Last updated: January 25, 2021

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your computer by a website you visit. Your computer stores it in a file located inside your web browser.  This cookie file allows the website to make your next visit easier and more useful to you.

 

How Courage International, Inc. uses cookies

We use cookies for the following purposes: to enhance and enable certain functions on our website (forum log-in, product purchases, donations, newsletter registration) and to provide analytics on site traffic.  We don’t collect any personally identifiable information except when required for product purchases in our online store, when receiving a donation through PayPal, or when email addresses are required for newsletter or forum registration. Newsletter email registrations are stored in our secure Constant Contact account and forum email addresses are stored securely within the Courage website.

Forum members are informed when registering, that the username they create will be visible to all other forum members when they post.  Forum participants who wish to cancel their forum accounts and delete all their previous posts may request this by writing to us here.

 

Types of Cookies

We use both session and persistent cookies on our website and we use different types of cookies:

 

Session cookies

These are used only when a person is actively navigating a website; once you leave the site, the session cookie disappears.

 

Persistent cookies

 These cookies remain on the site longer to simplify the user experience; for example, enabling you to store your forum password for easy sign-in.

 

Essential cookies

We use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts; for example, when using our online store to purchase products with use of a credit card. Credit card payment information is provided to and processed through Stripe.

 

Third-party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we use Google Analytics for aggregated, anonymized website traffic analysis. In order to track your session usage, Google drops a cookie (_ga) with a randomly-generated Client ID in your browser. This ID is anonymized and contains no identifiable information like email, phone number, name, etc. Google Analytics uses your IP Address to track aggregated website behavior, such as pages looked at, length of viewing time, and so on. This information helps us to improve the user experience and determine site effectiveness. If you wish to delete any Google Analytics data, please install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On.

 

What are your choices regarding cookies?

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.  Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features offered on our site.