What are cookies?
Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to the User’s browsing device (such as a computer or smartphone) when the User visits a website. Cookies can be recognized by the website that downloaded them — or other websites that use the same cookies. This helps websites to know if the browsing device has visited them before. The cookies allow the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies are used for lots of different purposes, like helping Us understand how the Site is being used by You, letting You navigate between pages efficiently, make Our Site work as You’d expect, remembering Your preferences and settings, and generally improving Your browsing experience. Cookies can also help to ensure that marketing the Users see online is more relevant to the Users and the Users’ interests
What types of cookies do We use?
There are four types of cookies that may be used during your visit to the Site:
(a) Session cookies, which are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are erased when You close the browser;
(b) Persistent cookies, which remain on Your computer for a fixed period of time (usually one year or more) and are not deleted when the browser is closed, for example Targeting cookies;
(c) First party cookies, which belong to Us and are set by the Site; and
(d) Third party cookies, which are placed on Your browsing device through the Site by the other organization, such as a third party analytics companies.
First party cookies
First party cookies mean cookies that are set by Our Site. We need to use such cookies, as they enable the Users to move around the Site and use its features and functionality, as well as allow Us to receive certain aggregated information of how Our Site and Services are being used.
These cookies include:
- Performance cookies, which collect information about how the Users use the Site, for example which pages they go to most often and if they get error messages from certain pages. These cookies don’t gather information that identifies the User. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how the Site works.
- Authentication cookies, which help to identify the User once he has logged in, for the duration of a session.
- Functionality cookies (User interface customization cookies), which allow the Site to remember choices the Users make. For instance, the Site uses functionality cookies to remember the User’s language preference. These cookies can also be used to remember changes the User has made to text size, font and other parts of pages that the user can customize;
- Analytics cookies, which help Us to understand how You interact with the Site
We need all these cookies in order to provide You with the Services and to get the analytical information about Your use of the Site in aggregated form. We use the data We get with the help of such cookies only for our internal purposes in order to be able to improve or develop Our Services. We will not be able to perform Our Services appropriately without these first-party cookies.
These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to the Users and the Users’ interests. Such cookies are also used to limit the number of times the Users see an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. Targeting cookies remember that Users have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organizations such as advertisers. This means after the Users have been to the Site the Users may see some advertisements about Our Services elsewhere on the Internet.
We use only third party targeting cookies.
Third Party cookies
How long will cookies stay on Your browsing device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on the User’s browsing device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on the User’s device until the User stops browsing. Persistent cookies stay on the User’s browsing device until they expire or are deleted (usually one year or more).
How to control and delete cookies through the User’s browser
The browser the Users are using to view the Site can enable, disable or delete cookies. To do this, You should follow the instructions provided by Your browser (usually located within the “Help,” “Tools” or “Edit” facility).
But if You set the browser to disable cookies, You may not be able to access certain parts of the Site. Other parts of the Site may also not work properly.