, region, city and/or borough associated with your IP address or device;
  • how you came to our Site – for example, through an email link or a search engine;
  • the type of device and browser you use;
  • how you use the Site and the quality of your experience – for example we may track your bandwidth when viewing videos;
  • how you interact with our donation and sign up forms – for example what you select as your communication preferences; and
  • any error messages that you receive on the Site.

We use cookies to track how visitors come to our Site. For example, we use marketing or referring tracking codes in internet addresses (URLs) to show us whether a visitor has come to our Site via a link on a referring website or in a specific piece of marketing and to give us insight into the effectiveness of our marketing. Some of this information may be used by third party cookies to target you with relevant advertising (see below).

Oceana may collect your email address via cookies and pixels on the Site through the use of trusted third-party partners. These partners may combine your email information with other information they have access to such as mailing address so that Oceana may serve relevant marketing offers to you via direct mail. If you do not want Oceana to collect information about you, please contact Oceana at info@oceana.org or call toll-free +1 (877) 7-OCEANA (8:00am-5:00pm EST, M-F) to opt out.  Alternatively, you may locate our contact information for specific regions on the Contact page. 

Disabling or removing cookies

You can view and edit your consent to our use of cookies by visiting our cookie consent management page or by changing the settings in your browser. By disabling cookies, you decide to not allow cookies to be stored on your computer. Cookie settings can be controlled and configured in your browser. You can find more information below about adjusting your cookie settings according to the specific browser you use.

Please note, however, by blocking cookies you will still be able to browse this Site, but some of its features might not be available. In addition, even if you disable cookies through the consent management page, you may have to manually delete any cookies in your browser that were already placed if you previously opted in to cookies.

To find more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit this website: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

What types of cookies may be used on Oceana’s Site?

Below is a detailed list of the cookies we use on our Site. Our Site is scanned with our cookie scanning tool regularly to maintain a list as accurate as possible.

Changes to our Cookies Policy

Any changes we may make to our Cookies Policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to be informed on any updates or changes to our Cookies Policy. This Cookies Policy was last updated in November 2023 and replaces any other Cookies Policy previously applicable from this date.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Cookies Policy are welcomed and should be sent to info@oceana.org.

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