What are cookies?
Like any other website, edvantis.com uses ‘cookies’. Cookie files (so-called “cookies”) are IT data, in particular text files, which are stored on your browser or device and are essential to use the website or assist such use. Cookies usually contain the name of the website from which they come from, the time for which they are stored on the device and a unique number. They build a profile of your inferred interests and demographic categories.
Cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize your experience by customizing our web page content based on your browser type and/or other information.
The website uses two basic types of cookies: “session” cookies (session cookies) and “permanent” (persistent cookies). Session cookies are temporary files that are stored in the user’s terminal device until the user leaves the website or turns off the web browser. “Persistent” cookies are stored in the user’s terminal device for the time specified in the parameters of cookies or until the user removes them.
The types of cookies that we use
Below is a list of the types of cookies that we would like to use on our website:
- strictly necessary cookies – these cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information;
- functional cookies – are used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network. The functional cookies are not deleted when you close your browser and are permanently stored on your computer or device;
- analytical cookies – are used exclusively for statistical purposes. The analytical cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our website. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our website and will not be able to monitor its performance;
- marketing/tracking cookies – are required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes. The marketing/tracking cookies are not deleted when you close your browser and are permanently stored on your computer or device. We do this in order to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve our website.
You have the right to choose whether to accept cookies (except for strictly necessary cookies that are set up by default). However, they are an important part of how our website works, so you should be aware that if you choose to refuse or remove cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of the website to you.
Cookie set by third parties
‘Third-party cookies’ are cookies set by a domain other than the one that you are visiting. When you visit our website, third-party organizations may place cookies on your browser, even if you are not a logged-in member of those organizations. This is because third-party cookies do not require you to actively engage with the third party’s content or visit their site, just load a page on which the third party’s technology sits. For example, we use third-party technologies such as video and audio hosting platforms to enable you to watch videos and listen to podcasts on our website. The providers of these technologies may deploy cookies to your browser when you visit the pages on our site where we are using their technologies. These cookies may inform the third-party organizations about your visit to our site which may be used by those organizations to deliver targeted messages and advertising to you. In all cases, we do not set these cookies and we have no access to the information that they gather. Such cookies are subject to the third-party organizations’ own cookie policies.
Our partners (e.g. Google Analytics, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) may use these technologies on our website to help us better understand you. For privacy and cookie information relating to third party services, please consult their privacy and cookie policies respectively.
How to manage cookies using your browser
The “Help” section on the menu bar of most internet browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to make the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Please note that certain features of the website may no longer be available to you if you disable cookies. You also can manage your cookies preferences using the following links for some of the most popular internet browsers:
Internet Explorer – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/search?query=Enable%20cookies&p=
Google Chrome – https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies
Safari – https://support.apple.com/kb/ph19214?locale=en_US
Opera – http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/privacy/
To find out more about using your browser settings to control cookies please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org.
After you have deleted your browser’s cookies, if you enter our website again, you will be prompted to accept or reject cookies. If you access our website through mobile devices, you can enable a “do not track” feature so as to control interest-based advertising on an iOS or Android mobile device by selecting the “Limit Add Tracking” option in the privacy section of your Settings on iOS or via advertising preferences on Android devices (e.g. in Google Settings). This will not prevent the display of advertisements but will mean that they will no longer be personalized to your interests.
Changes to the Policy
We may change this Policy from time to time. When we make significant changes, when reasonable, we will take steps to inform you, for example by including a prominent link to a description of those changes on our website for a reasonable period or by other means, such as email.