Updated 28th June 2021
1.1 WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers to (for example) to make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the Site owner are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the Site owner are called “third party cookies”. Third parties include but are not limited to business partners, suppliers, sub-contractors, advertisers & advertising networks, analytics & search engine providers, payment providers (hereinafter collectively referred to as “third parties”).
Third party cookies enable third party features or functionalities to be provided on or through the Site or services you are using (such as advertising, interactive content). The third parties that set these cookies can recognize your device including but not limited to mobile devices, computers, Laptops (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Device”) both when it visits our Site and when it visits certain other websites.
Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit or use our services, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that’s in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with our services faster and more secure.
We also use persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie is used to save your registration ID for future logins to our services. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session). Session cookies helps us to enable certain features of our services, to better understand how you interact with our services and to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on our services.
The types of first and third-party cookies served through our Site and the purposes they perform are described in further detail below:
|Advertising||We may utilize cookies to serve you relevant ads on our platform. Also, the third parties we work with may set certain cookies to gauge your interest and serve ads either on our site or some other sites.|
|Security||To ensure the security of our systems, we may utilize cookies to only allow valid visitors and users to access our site and services.|
|Authentication||Cookies are used to authenticate customers to provide them access to the service.|
|Analytics||Cookies may also be used to track the actions and properties of the visitors|
|Couponing/Offers||Cookies may be used to provide discounts and other offers to customers.|
1.3 Cookies and Interest based Advertising
Cookies and other technologies such as web beacons and pixels enable and help us serve relevant ads. They help us provide aggregated research and reporting for advertisers, understand and improve our services and know when content has been shown to you. Please note: As your web browser might request ads and beacons from third parties, these third parties may view, edit or set cookies, like as if you had requested a web page from their website. Ads served by us may also set third party cookies.
1.4 How can you control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. Most browsers allow control of cookies through the browser settings feature. However, by disallowing of cookies you may restrict your user experience since it may no longer be customized to you.
1.4.1 Steps to pursue if you do not want cookies to be set or want them removed?
If you do not want to receive cookies you can change your browser settings on your device that you use to access our services. If you use our services without changing the settings on your device, we will assume that you are accepting to use the cookies that reference to this policy. Most browsers provide the functionality to review and delete cookies, however please note that our site will not work properly without cookies.
1.4.2 Do Not Track
Some Internet browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Since uniform standards for “DNT” signals have not been adopted, our websites do not currently process or respond to “DNT” signals. BlogVault takes privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard. To learn more about “DNT”, please visit All About Do Not Track: https://allaboutdnt.com/
1.5 Resource you may want to reference:
Below is a reference to some popular browser manufacturers and their help pages relating to cookie management in their respective products.
1.7 Where can I get further information?