EFFECTIVE December 30 2020
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables Gotothewater features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to Gotothewater and our sites generally, and even help us know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on Gotothewater and help us serve relevant ads to you.
When does Gotothewater place cookies?
What types of cookies does Gotothewater use?
We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to Gotothewater or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by Gotothewater when you return to one of our sites or a partner site that uses our services (for example, our sharing or job application buttons). Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).
What are cookies used for?
Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit Gotothewater, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that’s in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with Gotothewater faster and more secure.
You acknowledge and agree to take all reasonable precautions in ensuring the accuracy and reliability of any User generated content. We are also not responsible for the condition of any boats listed on the Website or the compliance with laws, rules or regulations that may be applicable to boat operation, maintenance, rental or charter in any jurisdiction. Renters should satisfy themselves that any boat rented complies with any legal or safety requirements for such rental, and Renters and Members have exclusive responsibility for such compliance.
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What is Do Not Track (DNT)?
DNT is a concept that has been promoted by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. While some progress has been made, it has been slow. No standard has been adopted to this date. As such, Gotothewater does not generally respond to “do not track” signals.
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Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set or want them to be removed?
If you do not want to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings on your computer or other devices you’re using to access our services. If you use Gotothewater without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you’re happy to receive all cookies on the Gotothewater website. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies, including Gotothewater cookies. Please note that the Gotothewater site will not work properly without cookies.