2. What are cookies?
Cookie: Is a small text file (typically made up of letters and numbers) placed in the memory of your browser or device when you visit a website or view a message. Cookie allows a website to recognize a particular device or browser. There are several types of cookies:
- Session cookies expire at the end of your browser session and allow us to link your actions during that particular browser session.
- Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions across multiple website.
- First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time in order to preserve your settings (e.g., while on our website).
- Third-party cookies are placed in your browser by a website, or domain, that is not the website or domain that you are currently visiting. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.
When you enter a website using cookies, you may be asked to fill out a form providing personal information; like your name, e-mail address, and interests. This information is packaged into a cookie and sent to your browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.), which then stores the information for later use. The next time you go to the same website, your browser will send the cookie to the server. The message is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
4. What types of cookies, pixels and similar technologies we use and why?
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Site and process identification of user sessions of ICOSID.
- Analytics cookies: We use these cookies to gain insight into how our visitors use web-site.The data we gather can include which web pages you have viewed, which referring/exit pages you have entered and left from, which platform type you have used, which emails you have opened and acted upon, and date and time stamp information. It also means we can use details about how you’ve interacted with the site, such as the number of clicks you make on a given page, your mouse movements and scrolling activity, the search words you use and the text you enter into various fields.
- Functional cookies: these cookies are used to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language or your region) on the Websites. They also store your preferences when personalizing the Websites, for example, your preferred language. These preferences are remembered, through the use of the persistent cookies, and the next time you visit the Websites you will not have to set them again. These functional cookies are not strictly necessary for the functioning of our website or apps, but they add functionality and enhance your experience.
- Security cookies. They are used to ensure and improve security of our SIte and your warrant your secure access to the Site.
- Technical cookies: We use technical cookies to make our website user-friendly. Accepting these technologies is a condition of using our sites, services, applications, tools or messaging properly, so if you prevent these from loading we can't guarantee your use or how the security therein will perform during your visit.
- Commercial cookies: We use third-party cookies as well as our own to display personalized advertisements on our websites and on other websites. This is called “retargeting,” and it is based on browsing activities, such as the destinations you have been searching for, the accommodation you have viewed and the prices you have been shown.
5. Cookies Subject to Change
The content of this Policy is for your general information and use only. These cookies are subject to change without notice. You acknowledge that this information may contain inaccuracies or errors and is subject to change and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
7. What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set or want them to be removed?
If you do not want to receive cookies, you can also change your browser settings on your computer or other device you’re using to access our services. If you use our website without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you’re happy to receive all cookies on our website. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies, including Krypton cookies. Please see below for more information.
8. Updating This Policy
If there are any material changes to this Policy, you will be notified by the posting of a prominent notice on our website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on the Policy. Your continued use of the website constitutes your agreement to be bound by such changes to this Policy. Your only remedy, if you do not accept the terms of this Policy, is to discontinue use of and access to the website.
Effective on July 10, 2018