Cookies are small text files - created by the visited website - that contain data. They are stored on the visitor’s computer to give the user access to various functions.
There are session cookies and non-session cookies.
A session cookie is temporarily stored in a computer’s memory while the visitor is browsing the website. This cookie is erased when the user closes his/her web browser (or after a certain time has passed).
A non-session cookie remains on the visitor’s computer until it is deleted.
TextBookDiscrimination.com is a free, independent website that doesn’t have a need/incentive to collect people's personal information.
C | Site Functionality
The Facebook share button is used by visitors to recommend certain pages to their colleagues. Facebook controls that API, and Facebook could potentially store cookies when the share button is hit. However, TBD has never seen any 3rd-Party Facebook cookie used on this site.
Other functions on TBD use 3rd-Party suppliers. For example, when you visit a page with embedded YouTube videos, the content may contain 3rd-Party cookies.
Altogether, TBD only uses APIs from the following third parties:
D | Google Analytics
As mentioned, TBD uses Google Analytics (hereinafter “GA”). GA stores cookies on your machine. TBD does not have access to that data.
However, TBD can retrieve Google’s high-level statistical reports. This visitor information includes location, duration, and more. TBD only sees the aggregated data. TBD does not see granular data.
Google tells TBD that '1,000 Texas residents viewed Page X during Month Y'.
Google never tells TBD that 'John Doe – from Anytown, TX – visited Page X at hh:mm:ss on m/d/yyyy'.
Plus, TBD doesn’t need to know that personal detail.
Reason #1: TBD doesn’t have an incentive to know people's personal information
Reason #2: TBD server logs collect a lot more web traffic data than Google Analytics.
E | How to Reject Cookies?
You can choose to reject or block the cookies set by any of the aforementioned third parties.
You can do so by changing your browser settings – see the “Help function” within your browser for further details. Please note that most browsers automatically accept cookies. So, if you don’t want cookies to be used then you may need to take these aforementioned deliberate steps.
F | Mobile Devices
G | Effective Date
This policy became effective on June 30, 2023.
Reason = TBD doesn't have a need for them, because this is a free, lightweight, independent, legal resource (which aims to put the power in the people's hands).
So, feel free to cut loose in order to get the justice that you deserve!