Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Cookies on GetSelfDevelopment.com
 
Why a policy for cookies explicitly?
The company Get Self-Development is founded in the Netherlands and this is also one of the reasons why the website is hosted in the Netherlands. Another reason is because the Netherlands is a very technical advanced country which will provide us great services and support to help you even better. Another thing to know is that the regulations on privacy policies in the Netherlands are one of the strictest compared with other countries. These strict policies need us to inform you exactly what we do with your information and what we do with cookies.
We are an honest company and would only like to give you the best we possibly can and that’s also why we take these regulations very seriously.
This page will provide you with more information on what cookies are, what cookies do, how Get Self-Development uses cookies and how you can influence the use of cookies.
 
What are cookies?
A cookie is a unique text file that a webserver offers to a visiting browser with the expectation that the browser returns “the favor” when it revisits the specific website.
In technical terms.
The cookie is an addition to the HTTP specification. The Hypertext Transfer Protocol is used by everyone who visits a website: it regulates the communication between a web server and a browser. It is not designed to view consecutive page views as a whole. Therefore it is not always possible to retrieve transfer data or settings back in a follow-up visit.
To make this possible the cookie and set-cookie headers for HTTP are introduced in 1997. This specification was last updated in April 2011 and is currently known as RFC 6265 HTTP State Management Mechanism.

How do cookies work?
Contrary to what politicians sometimes say, cookies aren’t programs and even aren’t files. Technically nothing is saved on the computer of the visitor by the web server. The browser can decide to do this and so you can setup your browser to allow or decline cookies on your computer. Cookies are often stored as a file, but a Web browser cannot force cookies to actually store or retrieve them after a revisit of the specific website.
A cookie is always bound to a specific domain or subdomain. Examples of a domain and a subdomain are respectively GetSelfDevelopment.com or Support.GetSelfDevelopment.com.
Cookies will only be returned to the same domain as they came from. This is why you can be confident only the servers of GetSelfDevelopment.com receive cookies that are previously obtained via GetSelfDevelopment.com. This principle is the same using javascript.
An important thing to know about cookies is that they can be received with each http request and that all known, and relevant cookies are sent with each request. This also applies to requests which involves images, javascript and css files before a web page requested. Of course the already mentioned check on the domain name is applied.
 
First-Party cookies
Cookies that you get from the same domain you visit are called first-party cookies. By viewing this page of GetSelfDevelopment.com the cookies from GetSelfDevelopment.com are first-party cookies.
 
Third-party cookies
It is also possible a website contains elements of one or more third parties. These can be elements such as embedded videos, advertisements and social media buttons. If cookies are send with these elements these cookies will be called third-party cookies. This is why it’s possible when you visit GetSelfDevelopment.com you also might receive cookies from third parties like Facebook.com, Youtube.com or other third party websites.
Because of how HTTP works with security regarding cookies it is for the first party (In our case GetSelfDevelopment.com). Not possible to influence the use of third party cookies.
 
What other storage is used by websites?
Besides cookies there are, since 1997 more possibilities of storage created in browsers. Because GetSelfDevelopment.com almost never uses these methods we only touch this briefly.
Flash applications have their own form of cookies, similar to that of HTTP. Except for user preferences in the video player does GetSelfDevelopment.com does nothing with these cookies.
HTML5 localStorage is a recent development. Web applications can use this to. Compared to cookies fairly large amounts of data can be stored. Due to the limited support in many browsers GetSelfDevelopment.com makes but very limited use if of this method.
 
What are cookies used for at GetSelfDevelopment.com?
With the use of cookies, it is possible for us to follow-up visits with information from previous visits. In practice this is used to keep you logged in, remember certain settings you may have made or help you visibly show certain site elements that you've seen before. Cookies that improve the functioning of the web site to your liking, are called functional cookies.
In addition, cookies can also be used to let the website know that a visitor has previously visited the website. With such information we can collect statistics on the use of the website. This helps us to provide even better services. We use Google Analytics which uses anonym statistical information to help us analyze and improve the website. Information about your visit behavior can also be used to serve ads which are in alignment of your interests.
The visitor profiles we collect using cookies will never be shared with third parties. These will only be used to improve the quality and relevance of GetSelfDevelopment.com.
 
