When you visit a website on your computer or smartphone, a small piece of data can be stored on your device. These are called cookies and they have the purpose of remembering information for better user experience.
Some of your personal information might be collected by specific cookies. If you are on a website and you want them to remember your username to save you logging in next time, a cookie will store this information. It is important to realise that most cookies collect general information and data that does not allow you to be personally identified.
There are two types of cookies that can be used by websites. This includes:
Session Cookies – This is a type of cookie that will be stored on your computer for a short time. When you are browsing on a website, the cookies will be stored. But when you exit that website and close down your web browser, the cookies will be destroyed.
Persistent Cookies – Persistent cookies hang around longer than session cookies. Indeed, they are stored on our device for a set period of time. They will be able to recognise whether you have visited our webpages before.
Cookies can also be set in different ways:
1st Party Cookies – These are cookies that are created by the website domain you are visiting.
3rd Party Cookies – These are created by another third-party website domain. For example, this could be a technology partner or external web partner.
Strictly Necessary Cookies – Just as the name suggests, we only use these when they are essential for website functionality. They are required in order to access features, such as adding a product to a cart. They can also be necessary for logging into your account. They do not store any data that can personally pinpoint you. Be aware that you can stop these cookies. However, you should be aware that some of our websites might not function properly.
Performance Cookies – In order to improve how our websites perform, we can use performance cookies. This provides us with information on visitors and how they operate with our websites. Any data that is gathered is anonymous.
Functional Cookies – These cookies have the job of supporting the functioning of a site. They can remember the choices you make for a personal experience. We might create them at GrowthX or one of our third-party providers.
Targeting Cookies – They are able to learn about your browsing interests and display adverts that interest you. Targeting cookies might be used by our advertising partners. However, they do not have the ability to store personal information. They can only know your browser and the device you are using.
Social Media Cookies – They are going to originate on social media and they can be added to GrowthX websites. The purpose of this is to allow you to share any content that you like with your loved ones. Social media cookies have the ability to track your browsing habits and display your interests.
In order to provide targeted adverts and those that are suited to your interests, advertisers may use their own cookies on GrowthX websites. This can allow you to view more advertisements that you enjoy and that based on previous buying habits.
At GrowthX, we think it adds value to see advertisements you may want. If you do not want to receive cookies like this, and you are located in the European Union, you can read www.youronlinechoices.eu. If you are in the United States, you can read more relevant information at www.aboutads.info/choices.
In order to analyse website traffic, we utilise Google Analytics. In addition, third-party cookies can be useful for market research and revenue tracking. They can also be used to improve how our websites operate and to monitor acceptance of our Terms and Conditions and Copyright Policy.
If users choose to share any content that originates on any GrowthX websites onto a third-party website, such as on social media, you might be sent cookies. In order to find out about this, you should check the third-party websites concerning cookie and privacy policies. GrowthX is not able to control this.
In some of our emails, we might use tracking options using a web beacon pixel. This is an unobtrusive way for us to see if you have opened our email. It can also show us if you have opened any attached links or advertisements.
The information we receive can be used to provide you with a better experience. For example, we can see what emails may be more suited to your interests. In addition, we are able to notify our advertisers whether their links have been used.
When you send the email to trash, the pixel is deleted. If you do not want to be tracked, you can choose to receive emails in plain text. When they are sent in HTML, the pixel will be included.
May 2020 – Policy Published
Oct 2020 – Policy Update