As of May 30, 2018, HAM Country has updated The Request Form,
Union General Data Protection (GDPR) laws.
When you use the HAM
Country websites (“Site”) or mobile shopping cartlication
(“shopping cart”) certain information about your equipment,
browsing actions, and patterns may be collected by HAM Country
using cookies, web counters, and other tracking technologies.
HAM Country uses these technologies to provide you with a
secure, personalized, and more relevant experience on the Site
and shopping cart as well as to continually improve our Site.
Below we list the cookies and web counters we use, and why we
use them as well as explain how you can manage and delete
What are cookies and web counters?
Cookies are small, encrypted text files that
can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely
(but anonymously) identify your browser or device. These cookies
aid users when navigating websites and boost usability. For
user’s experience, such as providing FaceBook share buttons or
providing a PayPal shopping cart.
Web counters (also referred to as clear gifs,
pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) are small electronic files
contained on pages of websites that permit companies to count
users who have visited certain webpages on a website or mobile
shopping carts and are used for other related statistics and
analytics (e.g., recording the popularity of certain website
content and verifying system and server integrity).
Please see (below) for more detailed information on browser
What type of information does HAM Country collect through
The new GDPR laws often require recording the choices a visitor
Therefore, the type of information that HAM Country collects
through cookies and tracking technologies may include
information about your computer, device, and browser. Through
these technologies, HAM Country may also collect information
from your devices when you access the Site or shopping cart,
including Device ID or unique identifier, device type and unique
credentials, enhance the experience while browsing our Site and
using our shopping cart, and to improve the functionality of our
so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or
and other tracking technologies to provide custom, personalized
content and information that are aligned with your interests and
preferences, and to monitor total number of visitors and pages
viewed. We also use cookie tracking technologies in order to
track your status with regard to cookie use.
What types of cookies does HAM Country use?
First and third-party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies that are
served directly by HAM Country to your computer. They are used
only by HAM Country to recognize your computer or mobile device
when it revisits the Site or shopping
Third-party cookies are served by a
third-party service provider on behalf of HAM Country, and can
be used by the third-party service provider to recognize your
computer or mobile device when you visit other websites.
Third-party cookies are most commonly used by HAM Country for
social media sharing of web pages.
Family Tree DNA: https://www.familytreedna.com/legal/cookie-policy
Type of cookies used by HAM Country
HAM Country uses different cookies for a variety of reasons as
explained in detail below.
Essential. HAM Country uses essential cookies
in order to operate the Site and shopping cart, including
enabling you to use the HAM Country product features, such as
accessing logged in or secure areas. We also use essential
cookies to enable and support our security features.
Functionality. HAM Country uses functionality
cookies and web counters to remember the history of the tools
you have used on the Site and shopping cart, and topics you have
recently visited. Functionality cookies allow HAM Country to
tailor the Site and shopping cart to provide enhanced features
and content for you and to remember how you have customized the
Site or shopping cart in other ways. The information collected
by functionality cookies and web counters may be anonymous.
Performance/Analytics. Performance cookies,
web counters and other tracking technologies collect information
about how you have used the Site or shopping cart, and may be
used to allow HAM Country to know that you have logged in (only
to secure areas) so that HAM Country can provide you with
refreshed content. In addition, these cookies and web counters
are used for analytics purposes, including by HAM Country to
track aggregate Site and shopping cart usage and experiment with
new features and changes to enhance your experience on the Site
and shopping cart.
Third-Party Cookies Used by HAM Country
Below are some of the third-party service providers that
currently place analytics and social networking cookies within
the Site or shopping cart. The table is subject to change at any
time and does not necessarily include all third-party service
providers used by HAM Country at any given time.
We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our YouTube
videos. For more information about Google’s privacy practices,
We use Facebook’s social plugin to enable our users to sign in
to the Site or shopping cart using your Facebook account. For
more information about Facebook’s social plugin, please see:
How long will cookies stay on my device?
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for
different periods of time.
In terms of duration, there are two types of cookies: persistent
and session based.
Persistent Cookies: Persistent cookies stay
on the user’s browsing device until the user clears them or
until they reach their expiration. Persistent cookies are those
that retain information on the user's specific preferences so
that we can provide a “personalized” user experience.
Session Cookies: Session cookies expire and
are deleted once the user’s browsing session is complete. These
cookies allow users to navigate to pages within
FamilyTreeDNA.com without signing in to each page.
Do Not Track
California law requires HAM Country to advise you of its
position on Do Not Track signals. At this time, HAM Country does
not respond to DNT signals because there is not an industry or
legal standard for responding to these signals.
How to control and delete cookies?
It is your choice as to whether or not to accept cookies. Most
browsers allow you to configure the browser settings so that
cookies from websites cannot be placed on your computer or
mobile device. You have the right to choose whether or not to
accept cookies and we have explained how you can exercise this
right below. However, please note that if you choose to not
accept cookies, then you may not be able to use the full
functionality of the Site or shopping cart. In addition, you may
not be able to opt out of receiving essential cookies.
You can block cookies by using the opt-out links provided in the
table above, or by changing your browser settings so that
cookies from the Site or shopping cart cannot be placed on your
computer or mobile device. For more information about blocking
or deleting cookies in your browser settings, please visit the
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
For any other browsers, please consult the documentation of the
For a quick guide on 'How To' control or disable your cookies on
Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, IOS, and Android devices, see "Cookies
In addition, if you want to opt out of advertising and targeting
cookies, then you can learn more about how to do so by going to
the Your Online Choices page, the Network Advertising Initiative
page, or the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Choice
Further information about cookies, including how to see what
cookies have been set on your computer or device and how to
manage and delete them, is available at www.allaboutcookies.org or
For further information about targeted advertising and cookies
or to opt out of having this information used by companies that
are a part of the Network Advertising Initiative, please visit www.networkadvertising.org/choices.
Please visit the Federal Trade Commission or the European
Commission for more detailed information on managing browser
contact our Data Protection Officer at
[ Contact HAM Country.com ]
Or you may write to:
417 Forest Avenue
Franklin, OH 45005
If you are located in the European Economic Area, the entity
responsible for the collection and processing of personal data
in connection with the Site and shopping cart is HAM Country
(U.S.) (contact information provided above).
Page was last updated 05/30/2018