COOKIES AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES POLICY
Last Updated: February 2022
- COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES, AND HOW WE USE THEM
- WHAT COOKIES WE USE
- YOUR COOKIE CHOICES AND HOW TO OPT-OUT
- COOKIES AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES USED ON IMAGEQUIX’S SITE
- CONTACT US
1. COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES, AND HOW WE USE THEM
Cookies are small text documents or data files that contain a unique identification code designed to be read by other computers. When you visit a website, the webserver you communicate with may ask your web browser for permission to store a cookie on your computer or device. Cookies may be served by the entity that operates the website you are visiting (“first-party cookies”) or by other companies (“third-party cookies”).
Cookies allow you to skip having to login each time you visit our Websites, assist us in keeping our Websites secure, and generally keep things on the Websites running smoothly. Cookies also help us improve your experience by giving us a better understanding of how you use our Websites and what parts of our Websites are most popular.
2. WHAT COOKIES WE USE
The Cookies we use fall into one of the following categories.:
3. YOUR COOKIE CHOICES AND HOW TO OPT-OUT
Most browsers are initially set up to accept HTTP cookies. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, and how to disable existing cookies. For more information about HTTP cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
- Although most browsers and devices accept cookies by default, their settings usually allow you to clear or disable cookies. If you clear or disable cookies, however, some of the features of our services may not function properly.
- To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you can install Google’s opt-out browser add-on.
- To opt out of ads on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, or Google that are targeted to your interests, use your Facebook/Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, or Google Ads settings.
- Additionally, third-party platforms may offer you choices about whether you see customized ads.
We are not responsible for the effectiveness of any such opt-out options.
California residents may be entitled to know the effects of opt-out options under California Business & Professions Code Section 22575(b)(7). The effect of an opt-out, if successful, will be to stop targeted advertising, but it will still allow the collection of usage data for certain purposes (e.g., research, analytics and internal Website operation purposes).
Controlling the HTML5 local storage on your browser depends on which browser you use. For more information regarding your specific browser, please consult the browser’s website (often in the Help section).
Please note, however, that without HTTP cookies and HTML5 and Flash local storage, you may not be able to take full advantage of all our Website features and some parts of the Website may not function properly.
Please note that rejecting Cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Websites.
4. COOKIES AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES USED ON ImageQUIX’S WEBSITES
The following table sets out details of the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them.
We provide the chart below as a courtesy, but we are not obligated to maintain or update it.
|Cookie Name||Source of Cookie||Duration of Cookie Storage||Cookie Purpose|
|_GA||Third-party (Google Analytics)||2 years||Analytical|
|intercom-||Third-party (Intercom)||9 months||Technical and Analytical|
|iq-vando-visitor||First-party (ImageQuix)||90 days||Technical and Strictly Necessary|
|__Stripe_mid||Third-party (Stripe)||1 year||Security|
We are not responsible for third-party sites and their privacy practices as it relates to opt-outs from tracking activities. If you visit a page which we maintain on a social media site, such as Facebook, it is likely that cookies will also be deployed on your device. The social media site deploys these cookies, even on the pages we maintain, so you will need to use the settings provided by the social media site to change your cookie preferences on these sites.
|Cookies||A cookie (sometimes referred to as local storage object or LSO) is a data file placed on a device. Cookies can be created through a variety of web-related protocols and technologies, such as HTTP (sometimes referred to as “browser cookies”), HTML5, or Adobe Flash. For more information on third party cookies that we use for analytics, please review the table in Section 4 of this Cookies and Tracking Technologies Policy.|
|Web Beacons Deterministic Finger-printing technologies Probabilistic Finger-printing Device Graph Unique Identifier Header (UIDH)||Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in our online service’s pages and messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to HTTP cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. If a user can be positively identified across multiple devices, for instance, because the user has logged into a platform such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo or Twitter, it can be “determined” who the user is for purposes of improving customer service. Probabilistic tracking depends upon collecting non-personal data regarding device attributes like operating system, device make and model, IP addresses, ad requests and location data, and making statistical inferences to link multiple devices to a single user. Note that this is accomplished through proprietary algorithms owned by the companies performing probabilistic finger-printing. Note also that in the EU IP Addresses are personal information. Device graphs can be created by combining non-personal data regarding use of smartphones and other devices with personal log-in information to track interactions with content across multiple devices. Unique Identifier Header (UIDH) is the address information that accompanies Internet (http) requests transmitted over an ISP’s wireless network. For example, when a customer types on his or her phone the web address of a retailer that request travels over the network and is delivered to the retailer’s website. The information included in that request includes things like the device type and screen size so that the retailer site knows how to best display the site on the phone. The UIDH is included in this information and can be used as an anonymous way for advertisers to be able to determine that the user is part of a group that a third party advertiser is attempting to reach. It is important to note that the UIDH is a temporary, anonymous identifier included with unencrypted web traffic. We change the UIDH on a regular basis to protect the privacy of our customers. We do not use the UIDH to collect web browsing information and it does not broadcast individuals’ web browsing activity out to advertisers or others.|
|Embedded Script||An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the online service, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your device from our web server or a third-party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the online service and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.|
|ETag, or entity tag||A feature of the cache in browsers, an ETag is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL. If the resource content at that URL ever changes, a new and different ETag is assigned. Used in this manner ETags are a form of device identifier. ETag tracking may generate unique tracking values even where the consumer blocks HTTP, Flash, and/or HTML5 cookies.|
|Unique Device Tokens||For each user that accepts push notifications in mobile apps, the app developer is provided with a unique device token (think of it as an address) from the app platform (e.g., Apple and Google).|
|Unique Device ID||The unique series of numbers and letters assigned to your device|
7. CONTACT US
For any queries in relation to this Cookies and Tracking Technologies Policy, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 301 N West St, Suite 107, Raleigh, NC 27603.
For inquiries from outside of the U.S. please contact us at email@example.com or 301 N West St, Suite 107, Raleigh, NC 27603. Some jurisdictions outside of the U.S. may require you to provide your opt-in consent prior to use of any non-essential cookies.