At www.howtosolutions.net, the privacy of our visitors is very important to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by www.howtosolutions.net and how it is used.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, www.howtosolutions.net makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons

www.howtosolutions.net does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

We also used third party advertisements on howtosolutions.net to support the site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send advertisers information including your IP address, your ISP and the browser you used to visit our site.

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third party cookies in your browser settings. More information on cookies and how to disable them can be found at About Cookies section in this page.

DoubleClick DART cookies

We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”).

DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers.

Our Advertising Partners

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on www.howtosolutions.net send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

www.howtosolutions.net has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.

Our advertising partners include:

  • Google Adsense

    Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on www.howtosolutions.net. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to www.howtosolutions.net and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Other services used on this site

  • Google Analytics

    In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

  • StatCounter

    StatCounter is a web analytics service that tracks and analyses site visits. These stats help the website owners to understand how people are interacting with their websites and to improve the design and functionality of their sites. StatCounter logs IP,  date and time of users visits and sets a cookie. This cookie is used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site.  IP address is used to obtain approximate data as to the location of a visitor’s computer. No personal information is stored in the cookie. This data is analysed and processed in accordance with StatCounter Privacy Policy.

About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies.

A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).

A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. Some examples are listed below but more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

  • in Internet Explorer (version 11), you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools” (Gear icon), “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”.
  • in Firefox (version 50), you can block all cookies by going to Menu (three bars) and selecting “Options”, then clicking “Privacy” on the left side, then under “History”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”.
  • in Chrome (version 55), you can block all cookies by going to Menu (three dots), selecting “Settings” from drop-down menu, clicking on “Show advanced settings” link at the bottom of the page and under “Privacy”, clicking on “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
  • in Edge (version 38), you can block all cookies by going to Menu (three dots), selecting “Settings”, scrolling down to “Advanced Settings” and clicking on “View advanced settings”, scrolling down to “Cookies” and selecting “Block all cookies” under drop-down menu.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. For example:

  • in Internet Explorer (version 11), you can delete cookies by selecting “Tools” (Gear icon), then under “Safety” selecting “Delete Browsing history”, then selecting ” Cookies and website data” checkbox before clicking “Delete”.
  • in Firefox (version 50), you can delete cookies by going to Menu (three bars) and selecting “Options”, then clicking “Privacy” on the left side, then under “History”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, then clicking on “Show Cookies…” button and finally clicking on “Remove All Cookies”.
  • in Chrome (version 55), you can delete all cookies by going to Menu (three dots), selecting “Settings” from drop-down menu, clicking on “Show advanced settings” and clicking on “Clear browsing data” button, then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” checkbox, before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
  • in Edge (version 38), you can delete all cookies by going to Menu (three dots), selecting “Settings”, then under “Clear browsing data” clicking on “Choose what to clear” and selecting “Cookies and saved website data” checkbox, before clicking “Clear”.

Again, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

Update

This Privacy Policy was last updated on: December 30th, 2016.
Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.