COOKIES POLICY

COTTON ELECTRIC SERVICE
https://cottonelectricdfw.com

In order to improve and accelerate the performance of this website and adjust it to your preferences, certain data are collected on your usage of the website (IP address, time and date of your visit). This is done by making use of so called ‘cookies’.
A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device. Cookies are industry-standard forms of technology that identify the user. Cookies identify the computer that the user uses, and not the individual user. It may contain certain data, including, but not limited to: the name of the server that has placed it there, an identifier in the form of a unique number, and, an expiration date (some cookies only). Cookies are managed by the web browser on your computer (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome).
Cookies are used for a variety of purposes, including to collect information about how visitors use our website, enhance your browsing experience by making it more efficient, allow you to fill up a shopping cart, or remember your preferences or registration details for a future visit.

REASONS FOR COOKIES APPLICATION ON OUR WESBITE
We use cookies for basic reasons: To allow you to move more quickly and securely through our site. We accomplish this in many ways, using several different cookies. When you first enter our site, for example, we use a test cookie to confirm your browser’s ability to retain cookies, check our database to verify your subscription and log the Internet protocol (IP) that your session originates from. A cookie is then temporarily “set” within your browser to allow you to proceed without having to ask you for your User Name and Password with each subsequent page you request. Without cookie technology, we wouldn’t be able to offer you convenient features such as the ability to store your User Name and Password and save settings for your customized experience.
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.

COOKIES AND HOW THEY BENEFIT YOU
Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. Our cookies help us:
• Make our website work as you’d expect
• Remember your settings during and between visits
• Improve the speed/security of the site
• Continuously improve our website for you
• Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
We do not use cookies to:
• Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
• Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
• Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
• Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below
YOUR CONSENT TO UTILIZE COOKIES
If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, also your continuous use of our website means that you are in agreement to this. In the event that you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

OUR OWN COOKIES
We use cookies to make our website work including:
• Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
• Allowing you to add comments to our site
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Below are lists of the different types of cookies used on this site, and an explanation of what they are used for. If you would like any more information, please get in touch.
Essential Cookies
These cookies are essential to allow you to browse our Website and use its functions. Without them, services such as shopping baskets and electronic invoicing would not be able to work.

Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information on the use of our Website, such as which pages are consulted most often. This information enable us to optimize our Website and simplify browsing. Performance cookies also enable our affiliates and partners to find out whether you have accessed one of our websites from their site and whether your visit has led to the use or purchase of a product or service from our Website, including the references for the product or service purchased. These cookies do not collect any information which could be used to identify you. All the information collected is aggregated, and therefore anonymous.

Functionality Cookies
These cookies enable our Website to remember the choices you have made when browsing. For example, we can store your geographical location in a cookie so that the Website corresponding to your area is shown. We can also remember your preferences, such as the text size, font and other customizable aspects of the Website. Functionality cookies may also be able to keep track of the products or videos consulted to avoid repetition. The information collected by these cookies cannot be used to identify you and cannot monitor your browsing activity on sites which do not belong to us.

Other Cookies
The following cookies are also set by our site. However, their purpose has not yet been identified. We are conducting research into these cookies and will update this page as soon as possible.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
Some of the cookies described in the “What Cookies are used on our Site” section above are stored on your machine by third parties when you use our Site. Third parties may also read cookies on your browser to collect information or to serve content or advertisements to you. We have no control over these cookies or how the third parties use them. They are used to allow that third party to provide a service to us, for example analytics. For more information on these cookies and how to disable them, please see:
• Internet Advertising Bureau website at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ where you will be able to opt-out of receiving Interest-Based Advertising cookies from some of the third parties listed below; and/or
• If you want to know more about how cookies work and how to manage or delete them, visit the World Wide Web Consortium’s website.

As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites.
However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions below for a main selection of browsers. The instructions detailed below were correct at time of writing.
Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.
TURNING COOKIES OFF
You can forestall the background of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be cognisant that disenabling cookies will feign 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 site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
In Internet Explorer you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then” Advanced”;

In Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
In Chrome you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customize and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
DELETING COOKIES
You can cancel cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);
(b) in Firefox (version 44), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”;and
(c) in Chrome (version 48), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customize and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
OTHER BROWSERS
If your browser is not listed above, perform a Google search for cookie settings for your browser to find to relevant information.
MORE INFORMATION
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously referred if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not, it’s typically better to allow cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.
More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Updated 04/20/2019