whAT'S A COOKIE?
Cookies are bite-sized files or pieces of data that a Site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s or mobile device’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables your computer to “remember” information about your visit. Cookie help websites remember your preferences and understand how people, like you, use different features.
Cookies may contain text that can be read by the web server that delivered the cookie to you. Cookies can also be used to analyze traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes. The text contained in the cookie generally consists of a sequence of letters and numbers that uniquely identifies your computer or mobile device; it may contain other information as well.
Cookies are a standard feature found in browser technology and are used by nearly all websites. They do not harm your system.
- Identifying which areas of the Sites you have visited
- Enhancing your user experience of our Site
- Process items in your shopping cart
- Remembering and saving your preferences for future visits
- Our website analytics
- Offering you better tools in the future
- Re-marketing our products and services to you
- Completing aggregate dad about Site data and interaction
- Targeting advertising and serving ads that are relevant to your needs
- Affiliate marketing
- Allowing you to post comments
- Allowing you to share content on third-party social sites
We let our Users control what cookies and similar technologies are used through the Sites (except those we need to use to provide the Services properly, such as for performance or security related reasons). Some of this information is similarly collected automatically through your browser or from your device. If you do not want us to place a cookie on your hard drive, you may turn that feature off on your computer or mobile device. Please consult your Internet browser’s documentation for information on how to do this and how to delete persistent cookies. However, if you decide not to accept cookies from us, the Site may not function properly.
cookies can be categorized as follows:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
These cookies collect information about the use of the website, such as pages visited, traffic sources, users’ interests, content management, and other website measurements.
These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.
These cookies enable the website to remember a user’s choices – such as their language, user name, and other personal choices – while using the website. They can also be used to deliver services, such as letting a user make a blog post, listen to audio, or watch videos on the website.
These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.
These cookies can be used to improve a website’s performance and provide special features and content. They can be placed by third parties who provide services to us or by our company.
Advertising or Targeting Cookies
These cookies are usually placed and used by advertising companies to develop a profile of your browsing interests and serve advertisements on other websites that are related to your interests. You will see less advertising if you disable these cookies.
These cookies allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes, such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping cart as they browse a website. Session cookies also permit users to be recognized as they navigate a website so that any item or page changes they make are remembered from page to page. Session cookies expire after a browser session; thus, they are not stored long term.
These cookies are stored on a user’s device in between browser sessions, which allows the user’s preferences or actions across a site (or, in some cases, across different sites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes, including remembering users’ choices and preferences when using a website or to target advertising to them.
The Site also may use web beacons (single-pixel graphic files also known as “transparent GIFs“) to access cookies and to count users who visit the Site or open HTML-formatted email messages.
Third Party Sites
We receive some of your information from third parties (like when you register for an account using a third party service or when you make payments to us using our payment processor). If you sign up for paid Services, we obtain limited information about your payment card from our payment processor, such as the last four digits, the country of issuance and the expiration date.
We use third-party analytics services (such as Google Analytics) to evaluate your use of the Site, compile reports on your activity, re-market our products, collect demographic data, analyze performance metrics, improve our marketing and advertising, and to collect and evaluate other information relating to the Site and mobile and Web usage. We have enabled Google Analytics advertising features such as re-marketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our website, not your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected using Google Analytics with Personal Information or Billing Information.
Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit our website, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google also uses specific identifiers to help collect information about the use of our website. For more information on how Google collects and processes your data, visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
You can prevent Google Analytics from using your information by opting out at this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Please be advised that if you opt-out of any service, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Site.