Cookies

Cookies on RoomSketcher

Revised as per January 21 2015.

NB! By using the RoomSketcher websites you agree that we may set cookies on your browser.

“Cookies” is a standard technology that virtually all sites uses today. A cookie is a small text file that is placed in your browser’s memory, and this provides us with statistics that we use to make our website better for our users. Most modern browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, etc.) are set to accept cookies automatically, but you may choose to change the settings so that cookies are not accepted. Please note that it will cause a great many sites to not function properly if you do not accept cookies.

Like most other websites, we collect information automatically and store it in log-files on our servers. This type of information is: IP addresses, type of browser you use on our sites, broadband providers (ISP), operating system, date and time of visits, as well as some data about navigation.

The information we collect is used by us to analyze trends, so that we can make our website better. The information will only be used internally and will not be passed on to any 3rd party and / or other persons outside of RoomSketcher. We never store information that can identify you personally.

Here is a list of the cookies we use on our pages:

PHPSESSID

This is a cookie from PHP that is used to save your session ID.

Google Analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics cookies to improve our website for the benefit of our users and make site improvements, all data collected is anonymous.

__utma is used to distinguish users and sessions, keeping track of how many times you’ve been on our site so we can see how many users we have in for the first time and how many people are visiting our site for the first time

__utmb and __utmc keeps track of how long you stay on our websites when you visit them. These are deleted when you leave our site.

__utmz and __utmv work together to track where you came from (search engine, keyword, referral link, etc.) when you land on our pages.

At RoomSketcher, Google Analytics is configured so that we anonymize IP addresses.

Google AdWords remarketing

This website uses the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven’t completed a task on our site, for example using the contact form to make an enquiry. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the RoomSketcher website. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy.

You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings: www.google.com/settings/ads

Google Conversion Tracking Cookies

We use Google Conversion Tracking to allow us to track those visitors who have been referred through Google advertisement.

We will share information regarding your visit to our website with Google but this will not include any information specific to your application or other personal information. Google will use this information to monitor on our behalf the effectiveness of our advertising.

The information we share with Google will only be used in accordance with Google’s data use policy: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Facebook Conversion Tracking Cookies

We use Facebook Conversion Tracking to track those visitors who have been referred through a Facebook page, application or advertisement.

We will share information regarding your visit to our website with Facebook but this will not include any information specific to your application or other personal information. Facebook will use this information to monitor on our behalf the effectiveness of our advertising and applications.

The information we share with Facebook will only be used in accordance with Facebook’s data use policy: www.facebook.com/about/privacy

How to delete cookies / cookies in your browser

If you are using a browser or version is not listed here, go to the Help for your browser to find the relevant instructions or click the browser’s “Help” function.

Delete Cookies in Google Chrome

If you’re running Google Chrome version 14 or higher, click the wrench button in the upper-right corner of the Chrome window. From there, select Options.

In the navigation pane of the Options page, click Under the Hood.

Under the Privacy section, click Content Settings. Click the ‘All cookies and site data’ button in the Content Settings window.

Under the Cookies section, click All cookies and site data.

When the list of cookies appears, click the Remove All button to delete all cookies stored in Chrome.

Alternatively, you can navigate to the Cookies section of your Chrome browser and click the Remove All button to delete all cookies in one fell swoop.

Delete Cookies in Firefox

Make sure you’re running the latest version of the Firefox browser, and then select theFirefox menu. From there, select Options and then Options again.
Click the Privacy tab to bring up your user-privacy options.
Under the History section, click the Remove Individual Cookies link. Click the Remove All Cookies button to zap them.
At the bottom of the Cookies window that appears, click the Remove All Cookiesbutton to delete all cookies associated with your Firefox browser.

Delete Cookies in Safari

Confirm that you’re running version 5 or later of Apple’s Safari browser, and then click the Gears menu in the upper-right corner of the Safari window. From there, select Reset Safari. In this window, check the bottom box, ‘Remove all website data’.
Check the bottom box, labeled Remove all website data. You can uncheck everything else if you want to remove only cookies.
Click the Reset button to eliminate all cookies associated with Safari.

Delete Cookies in Internet Explorer

Upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer. Select the Tools menu from the Internet Explorer window, and click Delete Browsing History.
In the Delete Browsing History window, check the box next to Cookies. You can uncheck everything else if you want to remove only cookies. From here you can choose which parts of your browsing history to erase.
Click Delete to remove all cookies stored in Internet Explorer.

Congratulations, you’ve successfully cleaned out your browser’s cookie cabinet. Although cookie files pose a potential threat to privacy, don’t forget that they can also improve your Web browsing by making it faster and more convenient.

If you have more questions about our cookies, feel free to contact us.