A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser or device by websites, mobile apps, and advertisements that you access or use. This data is stored on your browser or device and helps websites and mobile apps remember things about you. For example, cookies may help us remember certain preferences you have selected, such as your language preference.
In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics, which we use. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.
This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.
The cookies we use generally fall into one of the following categories.
|Category of Cookies||Why we use these cookies|
|Preferences||We use these cookies to remember your settings and preferences.
For example, we may use these cookies to remember your language preferences.
|Security||We use these cookies to help identify and prevent security risks.
For example, we may use these cookies to store your web-session information to prevent others from changing your password without your username and password.
|Performance||We may use these cookies to collect information about how you interact with our services and to help us improve them.
For example, we may use these cookies to determine if you have interacted with a certain page.
|Analytics||We use these cookies to help us improve our services.
For example, we may use these cookies to learn more about which features are the most popular with our users and which ones might need improvements.
|Advertising||We may use these cookies to deliver advertisements, to make them more relevant and meaningful to consumers, and to track the efficiency of our advertising campaigns, both on our services and on other websites or mobile apps.|
Pixels, Local Storage, and Other Similar Technologies
We may also use other similar technologies on our services, such as pixel tags and local storage. We use these technologies to do things like help us see what features are most popular, create a more personalized experience, and deliver relevant ads. Pixel tags (also called clear GIFs, web beacons, or pixels) are small blocks of code installed in or on a webpage, mobile app, or advertisement. These tags can retrieve certain information about your browser and device such as: operating system, browser type, device type and version, referring website, website visited, IP address, and other similar information. Local storage is an industry-standard technology that allows a website or mobile app to store and retrieve data on an individual’s computer, mobile phone, or other device.
Web Browser Opt-Out
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you don’t want to allow cookies you may have some options. Your browser may provide you with a set of tools to manage cookies. You can usually set your browser to refuse some cookies or all cookies. For example, some browsers give you the option to allow first-party cookies but block third-party cookies. So what is the difference between first-party and third-party cookies?
- A “first-party” cookie is served by the page or domain that you are visiting. So for example, when you visit Ruby’s Troupe.com and we serve a cookie for purposes of remembering your settings that is a first-party cookie.
- A “third-party” cookie is served by a company that doesn’t operate the page or domain you are visiting. So for example, when you visit Ruby’s Troupe.com and Google serves a cookie on Ruby’s Troupe.com for our analytics, that is a third-party cookie.
You may also be able to remove cookies from your browser. Your ability to manage cookies through a mobile browser, however, may be limited. For more information about how to manage your cookie settings, please follow the instructions provided by your browser which are usually located within the “Help,” “Tools,” or “Edit” settings.
You can also opt out of tracking by many companies using cookies via the Network Advertising Initiative Consumer Opt-Out. Simply click the “Manage My Browser’s Opt Outs” button to review or edit cookies.
Mobile Device Opt-Out
Your mobile operating system may let you opt-out from having your information collected or used for interest-based advertising on mobile devices. You should refer to the instructions provided by your mobile device’s manufacturer; this information is typically available under the “settings” function of your mobile device.
And of course, we will stop collecting information at such a time as you unsubscribe or choose to no longer be a member of Ruby’s Troupe, our Teachable platform or MyRubyTV.com.
Ruby’s Troupe, Inc, SPC
289 Brimstone Road
Woodland, Washington 98674
Effective as of October 12, 2016, updated May 23, 2018