What are cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies?
Cookies are small text files (typically made up of letters and numbers) placed in the memory of your browser or device when you visit a website or view an email. Cookies allow a website to recognise a particular device or browser during a visit and on subsequent visits.
There are two main types of cookies
- Session cookies are only active during the time you're viewing a particular website. They recognise your device as you move between pages, and are often used to keep you logged in when you move from page to page on a website.
- Persistent cookies remain active on your device for a set period of time. They can be used for things like remembering you for your next visit and recognising you when you return to a website. They are very useful for remembering your username.
As well as cookies, websites use other similar technology including web beacons. When we talk about cookies in this policy we also mean these technologies that act in the same way. For clarity,
- Web beacons are small graphic images (also known as "pixel tags" or "clear GIFs") that may be included on sites, services, applications, messaging, and tools, that typically work in conjunction with cookies to identify your behaviour.
- Other similar technologies can store information in your browser or device utilising local shared objects or local storage such as flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies, and other web application software methods. These technologies can operate across all of your browsers, and in some instances may not be fully managed by your browser and may require management directly through your installed applications or device.
The source of each cookie can vary. Some cookies are owned and created by the website you're viewing at the time - we call these first-party cookies. Others can be supplied by an independent company and are known as third-party cookies.
What types of cookies does ignio use and what are they used for?
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What to do if you don't want cookies to be set or want them to be removed?
You can control how cookies are placed on your device and remove existing cookies using your web browser settings.
You will find useful information on how to manage your cookies at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
If you disable all cookies you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of ignio and some features make not work correctly.
Does this policy change?
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