Like many other Web sites, AccessGenealogy makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. In reality I’ve only used the log files to identify attempted hacking of the website. So if you’re not trying to hack us, we’re not using the log files to track you.
Cookies and Web Beacons
DoubleClick DART Cookie
- Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to AccessGenealogy and other sites on the Internet.
AccessGenealogy has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browser’s respective websites.
Google Analytics is a piece of software that grabs data about our visitors. It’s something like an advanced server log, but on steroids. It’s the reason I don’t need to use our internal log files.
What does Google Analytics record?
- How did you come to AccessGenealogy?
- How long did you stay for?
- What kind of browser are you using?
- Are you using a mobile device?
- And quite a bit more.
What do I do with your data?
The tracking information allows me to better understand the kind of people who come to my site and what content they’re reading. This provides me better information about what to include on the website, as well as design decisions.
All of my activity falls within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service.
Want to opt out of tracking?
You can also opt out of Google’s advertising tracking cookie or use a browser plugin to opt out of all Google Analytics tracking software.