Cookie and other local storage policy

This policy explains how we deploy and administer cookies on our website www.getshipit.com, as well as the options you have to control them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other devices when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to remember you and your preferences, either for a single visit (“session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (“persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (“first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).

How we use cookies?

We use cookies for different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons, some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users.

Many of the cookies we use are only set if you are a registered user (so you don’t have to log in every time, for example), while others are set whenever you visit our website, irrespective of whether you have an account.

To administer our site and for research purposes, we also track and analyze statistical usage and volume information from our site users. For that, we use persistent cookies to help us to improve the user experience, manage our site content and analyze how users navigate and utilize our site.

Which cookies do we use?
Essential:
  1. CloudFlare cookie
  2. csrftoken - To ensure the security of forms.
  3. sessionid - To track user session and keep users logged in.
  4. BrainTree cookies

We also make heavy use of browser's local storage to keep essential user information. This is needed to reduce the amount of network queries and make the website loading much faster by keeping some of the information locally.

We also use some non-essential cookies that help us analyze the site usage:

  1. Google Analytics
  2. HotJar
  3. MixPanel
Controlling cookies

You may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third-party plugins.

If you would prefer to opt out of cookies, you should be aware that you might lose some features and functionality of the website.

Cookies, including those which have already been set, can be deleted from your hard drive. You can also change the preferences in your web browser to control cookies. Some internet browsers have a „Do Not Track“ or „DNT“ setting – this sends a signal to websites asking them not to track your browsing.

In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from the primary site but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, or clear out all cookies. To learn more about how to reject cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ or go to the help menu within your internet browser. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based) or optout.aboutads.info (US based). If you experience any problems having deleted cookies, you should contact the supplier of your web browser.

Please be aware that these are third party websites and we does not accept any liability for the instructions given on these sites.