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We use both first and third-party cookies to ease and personalize the navigation of Users on the website.
What are Cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, and similar technologies?
A cookie is a small piece of data that our website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. Generally, it contains certain information that is not personally identifiable to you, but is used to improve and personalize your web experience. For example, a cookie can include the date and time of visits to the website, the pages viewed, the time spent on the website, and the sites visited just before and just after it.
Some of the pages you visit on the Site may also collect information through the use of web beacons, also called pixels, image tags, or script tags. They are small files or pieces of code that may be loaded on our Site and they are used in conjunction with cookies.
As a result, we may display targeted, or interest-based offers to you and deliver other communication more relevant to you and your interests outside of our Site, on other websites part of the third party’s network.
Types of Cookies, web beacons, tags, and similar technologies
The cookies, web beacons, tags, and similar technologies can be grouped based on their characteristics or purpose.
Based on the length of their expiration period, cookies can be session-based or persistent ones.
- Session cookies only last for as long as the session and they expire at the end of your current visit to the Site. They allow us to link your actions during that particular session.
- Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions across multiple visits or sites.
Based on ownership, cookies fall into two categories:
- First-party cookies are those set and managed by Sitesown and our Site that is being visited by the user at the time in order to preserve your preferences.
- Third-party cookies are placed in your browser by a domain, and a vendor, that is not our Site that you are currently visiting. Our Site sets third-party cookies from our analytics and marketing partners and vendors.
Cookies, web beacons, tags, and similar technologies, managed by us or third-parties, serve various purposes on our Site. Based on purpose, they can be either essential for the functioning of our Site and Services or enable us with extra functionality such as tracking trends and movements of the users, analyzing demographic information, provide performance and analytic data about the Site, and serve advertising. Based on the purpose we classify them into the following categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function. To disable them, you’ll need to switch them off across-the-board in your browser settings. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but please note that some parts of the site will not work in this case.
- Analytics cookies: We use analytics services by third parties to collect information about the use of this Site, such as the number of visits, pages visited, the popularity of certain content. Analytics tools use tracking cookies to recognize your device and compile information about you. They collect information such as what pages you visit and how much time you spend on these pages, the IP address assigned to you, what operating system and web browser you use, and what site you visited prior to visiting our website.
- Functional Cookies: These cookies enable our website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.
- Targeting Cookies: Our Site includes marketing cookies provided by third parties. That allows these parties to collect information that you have visited our Site and were interested in certain offers. We also use beacons, tags, click tracking codes, and scripts to analyze trends and movements of users around the Site, gather information about the user base as a whole, and how we can improve our Services and Site, to provide advertising based on activities and interests and to measure advertising effectiveness. As a result, we may display targeted, or interest-tailored offers and deliver other communication more relevant to you and your interests outside of our Site, on other websites part of the third party’s network.
How can you manage cookies?
You can manage/delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org.
- Removing cookies from your device
You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited.
Be aware though that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences).
- Managing site-specific cookies
For more detailed control over site-specific cookies, check the privacy and cookie settings in your preferred browser.
- Blocking cookies
You can set most modern browsers to prevent any cookies from being placed on your device, but you may then have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site/page. And some services and functionalities may not work properly at all (e.g. profile logging-in).
For more information on how to control cookies, check your browser or device’s settings for how you can control or reject cookies, or visit the following links:
In addition, you may opt-out of some third-party cookies through the Network Advertising Initiative’s Opt-Out Tool: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#!/
Changes to the Cookies Policy
Further questions and contacts
If you have any questions about our privacy practices, or about how to change your cookie preferences, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated 1 Jan 2024