Collection of personally identifiable information:
Rope and Wire does not collect email addresses or other personally identifiable data from our visitors. We do keep on file, a backup copy of the email address along with a copy of the content from those who send a submission to Rope and Wire and had their submission posted to the site.
Rope and Wire does not sell or otherwise disclose email addresses to anyone.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Rope and Wire is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file sent to your computer by a website's computer (the server). Some cookies expire and vanish from your computer when you exit the site that set them. Some are persistent cookies that remain on your computer's hard drive for a predetermined time (say, 14 days) or, in some cases, for much longer (say, until you purge all cookies from your hard drive).
Are cookies used for spying? Are they an invasion of privacy?
In the early days of the Internet, cookies got a pretty bad rap, and many misconceptions about cookies persist. Therefore, it is important to note that the vast majority of cookies do nothing more than session tracking. That is, they tell a website that a user visited the site, clicked through to certain pages, stayed for a certain amount of time, etc. The website and its owners never know any personal information about the user, only that someone visited certain pages. Cookies are used in this fashion to monitor traffic so that the website owners know which pages get used, which pages get ignored, and the like. Feedback from this process helps site owners tailor and improve their sites.
After session tracking, probably the next most common function cookies serve is to help make Web browsing more convenient for the user. For example, if you go to your favorite online store, the site might display a message that seems tailored to you: "Welcome back, Jane Doe." When you purchase an item, the site may "remember" your shipping address from the last time you ordered.
What sort of information does a cookie contain?
Your internet service provider, operating system, browser type, screen resolution and number of colors, CPU type, your internet service provider's server, your IP address, and what server you were on last. Other information can be added to a cookie, but only information that you give to the site that's setting the cookie. Cookies don't contain truly sensitive data like credit card numbers.
As mentioned above, cookies provide a range of services from helping Web site owners monitor traffic and usage on their sites to making online shopping easier for customers to remembering passwords. Cookies are also used to gather and store data like user hardware and software specifications (so, for example, a Web site owner can be assured that their online movie will work for you).
Can cookies be used to view the private contents of my computer?
No. Cookies cannot be used to view data on your computer. Cookies cannot be used to "go get stuff" from elsewhere on your computer, and cookies cannot change or delete files from your computer. Also: cookies are not computer viruses!
DoubleClick DART Cookies in Third Party Advertising:
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Google, as a third party vendor, uses a DoubleClick DART cookie to serve ads on this site. This cookie helps marketers learn how well their Internet advertising campaigns or paid search listings perform. Many marketers and Internet websites use DoubleClick’s DART technology to deliver and serve their advertisements or manage their paid search listings. DoubleClick’s DART products set or recognize a unique, persistent cookie when an ad is displayed or a paid listing is selected. The information that the DART cookie helps to give marketers includes the number of unique users their advertisements were displayed to, how many users clicked on their Internet ads or paid listings, and which ads or paid listings they clicked on.