What are cookies, similar techonologies, and web beacons?
A “cookie” is a text file placed on your device’s internal memory when you visit our website which helps record how you navigate our website. Cookies allow our website to recognize a particular device or browser and help us present you with tailored options based on the information stored from your previous visit.
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you and it doesn’t harm your device in any way.
Similar technologies are technologies that are used to store information in your browser or device’s internal storage, such as HTML 5 cookies, flash cookies, and other web software.
Web beacons are small files (also called “pixels”, “image tags”, or “script tags”) that may be loaded on our site, that may work in concert with cookies to identify our users and provide anonymized data on their behavior.
- Identify your Device. When you visit the website or use our mobile app, your OS will be recognized, so our service can recommend a corresponding software version for you.
- Preferences and Settings Storage. Settings that allow our services to function correctly or that save your preferences over time may be stored on your device. We also save preferences, such as language, browser, and others, so those do not have to be reset each time you return to the site.
- Storage of Information you provide. Your email address, feedbacks, and other information you offered when using our services.
- Social Media. Our website may include social media cookies that enable users who are logged in to the social media service to share content via that service.
Types of cookies
This type of cookie is only stored on your device during a browsing session and are automatically erased from your device once you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to use our app or browse a website without having to log in to each page, but they do not collect any personal data from your device
This type of cookie is stored on your device as a file and remains on your device after a browsing session or when you close your browser. The cookie can only be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. [Persistent cookies are used for Google Analytics.]
Cookies can also be classified as follows:
Strictly necessary cookies
These are essential cookies to enable you to use our website effectively, such as when buying a service, and therefore cannot be restricted. Without these cookies, our services may not be available to you.
Such cookies allow us to monitor and improve our app or website performance. For example, they allow us to evaluate the number of visits, identify sources of traffic and see which parts of the site are most visited.
These cookies allow our website to remember your preferences and provide improved features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with information or updates relevant to the services you use. The type of information collected by these cookies is usually anonymized.
How to block or delete cookies
You can check or change the type of cookies you accept within your browser or device setting at any time. You can also restrict all cookies at any time through your browser or device settings. However, if you restrict cookies on your device (including essential cookies) you may not be able to make use of our website.
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html.