Types of Cookies
First-party cookies are set by the website visited by the user. The data collected using first-party cookies is used for purposes like calculating pageviews, sessions, and number of users. Primarily, publishers have access to data collected using first-party cookies, which can later be shared with advertisers or agencies for ad targeting. Apart from that, analytics tools use first-party cookies to understand user behavior and present it in tabular or graphical form for the publisher’s understanding.
Third-party cookies are set by domains that are not directly visited by the user. This happens when publishers add third-party elements (like chatbot, social plugins, or ads) on their website. Once installed, third-party cookies also track users and save their information for ad targeting and behavioral advertising. For example: Let’s say that you added a YouTube link to one of your blogs. Whenever this YouTube link gets a click, a YouTube cookie will be added to the user’s browser. This cookie can track him/her until it expires.
Session cookies either expire immediately or within a few seconds of the user leaving the web browser. Among other uses, these cookies are used by e-commerce websites to remember the product placed in cart by the user, to keep users logged in, and to calculate each user session for analytical purpose. For example, if an e-commerce website does not use session cookies, then the items added in cart will be removed by the time user reach to the checkout page. And the server will forget the user and treat him/her like a completely new visitor.
What cookies do we use?
Urgently needed cookies
Cookies that help us display the content properly allow forms and other essential elements of the website to function. Such cookies are only active for the duration of the session.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service. It provides us with information about user behaviour on our site, which helps us create a better user experience, display relevant content, etc. We are unable to personally identify you when compiling this information. The life of these cookies is up to 2 years. Examples of cookies used: _ga, __utma, __utmb, __ utmc, __utmz, and __utmv.
We use YouTube to play videos, and cookies are used to record viewing data, save subtle user settings, view relevant videos, and more. The life of these cookies is up to 10 years. Examples of cookies used: Visitor_info1_Live, Use_Hitbox, SID, LOGIN_INFO, use_hotbox, PREF, SSID, HSID, watched_video_id_list, __utma, __utmz, demographics, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
We use Google Maps related cookies to display user-friendly maps and location markers. The life of these cookies is up to 10 years. Examples of cookies used: SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF
Facebook cookies personalize the sharing experience as it allows you to log in and easily interact with social networks and record the number of shares, likes, comments. The life of these cookies is up to 5 years. Example of cookies used: act, locale, lu, datr, csm
How can I manage or delete cookies?
Please note that if cookies are turned off, all functionality of the web pages may not work as effectively, a cookie alert will be displayed every visit, and in the long run, this will negatively affect your user experience. The process of changing cookie settings differs in each browser. You can find information about this with the help function, visit www.aboutcookies.org, which clearly explains the process in all modern browsers, or contact us by email.
How do we handle your personal information that you enter on the forms on the website?
The information you enter in the forms on our website is used solely for the purpose of delivering the message or other services required. We carefully protect your information and do not share it with any third party or use it for any other purpose.