Last updated 1st April, 2021
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What Is A Cookie?
Cookies are text files with minimal bits of info which are downloaded to your computer or smartphone when you logon to a webpage. Cookies are then delivered back to the source website on each subsequent visitation, or to another webpage that can recall that cookie. Cookies are helpful as they enable a website to track what device a user is using.
Cookies do several useful tasks, like letting you browse between pages efficiently, keeping your preferences in memory. They enable us to understand how our website is utilized and enhance your online experience. They can also assist in ensuring that the adverts you see online are more tailored to you and whatever you’re interested in.
A majority of the cookies we utilize are of the session variety, which are automatically removed from your hard disk at the closure of the browsing session. Session cookies are required to enable the website to function properly.
Longer-term cookies that stay on your hard disk are also used on occasion. On a repeat visit it is then automatically recalled from memory that you have already been a visitor, and we are aware of your input and settings preferences. This data is recorded on your hard disk and is automatically removed after a month. They make our website more user-friendly, more effective and improve security. These cookies enable us to show you data that is of relevance to you. The sole objective of these cookies is to adapt our content to your requirements in addition to making surfing our pages as enjoyable as possible.
What Cookies Do We Use?
Below are the various types of Cookies that are utilized on the website that you are going to.
What data is stored in the cookies?
Only pseudonymous information is recorded in our cookies. When activated, the cookie is alloted an identification number; we do not allot private information to this identification number. Your name, your IP and other such info that might permit the cookie to be connected to you are not recorded in the cookie. We obtain only aggregated data, relating for example to which of our pages have been browsed, which products were looked at, etc.
What is onsite targeting?
Information is collected on AICorespot webpages with cookies for optimizing of our adverts and of the cumulative online experience. This information is not used to identify you, as an individual, but only serves the objective of carrying out a pseudonymous assessment of the use made of our pages. With this tech, we can present advertising, special offers and services to you, the content is based on data received from a connection to click-stream analysis (for example, adverts that are based on the data that over the past few days, you are the sole viewer of a particular page). Our objective here is to present offers of utmost relevance to you and to present adverts that correspond to your spheres of interest.
Are there also cookies from third-party suppliers (so-called “third-party cookies”)?
AICorespot makes use of various web partners, for example, Google Analytics, Facebook and DoubleClick who assist us in making our websites more engaging for you. This is why, when surfing our websites, the cookies of these organizations may also be recorded on your hard disk. These cookies are removed automatically after a set time duration has elapsed. The cookies of our partner organizations also contain only pseudonymous or anonymous aggregated information. This relates, for instance, to information on which pages you have viewed, whether any purchases were made, or if a signup happened, among other actions. Here, some of our advertising partners also obtain data from our websites on which pages you have historically browsed so they can display advertising that is in alignment with your interests.
Our websites utilize the so-called re-targeting technologies. We utilize these technologies to make our offerings more engaging for you. Retargeting enables users who have already demonstrated prior interest in our events to also be targeted with appropriate advertising on our partner websites. The use of personalised, interest-oriented advertising is typically more engaging for users than advertising that has no such personalization. The usage of this advertising strategy by our partners is done on the basis of a cookie technology and an evaluation of historical utilisation patterns. This type of advertising is fully pseudonymous. Upon interacting with our sites, cookies are deployed and consequentially usage data is obtained from you, recorded and utilized. Your information is furthermore recorded in cookies after the end of the browser session so that it can be recalled on your subsequent visitations to the websites.
How can you prevent the storage of cookies?
In your browser, you can toggle a setting that recording of cookies is only permitted when you allow it, and therefore avert the further recording of cookies. If you are okay with AICorespot cookies but not the cookies of our service companies and partners, you can opt for the browser setting “Block third-party cookies”. As a rule, the ‘Help’ feature in the menu bar of your browser will display to how to reject fresh cookies and how to deactivate old ones.
The following pages impart info on how to alter the cookies settings on some frequently-used browsers:
To discover data with regards to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.
To avoid tracking by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
With every visitation to the AICorespot website, usage information is communicated by the relevant web browser and is documented in record files, or what is known as the server log files. The records documented in this fashion have data on date and time of the call-up, name of the page called up, IP address, referrer URL (URL of origin, from which page you switched to the websites), the amount of data transmitted, product data and the specific version of the browser utilized. These log file data records are assessed by us, to enable us to further enhance our websites, in addition to making our pages more user-friendly, to identify and rectify errors swiftly and to manage server capacities. We also utilize log file information records to protect our site against malicious actors, e.g. in the context of DDOS attacks, which are meant to restrict access to our site by flooding it with enquiries.
In order to enhance and optimise our offering on an ongoing basis, we utilize tracking technologies. For this, we enlist the help of Google Analytics.
This website makes use of Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (www.google.com). Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that makes it possible to evaluate the utilization of the website by you, e.g. the “cookies”, which are text data recorded on your device. The data produced on your use of this website is communicated, as a rule, to a Google server in the USA and recorded there. By enabling the IP-anonymise function on this website, the IP address length is reduced, within the member countries of the European Union or in other contracting states that were party to the agreement on the European Economic Area, before further transfer. Only in rare cases is the complete IP delivered to a Google server in the USA and made shorter there. The anonymised IP address transferred by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not brought together with other Google data.