Which puts GetSelfDevelopment.com cookies?
Below you will see a list of first-party cookies that GetSelfDevelopment.com uses and your browser might collect.

 

Functional cookies

Cookie Name

Purpose

GikID

General session cookie, where we both store registered and unregistered visitors preferences and any additional given information about the visit.

PWF, pwl, ct, tti, pti, ProLong

Different kind of cookies used to remember specific settings in our product compare like remembering the product type or price range.

tc, LastVisit, SessionTime, pl

Cookies that in various parts of the site are used to keep track of when you last visit the page. This will help us learn were we can or need to adapt the presentation of its information.

tracker, channel, klipklapcookie

Cookies used to fold or hide  site-specific components.

 

Non-functional cookies

 

__utma, __ utmb, __ utmc and other __ utm cookies

Cookies that Google Analytics uses to track visitor statistics.

 

Which cookies can others place when visiting Get Self-Development?
Get Self-Development is a large community. Users can reply to articles, post topics on the forum and/or write product/expert reviews.
For each of these operations a user can post images and videos from third parties. Each of these images and videos can also contain 3rd-party (tracking) cookies without the knowledge and cooperation of Get Self-Development. Additionally Get Self-Development also regular places third party content which can contain third party cookies.
Because there are a lot of parties we work with, it is not possible to have a complete list of all possible domains. Below we did create a list of providers where you possibly could receive third party cookie from.

 

Provider / Url

Purpose

DoubleClick

Partner for ads on GetSelfDevelopment.com, Will be used for normal “banners” and Google Adsense. Cookies mainly will be used to see if you have seen certain types of advertisement.

Facebook, Google +1, LinkedIn, Twitter

Social Media buttons in various places on GetSelfDevelopment.com. Cookies are used for example to remember if you already have pressed the Facebook “Like” button.

Youtube.com and various other video hosters

Video’s which are put online by often contain cookies. The most famous videohoster is Youtube, but there are many more.

Various partners like Amazon, Clickbank, CJ.com

Some of our articles / products reviews will contain content which will allow these parties to monitor if you have bought a product from them. This will help us receive commission on these products or services.

Various advertisers

Each ad can come from another advertising partner. Many advertisers want information how effective there advertising is and resolve this with their own cookie. We don’t have influence on such cookies.

Various image hosters

When members post images, cookies can be placed. Known image hosters are Flickr, Facebook and ImageShack.

 

What other storage does Get Self-Development use?
As previously mentioned the video player of Get Self-Development uses flash cookies to remember settings, such as the presets for HD video and the desired level of volume.
Get Self-Development uses html5 storage for remembering the products settings you selected for comparison of the specifications in our product compare.
 

Does the cookies of Get Self-Development contain information about who I am?
No. Your name, age, sex and other personal information, to the extent that you have filled in your profile on Get Self-Development are never stored in a cookie.
 

Why doesn’t Get Self-Development ask for permission of the placement of cookies?
At this time Get Self-Development does not ask you to opt-in for non-functional cookies, even though that according to the Dutch law it is obligated. We are aware of that. The impact of such permission for both users and advertisers is huge and moreover very unclear specified in the law. An example of the issues it gives is how to deal with cookies that are placed via embedded content, and how non-Dutch parties are held to the law. Get Self-Development looks closely at the market developments on cookies and other policies and will take further action as soon as we needed to act appropriate.
 
How can I disable cookies?
In your browser, you can select which cookies you have allowed. You can use all or only certain cookies. If you find it necessary to change these settings use the help function of your browser.
If you choose to disable certain types of cookies or choose to delete these some features and services of Get Self-Development will suffer and may not work as intended.
The behavior of cookies from advertising networks can be set. If you choose to do so go to. youronlinechoices.com.
 
Questions and complaints
If you have question or want response to this story you can visit our forum.
For acute problems, you can of course also contact us by going to our contact form.
This cookie summary was last updated on 14 December 2012.