What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is used on web-sites, including this Site, to make your experience more efficient and satisfactory. For example, it enables website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login data, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them or re-adjusting your preferences whenever you come back to Site or browse from one page to another.
What types of Cookies there are and how they are used on Site?
There are 2 main types of Cookies usually used on web-sites – own cookies and third-party cookies.
Own Cookies. We use own Cookies and similar internet technologies for your comfort while using the Site and for the Services could be provided to you in their best quality. For example, when you enter the Site, Cookies will tell Site that this is you and Site will automatically adjust its settings according to your preferences. You don’t have to log in each time you visit our Site because of our Cookies too.
Basically the list of our own cookies consists of technical set of instruments: (a) Strictly Necessary Cookies, which are in control of authorization process, security and features of Site that require Cookies, (b) Analytical Cookies that help us to understand the effectiveness of Site’s navigation, layout, design, advertising and other features.
Similar technologies. We may also use similar to cookies technologies, that would basically do the same job. Such technologies would include Web beacons or Clear GIFs that are used to track effectiveness of mail marketing. These are an invisible sectors of e-mail which, for example, help analyze whether someone opened this e-mail, opened the link inside it or not. Basically, they help evaluate whether the information we’ve sent is interesting to you.
Third Party Cookies
To make our Community platform on Site better, to enhance your experience while using Services, we also work with third party reputable service providers who use their own Cookies and similar technologies as described above, on Site, which are out of our control and governed by their holders’ Policies. You will find below non-exhaustive list of links to such holders’ regulations.
Google Services: There are a number of analytics instruments provided by Google and used at our Site to analyze users’ interaction with content on Site, for marketing and advertising purposes. Such services are Google Plus, Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Google Doubleclick, etc. Information gathered by these apps’ cookies is processed and stored by Google’ servers, is generally non-personally identifiable and is used to evaluate your experience as a user of Site, effectiveness of our marketing, your reaction on certain content and for interests-based ads. You may also see YouTube ads on Site, so YouTube’s Cookies are also placed there. https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
Popular Search Engines. Search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, Yandex can also place certain cookies on our Site. These are mostly used to improve search results and advertising relevancy.
Social Networks. Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vkontakte use their Cookies for the same reasons as described above and also for identification reasons, for example, in case you choose to log-in through such social network, gathered information will help identify you. Amount and usage of information gathered by such cookies are also governed by respective Policies. Please refer to them if you need more detailed information.
Advertisers. We use third party advertisers to provide us respective services in accordance to our marketing strategies. Such providers, place own cookies and similar web-technologies (marin software, perfect audience, appnexus, etc.) to collect relevant data in order to track users’ reaction on ads and review effectiveness of marketing strategies.
Safety. There are also providers, like McAfee, involved in our Community successful operation, that conduct services for malicious content interception and using own cookies or similar web-technologies.
Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. There are several ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings.
Control over Clear GIFs may be realized through “unsubscribe” option in the bottom of e-mail you received from us, since these technologies are a part of e-mails. You may also adjust that setting in Data Management page.
If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your experience on our Site or while using Services, for example you may not receive personalized information when you use Site, or be able to access some secure areas of Site.
If you use different devices to view and access the Site (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet etc.) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.
For a more detailed guidance on how to manage or delete Cookies, please visit the following link:
Please note that we may amend this Cookies Policy and such changes will become effective upon their publication on the Site. Your continued use of the Site shall certify your acceptance of such changes, so please get back here from time to time and review this Policy to be up to date.