SpareTire.com does collect a minimum amount of log data that includes but is not limited to the files being requested and associated IP addresses. Log files are used to address possible site issues and defend against our site being viewed programmatically.
SpareTire.com does use tracking cookies. Cookies are small files that a website transfers to your device through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the website's systems to recognize your browser and remember certain information.
We will also set Google Analytics cookies. This allows Google Analytics to collect, process and store compiled aggregated, anonymized data that is NOT personal information such as name, email, phone number etc., but information about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We use analytics to track aggregated data such as what pages on our site were looked at, for how long, what interactions took place and so on. None of the information is linked to personal information about you, but a ClientID cookie is associated to the device to know that it's the same device to accumulate site usage to. This data provides us with the necessary information to make informed decisions about our site and business strategies. This is the only user data that we intentionally collect or have access to and we do not sell this data. If you would like to know what data we have collected for your device's ClientID we can obtain or delete that information for you. If you wish to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking you can do so by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out browser add-on here. You can read about Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Webites here.
You can choose to have your device warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off cookies totally or site specifically. You can also turn off cookies set by third party websites. You can do this through your browser settings, however each browser may be a little different so you can try This Site to find information on how to edit your cookie settings. Otherwise, you may need to visit your browser's help menu for information about editing settings.
Keep in mind if you turn cookies off, it will make your experience on our site less efficient and may not function properly.
We also have affiliate relationships with online retailers and ad networks that allow us to earn commissions on sales for traffic we send to their sites. This is done through links we provide on our site that direct you to their respective site, along with a tracking pixel that enables the third-party Marketing Networks to track the performance of the ad placement. For instance, to count how many times an ad has been seen and/or clicked on.
When you click on an affiliate link on our site and are directed to another site, they will be tracking your device to attribute the sale and commission to the correct affiliate. As an affiliate, we earn commissions from qualifying purchases on EZSpareWheel.com and TireRack.com.
The below companies may collect personal information when you interact with our digital property, including IP addresses, digital identifiers, information about your web browsing and how you interact with our properties and ads for a variety of purposes, such as personalization of offers or advertisements, analytics about how you engage with websites or ads, and other commercial purposes. For more information about the collection, use and sale of your personal data and your rights, please use the below links.
Please understand that these Advertising Networks have many relationships with sites all over the internet. The data that you may request to see or be deleted is being collecting and accumulated from many differnet points, not just our site.