As most sites and services we use on our services cookies and other similar technologies, such as pixels, clear gifs, web beacons, tags, browser analysis tools, and web server logs or other technologies that collect information about you and can store information on your device (PC, tablet or mobile) local storage. We use these technologies to improve the usability of our services, to log you into services, save your preferences, personalize the content you see, protect against spam and abuse, and show you more relevant ads and for statistical and analytical purposes. What are cookies? Pixel tags etc? A “cookie” is a small amount of information that a web server sends to your browser that stores information about your account, your preferences, and your use of the Website. Some cookies contain serial numbers that allow us to connect your activity with other information we store about you in your profile or as related to your interactions with our services Some cookies are temporary, whereas others may be configured to last longer. “Session” cookies are temporary cookies used for various reasons, such as to manage page views. Your browser usually erases session cookies once you exit your browser. “Persistent” cookies are more permanent cookies that are stored on your computer even beyond when you exit your browser. What kind of cookies do we use? Types of Cookies The types of cookies used on this Website can be classified into one of three categories, namely Essential Cookies, Analytics Cookies, and Content Cookies.
- Essential Cookies– These cookies are essential for using certain website features, such as remembering cookie or login preferences.
- Analytics Cookies – These cookies collect aggregated information about how visitors use a Website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and whether they received error
messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you. All the information that these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to provide statistical information about our Website as a whole.
- Content Cookies – These cookies are used to perform tests on various aspects of our Website and ensure a consistent user experience. These cookies do not collect information that
identifies you. All the information that these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how our Website works.
- Essential Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.
- Functional Cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, control the load balance them. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. In addition, these cookies may be used for enabling some of the features on the website such as videos and live chats. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these functionalities may not function properly.
- Advertising Cookies
These cookies are set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites and to share data with advertisers, allow you to share certain pages with social networks, or allow you to post comments on our site. Your browser preferences can be modified to accept or reject all cookies, or request a notification when a cookie is set. You may read more about cookies at http://www.cookiecentral.com. Server log files: We automatically gather server log file information when you visit our websites. This includes IP address, browser type, referring and exit web pages, and your operating system. Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on website pages or in emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed specific actions. When you access these pages or open email messages, the pixel tags and web beacons generate a notice of that action to us. These tools allow us to measure response to our communications and improve our web pages and promotions. Why do our services use these technologies? Our services use these technologies to deliver, measure and improve our services in various ways. These uses generally fall into one of the following categories:
- Authentication and security:
o To log you into the services. o To protect your security. o To help us detect and fight spam, abuse, and other activities that violate the laws, regulations or our terms of service.
- Preferences Personalized content:
o To remember information about your browser and your preferences. For example, cookies help us remember your preferred language or the country that you are in. o To customize our services with more relevant content.
- Analytics and research:
o To help us improve and understand how people use our services. For example, We might optimize and improve your experience by using cookies to see how you interact with our services, such as when and how often you use them and what links you click on.