Cookie Policy

Last Updated: December 15, 2018
If you have any comments or questions about our cookie policy, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at policyfun@youremptynestcoach.com.
By visiting YourEmptyNestCoach.com, including the school (“School”), and/or purchasing any of our products and services, you acknowledge that you have read our privacy policy, terms and conditions, and cookie policy (what you are reading now).
Maybe grab a cup of coffee (or another beverage of your liking) and dive in.

We Use Cookies.

YourEmptyNestCoach.com, like many other sites, uses cookies to assist us in customizing your experience.

What is a cookie?

This cookie has no calories. Of course, it isn’t edible, either. Bummer, right?
 
Think of cookies like a cheat sheet for your computer for a particular website. It is a cheat sheet that contains concierge type information for you so that the next time you visit that specific domain (website) your experience runs a little bit smoother. The cookie, in reality, is a small text file that your web browser (Chrome, Safari, Explorer, etc.) stores on your computer or mobile device. When you revisit a particular website, the cookie is accessed and gives your browser that “cheat sheet” of helpful information (imagine visiting the concierge desk again and the concierge remembers things you like about your room).
Cookies were designed to serve us and make our lives easier. The information they contain provides helpful information such as the ability to save you from logging into a website every time that you visit; they may provide information to the website owner about performance and analytics, or they may remember your settings for a particular website. Cookies are website (domain) specific UNLESS a website has decided to share the information with others (third parties) in order to improve you experience. Some websites share very little with third-parties and other sites share with tens or hundreds of third-parties.
Feeling like today is the day that you want to dive in deep to understand cookies? 
Below are two videos that Coach Christine has found helpful in her own understanding of cookies:
 
Cookies used on this Site and Why
We use cookies on this site and sub domains of YourEmptyNestCoach.com to provide basic functions that allow for authentication, customization, security, and performance and analytics.
We use cookies to differentiate you from other users. Sometimes we use cookies to remove repeated logins. We want to make your life easier, after all. Cookies help us to see analytic information about our site (what pages are visited, for example) and which areas are the most popular. These cookies are our favorite as it helps us to figure out what you like best about our site and continually improve it!
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you.
Forum Cookies (Your Empty Nest Coach Community)
Please note that some of our community features may not function properly if you disable cookies. We do not support the Do Not Track browser option. You can learn more about how we use cookies and similar technologies here.
Should you choose to use our community forum, we use cookies for the following purposes:

Authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our community. When you create a topic or post a reply as guest (not registered user) we store your name and email address in cookies. We use this information to detect current visitor content (topics, posts) and display it to you even if the content is under moderation (not approved by moderators). The name is used to display as topic/post author name. Also we store your name and email in cookies to keep filled these fields when you post a new reply or create a new topic (you don’t have to fill these information every time you post a content). We do not recommend that you use the guest posting option on non-personal devices, or at least delete browser cookies when you leave it.

Status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website.

Security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally.

Cookies used by our service providers.

Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ .

Log Data. We receive information when you view content on or otherwise interact with our community, which we refer to as “Log Data,” even if you have not created an account. For example, when you visit our websites, sign into our community, interact with our email notifications, we may receive information about you. This Log Data includes information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device and application IDs), search terms, and cookie information. We use Log Data to operate our services and ensure their secure, reliable, and robust performance. We use information you provide to us and data we receive, including Log Data and data from third parties, to make inferences like what topics you may be interested in and what languages you speak. This helps us better design our services for you and personalize the content we show you.

How to Opt Out

Your web browser may be set to automatically accept cookies. However, if you want your browser to stop doing that for you, you may change the settings of your browser to refuse cookies. If you do this, remember that the concierge level services will not be working as well as they could be on this site (or any site that you have disabled cookies from).  If you understand that and are okay with that, go for it!
For instructions on how to change the settings of your browser google your browser name (chrome, edge, safari, etc.) and cookie settings to find instructions that work for you. This site contains more than you’ll ever want to know about cookies; how to control them; and how to delete them: https://www.aboutcookies.org/
 
Your Consent
By using this site you consent to our use of cookies as described above.
Modifications to this policy
We may modify our cookie policy, in whole or in part, to address necessary changes in laws or our business practices. When our cookie policy changes, we will update the effective date at the top of our cookie policy. We will also temporarily place a notification on our website footer menu for a minimum of seven days. The notification will be titled: **Recent Fine Print Updates We encourage you to review our cookie policy periodically to make sure you continue to agree with it.