It's important to note that cookies are site-specific. A cookie set by one website cannot generally be accessed by another website.
BizChain stores a cookie when you first visit the site in order to create a "session". A session is akin to a visit: you come to the Site, browse some pages, interact on the forums, and leave. That's a session. The "session cookie" is stored only for the duration of your session and allows the Site to store state information such as the fact that you've logged in successfully (so you don't have to log in each page view) and whatever settings you've chosen (for instance, fluid page rendering instead of fixed-width).
Other cookies are stored for longer periods (over a year in some cases) and are used for customization of the Site (for instance the current category of content you prefer) without you needing to be logged in.
Finally, cookies allow the ad serving platform to understand which ads you've seen (so it can limit the number of times you see an ad), and which ads you've clicked on (so it can attempt to show you more of those types of ads). No personal information is sent to the ad serving system.
We use analytics services such as Google Analytics to understand how our services are being used, which in turn allows us to better tailor our Product and Service offerings to you. We do not share personally identifiable “raw” data with our clients or any third parties. We may, however, share aggregate, non-personal data such as total pageview or visitor counts.
The data we get from you is typically collected via a form submission. Remember that cookies are set by a website: they can only contain data that the website already has. Cookies can, however, allow data to be correlated: You visit our site one day, we set a cookie, and when you visit the site again the next day, we read the cookies we stored in order for us to know that it's really you again. Yay! We're really happy you came back. Here's a cookie!
Technology is here to help, but by blocking cookies you will be unable to log in, you won't be able to customize the site settings, and you may get lots of ads for that other technology stack you've been trying so hard to avoid.
You can change your cookie consent settings on this site by modifying your account settings under the Privacy tab. This allows you to block certain cookies not required for basic functionality. Unfortunately, the only way to fully block cookies would be to store a cookie so the site knows not to store a cookie.
Your other option is you can adjust the settings on your internet browser and choose from the available Cookies settings. For example, Chrome makes it super easy: Just go to Settings, click Advanced, choose Content Settings, select Cookies, and add a site to your Blocked list.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt-out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com. You may opt-out by clicking here: http://preferences.truste.com/ (or if located in the European Union, by clicking here: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/). Please note this does not opt you out of being served to advertise. You will continue to receive generic advertisements.
However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.