You can avert the obtaining of the data produced by the cookie with regards to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google, in addition to its processing by Google, if you download and setup the browser plug-in mentioned here. As an alternative to the browser plug-in, you can use this link in order to avert documenting by Google Analytics on this website in the future. In this scenario, an opt-out cookie will be put in your terminal device. Do note that on removing all cookies on your device, this opt-out cookie will also be removed, i.e. if you still wish to avert anonymised information acquisition by Google Analytics you will have to reset the opt-out cookie once more. The opt-out cookie is chosen for every browser and computer. If you come to our websites from home or from your place of employment, or with differing browsers, you will have to enable the opt-out cookie in the several browsers or on the various computers.
Retargeting and data acquisition by third parties for banner ads
With regards to re-targeting and banner ads, AICorespot utilizes the services of third parties, which put cookies on our sites. The following companies help AICorespot with this task:
Adwords by Google, Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA;
Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA;
Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 U.S.A;
LinkedIn, 222 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA;
Examples of other advertising cookies we use:
Google Tag Manager
STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES
These cookies are mandatory for the website to operate and cannot be turned off in our systems. They are typically only put in reaction to actions made by you which could be a request for services, such as determining your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
You can instruct your browser to block or notify with regards to these cookies, but some portions of the website will lose functionality. These cookies do not record any privately identifiable data.
|event_id||These cookies are utilized to ensure visitor page requests are routed to the correct application site.|
|channel_id||These cookies are utilized to ensure visitor page requests are routed to the correct application site.|
|XSRF-TOKEN||Utilized for app security against cross-site request forgery.|
|ecochannels_eco_app_session||These cookies are utilized to ensure visitor page requests are routed to the same server in all browsing sessions.|
|_gat_gtag_UA_55941384_1||This cookie is connected with Google Tag Manager which we use to load scripts into our website pages.|
These cookies enable us to count visitations and traffic sources so we can quantify and enhance the performance of our website. They enable us to know which pages are the most and least popular and observe how our users navigate around and interact with our website.
All data these cookies obtain is aggregated and is, as a result, anonymous. If you do not permit these cookies we will be unaware when you have visited our website, and therefore, will be unable to carry out performance monitoring.
|_vwo_uuid_v2||Utilized by Visual Web Optimizer to make sure a visitor always sees the same version of a page and is used to track behaviour to measure the performance of different page versions.|
|feathr_session_id||Utilized by Feathr – Detects user activity that is close together in time in order to group interactions.|
|__utma||Google Analytics collects data enabling us to understand interactions with our websites and ultimately refine that experience to better serve you.|
These cookies help the website to furnish enhanced functionality and personalisation/customization. They may be put in by us or by a third party provider whose service we have included.
If you do not permit these cookies then some or all of these services may not operate correctly.
|Mac||Utilized to identify a ‘Marketing Action’ you may have been referred by.|
|Disc||Utilized to pass discount codes & promotions from ‘Marketing Actions’.|
|Ssource||Utilized to identify a Sales Person involved, as an outcome of a ‘Marketing Action’.|
|sales_method||Used to identify the method of the ‘Marketing Action’. Could be from a download, a referral or direct telephone enquiry.|
|elq_camp_id||Used to track the Marketing Campaign in Eloqua.|
|ext_treat_id||Used to track the Marketing Action in Eloqua.|
These cookies may be put up in our site by our advertising partners. They may be utilized by those organizations to develop a profile of your interests and display to you relevant adverts on other sites.
They do not record private data, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not permit these cookies, you will experience a reduction in targeted and relevant adverts.
|__gads||DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. Its purpose is to do with the showing of adverts on the site.|
|_fbp||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.|
On several parts of the site you will observe ‘social buttons’. These help users to share or bookmark the webpages. There are buttons for: Twitter, Google +1, Facebook ‘Like’, LinkedIn ‘Share’, and StumbleUpon. To implement these buttons, and connect them to the appropriate social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains external to AICorespot . You should know that these sites are likely to be obtaining data about what your activities on the web are, inclusive of the AICorespot site. So if you use any of these buttons, these sites will be recording that action and may utilize that data. In some scenarios, these sites will be documenting the fact that you are visiting AICorespot , and the particular pages you are on, even if you don’t use the button if you are logged into their services, like Google and Facebook. You should read the respective policies of each of these sites to know how exactly they utilize your data and to identify how to opt out, or remove, such data.
External Web Services
We use various external web services on the AICorespot site, primarily to show content in our web pages. For instance, to show images we typically use Flickr; to show slideshows we at times use SlideShare; to display videos we utilize Vimeo and YouTube. This is not a comprehensive list of the services we utilize, or might utilize in the future, when embedding content, but these are the most frequently used. Just like the social buttons we cannot avert these sites, or external domains, from obtaining on your utilization of this embedded content. If you haven’t logged on to these external services then they will be unaware of who you are but are apt to collect anonymous usage data e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc.
Certain emails that we deliver contain no tracking whatsoever e.g. service emails. Other emails we deliver; we add in tracking so that we can say how much traffic those emails direct to our site but we are unaware who has clicked so the information is private e.g. our daily newsletter. We utilize Amazon SES as an email service provider. In the future, we can use any SaaS based Email Marketing Service also.