Cookie Policy

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files (composed only of letters and numbers) that a web server places on your computer or mobile device when you visit a webpage. When used, the cookie can help make our Platform more user-friendly, for example by remembering your language preferences and settings. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work in an efficient way.  The use of cookies allows you to navigate between pages efficiently. Cookies remember your preferences, and make the interaction between you and the Platform smoother and more efficient. Cookies are also used to help ensure that the advertisements you see online are relevant to you and your interests.

 

Storing cookies

We store cookies when you visit or access our Platform (for example when you interact with the content on the Website), or when you interact with content (whether User Content or Our Content) – these are called “first party cookies”. In addition, cookies are stored by other third parties (for example our analytics service providers, business partners and advertisers) who run content on our Platform – these are called “third party cookies”.

Both types of cookies may be stored either for the duration of your visit on our Platform or for repeat visits.

 

What types of cookies do we use?

There are five main types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to login, navigate around and use the features of our Platform, or to provide a service requested by you (such as your username). We do not need to obtain your consent in order to use these cookies. These cookies can be used for security and integrity reasons – for example to detect violation of our policies and for support or security features.

  • Functionality cookies

These cookies allow our Platform to remember choices you make (such as your language) and provide enhanced and personalized features. The information these cookies collect remains anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on Third Party Websites.

For example, these cookies are used for authentication (to remember when you are logged-in) and support other features of our Platform.

  • Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about your online activity (for example the duration of your visit on our Platform), including behavioral data and content engagement metrics. These cookies are used for analytics, research and to perform statistics (based on aggregated information).

  • Targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver tailored offers and advertisements to you, based on your derived interests. They can also be used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by our advertisers (for example advertising networks) and provide them insights about the people who see and interact with their ads, visit their websites or use their app.

  • Social media cookies

Our website includes social media features, such as the Facebook “Like” or “Share” buttons. These features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Platform. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy statement of the company providing these features.

 

CookieTypePurpose
Google AnalyticThird party cookiePerformance cookie

This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our Platform. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Platform. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Platform, where visitors have come to the Platform from and the pages they visited.
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Registration cookieFirst party cookieStrictly Necessary cookie

This cookie is used to save and authenticate data about Users who log in to our Platform

AdSense & DoubleClickThird party cookieAdvertising cookie

These cookies are used to collect anonymous data used for conversion tracking and audience retargeting of advertising campaign.

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AppNexusThird party cookieAdvertising cookie

This cookie is used to collect anonymous data used for conversion tracking and audience retargeting of advertising campaign.

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FacebookThird party cookieSocial media cookie

Facebook store cookies which allow the Facebook “Like” social sharing functionality but only if you click on the Facebook “Like” button on our Platform or log in to post User Content using your Facebook account.

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TwitterThird party cookieSocial media cookie

These cookies allow you to tweet about content

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OutbrainThird party cookieAdvertising cookie

This cookie is used to collect anonymous data used for recommending relevant related content.

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TaboolaThird party cookieAdvertising cookie

This cookie is used to collect anonymous data used for recommending relevant related content.

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GetVeroThird party cookieFunctionality cookie

This cookie is used to save and authenticate data about Users and for the purpose of email validation

New RelicThird party cookieStrictly Necessary cookie

This cookie allows us to detect bugs and security issues.

Analytics CookiesFirst party cookiesPerformance cookie

These cookies are used to collect information regarding how the User interacts with the content on our Platform. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Platform and to offer personalized products and content. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.
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Other cookiesFirst and third party cookiesStrictly necessary

Other unlisted cookies might be in use on internal sections of the Platform, in order to customize and simplify the user experience on the site by remembering choices you made and your log in credentials.

 

How to manage your cookie settings

Please note that we do not recognize or respond to automated browser signals regarding Tracking Technologies, including “Do Not Track” requests.

However, there are various ways in which you can manage and control your cookie settings. Please remember that, by deleting or blocking cookies, some of the features of the Platform may not work properly or as effectively.

 

  1. Turning off cookies via your web browser
    Most web browsers will provide you with some general information about cookies, enable you to see what cookies are stored on your device, allow you to delete them all or on an individual basis, and enable you to block or allow cookies for all websites or individually selected websites. You can also normally turn off third party cookies separately. Please note that the settings offered by a browser or device often only apply to that particular browser or device.

 

Information about cookies is usually found in the “Help” section of the web browser. Below are some links to some commonly used web browsers:

 

  1. Turning off third party cookies

You can turn off the third party targeting/advertising cookies by visiting the following link: