What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file and holds a certain amount of data, which our Site can send to your browser. It may then be stored on your computer’s hard drive and can be accessed by our web server. This cookie data can then be retrieved and can allow us to customize our Site accordingly. It is important to clarify that cookies do not collect any personal data stored on your hard drive or computer.
The purpose of cookies is to help the Site keep track of your visits and activities.
We use both session and persistent cookies on the Site, and we use different types of cookies to run the Site.
Session cookies: cookies designed to collect and store information while the user is accessing the Site. These cookies are not stored on the user’s computer when the session expires, or the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies: cookies in which the data continues to be stored on the user’s computer and can be accessed and processed when the user leaves the Site and when he/she returns to it. The user can delete these cookies at any time.
Types of cookies
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. Our webserver cookies help to prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks and preserves the visitor’s session state across page requests.
Analytics cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. It registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website, used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate and registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. It is also used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior and tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers. The cookies are used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
Please note that some of these cookies may be manually disabled in your browser but may affect the functionality of the Site.
Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a Site other than the one you are currently on. Third-party cookies may be place on your computer when you visit the Site by companies that run certain services we offer. These cookies allow the third parties to gather and track certain information about you. These cookies can be manually disabled in your browser.
To enrich our Site content, sometimes we may embed video content from other social media websites such as YouTube or Facebook. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites.
All browsers allow you to manage which cookies you accept, reject and delete. You can usually find these controls under the ‘Preferences’ or ‘Tools’ menu. Please be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site.
Other tracking technologies
A “tracking pixel” or “web beacon” is a small object or picture embedded in a web page or email. They are used to track the number of users visiting specific pages and viewing emails, and to obtain other statistical data.
They are used to help the Site to better analyze and improve their services and to target advertising based on your browsing behavior and interests. For example, by knowing which web pages you visit or which elements of a page you viewed, when and for how long, whether you viewed and/or clicked on an advert on the site or whether you opened or clicked on marketing emails sent to you.