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Cookie Policy

Updated February 6, 2019

This cookie policy explains how the Hope Center for Autism (“School”, “Nonprofit”, “Company”, “We”, “Us, and “Our”) uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our website at www.hopecenterforautism.org (“Website”). This policy aims to explain what these technologies are, why we use them, and your rights to control our use of cookies during your visit.

In some cases, we may use cookies to collect personal information or information that becomes personal information when combined with other information.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile devices when you visit a website. Cookies are commonly used by website owners in order to make a website experience more appealing or more effective as the user browses the content.

Cookies set by the Hope Center for Autism are considered “first party cookies”. Cookies set by any other source are referred to as “third party cookies”. Third party cookies are enabled to provide more functionality and offer more features on or through the website, for example, advertising, interactivity, traffic analytics, etc. A third party cookie can recognize your computer or device both when it visits a specific website and when the same computer or device visits other websites. For further information about the definition or capabilities of a cookie, please click here to visit Computer Cookies Explained.

How and Why do we use cookies?

The Hope Center for Autism uses first and third party cookies for a multitude of reasons. Some of the cookies on our website are required for technical reasons in order for proper functionality of our website, and these cookies are called “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies on our website allow us to target and track your interests so we may enhance your experience through our website. The third party cookies through our website use cookies for advertising, analytics tracking and a variety of reasons, related most widely to marketing and innovation.

The specific types of cookies found on the Hope Center for Autism website as well as the purpose, and what they are doing are listed below. Please understand that cookies served throughout the internet vary, however, without cookies a website loses its memory every time you visit a new page.

How can I control cookies?

While most cookies are necessary, there are times when cookies are not necessary. You have the right and authority to decide whether to accept cookies. Cookie preferences in the cookie consent manager allows you to determine what cookies are enabled during your visit.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

  • Account related cookies If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.
  • Login related cookies We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.
  • Email newsletters related cookies This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
  • Orders processing related cookies This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.
  • Surveys related cookies From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.
  • Forms related cookies When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
  • Site preferences cookies In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
  • Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
  • As we sell products it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.
  • The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you. For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.
  • We use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioural advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.
  • Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.
  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; {List the social networks whose features you have integrated with your site?:12}, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. This Cookies Policy was created with the help of the Generator of GDPR Cookies Policy and the GDPR Privacy Policy.

However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:

  • Email: hcfa@hopecenterforautism.org
  • By visiting this link: http://hopecenterforautism.org//contact/
  • Phone: 772-334-3288