What is a Cookie ?
A cookie is a small data file placed onto your computer/device (where you access Freefall domains), that enables Freefall features and functionalities where data is shared back to our web page or online connected browser. Like virtual door keys, cookiesunlock a computer’s memory and allow a website to recognise users whenthey return to a site by opening doors to different content or services. Like akey, a cookie itself does not contain information, but when it is read by a browser it can help a website improve the service delivered. Cookie files are automatically lodged into the cookie file – the memory ofyour browser – and each one typically contains: A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to your computer when you access certain websites. The name of the server the cookie was sent from The lifetime of the cookie A value – usually a randomly generated unique numbe The website server which sent the cookie uses this number to recognise you when you return to a site or browse from page to page. Only the server that sent a cookie can read, and therefore use, that cookie. Source: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/uk
Why are Cookies used on our Wbesite/Service ??
Cookies are used to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and to improve our Services. Cookies also help you navigate our website efficiently and allow us to perform certain functions, including website traffic analysis. Cookies may also recognise you on your next login and offer you content tailored to your preferences and interests. Some cookies can collect personal information, including information you disclose like your username, or track you and build up a profile in order to deliver more relevant advertising content.
Who is likely to place Cookies on your device and why ??
Freefall Paddles may place cookies on your device for various purposes: to help you to navigate the Services more easily, to administer and provide the service to you and to deliver better and more personalised content on the Services. The cookies we place enable us for instance: Adapt the display format of the content and our Services to your device Track your navigation in order to identify your preferences for content from the Services Offer customised services based on your preferences identified via your navigation data If applicable, to help carry out any purchases you intend to make on the services To recognise your device, so that you do not have to re-enter your details aain and again
Thirfd Party Cookies
Social Media Share Buttons
We may offer you the possibility to share the content on the Services with other people or render public your viewing or appreciation of such content by clicking on social media sharing buttons such as Recommend (Facebook, Google+), Tweet (Twitter) or Send by email.Even if you do not use social media share buttons when visiting the Services, the social networks that provided the buttons can identify you through them. Indeed, the mere fact that your account with a social network is activated on your device (open session) when you browse the Services, can allow that network to monitor your navigation of the Services.
What do Cookies do, and how long do they last ??
Our Services use several types of cookies including: Session Cookies which are created temporarily in your browser’s subfolder while you are visiting a website and are automatically deleted when you leave the website. Persistent Cookies which are cookies which are reactivated when you return to the same website, and remain in your browser’s subfolder until they expire (usually 12 months). Secure Cookies which are a type of cookie which is transmitted over encrypted HTTP connection. When setting the cookie, the Secure attribute instructs the browser that the cookie should only be returned to the application over encrypted connections. Third Party Cookies are Cookies that is placed on your hard drive by a website from a domain other than the one you are visiting (e.g. when the website features content, such as ads, from a third party domain). Third party cookies are set so that a site can remember something about you at a later time. These cookies are set by third parties and we do not control how they are set. SameSite cookies allow servers to assert that a cookie ought not to be sent along with cross-site requests, which provides some protection against cross-site request forgery attacks. SameSite cookies may not be supported by all browsers. The types of cookies that may be used on our Services fall into one of four categories as follows:
Strictly Necessary Cookies.
These cookies are essential for the operation of our services and enable you to access certain features. Without these cookies, we would be unable to provide you with the online services you request. These cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes.
Functional cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our Services. They also remember your preferences (such as your username, language and region) on our Services and enable us to personalise our content for you. The information collected by these cookies is usually anonymised, so we cannot identify you personally. Functional cookies do not track your internet usage or gather information which could be used for selling advertising, but they do help with serving advertising.
Analytical cookies are used to monitor the performance of our services. For example, they allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Services when they are using it. The information provided by these cookies allows us to analyse patterns of user behaviour and we use that information to enhance user experience or identify areas of the Services which may require maintenance. All of the information collected by these cookies is anonymous and is only used for statistical purposes.
These cookies may be placed on your device by us or by trusted third parties. They remember that you have visited our Services and use that information to provide you with advertising which is tailored to your interests. This is often called online behavioural advertising (OBA) and involves the monitoring of interests based upon web browsing history. Your web browsing history can be used to infer things about you (for example, your age, gender etc.), and this information may also be used to make advertising on websites more relevant to you. Although behavioural advertising cookies can track your activity around the internet they cannot identify you personally, even if you are signed in to our Services. Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests. If you would like more information about OBA, including how to optout of these cookies, please see below or visit, www.youronlinechoices.com
How can you concent or object to cookies being on your device ??
YOU CAN MANAGE AND CONTROL YOUR COOKIE SETTINGS VIA YOUR BROWSER
– Each browser is configured differently. You should follow the instructions given by the publisher of your browser.
SOCIAL MEDIA SHARING BUTTONS
– The privacy policies of social networks should allow you to exercise your choices regarding cookies, typically by configuring your user account settings on each such network.
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT COOKIES
– To find out more about cookies and obtain cookie management tools, please visit the following websites: www.allaboutcookies.org