WHAT ARE COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers to (for example) make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. Cookies store data that has to be sent back to the server with subsequent requests. Its expiration varies based on the type and the expiration duration can be set from either server-side or client-side (normally from server-side).
Similar technologies include but are not limited to local storage, session storage, flash cookies, HTML5 cookies etcetera. Local Storage stores data with no expiration date and gets cleared when the browser cache/ local storage is cleared. The session storage stores data only for a session, meaning that the data is stored until the browser (or tab) is closed. Data is not transferred to the server.
Cookies set by the Site owner or service provider (in this case, Geospatial Media) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the Site owner are called “third party cookies”.
Third party cookies enable third party features or functionalities to be provided on or through the site or services you are using (such as advertising, interactive content). Third parties include but are not limited to business partners, suppliers, sub-contractors, advertisers & advertising networks, analytics & search engine providers, payment providers and logistics. (hereinafter collectively referred to as “third parties”).
The third parties that set these cookies can recognize your device including but not limited to mobile devices, computers, laptops (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Device”) both when it visits our Sites and when it visits certain other websites. Should you require more details on third party cookies on our Services please refer to section 1.2 below, further if you might have any questions around it, you may write to us at .
Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit or use our Services, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that’s in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with our Services faster and more secure.
We may use the terms “cookies” or “similar technologies” interchangeably in our policies to refer to all technologies that we may use to store data in your browser or device or that collect information or help us identify you in the manner described above
Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit our Sites, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience. Cookies also make your interactions with our Sites faster and more secure. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising on our Sites and bring customized features to you through certain third plugins.
Categories of Use
Used to show you the right information and personalize your experience.
Used to enable and support our security features, and to help us detect malicious activity and violations of our Terms of Service.
Preferences, features and services
Used to tell us which language you prefer and what your communications preferences are. They can help you fill out forms on our Sites more easily. They also provide you with features, insights, and customized content in conjunction with our plugins.
Used to show relevant ads on our Sites. Similarly, the third parties we work with may use a cookie to determine whether we’ve shown an ad and how it performed or provide us with information about how you interact with ads.
Performance, Analytics and Research
Used to measure site performance, to understand, improve, and research features, and services.
What cookies we use?
Cookies and Interest based Advertising
Cookies and other technologies enable and help us serve relevant ads. They help us provide aggregated research and reporting for advertisers, understand and improve our Services and know when content has been shown to you. Please note: As your web browser might request ads from third parties, these third parties may view, edit or set cookies, like as if you had requested a web page from their website. Ads served by us may also set third party cookies.
We do not knowingly engage in provision of any personal information that we collect through advertisers unless you have given us permission to do so. You can choose not to be subject to interest based ads from us as well from advertisers and third-party sites on our Sites, for more information regarding this please refer to section 1.4.1 of this Policy. Please note that by utilizing the above option you will not be removing ads from the pages you visit; it will mean that the ads you see may not be matched to your interests.
How can you control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. Most browsers allow control of cookies through the browser settings feature. However, by disallowing of cookies you may restrict your user experience since it may no longer be customized to you.
Steps to pursue if you do not want cookies to be set or want them removed?
If you do not want to receive cookies you can change your browser settings on your device that you use to access our Services, some of the resources which shall prove helpful depending upon the browser you may use are mentioned in section 1.5 below. If you use our Services without changing the settings on your device, we will assume that you are accepting to use the cookies that reference to this policy. Most browsers provide the functionality to review and delete cookies, however please note that our Sites will not work properly without cookies. To find out more about cookies visit www.aboutcookies.org.
Resource you may want to reference:
Below is a reference to some popular browser manufacturers and their help pages relating to cookie management in their respective products.
Where can I get further information?