Cookie Use Policy
Effective Date: May 2022
- To facilitate and streamline the functioning of and your access to our Website and Services;
- To allow you to use and access our Website and Services;
- To better understand how you browse and engage with our Website and Services and to enhance our Website, Content and Services;
- To monitor and analyse the performance, operation, and effectiveness of our Website and Services;
- To provide customer support, analytics, research, and complying with relevant laws and regulations.
What are Cookies?
When you visit our Website, we may store cookies on your device. Cookies are small text files that websites send to your computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to save information or settings in your browser.
Cookies allow us to recognise you when you return to our Website. They also help us provide a customised experience and can enable us to detect certain kinds of fraud. In many cases, the information we collect using cookies and other tools is only used in a non-identifiable manner without reference to personal information.
For example, we may use the information we collect to better understand website traffic patterns and to optimise our website experience. In some cases, we associate the information we collect using cookies and other technology with your personal information.
What are different categories of Cookies?
- Cookies can be classed as either ‘First-Party Cookies’ or ‘Third-Party Cookies’.
(1) “First-party Cookies” cookies which we use to improve your experience. They are associated with a User’s personal information. No third party has access to the information we collect through our cookies.
(2) ”Third-Party Cookies” cookies that are placed on our Site by third parties to provide their services. They place cookies on your device on our behalf when you visit our Site in order to provide their services. You will find more information about these cookies in the privacy policies of concerned third parties.
Cookies can also be categorised by their purpose
- “Strictly Necessary Cookies”: these cookies are essential for you to browse the Site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Site. For instance, these cookies enable us to remember your language or cookie settings. These cookies are first-party session cookies. You cannot refuse the use of these cookies.
- “Analytical Cookies”: these cookies are third-party session cookies. They collect information about how you use the Site, e.g. which pages you visited and which links you clicked on. We use this information to analyse trends, administer the Site, and track user traffic patterns. These cookies help us to improve the way the Site operates.
What Personal Information Do We Collect with Cookies and Similar Technologies
By using Cookies and similar technologies, we may collect the following personal data about you:
- Your IP Address;
- Your Device ID and Device attributes;
- The pages you viewed and engaged with on our Website;
- Your Browser type;
- Information about your browsing activity;
- The operating system of your Device;
- Your Internet service provider;
- Timestamp of your visits and your specific actions.
What Cookies and Other Similar Technologies Do We Use to Collect Personal Information?
- Pixel Tags, Web Beacons, and Trackers
Pixel tags, web beacons, and tracking urls are tiny graphic images and/or small blocks of code we insert on website pages, ads, or in our emails. These tools enable us to observe specific actions you have taken on our Website. When you access or interact with pages on our Website, or when you open or engage with an email, we collect the details in relation to those specific actions you have taken.
- Server Logs and Other Technologies
Technologies such as server logs and other technologies enable us to collect personal information such as the type of device you use to access our Website, your operating system type, your browser type, your domain name, and other system settings, as well as the language of your system. Furthermore, we also collect information about the country in which your device is located and the time zone.
Our server logs also detect and save information about the IP address of the device that connects you to the Internet. An IP address is a unique identifier that devices require to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. We may also collect information about which websites you were visiting before you arrived at our Platform and the websites you go to after you leave our Platform.
Using these technologies and collecting such information allows us to enhance user experience on our Website.
- Device Information
We may use device-related information to verify the identity of our users. Such information includes, but not limited to:
- Your IP address,
- Your browser information,
- or other data collected by your browser or from your device to identify the device.
We may associate different devices you use to access our Website to prevent fraud by using these techniques.
Collection and Use of Your Personal Information via Third Party Social Plugins
Our website integrates social media plugins into its Website. These plugins include:
- Facebook “Like” and “Share” plugins https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins
- Twitter “Tweet” plugin: https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/twitter-for-websites/tweet-button/overview
- Linkedin “Share” plugin: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/linkedin/consumer/integrations/self-serve/plugins/share-plugin
- Whatsapp “Share” plugin: https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/privacy-policy-eea
These plugins run by those Social Media Service Providers allow you to share content from our Website with your contacts on these social networks.
If you want to use the functionality of the respective social network, you give your consent for your personal information to be transferred to the social network operator from then on.
Please be noted that we do not exercise any control over what type of personal data is collected and how it is used by the relevant Social Media Service Providers.
Following Personal Information may be accessed to and used by Social Media Service Providers and their Business partners when you activate these plugins:
- Your IP address and Device ID;
- User identification, if you are logged into the respective service
- Previous pages you visited(if you arrived b following a link)
- Type of browser and browser settings
- Installed plugins like Adobe® Flash® or Adobe® Reader®
- URL of the page the social media plugin is integrated into
- The date and time of the relevant visit
- Technical data relating to the operating system
- Geo-location information
If you are logged in to your account with a third party, then the relevant third party may be able to link information or actions about your interactions with our WebSite to your account you have on their platform.
Please visit the relevant third party’s privacy policies to learn more about its data practices.
You can modify your browser setting to reject cookies by visiting the Help portion of your browser’s toolbar. While you may disable cookies via your browser settings, our Website currently does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals in the HTTP header coming from your browser or mobile application because there is currently no standardisation for the interpretation of such signal. lack of standardisation regarding how that signal should be interpreted.
You can visit the following pages of relevant browsers to accept and reject Cookies:
Please note that Flash cookies work differently than browser cookies, and cookie management tools of the web browser will not disable flash cookies.