Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Last updated: August 29, 2019

SeriousFun Children’s Network, like many organizations, uses cookies on this website. Cookies are small text files, or pieces of data, that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, and to provide information to the owners of the site. 

Why & How SeriousFun Uses Cookies

We use cookies to identify the areas of our website which you have visited. We collect this data solely to provide you, the site visitor, an enhanced and tailored experience on our website. We do not sell this data to any third-party or commercial entities. We occasionally partner with third-party vendors who utilize cookies to display SeriousFun ads on the web, based on your past visits to our website (such as Google Remarketing and AdRoll).

What Cookies We Use

The types of cookies we use on this website can be placed into two categories:

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies – These cookies are essential to the functioning of the site, enable you to move around the website and utilize its features, and help ensure your privacy and security. Without them, the services on this website could not be provided. For example, we would not be able to save your preferences about cookies.  They do not gather information about you that can be used for marketing purposes. 
  2. Performance Cookies –  These cookies measure how often you visit our site and how you use it.  We use this information to get a better sense of how users engage with our content and to improve our site, so that users have a better experience,  via information provided by platforms like Google Analytics. For example, we collect information about which of our pages are most frequently visited, and by which types of users.  We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties under any circumstances. 
  3. Functionality Cookies   These cookies are used to recognize you, the user, and to remember your preferences or settings when you return to our site, so that we can provide you with a more personalized experience.  
  4. Advertising Cookies These cookies are used to collect information about your visit to our site, the content that you have viewed, the links that you have followed, and information about your browser, device, and IP address. We use these cookies for purposes of promoting only SeriousFun news and events when you are visiting other sites. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer this information to third parties for use in their own advertising to you.

How Long Cookies Stay On Your Device

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie.  Session cookies will stay on your device only until you stop browsing.  Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.  See below for information about managing cookies.

First- And Third-Party Cookies, And Links To Other Sites

First-party cookies are cookies that belong to SeriousFun. Third-party cookies are cookies that other trusted partners place on your device through our site, for example, to help us to analyze how our site is being used and to measure the number of visitors to the site.  We are currently in the process of capturing this information and will be listing each of our first- and third-party cookies here. 

This site may link to other third-party websites. We do not control the cookies of other websites, and this cookie policy does not apply to those websites. We encourage you to read the cookie policies of each of the third-party sites you visit to ensure that you’re comfortable with how they use cookies.

How To Manage Cookies 

When accessing our site, you are first presented with a banner that asks you to acknowledge our use of cookies and provides you with an opportunity to read this cookie policy.  We are currently in the process of developing a table that describes the cookies that we use on this site and will be posting the table, or a link to it, here.  The table will describe the types of cookies used, who places the cookie on your device and for what purpose, how long the cookie remains, and what options you have for blocking the cookie.

Generally speaking, you can also restrict or block the cookies that are set by our site, or any other site, through the “Settings” function of your preferred web browser. The “Help” function in your browser should explain how. Alternatively, you can visit consumer help sites, such as  www.aboutcookies.org, which contain information on how to do this on a variety of browsers. You will also find general information about cookies and details on how to delete cookies from your device.

[ For any cookies that we use, or that any other site that you visit uses, in order to deploy Google Analytics and other Google products or services, you may visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en#infochoicesin order to manage your privacy controls. ]

Contact Us

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this cookie policy or our collection or use of your personal information, please contact us at info@seriousfunnetwork.org.