What Are Cookies?
The Site or a third party may be able to recognise you as a visitor by using a cookie, which is a small text file saved in your web browser (and not as an individual). Cookies may be used for a variety of objectives, including: (1) making some features functional; (2) delivering analytics; (3) storing your preferences; and (4) enabling ad delivery and behavioural advertising.
Session cookies and persistent cookies are both types of cookies. A session cookie expires when your browser is closed automatically. A persistent cookie will remain in your browser until it expires or you delete all cookies from it. The cookies themselves include expiration dates; some may do so in a matter of minutes, while others may do so in a matter of hours. First party cookies are those that are set by the website you’re viewing, and third party cookies are those set by other organisations.
What purposes do cookies serve when I use this site?
One of the following functions is performed by each cookie:
Cookies that are essential to using the site, such as those that enable users to I stay signed in or (ii) make purchases, are first-party cookies.
Cookies used for analytics: These cookies track information about how the site(s) are used so that we can make improvements and provide performance reports. In order to gauge how users will respond to new adverts, sites, or services, we may also use analytics cookies. Cookies used for analytics might be either first-party or third-party cookies.
Cookies for preferences: These first-party cookies keep track of your website preferences.
Cookies for ad targeting: These third-party cookies, commonly referred to as “behavioural” or “targeted” ads, are set by advertising networks or platforms in order to: I serve ads, track ad performance, and (ii) allow networks to display ads that may be relevant based on your activity.
How are cookies used by third parties on the sites?
What cookie options do I have?
You may modify your browser’s settings to erase previously set cookies and to refuse to accept new ones if you don’t like the idea of cookies or specific types of cookies. Visit the help pages of your browser to find out more information about how to do this. Please be aware, though, that if you disable cookies or delete them, you might not be able to enjoy all of the features we provide, you might not be able to save your preferences, and some of our pages might not function properly.
How should cookies be handled?
How to turn off cookies for behaviorally targeted advertising
Users based in the European Union can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu and users based in the US can visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices for more information if they have concerns about behaviorally targeted advertising cookies (which serve you advertisements based on your use of the Website and other websites).
How to use your browser to enable and disable cookies
On the toolbar of the browser, click the wrench icon. Click Settings. To view advanced settings, click here. Select “Content settings” from the “Privacy” section.
Select “Allow local data to be set” to enable both first-party and third-party cookies in the “Cookies” section. Select “Block all third-party cookies without exception” to only allow first-party cookies.
Choose “Block sites from setting any data” under “Cookies” to remove cookies from your browser.
Be aware that Chrome offers several levels of cookie enablement and disablement. Visit the following Google page for more details on additional cookie settings available in Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, and 8
Select “Internet Options” under “Tools” at the top of your browser window. Open the settings window. select the “Privacy” tab.
Activating cookies: Slider should be set to “Medium” or lower.
To stop using cookies: To prevent all cookies, raise the slider to the top.
Be aware that Explorer has different cookie enablement and disablement settings. Visit the following Microsoft page for more details on other cookie options available in Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Select Settings >> by clicking the More actions button on the toolbar.
Looking for View advanced options by selecting it >> Choose either option under the Cookies section. Cookies aren’t blocked (by default); only third-party cookies are blocked >> Start Edge again.
Select “Options” from the “Tools” menu in the browser. choosing the Privacy panel
Activating cookies: the box labelled “Accept cookies for sites”
To stop using cookies: Do not select “Accept cookies for sites.”
Be aware that Firefox offers several levels of cookie enablement and disablement. Visit the following Mozilla website for further details: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20 cookies
Select “Settings” from the browser’s menu by clicking “Settings” >> the ‘Quick Preferences’ option.
Activating cookies: check the “Cookies” box.
Uncheck “Enable Cookies” to turn off cookies.
Be aware that Opera has different cookie enablement and disablement levels. Visit the following page from Opera Software for further details on various cookie options offered by Opera: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy
Safari for Mac
At the menu bar, pick “Safari” and then “Preferences” >>
Toggle to “Security”
Activating cookies: Only from the site you travel to should be selected in the “Accept cookies” box.
To stop using cookies: Choose “Never” in the “Accept cookies” column.
Be aware that Safari offers several levels of cookie enablement and disablement. Visit the following Apple page for more details on various cookie settings available in Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-us/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
all additional browsers
Please use the browser’s “help” feature or get in touch with the company that makes it.
How should I manage my cookies?
Most web browsers are initially configured to accept cookies automatically. You can modify the settings to disable cookies or to receive notifications when cookies are being delivered to your device, as we have already explained.
Please be aware that disabling the cookies we employ may have an impact on your experience while using the Site. For instance, you might not be able to use all of the Site’s features or you might not get personalised information or content when you visit a Site.
Third Party cookies
- We make use of a number of Google LLC-provided services and products (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”).
- Internet Analytics
Google Analytics’ analytic techniques are applied to our offerings. In order to better understand how you use the website, Google Analytics employs “cookies,” which are text files that are downloaded to your computer. Google will receive and store the data produced by the cookie about how you use the website (including your IP address) on servers located in the United States.
Please be aware that this website supplements Google Analytics with the code “gat. anonymize();” to ensure the anonymous collecting of IP addresses (so-called IP-masking).
