A cookie is the name for a small file that is downloaded to your PC or device when visits are made to certain websites. The cookie is sent back to that website when it is visited again. Cookies allow a website to recognize a user’s device, and by definition recognize you, the user. This in turn allows DineStream as the website owner to give as the user a more personalized experience.
The cookies used by DineStream across our website www.dinestream.com are as follows:
Session cookies are stored only temporarily during a browser session. When the browser is closed the cookie is deleted. DineStream sets its own Session Cookie for analytical and tracking purposes, measuring the pages visited by a user and at what time and date they are visited. This cookie does not collect or store personal data, so individuals cannot be identified by DineStream. Analytics are used to help us to improve our website and make sure it is meeting user needs and standards. In addition to the DineStream Session Cookie, we also set Session Cookies from Google to date/time stamp exactly when a user enters and leaves the site.
Persistent Cookies are saved on a user’s device for a fixed period and not deleted when the browser session is closed. DineStream sets a Persistent Cookie related to User ID, which is used for those sites where a user logs in. This cookie is essential for users logging in to the private area. Users who browse public areas of our sites will also have this cookie set but it will not collect any data about the user, and blocking of this cookie will not affect access to public areas. This Persistent Cookie is randomized or nulled on log-out, therefore retaining no user information for future use. DineStream also sets Persistent Cookies from Google for analytical purposes. DineStream tracks user visits, by a unique user and by geography.
Third Party Cookies
Third Party Cookies are not set directly by DineStream, but by third-party providers. In addition to Google’s analytical cookies as described above, Third Party Cookies may be set by providers whose services or functionality is embedded in the DineStream websites. Such providers include, but may not be limited to Twitter and Facebook.
DineStream uses the Adobe Flash Player to deliver some content. Adobe uses its own cookies, which are not set via your browser like all the other cookies described above.
Managing Cookies on the DineStream Websites
The Internet browser you use on your device allows you to manage cookies. You can modify your browser to notify you when cookies are being set. You can also set it to accept or refuse all or some cookies. You can delete cookies that have already been set. Because each browser is different, the specific way you amend the settings for cookies will vary from browser to browser. You should seek advice in line with your specific requirements by searching on www.google.com
Please note that completely disabling cookies when using DineStream may not allow you to make full use of all the website’s features and functionality. To manage third party cookies you may need to visit the websites of these third parties and follow their procedure.