Last Updated: June 5, 2020
Concord Analytics LLC, a New York limited liability company (referred to as “Concord Analytics”, “Daily Shot”, “us”, “we” or “Company”) provides the following services, products and content to our Users (as defined below): (i) our daily chart-based newsletters known as “The Daily Shot” and “The Daily Shot Brief” that are delivered via email and cover global macroeconomic and market trends (collectively, the “Newsletter”), (ii) our websites located at thedailyshot.com and DailyShotBrief.com which provide Newsletter content and other related financial data and information, (collectively, the “Site(s)”) and (iii) to the extent we make an App available, such App. The Newsletter, Sites and any App we may make available shall be referred to as the “Platform”.
1. WHAT ARE COOKIES?
3. COOKIES WE USE AND TYPES OF COOKIES
A. Who places the cookies and how long they last:
The following describes who places cookies:
First-party cookies are cookies issued from our domain (run by Daily Shot) that are generally used to identify language and location preferences or render basic Platform functionality. These are necessary cookies, without which the Platform won’t work properly or be able to provide certain features and functionalities. Some of these may be manually disabled in your browser, but may affect the functionality of the Platform.
Third-party cookies belong to and are managed by other parties, such as our business partners or service providers. These cookies may be required to use portions of the Platform, to perform analytics related to the Platform or to allow for some advertising and marketing. These cookies may also be related to the storage of information, or access to information that is already stored, on your device such as advertising identifiers, device identifiers, cookies, and similar technologies.
The following describes how long cookies will remain on your device:
Cookies are managed by web servers. The lifespan of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for one session (session cookies) and are not retained once the user leaves the Platform and some cookies are retained and reused whenever the user returns to that Platform (persistent cookie). Browser cookies can be deleted by a user at any time.
Session cookies are temporary cookies that are used to remember you during the course of your visit to the Platform, and they expire when you close the web browser or exit the Platform.
Persistent cookies are used to remember your preferences within the Platform and remain on your desktop or mobile device even after you close your browser, exit an app or restart your computer. We use persistent cookies to analyze user behavior and establish visit patterns so that we can improve our Platform functionality for you and our other visitors. These cookies also allow us to serve you with targeted advertising and measure the effectiveness of our Platform functionality and advertising.
B. Types of Cookies
The types of cookies that we commonly use are listed below. This list is not exhaustive, but describes the main categories of cookies we typically set.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential to facilitate your use of the Platform. Without these cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of our Platform, Services or related features, and the Platform and Services will not perform as smoothly as intended. For example, we may use a cookie to remember previously entered text so it is not lost if the page refreshes. We may also use PayPal and Stripe cookies to provide payment functionality that enables users to access and use the Platform. For more information about PayPal, and Stripe cookies, please see their respective cookie policies:
- PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/cookie-full
- Stripe: https://stripe.com/cookies-policy/legal
Performance and Analytics Cookies
Performance and analytics cookies help us monitor and improve the way our Platform works. We utilize these cookies to analyze how our visitors use our Platform and to monitor Platform performance. For example, they tell us how people use each page, which ones are most commonly viewed, or whether any errors occurred. These cookies let us know what features on the Platform are working the best and what features on the Platform can be improved. This allows us to provide a user-friendly experience and quickly identify and fix any problems that may arise.
Our Platform uses Google Analytics cookies. Google Analytics cookies monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to our Platform. These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the Platform, to identify the site from which you first came to the Platform, and to track the pages that you visit during your session. They also tell us the city where you are located. For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please see Google’s cookie terms and privacy terms.
Our Platform uses MailChimp in connection with Newsletter and other email delivery. Mailchimp places web beacons (1 pixel gif) in the email campaigns in order to track: (i) was the email delivered successfully; (ii) did the User open the email, (iii) which links in the letter did the User click; and (iv) User (approximate) location via the IP address. For more information about MailChimp cookies, please see their cookie terms and privacy terms.
We also use these cookies to collect information about your use of the Content and to combine that information with previously collected information in order to measure, understand, and report on your usage of the Platform. Please know this does not include personalization – the collection of information about your use of the Platform to subsequently personalize content and/or advertising for you in other contexts (i.e. on other services, such as website or apps, over time). Our use of personalization cookies is described more fully below.
C. Specific Cookies
Our Cookie banner provides a “Cookie Settings” link. When clicked, that link generates a cookie consent page which provides information regarding the specific cookies used on the Platform and your ability to control those cookies.
4. HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES
A. Our Cookie Banner
The easiest way to control cookies used on our Platform is by clicking on the “Cookie Settings” link generated by our cookie banner. This will generate a cookie consent page which will allow you to control what cookies are placed on your computer or device. If you do not want to allow for cookies to be used on your computer or device, please select “I Do Not Accept” when presented with the options on the cookie consent page (although Strictly Necessary Cookies will still be used).
B. Browser Methods
You can control cookies via your website browser. For example, most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, an option you change via your internet browser settings. It may also be possible to configure your browser settings to enable acceptance of only specific cookies or to notify you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your device enabling you to decide whether to accept or reject the cookie. You can also disable cookies by configuring your browser setting to reject all cookies. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information or by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org. Your device settings may also allow you to prohibit mobile app platforms (such as Apple or Google) from sharing certain information obtained by automated means with us. If you do not wish to accept cookies from our Platform please disable them. As noted above, if you disable cookies (especially strictly necessary cookies), you may experience reduced functionality or be prevented from using portions of the Platform.
Depending on your browser type, the links below may help you to understand your options and manage your settings. These links may change from time to time as they are provided by the browser owners so you can also search for instructions if the links have changed.
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/products/windows?os=windows-10
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/products/firefox/cookies
- Opera: http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/
5. ADDITIONAL MECHANISMS FOR EXERCISING CHOICE
We, or other parties we do business with, may place or recognize unique cookies or other technologies placed on your browser when you visit our Platform to collect information about your use of the Platform and your other online activities over time and across different websites and apps, and may use that information to serve interest-based advertisements to you as you browse the Internet.
To learn more about your choices for receiving interest-based advertising or to opt-out, please review the information below:
- DAA: To opt-out of such collection and use for interest-based advertising by the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) participating companies, please visit the DAA’s website.
- EDAA: To opt-out from the use of information about your online activities for interest-based advertising by European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) member companies, please visit the EDAA’s website.
- NAI: To opt-out from the use of information about your online activities for interest-based advertising by Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) member companies, please visit the NAI’s website.