A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your device. For example, a cookie could allow us to recognize your browser, while another could store your preferences. There are two types of cookies used on the Sourcified platform, session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies normally expire when you close your browser, while persistent cookies remain on your device after you close your browser, and can be used again the next time you access the Sourcified platform.
Sourcified also use other technologies with similar functionality to cookies, such as pices, mobile identifiers and tracking URLs, to obtain Log Data. For example, our email messages may contain tracking URLs to determine whether you have opened a certain message or accessed a certain link.
Why we use these technologies
We use these technologies for a number of purposes, such as:
- To enable you to use and access the Sourcified platform and other operational services
- To enable, facilitate and streamline the functioning of and your access to the Sourcified platform
- To better understand how you navigate through and interact with the Sourcified platform and use this to improve the Sourcified platform and user experience
- To serve you tailred advertising (on Sourcified platform and it’s entities and on third party websites)
- To show you content (i.e. advertisements) that is more relevant to you
- To monitor and analyze the performance, operation, and effectiveness of the Sourcified platform and Sourcified advertisements.
- To enforce legal agreements that govern use of the Sourcified platform
- For fraud detection and prevention, and investigations
- For purposes of our own customer support, analytics, research, product development, and regulatory compliance
We may also allow certain business partners to place these technologies on the Sourcified platform. These partners use these technologies to help us analyze how you use the Sourcified platform, such as by noting the third party services from which you arrived, market and advertise Sourcified services to you on the Sourcified platform and third party websites, help us detect or prevent fraud or conduct risk assessments, or collect information about your activities on the Sourcified platform, other sites, and/or the ads you have clicked on. For example, to help us better understand how people use the Sourcified platform, we work with a number of analytics partners, including Google Analytics. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-Out browser through https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third parties may also use such tracking technologies to serve ads that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you and measure the effective of their ads both on the Sourcified platform and on other websites and online services. Targeting and advertising cookies we use may include Google, and other advertising network and services we use from time to time. For more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt out, you can visit these websites, http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/. To opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customize Google display network ads, you can visit this page, https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated. To the extent advertising technology is integrated into the Sourcified platform and you opt-out of tailored advertising, you may still receive advertising content. In that case, the advertising content will jost not be tailored to your interests. Also, we do not control any of these opt-out links and are not responsible for the availability or accuracy of these mechanisms.
Third party social plugins
The Sourcified platform may use social plugins provided and operated by third parties, such as Facebooks’s like button. As a result of this, you may send to the third party the information that you are viewing on a certain part of the Sourcified platform. If you are not logged into your account with the third party, then the third party may not know your identity. If you are logged into your account with the third party, then the third party may be able to link information or actions about your interactions with the Sourcified platform to your account with them. Please refer to the third party’s privacy policies to learn more about its data practices.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your broswer setting to decline cookies by visiting the Help options of your browser toolbar.
Flash cookies operate differently than browser cookies, and cookie management tools available in a web browser will not remove flash cookies. To learn more about how to manage flash cookies, you can visit https://www.adobe.com/ and make changes through http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager02.html.
Your mobile device may allow you to control cookies through its settings function. Depending on your device this procedure varies, refer to manufacturer’s instruction.
If you choose to block cookies, some parts of the Sourcified platform may not work as intended or may not work at all.