● To operate our websites efficiently with a high level of functionality
● To measure the effectiveness of our marketing initiatives
● To learn about customer preferences so that we can present customers with web content and advertising that is relevant to them
● To measure the number of advertising referrals we have received to our websites from other websites
● To produce data for reporting on inquiries on our website
● To produce data on web traffic and customer web activity through our website
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites you visit. They are widely used to enable websites to operate more efficiently and provide information to site owners. The cookies we use enable us, among other things, to improve your experience when using our website and to ensure that the website functions as you expect it to.
What are the different types of cookies?
A cookie can be classified according to its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs.
Depending on its lifetime, a cookie is either.
Persistent cookies remain on your device until deleted manually or automatically.
Session cookies remain on your device until you close your browser when they are automatically deleted.
We use both persistent and session cookies. Our persistent cookies last no longer than one year.
About the domains to which they belong, there are two types:
These are cookies set directly by the website or domain the user visits.
These are cookies set by a domain other than the user is visiting. It typically occurs when the website incorporates elements from other sites, such as images, social media plugins, or advertising. When the browser or other software fetches these elements from the other sites, they can also set cookies.
What categories of cookies may be used on our website?
In general, depending on the features and services we provide, there are 5 categories of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart, or use e-billing services.
It allows us to recognize and count the number of visitors and see how they move on our website. It helps improve how our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.
These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. It enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Cookies related to social network sharing plugins
Social networks set these third party cookies to use your browsing data following their terms when you interact with sharing buttons of these networks integrated on the site.
Information collected by our cookies:
Cookies on our website collect several types of information, including information about your usage of our website, and we may collect your IP address as a logged file. An IP address is a number assigned to your device, for example, your laptop or mobile phone, when your device accesses the internet.
How to manage cookies in your browser:
Most modern browsers will allow you to:
● See what cookies you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis;
● Block third-party cookies;
● Block cookies from sites;
● Block all cookies from being set; and
● Delete all cookies when you close your browser.
You should know that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies. It includes where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set. Also, if you block cookies entirely, many websites will not work correctly, and some functionality on these websites will not work at all. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our website and Services for these reasons.
If you are primarily concerned about third-party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off separately.
Further information about cookies:
If you wish to learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.