Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that websites put on your computer hard disk drive when you first visit.

To be logged in and use the site

If you have created a Shapiro International account, cookies are essential for many features you will require. We use these for a few reasons, some of which are to manage secure logins, identify members and subscribers, authenticate different actions and remember your website preferences.

If you choose to disable cookies you will not be able to use Shapiro International as a member, or any of it’s member functions.

General Use

We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and in order to create reports. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

Google Analytics along with other analytics tools, help Shapiro International understand how visitors engage with our website. Google Analytics offers a variety of reports about how visitors interact with our website so that we can improve it.

Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site.

Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page.

Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site across all websites you use.