Cookies are saved on a users’ computer or server in order to collect users’ relevant information and setting preferences. They are used to improve user experience and provide a website owner with data on user behavior. Session cookies are temporary files. They are triggered by certain behaviors that require personalized actions, such as making a purchase. They ensure a continuity of experience. Once a browser is closed or a user logs out of their account, these cookies are automatically deleted. Session cookies are removed when a user logs off or when the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies, on the other hand, are permanent files. Users can delete them via their browser settings. Proud Pen uses persistent cookies in a range of scenarios, including:
- A user’s request to save the log-in info;
- For advertising purposes to manage the type and frequency of advertisements displayed to a user;
- For survey or poll purposes to prevent multiple entries from the same user;
- To store users’ preference settings;
- To store shopping cart items
Proud Pen does not use persistent cookies to store personally identifiable information outside of the user name and password. Session cookies are used for web analytics purposes to evaluate such data as website traffic, average page views, etc., where non-identifiable data is aggregated.
Users have the right to opt out of any data collection and storage. They have the right to learn what specific information is collected by Proud Pen and request its update or removal.