Acker’s Cookies and Web Beacons Policy
 
Acker, Merrall & Condit Company and its affiliates (together, “Acker” or “we” or “us” or “our”) offers wine and alcoholic beverage related products and services, applications and tools (the “Products & Services”) on and through ackerwines.com (the “Website”). As a visitor to our Website and a purchaser of our Products & Services, we consider the privacy of your data and information as outlined in our Privacy Policy, whether corporate or personal, to be of paramount importance and at the top of our priorities.
 
This Cookies and Web Beacons Policy is incorporated into, and a part of our Privacy Policy and Conditions of Use, and is effective immediately.
 
We use cookies and web beacons, as well as related tools from third parties, to provide features and services that improve your buying and selling experience. To help protect your privacy, we limit how these tools can be used on our Website.
 
How we use cookies and web beacons
 
“Cookies" are small files placed on the hard drive of your computer. Most cookies are "session cookies," meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive once you sign out from our Website or close your web browser.
 
We use cookies to provide features and services, such as:
 
promoting and enforcing trust and safety; 
allowing you to enter your password and other personal information less frequently; 
allowing you to access certain secure areas of our Website, in which case these types of cookies are strictly necessary;
 
allowing us to collate information about your use of our Website as well as the use of other visitors to determine trends that enable us to improve the Website for your better browsing experience; 
remembering your preferences;
 
presenting information that’s targeted to your interests;
 
measuring the effectiveness of our Website, services, content, and advertising;
 
facilitating conversation threads and other services on discussion boards (these cookies are placed by our board service providers); and
 
providing other services and features that are available only through the use of cookies. 
 
A “web beacon” is an electronic image placed in the code of a web page. We use web beacons to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one Website page to another and to improve site performance.
 
Your choices about cookies
 
We offer certain features that are available only through the use of cookies. You are always free to decline cookies if your web browser permits. However, if you decline cookies, you may not be able to use certain Website features, and you may be required to reenter your password more frequently during a session.
 
We use Flash cookies, which are cookies written with Flash technology, to help ensure that your account security is not compromised and to spot irregularities in behavior to prevent your account from being fraudulently taken over.
 
Use of cookies and web beacons by third parties
 
We may work with other companies who place cookies or web beacons on our Website. These companies help operate our Website and provide you with additional products and services. They are subject to confidentiality agreements with Acker and other legal restrictions. We do not permit any of these companies to collect personal information using cookies or web beacons on our Website.
 
We have service providers who use cookies to help us deliver our own content and compile anonymous site metrics and analytics. We require these companies to use the information they collect only to provide us with these services under contract.
 
We participate in cookie-based ad networks and exchanges. Although these companies use some anonymous information about you to display ads, we don’t permit these companies to collect any personal information about you.
 
We don’t permit third party content on our Website (such as item listings) to include cookies or web beacons. If you believe a listing might be collecting personal information or using cookies, please report it to samuel@ackerwines.com.