1. What is a cookie?
Cookies are text information files that your web browser places on your computer, mobile phone, or other device when you visit a website. The cookie will help website providers recognize your device the next time you visit their website.
Each cookie is unique to each user. Cookies collect information which may allow us to identify you or your approximate location, as well as store information on your navigation preferences. The information provided by cookies helps us to provide you with a more personal experience, for instance by providing you with a local version of the Site in a local language, and allows us to make improvements to our services over time. Certain types of cookies, like anti-forgery or request verification tokens, can also help protect users from vulnerabilities, such as Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.
There are other similar technologies such as pixel tags (transparent graphic images placed on a web page or in an email, that indicate whether it had been viewed), web bugs (similar to pixel tags), and local storage objects (using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches), which are used in desktop software or mobile devices.
2. What type of cookies do we use and how do we use them?
We use the following types of cookies for the purposes set forth below:
We and our third-party providers use both session cookies (that expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on the device for a set period of time or until you delete them). Please see more detailed info on them below:
"Session cookies", allow Suvoda to follow the user’s action during a session. These cookies are created temporarily and are deleted once the browser window is closed.
"Persistent cookies", remain on the user’s device for a time period specified in the cookie (between 48 and 72 hours), and are activated each time the user visits the Site.
"Customization cookies" are used to allow the access of the user under certain predefined criteria, such as language.
"Performance cookies" collect information about how each user uses a Site, such as the pages visited most often.
The following table further explains different categories of cookies used, their functions and why they are us
|These cookies are required for making use of the Services. These cookies include security cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties as well as session cookies that remember your log-in session so you can move easily within the Services.
|These cookies record some of your activity on the Services as well as information about your device, such as what browser you are running, and what pages you access. This information helps us and our third party service providers diagnose server and software errors, and in cases of abuse, track and mitigate the abuse.
More information about cookies: Analytics
Please note that we also use analytics tools on this Site to provide the service you request, identify service issues, improve our services, provide content tailored to your personal preferences, and to monitor site traffic and usage.
These tools may be provided by third-party service providers and may include the collection and tracking of certain data and information regarding the characteristics and activities of visitors to our Site. We may disclose data, including personal information, to certain such third-party service providers in order to obtain such services.
One of these providers is Google Analytics and more information about the ways in which they collect and process your personal data can be found here: (https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners).
In case of activation of the IP anonymisation, Google will truncate/anonymise the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties in the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the Site provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Site, compiling reports on Site activity for Site operators and providing other services relating to Site activity and internet usage to the Site provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
|Number of visits, pages or sections visited, browsing time, pages visited before entering our website, information about the browser used
|Statistical information about the website traffic, total audience and specific audience for certain advertising campaign. For more information, please see https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
In addition, the following cookies are used by all Suvoda products and are required for using the application.
|Standard .NET Session
|Used to mitigate Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks
|Security and Authentication cookie
|Saved for authenticated user to preserve the session. Prefixed with the environment name for server
|Used to set the user’s preferred language and preserve this selection between requests, which may include expired sessions, asynchronous requests to the server or logging off.
3. What can you do about cookies?
Please note that without cookies, you also may not be able to take full advantage of all of the features of the Site. Turning off the browser's cookies will prevent web beacons from tracking your specific activity. The web beacon may still record an anonymous visit from your IP address, but unique information will not be recorded. If you do not want to receive tracking pixels, you will need to disable HTML images in your email client, and that may affect your ability to view images in other emails that you receive. You can find more information about cookies at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
The Digital Advertising Alliance has also developed a tool that may help you understand which third parties have currently enabled cookies for your browser or mobile device and how to opt-out of some of those cookies. You may access this tool at: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ from your browser and from your mobile device.
Browser Do Not Track
The Services do not support Do Not Track at this time. Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference you can set in your web browser to indicate that you do not want certain information about your webpage visits collected across websites when you have not interacted with that service on the page. For all the details, including how to turn on Do Not Track, visit donottrack.us.
4. How to manage, set and disable cookies?
The user acknowledges that if he/she disables the cookies on this Site, the user experience can be affected. The user also acknowledges that by deleting and/or blocking cookies, some pages of the Site may not work properly.
Each web browser provides information about cookies and allows users to see what cookies they have, as well as to delete them (all or on an individual basis). Web browsers also allows users to turn off third parties’ advertising cookies separately. Information about cookies will be available in the "Help" section of the web browser. For more details on this please see the below links:
The user should note that any change made to the cookies setting via his/her web browser will apply to all Sites visited by the user, unless he/she deletes or blocks each cookie individually.
Any user can erase any and all cookies planted by Suvoda by completing the below short procedure depending on their browser. For example, for Chrome, please: (i) open the Setting menu; (ii) click on Show advance setting option; (iii) Under Privacy click on Content Settings; (iv) Under Cookies please click on all cookies and site data; and (v) search for the relevant domain and click on "Remove all Cookies".
5. Further information about cookies:
For further information about cookies, please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org.