Updated December 6, 2016
1. What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a site or page. This helps the website to recognize your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are two types of cookies; session and persistent cookies. Session cookies are erased when the user closes the browser. Persistent cookies remain on the user’s device for a pre-defined period of time.
2. What Cookies do Greenqloud’s Websites Use?
A visit to a page on Greenqloud’s websites may generate the following types of cookies:
We utilize cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we may use these cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.
Every time someone visits our website, a third party software generates an anonymous analytics cookie.
These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before.
Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don’t, we generate new ones.
This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site.
We cannot use these cookies to identify with individuals. We use them exclusively for statistical purposes.
Greenqloud uses Google Analytics on its websites. For further information look at How Google uses data when you use our partner’s sites or apps.
These cookies are used by software which tries to work out what country you are in from the information supplied by your browser when you click on a web page. This cookie is completely anonymous, and we only use it for marketing analysis purposes.
Other third party cookies
On some pages of our website, other organizations may also set their own anonymous cookies. They do this to track the success of their application, or to customize the application for you. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access these cookies, nor can the other organization access the data in cookies we use on our website.
For example, when you share an article using a social-media sharing button on a Greenqloud website, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.
3. How do I Turn Cookies Off?
It is usually possible to stop your browser from accepting cookies, or to stop it from accepting cookies from a particular website.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
If you are primary concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site.
4. Learn More About Cookies
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the internet, you may find the following links useful:
If you would like to contact us about cookies please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.