WHAT ARE COOKIES, WEB BEACONS AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES?
Like most websites, we also use technologies that place small data files on your computer, tablet or mobile phone (collectively referred to as "device"). These small files allow us to store certain pieces of information every time you visit or use our website, services, applications or tools.
The specific names and types of cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies that we use may change from time to time. For more information about cookies and similar technologies in general, see http://www.allaboutcookies.org .
To help you better understand this Policy and the technologies we use, we use the following definitions:
Cookies - small text files (usually consisting of letters and numbers) that are placed in the memory of your web browser or device when you view a website or a message. Cookies enable a website to recognize specific devices or web browsers. There are different types of cookies:
- 'Session Cookies' are cookies that expire at the end of your browser session. These cookies help us link your activities during that particular session.
- 'Persistent Cookies' are stored on your device and are retained between sessions. These cookies allow us to remember your preferences or activities over multiple sessions.
- 'First-Party cookies' are placed by the website you are visiting at that time.
- 'Third-Party cookies' are placed by a third party separate from the website you are visiting at that time.
Cookies can be disabled or removed by tools available in most commercial browsers. The preferences will have to be set separately for each browser you use and different browsers offer different functionalities and options.
Web beacons - These are small graphics (also called "pixel tags" or "clear GIFs") that may appear on or in our website, services and tools. Web beacons can be used for a variety of purposes, including measuring the performance of our website, tracking the number of visitors to our website and how they navigate them or to keep track of how many specific items, articles or links have actually been viewed.
Similar technologies for storing information - By this we mean other technologies that store information in your browser or device and that use locally shared objects or local storage. Examples are flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies and other web application software methods. These technologies can work across multiple browsers. In some cases, the use of local storage cannot be completely controlled from the browser, but requires special management tools. We may use similar technologies to store information to help ensure that your account security is not compromised, to detect irregularities in behaviour, to prevent unauthorized access to your account, or to improve performance of our website, services, applications or tools. We do not use these technologies to store information for targeted advertising on our website or elsewhere.
We may use the terms 'cookies' and 'similar technologies' interchangeably in our policies to refer to any technologies that we use to store data on your browser or device, or that collect information or help us identify you in the manner described above.
In general, these technologies enable our website, services, applications and tools to place information in your browser or device and read it later. Where applicable, we protect our cookies and similar technologies so that only we and / or service providers authorized by us can interpret them. We do this by assigning cookies and similar technologies a unique identifier. It is designed in such a way that only we can interpret it. We do not store any of your personal information in our cookies or in our similar technologies.
If you continue to use our website, services, applications and tools after we have provided you with transparent information about the use of these technologies through this policy, and by giving you the option to choose To disable these technologies as described above, we obtain your consent to use these technologies to collect and store information.
FUNCTIONALITY OF THESE TECHNOLOGIES
Our use of these technologies falls into the following general categories: