Effective Date: February 23, 2023
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a site, that enable us to, among other things,: (i) recognize your computer; (ii) store your preferences and settings; (iii) understand the web pages of the Site you have visited; (iv) enhance your user experience by delivering and measuring the effectiveness of content and advertising tailored to your interests; (v) perform searches and analytics; and (vi) assist with security and administrative functions. They are then returned to the original website on each subsequent visit or to any other website that recognizes them. For more information on cookies, go to www.allaboutcookies.org.
The term “Cookie” is used in this Notice in the broad sense to include all similar tracking techniques and technology, including, but not limited to, web beacons, tracking pixels, and log files. For more information on these additional tools, see our glossary below.
Types of information collected and reasons for collection
Cookies help us to better understand your expectations of our Site and, as a result, allow us, among other strategies, to offer our visitors a pleasant and sustainable experience. Here are examples of the types of information that we collect through Cookies:
In addition, Cookies allow us to do the following:
Type of Cookies We Use
We use first-party and third-party Cookies for several reasons. Some Cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Site to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” Cookies. Other Cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users and to enhance the experience on our Site. Third parties also serve Cookies through our Site for advertising, analytics and other purposes. The specific types of first and third party Cookies served through our Site and the purposes they perform are described in more detail below.
These cookies are created by Certifyde. They are, for the most part, used to allow you to browse our Site and use its features. First-party cookies include:
In addition to our proprietary Cookies, some third-party and affiliated companies may place Cookies on your computer, access them and associate web beacons with them. These Cookies enable third-party features or functionalities to be provided on or through the Site. The parties that set these third-party Cookies can recognize your device both when it visits our Site and also when it visits certain other websites. Third-party cookies include:
Duration of storage of cookies on your device
The duration of storage of Cookies on your device may vary, depending on the category to which they belong: temporary or permanent.
We use temporary Cookies on all of our secure pages to assign and register a session ID. This identifier is also used for internal reporting purposes. It does not allow us to identify you personally by name and this type of Cookie does not leave any information recoverable on your hard drive. Most of our proprietary Cookies fall into this category and expire when you close your Internet browser.
Our first-party Cookies and third-party Cookies are permanent Cookies. They allow us to understand visitors’ browsing behavior over a longer period of time or to provide you with additional features related to your Site customization requests and the content that you have saved or stored. They can stay on your computer for 24 hours, a week or several years, depending on their function. This means that these Cookies survive after your browser is closed and can be used by our Site to recognize your computer when you re-open your browser later.
We only place Cookies on your device after you give us permission. If you do not want to receive some of the categories of Cookies used on our Site, you can use the means described below to disable them. Note, however, that we will still need to set a Cookie on your device to remember your preferences when you visit our Site again from a single browser.
At the moment, it is technically impossible for you to synchronize your settings between your browsers and your devices (your computer or your smartphone). You must set them on each browser/device that you currently use and each time you use a new browser or device.
You can decide whether to accept or reject Cookies. You can exercise your Cookie preferences by managing Cookies from your web browser. As the means by which to activate or deactivate Cookies varies from one web browser to another, you should visit your web browser’s help menu for more information on Cookie preferences. You can also configure your browser at any time to be notified of the receipt of a Cookie, so that you can decide whether you want to accept it or not. Cookies do not under any circumstances read the data from your hard drive and you can delete them from your computer at any time. You can also manage the use of Flash technologies, including flash cookies and local storage objects with the Flash management tools available at the Adobe website.
Certifyde may allow some of our advertising partners to collect Cookies from our site visitors so that we and our partners can deliver ads that are more relevant to you. Below is more information as to how you can control the information shared for online advertising purposes and with our partners.
Google Ad Preferences
Google offers settings that may control what information Google uses about your or your device activity for advertising purposes. Login to Google and go to https://myactivity.google.com/activitycontrols?pli=1 for more information.
Facebook Ad Preferences
Facebook offers settings that may control what information Facebook uses about you or your device activity for advertising purposes. Login to Facebook and go to Settings > Ads > Ad Settings (web) or Ad Preferences > Ad Settings (app) for more information.
Reddit Ad Preferences
Reddit offers settings that may control what information Reddit uses about you or your device activity for advertising purposes. Please head to https://www.reddit.com/personalization/ for more information.
TikTok Ad Preferences
TikTok offers settings that may control what information TikTok uses about you or your device activity for advertising purposes. Please head to https://www.tiktok.com/legal/page/global/cookie-policy/en#how-can-i-control for more information.
Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) and Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) Opt-Outs
The Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) and the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) offer tools to provide consumers with choices as to whether participating third parties can use your information to provide targeted advertising. To opt out of sharing your information with such participating third parties for targeted advertising, please use the following tools:
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit https://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN or https://www.youronlinechoices.com.
Consequences of Deactivation of all Cookies
If you choose to deactivate all Cookies, you may continue to use certain parts of our Site. However, some useful features may not work anymore.
Please note that if you have disabled one or more Cookies, we may continue to use the information that was collected by such Cookies before they were deactivated. However, we will cease to collect any information via the opted-out Cookie once a Cookie has been deactivated.
Changes to the Cookies Notice
Cookies are text files that contain information and are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are then returned to the original website each subsequent visit or to any other website that recognizes them.
Log files are Web server files (storing information such as domain names or IP addresses, URLs, the http response code, the website from which you access ours and/or the date and length of your visit) that are created automatically when a user visits a site.
Some pages of our website contain web beacons (also known as “Internet beacons,” “web beacons” or “invisible GIFs”). A web beacon is an electronic image usually composed of a single pixel. It can be placed on a web page or in an email to transmit information, including personal data such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page in question, the URL of the page, the time of consultation of the page and the type of browser used, as well as the data contained in the cookies sent by a third party.