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Manatee Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller’s (MCCC) use of cookies and similar technologies

MCCC uses cookies and other similar technologies, such as pixels or local storage, to help provide you with a better, faster, and safer experience. Here are some of the ways that the MCCC services—including our various websites, SMS, APIs, email notifications, applications, buttons, widgets, and ads—use these technologies: to log you into MCCC, save your preferences, personalize the content you see, protect against spam and abuse.

Below we explain how MCCC, our partners, and other third parties use these technologies, your privacy settings and the other options you have.

What are cookies, pixels, and local storage?

Cookies are small files that websites place on your computer as you browse the web. Like many websites, MCCC uses cookies to discover how people are using our services and to make them work better.

A pixel is a small amount of code on a web page or in an email notification. As many services do, we use pixels to learn whether you’ve interacted with certain web or email content. This helps us measure and improve our services and personalize your experience on MCCC.

Local storage is an industry-standard technology that allows a website or application to store information locally on your computer or mobile device. We use local storage to customize what we show you based on your past interactions with MCCC.

Why does MCCC use these technologies?

MCCC uses these technologies to deliver, measure, and improve our services in various ways. These uses generally fall into one of the following categories:

o    Authentication and security:

o    To log you into MCCC

o    To protect your security

For example, these technologies help authenticate your access to MCCC and prevent unauthorized parties from accessing your account. They also let us show you appropriate content through our services.

o    Preferences:

o    To remember information about your browser and your preferences

For example, cookies help us remember your account settings. We can then provide you with MCCC content without having to ask your preferences each time you visit MCCC. We can also customize content based on your account to show or withhold certain content based on applicable laws.

o    Analytics and research:

o    To help us improve and understand how people use our services, including MCCC buttons and widgets.

For example, cookies help us test different versions of our services to see which particular features or content users prefer. We might also optimize and improve your experience on MCCC by using cookies to see how you interact with our services, such as when and how often you use them and what links you click on. We may use Google Analytics to assist us with this. Learn more about the cookies you may encounter through our use of Google Analytics.

o    Personalized content:

o    To customize our services with more relevant content, like tailored searches, notifications, and suggestions.

For example, local storage tells us which features of your MCCC account you have viewed already so that we can show you the appropriate new content. Cookies can help us make smarter and more relevant suggestions about which features you might like based on your recent visits to websites that have integrated MCCC buttons or widgets. We can suggest people who are frequently followed by other MCCC users that visit the same websites. If you would like to opt out of tracking across websites you can turn on Do Not Track in your browser.

Where are these technologies used?

MCCC uses these technologies on our own websites and services and on other websites that have integrated our services. This includes sites that use MCCC buttons or widgets. Third parties may also use these technologies when you interact with their content from within our services.

What are my privacy options?

We are committed to offering you meaningful privacy choices.  You have a number of options to control or limit how MCCC uses cookies:

o    For tailoring suggestions on MCCC: If you do not want MCCC to tailor suggestions for you based on your recent visits to websites that have integrated MCCC buttons or widgets, you can turn on Do Not Track browser setting. This removes from your browser the unique cookie that enables the feature.

o    For using cookies: You can modify your settings in most web browsers to accept or deny all cookies, or to request your permission each time a site attempts to set a cookie. Although cookies are not required for some parts of our services, MCCC may not work properly if you disable cookies entirely. For example, you cannot log into if you've disabled all cookie use.