- You can prevent Google Analytics from being used by clicking on the following link. On the computer, an opt-out cookie will be installed, preventing the future gathering of your data when you visit this website:
Disable Internet Analytics
Visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or https://www.google.de/intl/en uk/policies for further information on the terms and conditions of use and data protection.
. Please take note that “anonymizeIp” has been included to the Google Analytics code on this website to guarantee an anonymous collecting of IP addresses (so-called IP-masking).
Dynamic Remarketing on Google
We promote our website using Google Dynamic Remarketing, especially on the Google Display Network. By installing a cookie on your web browser, dynamic remarketing will display advertisements to you based on the areas of our websites that you have visited. This cookie in no way identifies you or grants access to your laptop, smartphone, or other device. The cookie is used to let other websites know that a user has visited a specific page, so they should show them adverts for that page. With the help of Google Dynamic Remarketing, we can better cater our marketing to your needs and only show you relevant display advertising.
- AdWords on Google
To promote our website online, especially on Google searches, we employ Google AdWords.
We make advantage of Facebook Inc.’s Custom Audience feature and retargeting tags (1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA, “Facebook”).
Social media Custom Audiences
The Facebook Custom Audiences offering is what we employ in the context of interest-based online advertising. Your usage data is used to create a non-reversible, non-personal checksum (hash value) for this reason. For analytical and marketing purposes, Facebook can receive the hash value. The data gathered includes information about your site usage (e.g. browsing behavior, visited subpages, etc.). Additionally communicated and used for geographic advertising control is your IP address. The information gathered is anonymous to us and only communicated to Facebook in an encrypted format, so we cannot see any of the users’ personal information.
Please see https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy or https://www.facebook.com/business/a/online-sales/custom-audiences-website for additional details on Facebook’s privacy practises and Custom Audience. You can disable the Custom Audience here if you do not want data to be collected using it.
Conversion tracking pixel for Facebook
Using this technique, we can track users’ activities once they click on a Facebook advertisement to be forwarded to a provider’s website. As a result, we are able to collect data on the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research objectives. The information gathered is kept private. This implies that we are unable to view any specific user’s personal information. Facebook, however, stores and processes the collected data. According to the facts we have at this time, we are alerting you of this situation. According to Facebook’s privacy statement, which can be found here, Facebook is permitted to link the data with your Facebook account and utilise it for their own advertising objectives. You can see adverts both within and outside of Facebook thanks to Facebook Conversion Tracking, which Facebook and its partners can use. For these purposes, a cookie will also be saved on your computer.
To better understand the needs of our users and to enhance the service and experience, we use Hotjar Ltd (Level 2, St Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julians STJ 1000, Malta, Europe). In order to grow and maintain our service with user feedback, Hotjar is a technology tool that aids us in better understanding the experience of our users (e.g., how much time they spend on which pages, which links they select to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.).
Cookies and other technologies are used by Hotjar to gather information about user activity and device usage. This information includes a device’s IP address (processed during your session and stored in an anonymous form), screen size, device kind, browser details, geographic location (only by country), and the preferred language used to view our website. This data is kept on our behalf by Hotjar in a user profile with a fictitious name. Contractually, Hotjar is prohibited from selling any of the information gathered on our behalf. Please go to the “about Hotjar” section of the Hotjar support website for more information.
On our services, we measure page views and clicks using technologies from Outbrain, Inc. (39 West 13th Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10011, Attn: Legal Department, “Outbrain”). This enables us to target people who share a common interest with our advertising initiatives.
On this website, we track page views and clicks using technologies from Taboola, Inc. (Offices situated at 1115 Broadway, 7th fl., New York, NY, 10010, “Taboola”). This enables us to target people who share a common interest with our advertising initiatives.
On this website, we track page views using technologies from Gemini, Inc., a Sunnyvale, California-based company (also known as “Yahoo”). This enables us to target people who share a common interest with our advertising initiatives.
When visiting a Gemini website, you have the option to refuse to have your information collected by Gemini. By clicking here, you can read more about how to achieve that. See learn more, go to Gemini’s privacy statement.
On this website, we undertake site application monitoring using technology from New Relic, Inc. (Offices located at San Francisco HQ 188 Spear St., Suite 1200 San Francisco, CA USA 94105, “New Relic”). This enables us to pinpoint browser-related issues for our users and enhance the way our website is served online.
We modify our phone-based advertising campaigns using technology from Invoca, Inc. (Offices located at 419 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101, “Invoca”) in order to approve its calibre and billing.
The following cookies are present on some of our websites:
On this website, we employ technologies from Poptin Ltd. (“Poptin”) (Offices situated at Aluf Kalman Magen St 3, Tel Aviv-Yafo). This enables us to modify our marketing initiatives and offer you better deals. In order to do this, we might automatically gather data about your website usage, including the sites you browse, the links you click, and the searches you run.
You consent to the data processing necessary for the integration of the Quora pixel by using this website.
Please click on the following page and follow the procedures provided there if you want to revoke your authorisation.
List of parties who have access to information via the websites of our partners:
- Google’s Ads Settings for Google AdWords and DoubleClick
- Dashboard for privacy on Bing.
- Cake – Privacy Statement.
- Facebook’s Data Policy and Ads settings.
- Outbrain’s privacy statement.
- Yahoo’s privacy statement.