What are Cookies and what are the used for?
Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browsing device (such as a computer or smartphone) when you visit a website. Cookies can be recognized by the website that downloaded them — or other websites that use the same cookies. This helps websites know if the browsing device has visited them before.
Cookies help us understand how the Site is being used and lets you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and help in improving your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
What types of Cookies does Act of Sharing use?
Act of Sharing uses similar type of cookies as used on most websites that can be put into one of six categories: Strictly Necessary, Performance, Functionality, Flash, Tailored Content and Targeting. To provide you with the best browsing experience, Act of Sharing uses all the above-mentioned categories in our website. We have briefed out each cookie category in the sections below, to help you gain a brief understanding of each.
Strictly necessary Cookies
These cookies enable you to move around the website and use its features, as in accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, some services you have asked for such as payment submission cannot be provided.
Performance cookies collect information about how to use the website, as in which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from certain pages. These cookies do not gather information that identifies you. All information collected by these cookies remains anonymous and is only used to improve how the website’s performance.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices made by users such as username, language, or the location the user is in. The website uses functionality cookies to remember your language preference. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font, and other parts of pages that you can customize. These cookies also provide details on services that you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
At times we may use Adobe Flash Player to deliver special content, such as video clips or animation. To improve users’ experiences, Flash cookies help in remembering your settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your device, but they are managed through an interface different from the one provided by your web browser. This means it is not possible to manage Flash cookies through your browser in the same way you would normally manage cookies. Instead, you can access your Flash management tools from Adobe’s website at http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html.
Tailored content Cookies
These cookies help the website to display content in a way that is relevant to you. These tailored content cookies help the website determine what information to show you based on how you have used the website previously. They do not track your browsing activity on other websites.
These cookies are used to deliver the most relevant advertisements to you based on your interests, and they limit the number of times you see any advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organizations such as advertisers. As an example, after you have visited our website you may see some advertisements about our services elsewhere on the Internet.
How long will Cookies stay on my browsing device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on the kind of cookies it is – a persistent or session cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device until they expire or are deleted.
First and Third-party Cookies
First party cookies are cookies that belong to us, while third-party cookies are those that another party places on your browsing device through our website. For instance, Facebook will place a cookie on your browsing device if you click on the Facebook link when browsing the Site.
How to control or delete cookies through your browser?
The browser you are using to view the website can enable, disable, or delete cookies. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser. This is usually located within the Help, Tools or Edit facility. Please remember if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of the website for example applying for a job or posting a job. Other parts of the Site may also not work properly. You can find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings at www.allaboutcookies.org.
By using our website, you agree that we can place cookies on your device. If you want to restrict or block any cookies, you should do this through the web browser settings for each browser you use and, on each device,, you use to access the internet. Please be aware that some areas of our website may not function if your web browser does not accept cookies. However, you can allow cookies from specific websites by making them “trusted websites” in your web browser. The “Help” function within your web browser should tell you how to make these changes.
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