What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. A cookie may have unique identifiers and reside, among other places, on your device, in emails we send to you, and on the Site.
Cookies set by Befan.info are called “first-party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than Befan.info are called “third-party cookies.” Third-party cookies enable features or functionality provided by third parties in connection with the Site, for example, advertising, interactive content, and analytics. The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your device both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We may use other technologies similar to cookies like web beacons, which are sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”. These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited the Site. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some are required for technical reasons in order for the Site to operate. Others provide a better experience on the Site by remembering some of your activities on the Site (including through our plug-ins, widgets, and embedded content). Other cookies enable more relevant advertising and better analytics.
Essential Cookies. Some cookies are required for the Site to operate, for example, in the following ways:
a. To identify you as being logged into the Site
b. To make sure you connect to the right service on the Site when we make any changes to the way the Site works
Cookies for Features and Services. Some cookies provide a better experience on our Site. For example, without cookies to remember some of your settings and activities on the Site, the following functionality may become unavailable:
a. Remembering settings you have applied, such as layout, text size, preferences, and colors
b. Remembering if we already have asked you to complete a survey or if you already have engaged with particular content on the Site to avoid showing these items to you again
Cookies for Analytics and Personalisation. Some cookies collect information about how you use the Site to help us improve how the Site is being used, and to help us understand what may interest you and personalize your experience accordingly. These cookies, for example:
a. Generate statistics on how the Site is used, including to measure any errors that occur or to obtain data on the number of users of the Site that have viewed our content
b. Test different designs for the Platform
c. Collect or transmit information about you, such as your browser type and search preferences, and your use of the Site
a. Provide feedback to advertising partners that one of their visitors also visited the Site
b. Provide our advertisers with data relating to ads that have been displayed to you or that you have clicked on, and the date and time of your use
c. To show you relevant advertising off of the Site
d. To understand what actions you take on the Site after receiving our advertising
Third-Party Cookies. We work with analytics service providers that may have access to your device information but does not enable them to collect your personal information (if you have a registered account) unless you choose to provide this information.
How can I control cookies
In addition, you can also “opt-out” of the collection of any information through cookies or other tracking technology of businesses participating through the European Interactive Digital Advertising, the U.S. Network Advertising Initiative or the U.S. Digital Advertising Alliance. Please visit these organizations’ opt-out pages to learn about how you may opt-out of receiving web-based personalized ads from participating businesses. You can access any settings offered by your mobile operating system to limit ad tracking or install the AppChoices app to learn more about how you may opt-out of receiving personalized ads in mobile apps. If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your device, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to “information” on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your device without you being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time). Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.
More information about cookies
Useful information about cookies can be found at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org
A guide to behavioral advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu
Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section: http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy
More information about analytics
Google uses the information on our behalf to evaluate how the Site is used, create reports about the activities on the Site for the Site operators, and to perform additional services regarding website and internet utilization.
Further, you can prevent the collection and processing of cookie created data relating to your utilization of the website (including your IP) via Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/.
Effective 25th May, 2018