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Every time a user visits Scrapper Duncan, web analytics software provided by various third parties generates anonymous analytics cookies. These cookies can tell whether or not you have visited before. Your browser will reveal if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, new ones are generated. This allows Scrapper Duncan to collect statistical data about the visitors to his blog and video channels. For example, how many individual unique users he gets and how often they visit.
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Third parties may also set their own anonymous cookies, for the purposes of tracking the success of their application, or customising their application for you. Because of how cookies work, Scrapper Duncan cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by Scrapper Duncan. For example, the advertising and videos are provided from a third party – even the videos made by Scrapper Duncan himself. Another example concerns when you share an article using a social media sharing button on this blog or the video channels, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.
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If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site. You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Initative.
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