Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies

At IdeaMerge, we believe in being clear and open about how we use your information. In the spirit of transparency, this policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies.

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are automatically downloaded to your computer by a website to improve your experience with the website. This page describes what information these cookies gather, how we use that information and why we use cookies. For good measure, this page also tells you how you can prevent such cookies from being stored on your computer; but please know that disabling cookies may downgrade or break certain important elements of the functionality the website can offer to you.

By continuing to use our services, you are agreeing to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes we describe in this policy. Please see our Privacy Policy for related information.

For more information about cookies, you can see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies and All About Cookies and perhaps also How Google Uses Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. In most cases there are no industry standard protocols for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to a website. It is therefore recommended that you set your browser(s) to accept cookies (which is often a browser's default setting in this respect).

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent cookies from being placed on your computer by adjusting the settings of your browser. See your browser's Help function for instructions. Again, however, please be aware that by thus disabling cookies you will negatively impact the functionality that this website and that many other websites can offer to you. Therefore it is almost generally recommended that you do not disable cookies. If you use this website without changing your browser settings to prevent cookies, we'll assume that you're happy to receive all cookies from this website.

The Cookies We Set

We use two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it's easier for you to use our website when you return to it. A persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by our website when you return to the site. Session cookies are stored on our server and only last for as long as the current session (i.e. the current visit to the website or a browser session). Our sessions last two hours.

Some of our cookies are essential to the passing of data between the steps of our online order process.

When you submit data to us through a form, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

To provide you with a great experience using this website, we might use cookies to store certain of the selections you make or data you enter when you interact with the website. Thus the website can minimize the amount of work you need to do when you interact with the website.

We also use cookies to enable and support our security features, and to help us detect malicious activity and violations.

Third Party Cookies

In some cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section indicates which third party cookies you might encounter via this website.

This website uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web. The meta data that Google Analytics provides to us helps us understand how our customers use the website. Thus we can see ways that we can improve your experience. In this respect, cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the website, the pages you visit, and how long you stay on a page. Such data greatly helps us fine tune the website.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, please see the official Google Analytics page.

Several partners advertise on our behalf. Such affiliates may place cookies on your computer so we can thereby know if you visited our website by way of their website. (Of course we have no access to or direct control over those cookies.) Thus we can credit our affiliates appropriately and tailor our website's presentation to you relative to the fact that you visited us by way of a particular affiliate.