3. What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites function, to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Generally, information collected by cookies and other tracking technologies does not constitute personal information as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation and other applicable privacy laws. However, if such collected information does constitute personal information (such as ‘IP’ addresses or similar identifiers), we will treat it as personal information in accordance with the Privacy Notice.
4. How long will cookies stay on my browsing device?
Our retention periods for cookie information depend on whether the cookie is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. We use “persistent cookies” to save information about you for longer periods of time, while “session” cookies are deleted when you close your browser or after a short period of time. Persistent cookies are stored for varied lengths of time depending on the purpose of the cookie collection and tool used. You can delete cookie data as described herein.
6. What types of cookies does SimplyBe. use?
We use the cookies described below on the Services:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually set only in response to actions made by you which amount to requests to provide the Services. Strictly necessary cookies allow you to use the Services and to enable access to various features such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms, creating a unique user session, and enabling access to secure areas. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the Services will not work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. SimplyBe. uses these cookies directly.
These cookies are used to enhance and improve the performance of the Services but are not essential. These cookies collect information that helps us understand how the Services are being used by our customers and how effective our marketing campaigns are. These cookies may collect ‘IP’ addresses and may generate unique identifiers to analyze how frequently you visit the Services, and gather other metrics such as page views. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited the Services, and will not be able to monitor the performance of the Services.
These cookies enable the Services to provide enhanced functionality and personalized features. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. Although these cookies are not strictly necessary, if you disable them, certain functionality may not be available to you on the Services.
Targeting cookies are used by our advertising and marketing partners and work primarily through uniquely identifying your device (e.g., advertising ID, ‘IP’ address, geolocation), and are used to build a profile of your interests. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising while using the Services.
Use of Local Storage
Cookies are not the only way to store information on your computer or mobile device. SimplyBe. may store additional information that is essential to the functionality of the Services in local storage. Local storage is similar to the storage of information in cookies, but never expires until the Services delete this information, or you delete it yourself. Please refer to the instructions specific to the type of browser you are using, or the specific mobile phone operating system you are using for instructions on how to delete local storage.
Other Tracking Technologies
Cookies are not the only way to track visitors to a website. SimplyBe. and our third party partners may use other similar technologies such as clear GIFs (also known as “tracking pixels” and “web beacons”). Clear GIFs are small graphics files that contain an identifier that recognizes when a user visits the Services. This allows our third-party partners to monitor traffic patterns between websites, communicate with cookies, to understand if you have come from an advertisement displayed on a third party website, to monitor the success of marketing campaigns and to improve site performance. These technologies typically rely on cookies to function, so disabling cookies in your browser will impair their functionality.
7. How can you manage cookies via your browser settings?
You have the right to decide whether to allow cookies when using the Services. Most browsers allow you to control cookies as part of their settings and preferences. Please refer to your specific browser for instructions on how to disable, limit and delete cookies.
Below we describe how you can manage first-party and third-party cookies on the Services:
You can enable, disable or delete cookies via your browser settings. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser, usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” settings of your browser. Please be aware that if you set disable cookies on your browser, you may not be able to access secure areas of the Services and parts of the Services may also not work properly (e.g., referral links, preferences, etc.).
The following links are provided for your convenience. Click on the relevant link below to access detailed information regarding cookie settings. Should your browser not be listed here, you should review the help pages for your specific browser to see what features are offered for adjusting your cookie settings:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Google Chrome
If you use a different browser than those listed above, please refer to your specific browser’s documentation or check out http://www.allaboutcookies.org/browsers/index.html to learn more about different browsers. You can also find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Note that if you disable, limit or delete cookies, the Services may not function properly, and this may prevent you from using the Services.
Any cookies that are placed on your browsing device by a third party can be managed through your browser (as described above) or by checking the third party’s website for more information about cookie management and how to “opt-out” of receiving cookies from them. You can learn more at the following third-party websites:
Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/
8. How can I opt-out of interest-based advertising cookies?
We do not control interest-based advertising cookies on the Services. However, many advertising companies that collect information for interest-based advertising are members of the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) or the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”), both of which maintain websites where people can opt out of interest-based advertising from their members.
To opt-out of website interest-based advertising provided by each organization’s respective participating companies, visit the DAA’s opt-out portal available at http://optout.aboutads.info/, the DAA of Canada’s opt-out portal available at https://youradchoices.ca/en/tools, or visit the NAI’s opt-out portal available athttp://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
Residents of the European Union may opt-out of online behavioral advertising served by the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s participating member organizations by visiting https://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.
9. How can I opt-out of analytics and marketing cookies?