Last updated: January 2020
1. What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that uniquely identify your browser or device. The cookie is stored on your browser or device by website or apps that you visit. When you return to that website or app (or visit websites or apps that use the same cookies) these websites recognize the cookies and your device.
We also use pixels. Pixels are small portions of code which we use on our Website. We use pixels to learn whether you have clicked on certain web content and help us to optimize our ad campaigns. This helps us measure and improve our Services and personalize your experience.
2. Categories of cookies
Cookies do many different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently or remembering your preferences. Thus, Cookies can tell us, for example, whether you have visited the Website before or whether you are a new visitor. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
There are different categories of cookies, including:
- First party cookies which are placed directly by our Website on your device.
- Third party cookies which are placed by a third party like an advertiser on your device.
3. What types of cookies do we use and how do we use them?
The types of cookies and similar technologies used by us and our partners in connection with the Website are described below:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential to provide you with the Website and Services and to use some of its features, such as to enable you to log into secure areas of the Website. Without these cookies, we would not be able, for instance, to provide you with a secure log in account or process your online requests.
- Statistics Cookies
Also known as “performance and analytics cookies”, these cookies aim to analyze how you use the Website, like which pages you visited, and which links you clicked on. These cookies do not collect information that can identify you personally, all the collected information is aggregated and anonymized. This includes cookies from third party analytics services to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Services (e.g. Google Analytics).
- Preferences Cookies
Also known as “functionality cookies”, these cookies record information you have entered or choices you have made in the past, like what language you prefer. These cookies also enable you to optimize your use of our Services after logging in so that we can personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences. These cookies can also be used to remember settings you have applied, such as layout and text size.
- Marketing Cookies
As you use our Website, you will notice that it features advertising. We allow third party companies to place cookies on our Website to track your online activity to help advertisers deliver more relevant advertising or to limit how many times you see an ad. As an example, these cookies remember which users have visited the Website and the links you have followed. These cookies can share that information with other organizations or advertisers.
- Social Network Cookies
These cookies allow you to share Website content on social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. These cookies are not controlled by us. We invite you to consult the personal data policies of the social networks concerned to find out more about how their cookies work.
4. How to delete cookies
You can change your preferences by changing the settings in your browser. Most browsers will allow you to choose the level of privacy settings you want.
Deleting cookies means that any preference settings you have made on our Website will be lost. Blocking all cookies means functionality on our Website will be lost. If you choose to refuse some of the cookies you may not be able to benefit and enjoy the full functionality of our Website.
5. Retention period
Our cookies are stored for a limited period, which cannot exceed 13 months.
6. Changes to this policy
If you have any questions or comments about this policy, please contact us at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Contact us
If you have any questions or comments about this policy, or privacy matters generally, please contact us via email at the following address: email@example.com.