Policy Effective Date: September 10th , 2023
We, our partners, and users of our services deploy cookies and similar technologies to record certain information, as well as the options you as Data Subject (“means any identified or identifiable individual to whom personal data relates”) have to control them.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or another device when websites are loaded in a browser to make the user’s experience more efficient. They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in.
The applicable Data Protection Legislations (‘means and include EU GDPR and Section 43A & 72 of Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008”) states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this website. For all other types of cookies, we need your permission.
Where we place cookies?
We set cookies in a number of different locations across our services. These include:
- On our websites
- In the administrative dashboards of our websites
- On sites we host for our users.
- On sites that use our plugins
- In the emails we send.
This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third-party services that appear on our pages. Your consent applies through our consent banner to all the pages of our website.
Categories of Cookies
The table below explains the categories of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them.
|Category of Cookies||Why we use these cookies|
|Necessary/Required||These cookies are essential for our websites and services to perform basic functions and are necessary for us to operate certain features. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account-related functions, store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location, and ensure our services are operating properly.|
|Analytics and Performance||These cookies allow us to optimize performance by collecting information on how users interact with our websites, including which pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We use these details to improve how our websites function and to understand how users interact with them.|
|Advertising||These cookies are set by us and our advertising partners to provide you with relevant content and to understand that content’s effectiveness. They may be used to collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites to predict your preferences and to display more relevant advertisements to you. These cookies also allow a profile to be built about you and your interests and enable personalized ads to be shown to you based on your profile.|
In addition, people and companies that use our services to publish or host their own sites may place additional cookies. We provide more information on these cookies below.
Information on the Types of Cookies that are used on our website
We have provided details of the types of Cookies that are used on our website as well as other relevant and useful information on the Cookies. You can also find more information on the Cookies when you click the pop-up window “[name of the pop-up banner]”.
|Technical Cookies:||These Cookies are necessary to enable you to move around our website and use its features. These Cookies also allow our website to remember your previous action within the same browsing session.|
|Functionality Cookies:||These cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make when you visit our website in order to provide enhanced, more personalized features to you. The types of information collected by Functionality Cookies are language preference, and the region you are located in.|
|Advertising and Retargeting Cookies:||These Cookies save information from your browsing history in order to record your interests and your browsing path on our Site. We may use advertising and targeting cookies for retargeting, which enables our advertising partners to target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to our Site. Without these Cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.|
If you do not want cookies to be placed on your device, we suggest you set your preferences regarding Cookies. By clicking “Cookie Preferences” on the bottom of each webpage, you can select the types of Cookies our website uses. You can change your preferences at any time; you can also withdraw the consent you have previously given to us.
If you wish to remove previously-stored cookies, you can manually delete the cookies at any time from your browser settings. However, this will not prevent our Site from placing further Cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your “Cookie Preferences” choice.
The steps below outline the general procedure for some of the most popular browsers.
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- At the top left, select the Chrome menu and then Preferences.
- At the bottom, select Advanced.
- Under “Privacy and security,” choose Content settings.
- Click Cookies.
- In the Cookies section, make desired changes to cookies settings such as:
- Delete cookies
- Block cookies by default
- Allow cookies by default
- Keep cookies and site data by default until you quit your browser
- Make exceptions for cookies from specific websites or domains
For more on cookie preferences in Chrome refers to Google Chrome Help.
- On your computer, open Firefox.
- At the top left, select the Firefox menu and choose Preferences.
- Under “Privacy & Security”, choose Cookies.
- You can select the following settings:
- Disable cookies
- Enable cookies for the original website only
- Enable all cookies
- Warn me before storing a cookie
For more on cookie preferences in Firefox refer to Mozilla Firefox Help.
- On your computer, open Internet Explorer.
- Tap or click Tools, then select Internet options.
- Tap or click the Privacy tab.
- Under Settings, move the slider to the top to block all cookies or the bottom to allow all cookies.
- Tap or click OK.
For more on cookie preferences in Internet Explorer refer to Internet Explorer Help.
- On your computer, open Safari.
- Tap or select Preferences.
- Select Privacy.
- In the Block cookies section, specify if and when Safari should accept cookies from websites.
- To see an explanation of the options, select the Help button (question mark).
Note: If you want to see which websites store cookies on your computer, select the Manage Website Data button.
If you set Safari to block cookies, you may need to temporarily accept cookies to open a page. Repeat the above steps, selecting Never. When you’re done with the page, block cookies again, and then remove the page’s cookies.
For more on cookie preferences in Safari refer to Safari Help.