Cookie Policy

Trade Scouts believes in being transparent about how we obtain and use information concerning you. Therefore, we have developed Cookie Policy that applies to any and all products or services.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a tiny electronic file that is lodged into your computer, tablet, or other device. It enables Trade Scouts to serve you better. A cookie helps in enable us to identify your computer or device and insure your access to Trade Scouts' sites and services. Cookies can provide us with information that may help us better serve you. It helps us identify other web sites, services and advertising, which may interest you. More importantly, cookies can help us determine if someone other than you is attempting to access your account from a different computer or device. Any browser visiting our sites may receive cookies from us. We may also place cookies in your device when you visit our websites.

Do we use Cookies?

Absolutely. We use cookies in an effort to ensure that everyone who uses our service has the best experience possible. Cookies help us provide you with better service because cookies “remember” your preferences and help us provide you with a personalized experience with the data contained on our sites. Cookies also provide useful information so we can help to keep your account safe and secure. However, cookies are not a prophylactic from keeping viruses from corrupting your computer. Cookies merely aid us to provide you better service and to provide some aspects of security. We use cookies on our sites and on our mobile applications. That means, when a browser visits any of our sites, the browser will receive cookies from our site. This includes your browser when you visit our sites. This includes any time you share or copy any of our links.

Once you have signed in to our site, cookies help us authenticate that you are the right person contacting us. Our site can then begin the process of personalizing your experience. Further, cookies help us support our security features in an effort to protect your information. Again, this is not a total guarantee against Cyber security breaches.

Cookies can help you navigate our site more easily, download information from our site or fill out documents contained on the site.

To personalize your service, cookies will track aspects of the site that you have shown interest in upon your visit to our site. This may help us direct information and advertising to you that would correspond to the items of interest shown by your visit on your sites.

Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit Trade Scouts, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that’s in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with Trade Scouts faster and more securely. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising both on and off the Trade Scouts sites, and bring customized features to you through Trade Scouts.

Categories of Use Description
Authentication Once you sign in to Trade Scouts, cookies help us show you the right information and personalize your experience.
Security Cookies are used to enable and support our security features to help us detect malicious activity and for violations of our policy.
Preferences, Features and Services Cookies inform us which language you prefer and what your communications preferences are. They help you fill out forms on Trade Scouts more easily. Cookies also provide you with features, insights, and customized content.
Advertising Cookies help us to show you advertising both on and off the Trade Scouts site. They can be used to learn whether someone who saw an ad later visited and took an action (e.g. download something or made a purchase). Similarly, other prospectors may use a cookie or provide us with information about how you interact with ads.
Performance Cookies help us learn how well our site performs in different locations. We also use cookies for research and development.

Finally, cookies educate us as to how well our site is performing and how effective it is serving our customers. With this information we can improve our understanding of visitors to our sites, improve our product and provide features and services, which will further enhance your experience with any of our sites and other web sites and other applications as well.

Two Types of Cookies.

There are two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. We use both. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to Trade Scouts or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by Trade Scouts when you return to one of our sites or a partner site that uses our services. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).

Do Not Track.

Do not track, or DNT, is a service offered by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that allows Internet users to control the tracking of their on-line activities with their browser settings. No standards have been adopted as of the date of this publication. Trade Scouts, however, does not participate in DNT.

Cookies and Advertising.

Cookies are generally used to identify advertisements that you may be interested in receiving. It also helps provide internal auditing and research so that we can improve our service to you when you have showed an interest in certain content. So once you log in to our site, or any other service that references our cookies, and one of our cookies on your device identifies you, your browsing behavior is observed and your IP address will be identified and associated by us with your accounts. We also use information received from third parties and from your portfolio with us.


Because your web browser may request advertisements and beacons directly from third party ad network servers, these networks can view, edit or set a third party cookie, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. Ads served by Trade Scouts may also set third party cookies.

If you are logged in on Trade Scouts, or another Service that references this Cookie Policy or browsing a third party partner site of Trade Scouts and one of our cookies on your device identifies you, your usage (such as your browsing behavior) and log data (such as your IP address), will be associated by us with your account. We also use aggregate data from third parties and data from your portfolio and Trade Scouts activity.

If you are a Trade Scouts member but logged out of your account on a browser, Trade Scouts may still continue to log your interaction with our services on that browser for up to 30 days in order to generate usage analytics for our services, which analytics we may share in aggregate form with our advertising customers.

Unless you clear these cookies from your browser, we may use this information to:

  • Provide more relevant, interest based advertising
  • Provide reports of ads activity to advertisers and websites hosting the ads
  • Help website and app owners understand how visitors engage with their partners
  • Improve our products


Trade Scouts does not provide any personal information that we have obtained about you to advertisers or others unless you have given us permission. Thus, you can opt-out of what is known as “interest-based advertising” from our customers by adjusting your settings. By opting-out, you will not remove advertising from pages that you visit. Opting-out simply means that advertising will not be tailored to match your interest.

Controlling Cookies.

Your browser may allow you to control cookies through its settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of web sites to set cookies, it will effect your experience as it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also effect saving customized settings like log in information.

But, you may block or remove cookies. If you do not want Trade Scouts to use cookies when you visit our sites, you can block and even remove cookies by manipulating your settings page. You can also change your browser settings on your computer or other devices to achieve the same result. However, if you block or remove these cookies, our site may not work optimally without those cookies. You can learn more about cookies, how to set them, manage them, block them or remove them by visiting:;; or

What Third-Party Cookies Does Trade Scouts Use?

Our cookie table lists some of the third party cookies on our sites. Please note that the names of cookies, pixels and other technologies may change over time. Please also note that companies and other organizations that sponsor pages on Trade Scouts may use cookies, pixels and other technologies on their Trade Scouts pages to learn about your interest in them.


The information contained in this policy regarding other websites or organizations is current as of June 1, 2018

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