Last Updated: December 3, 2019
We use in our site (“Site“) cookies and similar files or technologies to automatically collect and store information about your computer, device, and Site usage, in order to improve their performance and enhance your user experience. We use the general term “cookies” in this policy to refer to these technologies and all such similar technologies that collect information automatically when you are using our Site where this policy is posted. You can find out more about cookies and how to control them in the information below.
If you do not accept the use of these cookies, please disable them using the instructions in this cookies policy or by changing your browser settings so that cookies from this Site cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device. Important: disabling cookies on this Site may seriously cripple the user experience and other features on the Site, to the point of rendering them useless.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are computer files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies can then be sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our Site before or whether you are a new visitor.
There are two broad categories of cookies:
- First party cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device.
- Third party cookies, which are served by a third party on our behalf. We use third party cookies for functionality, performance / analytics, marketing and unclassified, and social media purposes.
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are ‘session cookies’, meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are ‘permanent cookies’, meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by websites to recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are small graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our website. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our website from an online advertisement displayed on a third party website, to improve website performance and to measure the success of email marketing campaigns. In most instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function, and therefore declining cookies prevents them from functioning.
If you don’t want your cookie information to be associated with your visits to these pages, you can set your browser to turn off cookies as described further below. If you turn off cookies, web beacon and other technologies will still detect your visits to our Site; however, they will not be associated with information otherwise stored in cookies.
Third parties may drop cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these to us.
(a) track traffic flow and patterns of travel in connection with our Site;
(b) understand the total number of visitors to our Sites on an ongoing basis and the types of internet browsers (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer) and operating systems (e.g. Windows or Mac) used by our visitors;
(c) monitor the performance of our Site and to continually improve it; and
(d) customize and enhance your online experience.
What types of cookies do we use?
The types of cookies used by us in connection with the Site can be considered ‘essential website cookies’, ‘functionality cookies’, ‘analytics and performance cookies’, ‘marketing’, ‘unclassified’. We’ve set out some further information below, and the purposes of the cookies we set in the following table.
(a) Cookies necessary for essential website purposes
(b) Functionality Cookies
- – Save your location preference if you have set your location on the homepage in order to receive a localized information;
- – Remember settings you have applied, such as layout, text size, preferences, and colors;
- – Show you when you are logged in; and
- – Store accessibility options.
(c) Performance / Analytics Cookies
- – Better understand our website visitors so that we can improve how we present our content;
- – Test different design ideas for particular pages, such as our homepage;
- – Collect information about Site visitors such as where they are located and what browsers they are using;
- – Determine the number of unique users of the website;
- – Improve the website by measuring any errors that occur; and
- – Conduct research and diagnostics to improve product offerings.
- – Observe the site performance and generate retargeting (Site retargeting, search retargeting, etc).
- – Maintain and improve the website and our products.
These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through this Site and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies we will not be able to provide services that you require, such as transactional pages and secure login accounts.
|__cfduid||CloudFare||4 weeks||The cookie is set by CloudFare. The cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.|
|_pxvid||1 year||This cookie is used for detection of the browser and distinguishing whether it is a real user or malicious bot.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||GDPR Cookie Consent plugin||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The purpose of this cookie is to check whether or not the user has given the consent to the usage of cookies under the category ‘Necessary’.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary||GDPR Cookie Consent plugin||11 months||Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-preferences||GDPR Cookie Consent plugin||11 months||Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement||GDPR Cookie Consent plugin||11 months||Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics||GDPR Cookie Consent plugin||11 months|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||GDPR Cookie Consent plugin||11 months|
These cookies record information about choices you’ve made and allow us to tailor the website to you. These cookies allow us to provide you with our services in the way in which you have required, as you continue to use or come back to our Site. For example, these cookies allow us to:
|Lidc||1 day||This cookie is set by LinkedIn and used for routing.|
|Bcookie||2 years||This cookie is set by LinkedIn. The purpose of the cookie is to enable LinkedIn functionalities on the page.|
|Lang||This cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website.|
We use performance/analytics cookies to analyze how the website is accessed, used, or is performing. We do this in order to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve the website. For example, these cookies allow us to:
|_ga||Google Analytics||2 years||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.|
|_gid||Google Analytics||1 day||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.|
|GPS||Youtube||30 minutes||This cookie is set by Youtube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location.|
|_gat||Google Universal Analytics||1 minute||This cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.|
|YSC||Youtube||1 year||This cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.|
We use marketing cookies to deliver many types of targeted digital marketing. We do this in order to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve the website. The cookie store user data and behavior information, which allows advertising services to target audience according to variables. For example, these cookies allow us to:
|t_gid||taboola.com||11 months||The cookie is set by taboola.com. The cookie assigns a unique user ID to users and uses this ID for serving relevant advertisement and content.|
|personalization_id||twitter.com||2 years||This cookie is set by twitter.com. It is used integrate the sharing features of this social media. It also stores information about how the user uses the website for tracking and targeting.|
|_fbp||Facebook.com||2 months||This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.|
|Fr||Facebook.com||2 months||The cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisements to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behavior of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.|
|IDE||2 years||Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Youtube||5 months||This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.|
|Uid||1 year||This cookie is used to measure the number and behavior of the visitors to the website anonymously. The data includes the number of visits, average duration of the visit on the website, pages visited, etc. for the purpose of better understanding user preferences for targeted advertisements.|
|Mc||Quantserve||1 year||This cookie is associated with Quantserve to track anonymously how a user interact with the website.|
|__qca||Quantserve||1 year||This cookie is associated with Quantcast and is used for collecting anonymized data to analyze log data from different websites to create reports that enables the website owners and advertisers provide ads for the appropriate audience segments.|
|test_cookie||11 months||This cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the users’ browser supports cookies.|
|_evvnt_session||Evvnt||49 years ago|
|UIDR||1 year||This cookie is set bu scorecardresearch.com. The cookie is used to tracks the users activity across the internet on the browser such as visit timestamp, IP address, and most recently visited web pages. and may the data send to 3rd party for analysis and reporting to help their clients better understand user preferences.|
How to control or delete cookies
Most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings and learn how to use them, please consult the “Help” function of your browser, or the documentation published online for your particular browser type and version.
The following pages have information on how to change your cookies settings for the different browsers:
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Safari and iOS
Third Party Websites’ Cookies
When using our website, you may be directed to other websites for such activities as surveys, to make payment in currency other than U.S. dollars, or for job applications. These websites may use their own cookies. We do not have control over the placement of cookies by other websites you visit, even if you are directed to them from our website.
If you use the buttons that allow you to share products and content with your friends via social networks like Google, Twitter and Facebook, these companies may set a cookie on your computer memory. Find out more about these here:
Need More Information?
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following link useful:
Cookies that have been set in the past
If you have disabled one or more Cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.
If you have any questions or comments about this cookies policy, or privacy matters generally, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.