1. What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a particular webpage. Then, cookies are sent back to the webpage which is visited on each subsequent visit, or to another webpage that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are commonly used to make the Site work, to work more efficiently, and to provide information Business Powerhouse as the owner of our Site.
Cookies do lots of different jobs and generally improve the user experience. They let you navigate between pages efficiently and remember your preferences. For instance, cookies can tell us whether you are a new visitor or you have visited our Site before. They help us ensure that adverts you see are relevant to you.
There are two main categories of cookies:
- First-party cookies. They are served directly by us to your computer or mobile device.
- Third-party cookies. They are served by a third party on our behalf. We use third- party cookies for analytics, functionality, performance, social media purposes, and advertising.
Cookies can stay on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are called "session cookies" as they exist only while your browser is open and they are deleted automatically when you close your browser. Other cookies are called "permanent cookies" as they survive after your browser is closed and they can be used by our Site to recognize your computer when you start using your browser.
- keep track of the total number of visitors to our Site on an ongoing basis, the types of internet browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer, and operating systems such as Windows or Mac OS, that our visitors use;
- track traffic flow and patterns of travel on our Site;
- monitor the performance of our Site and to improve it;
- enable Business Powerhouse and third parties to advertise both on and off our Site;
- generally enhance your online experience.
In combination with cookies, we use pixel tags. A pixel tag is a type of technology which tracks activity on websites. It can be placed not only on a website but also within an email. Collecting information from pixel tags and from cookies helps us improve your user experience and the quality of our services.
3. What types of cookies do we use?
We use functionality cookies to record information about choices you have made and allow us to customize our Site to your needs. For instance, these cookies allow us to:
- Save your location preference if you have set your location on your homepage;
- Show you when you are logged in;
- Save settings you have applied, such as preferences, layout, text size, and colors; and
- Store accessibility options.
Essential Cookies - Cookies necessary for essential Site purposes
These cookies are necessary to provide you access to our Site and any services and features available through our Site, for instance, access to secure areas. Without these cookies, services such as transactional pages or login accounts, accounts, would not be possible.
To analyze how our Site is being accessed and used, we use performance&analytics cookies. By checking how our Site performs to provide you with a very good user experience we can operate, maintain, and continually enhance our Site. For instance, these cookies allow us to:
- Better understand our Site visitors to improve how we present our content;
- Collect information about our visitors such as what browsers they use or where they are located;
- Verify different design ideas for particular pages;
- Identify the types of devices used by our visitors;
- Make an analysis, conduct research and diagnostics in order to improve product offerings;
- Measure errors that occur on our Site to improve it; and
- Assess the number of unique users of our Site.
While using our Site, you will notice that it features advertising. We permit third-party companies, including advertising companies, to place cookies on our Site which enable such companies to track your activity across various sites where they display their ads to record your activities, as a result they can show you relevant ads as you browse the Internet. These cookies are anonymous. They do not store information about who you are, but about the content you are seeking.
Advertising&Tracking Cookies allow us and third parties to know whether you have seen a particular ad or a type of it, and how long it has been since you saw it. This information is used for frequency capping purposes what is means that we do not want you to see the same ad multiple times. These cookies also help us tailor the ads you see to your preferences, measure the effectiveness of ads, and detect and prevent click fraud.
All our partners such as the networks or ad companies have their own privacy policies and cookies policies. They offer users a mechanism to opt-out of tracking and behavioral targeting available through the ad itself or through the opt-out mechanisms listed in our section which presents how to control or delete cookies.
Social Media Cookies
On pages of our Site with social media, third parties that provide social media applications through our Site may set their own anonymous cookies to track the performance of their applications and tailor their social media applications for you. For instance, when you decide to share an article using a social media sharing button on our Site such as Twitter or Facebook, the social network that has created the button may record that you have done this. We cannot access the cookies gathered by third parties, such as social networks and they cannot access the our data gathered with our cookies. Some pages of our Site may contain content which is embedded. It is usually video content from YouTube or Vimeo, and these websites may have their own cookies.
4. How can you control or delete cookies?
You have a choice to accept cookies or not. We will explain you how you can exercise this right below, but please keep in mind that if you decide to not accept cookies you may be unable to use the full functionality of our Site.
Most browsers permit you to change your cookie settings. You can find them in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser.The following links may help you understand your cookies' settings. You can also use the "help" option in your browser to get more details.
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.
If you as the user do not delete our cookies, they automatically expire within a period of up to 6 months from acceptance.
5. Changes to our Cookies Policy
6. Cookies that have been set in the past
If you have disabled any cookies, we may still use information collected from those cookies by the time your preferences being set, but we will stop using the disabled cookies to collect any further information.
7. Contact us
If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments about this Cookies Policy, please email us at email@example.com.