Privacy and Cookie Policy

The City of Gonzales maintains three websites. They are as follows (1) City of Gonzales (www.gonzalesca.gov); (2) The Gonzales Way (www.gonzalesway.org); (3) Gonzales Economic Development (www.growgonzales.com/home.aspx). For the purpose of this disclosure policy, the websites shall be collectively referred to as the City of Gonzales' website or websites unless the context suggests otherwise.

The City of Gonzales CA may collect and store information for statistical purposes. The following are representative of the types of information that may be collected and stored about your visit:

  • The Internet domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you access our site
  • The type of Internet browser and the operating system of the computer you use to access our site
  • The date and time you visit our site
  • If you linked to our website from another website, the address of that website
  • If you linked to our website from a search website, the address of that website and the search term you used.


When Sending Us Email

When you send us an email message, including by using one of our contact forms, you may be sending personal information such as your name, address, and email address. We may store this information in order to respond to your request or otherwise resolve the subject matter of the email. Under limited circumstances, we may be required by law to disclose the information you submit.

Remember that email is not necessarily secure. If your communication is very sensitive, you may want to contact us via an alternate means.


When Searching and Browsing

We will collect and store information for statistical purposes. For example, when you login to any City of Gonzales site to search and browse for information, we will automatically gather and store certain information about your visit such as the number of logins, pages visited, and articles viewed.


When Providing Feedback

When you provide feedback about a City of Gonzales CA site, you may be sending personal information such as your name, address, and email address. We may store this information in order to respond to your request or otherwise resolve the subject matter of the email.


When Subscribing to News or Other Content From This Site

We will collect and store information for statistical purposes. For example, when you create a profile and subscribe to articles in any City of Gonzales CA website, we will automatically gather and store certain information about your subscription such as the identification of article(s) sent, article recipient(s), and article size(s).


Cookie Notice

A cookie is a text file placed on the hard drive of a computer by some Web pages or Web servers. Cookies cannot run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They are uniquely assigned to a visitor and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie. You can accept cookies (this is usually the browser's default setting) or decline them through your browser settings. Persistent cookies remain on a computer's hard drive until the visitor deletes them. Session cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser.


Google Analytics Advertising Features

This website may have Google Analytics Advertising Features enabled, including Audience Demographics and Interests Reporting, DoubleClick Campaign Manager reporting, DoubleClick Bid Manager reporting, and Google Display Network Impression Reporting, which help us better understand our site users. The site may share unique anonymous identifiers with third parties to coordinate advertising and reporting across devices and browsers.

Information on how to opt out of Google Analytics Advertising Features can be found here: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922.

Google provides a Google Analytics opt-out browser plug-in here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Information on the Network Advertising Initiative’s consumer opt-out tool, which applies to cookie-based advertising by NAI members, can be found here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.

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