VBRA Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy

 

Virginia Beach Recording Arts, LLC

Last Revised: 12.31.2020

 

 

 

1. What is a Cookie?

 

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to your computer when you access certain websites. In general, cookies allow a website to recognize a user’s computer.

 

The most important thing to know about cookies placed by apps integrated with the VBRA website, is that they make the website more user-friendly, for example, by remembering site preferences and language settings.

 

 

 

2. Why does VBRA use Cookies?

 

VBRA uses cookies and other similar technologies for a number of purposes, including:

 

  • Keeping you signed in

  • Keeping your preferences

  • To provide you with the service you chose to receive from us

  • Understanding how you use our website

  • To monitor and analyze the performance, operation, and effectiveness in order to improve the VBRA Platform

  • To understand and improve the impact of our marketing campaigns

  • For security needs and fraud-protection purposes and in order to identify and prevent cyber-attacks

 

Cookies that are integrated with VBRA come from wix.com.   Wix is the vendor chosen to build the www.vbrecordingarts.com website.  Wix divides their cookies into two types:

 

  • “First-party Cookies” -  Cookies that are placed by Wix

  • “Third-party Cookies” - Cookies that are placed and used by third-party companies which are Wix’s partners.  Wix maintains compliance of Privacy Guidelines worldwide and requires the same from Third Party Developers placing Apps in their marketplace.

It is important to note that Wix.com cannot access third-party cookies; nor can other third-party organizations access the data in the cookies Wix uses.  Wix doesn't allow third-parties to use the cookies for any purpose other than those described in the next sections.

 

Depending on their function, Cookies may have different durations. There are session cookies and persistent cookies:

  1. Session cookies only last for your online session. It means that the browser deletes these cookies once you close your browser

  2. Persistent cookies stay on your device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie

 

The cookies used on our website fall into one of four categories: 

  1. Essential Cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure and private areas.

  2. Analytic Cookies let us understand how you use our website (e.g. which pages you visit), to provide statistics on how our website is used, improve the website by identifying any errors, and performance issues.

  3. Functional Cookies are cookies used to remember choices users make to improve their experience (e.g. language).

  4. Marketing Cookies are used to collect information about the impact of our marketing campaigns performed in other websites on users and non-users.

 

3. Wix Cookies Table:

 

Last Revised: March 9, 2020

 

Please see below for information about the type, categories, purpose and duration of cookies placed by Wix and Third-Party Service Providers.

First-Party Cookies:

Third-Party Cookies:

 

 

4. Cookies on the VBRA Website

 

About Cookies placed on VBRA’s Website - Built Using the Wix Platform

 

Cookies are small pieces of data stored on a site visitor's browser. They are typically used to keep track of the settings users have selected and actions they have taken on a site.

 

In accordance with data privacy regulations, VBRA must inform visitors that cookies are used on the VBRA website. Information is included both in the VBRA Privacy Policy and the VBRA Cookies Policy (this document).

 

The VBRA Cookie Policy you are reading now is where you can find details about the types of cookies used on our website.  See tables below.

To ensure you maintain full control of your privacy as a VBRA Site User, a Cookie Banner has been added, which gives VBRA site-visitors the opportunity to accept or decline non-essential cookies from www.vbrecordingarts.com

 

 

VBRA uses cookies for important reasons, such as:

 

  • Providing visitors and customers with a great experience

  • Identifying VBRA Account Members and Subscribers

  • Monitoring and analyzing VBRA site performance, operation, and effectiveness

  • Ensuring the www.vbrecordingarts.com is secure and safe to use. 

 

 

Types of Cookies

 

In general, the cookies which are initially placed by Wix on the VBRA website are categorized as essential cookies.

 

However, considering that the Wix platform allows VBRA the ability to add multiple components, codes, third-party applications...and so on, the VBRA website might include other types of cookies if updates happen before this policy is updated.  These cookies which might require specific settings.  VBRA has made efforts to include details of all cookies in this document, and also provides instructions below on how to see a list of cookies via the Chrome browser, which would always be the most current snapshot of this data..

 

The following table shows : Cookies Integrated by Default with www.vbrecordingarts.com via Wix.

Last updated 12.31.2020

 

 

Checking a Website’s Cookies

 

You can use Google Chrome’s built-in cookie view to see which cookies are used for every page of a website.  Cookies are organized by which of each business solution, third-party app, or third-party integration is utilizing them.

 

Tip:

In Chrome, make sure you're viewing your site in incognito mode so that your browser doesn't detect irrelevant cookies.  While continuing to browse, click the Secure icon   next to the URL bar and then select Cookies.

General  Information About Cookies for VBRA’s Site Users

 

 

 

 

In compliance with Data Privacy Laws and Regulations, VBRA informs all site visitors of its use of cookies by displaying a standard cookie banner immediately as a new visitor navigates to www.vbrecordingarts.com for the first time.

 

VBRA presents all of this info immediately for every new user, allowing them everything needed to quickly learn and make the best choices about Cookies integrated with VBRA.  More information can be found navigating to the VBRA Cookies Policy link in the footer of every page.

 

5. Your Choices - VBRA Cookie Settings

Essential Cookies

 

These cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, access to features such as User profiles, Merch shop purchases, Member-Only resources, and other areas of the VBRA website. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.


 

Marketing, Analytics & Other Cookies

 

We recommend enabling these cookies to give you a more personalized experience. The VBRA website uses tools, such as cookies, to understand how you use our services and to improve both your experience and our advertising relevance.  Links to VBRA’s Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy can always be found at the footer of every page VBRA offers.

 

To find more out about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and understand how to manage, delete and block them, visit:

 

All About Cookies (current 2020)

About Cookies (older 2011, but still informative)

 

Alternately, it is also possible to stop your browser from accepting cookies altogether by changing your browser’s cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser.

 

Please note that deleting VBRA site cookies, disabling future cookies, and disabling tracking technologies may prevent you from accessing certain areas and features of our Services, and may otherwise adversely affect your user experience.

 

The following links may be helpful, or you can use the “Help” option in your browser.

 

 

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

 

We may update this Cookie Policy. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information about cookies.

6. "DO NOT SELL MY DATA"

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the CCPA, as it has come to be known) was enacted on June 28, 2018 with 109 ayes and 0 noes and signed by the governor the same day. Based on the premise that "people desire privacy and more control over their information," the law ensures Californians the right "to say no to the sale of personal information."  VBRA does not sell the personal information of Users; however, in the event that including a clear opt-out mechanism influences any Third Party processes to this end, VBRA has included a "Do Not Sell My Data" link in the footer of every main VBRA webpage.  If Users of the VBRA website wish to have their preference noted and documented formally through VBRA, they can now do so.