Like most website operators, Alivemindcinema.com collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Alivemindcinema.com's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Alivemindcinema.com's visitors use its website.
Alivemindcinema.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Alivemindcinema.com does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information. Alivemindcinema.com uses this information for two purposes: to analyze the traffic to the site and to block spammer's IP in order to combat spam and other inappropriate behavior, i.e. leaving defamatory comments, etc.
"Technically, cookies are arbitrary pieces of data chosen by the Web server and sent to the browser. The browser returns them unchanged to the server, introducing a state (memory of previous events) into otherwise stateless HTTP transactions. Without cookies, each retrieval of a Web page or component of a Web page is an isolated event, mostly unrelated to all other views of the pages of the same site."
It is absolutely necessary to use the cookie in order for a Web server to identify the user as a legitimate logged-in user in a recorded PHP session. We do not generate cookies, store them, nor analyze them in any way. Cookies that we use are generated by the server.
We use e-mail addresses for reasons of identifying the legitimate user versus spambot during the "Sign-Up" process. We do send promotions to members who join the community or sign-up for our newsletter but do not sell or make e-mails available to other third parties.