When you visit or access our products and services (“Services”) (such as websites or applications operated by us, or when you interact or engage with our content), we use (and authorize third parties to use) web beacons, cookies, pixel tags, scripts, tags, API and other tracking technologies (“Tracking Technologies”).
These Tracking Technologies allow us to automatically collect information about you and your online behavior, as well as your device (for example your computer or mobile phone), in order to enhance your navigation of our Services, improve the performance of our Services and customize your experience of our Services. We also use this information to collect statistics about the usage of our Services, perform analytics, deliver content which is tailored to your interests, and administer services to our Users, advertisers, publishers, customers and partners. We also allow third parties to collect information about you through Tracking Technologies.
Cookies are small text files (composed only of letters and numbers) that a web server places on your computer or mobile device when you visit a webpage. When used, a cookie can help make our Services more user-friendly, for example by remembering your language preferences and settings. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies are widely used to make websites work more efficiently, allowing you to navigate between pages more smoothly. Cookies remember your preferences and make the interaction between you and our Services more effective. Cookies are also used to help ensure that the online advertisements you see are relevant to your interests.
We store Tracking Technologies when you visit or access our Services (for example when you visit our websites) – these are called “First Party Tracking Technologies”. In addition, Tracking Technologies are stored by other third parties (for example our analytics service providers, business partners and advertisers) who run content on our Services – these are called “Third Party Tracking Technologies”.
Both types of Tracking Technologies may be stored either for the duration of your use of our Services or for repeat visits.
There are five main types of Tracking Technologies:
- 4.1. Strictly necessary Tracking Technologies – these Tracking Technologies are essential to enable you to login, navigate and use the features of our Services, or to provide personal data requested by you (such as your username). We do not need to obtain your consent to use these Tracking Technologies which can be used for security and integrity reasons – for example to detect violation of our policies and for support or security features.
- 4.2. Functionality Tracking Technologies – these Tracking Technologies allow our Services to remember choices you make (such as your language) and provide enhanced and personalized features. For example, these Tracking Technologies are used for authentication (to remember when you are logged in) and to support other features of our Services.
- 4.3. Performance Tracking Technologies – these Tracking Technologies collect information about your online activity (for example the duration of your use of our Services), including behavioral data and content engagement metrics. These Tracking Technologies are used for analytics, research and to perform statistical studies (based on aggregated information).
- 4.4. Marketing or Advertising Tracking Technologies – these Tracking Technologies are used to deliver tailored offers and advertisements to you, based on your derived interests, as well as to perform email marketing campaigns. They can also be used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement, and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They are usually placed by our advertisers (for example advertising networks) and provide them with insights about the people who see and interact with their ads, visit their websites or use their apps.
- 4.5. Social media Tracking Technologies – our website includes social media features, such as the Facebook “Like” and “Share” buttons. These features are hosted either by a third party or directly on our Services. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy statement of the company providing these features.
Tracking Technologies Type Purpose Analytics Cookies First Party Tracking Technology Performance Tracking Technologies
These Tracking Technologies are used to collect information regarding how you interact with the content on our Services, for attribution purposes (for example, the referral URL), etc.
We use this information to compile reports, calculate the revenues due to us, to help us improve our Services and to offer personalized products and content
Google Analytics Third Party Tracking Technology Performance Tracking Technologies
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Services. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve our Services. The cookies collect the number of visitors to our Services, where visitors have come to our Services from, the pages they visit, and other data.
Other cookies First and Third Party Tracking Technology Strictly Necessary Tracking Technologies
These unlisted cookies might be in use on internal sections ofthe Services, in order to customize and simplify the user experienceon the site by remembering the choices you make and your logincredentials.
Please note that we do not recognize or respond to automated browser signals regarding Tracking Technologies, including “Do Not Track” requests. However, there are various ways in which you can manage and control your cookie settings. Please remember that by deleting or blocking cookies, some of the features of our Services may not work properly or as effectively.
- 5.1. Turning off cookies via your web browser
Most web browsers will provide you with some general information about cookies, enable you to see which cookies are stored on your device, allow you to delete all or some of them, and permit you to block or allow cookies for all websites or
individually selected websites. You can also normally turn off third party cookies separately. Please note that the settings offered by a browser or device often apply only to that particular browser or device.
- 5.2. Information about cookies is usually found in the “Help” section of a web browser. Below are some links to some commonly used web browsers:
- 5.2.1. Chrome
- 5.2.2. Chrome for mobile
- 5.2.3. Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge
- 5.2.4. Mozilla Firefox
- 5.2.5. Safari
- 5.3. Turning off third party cookies
You can turn off certain third party targeting/advertising cookies by visiting the following link: Network Advertising Initiative.