COOKIES & LOCAL STORAGE
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your browser or device by websites, apps, online media, and advertisements. There are different types of cookies. Cookies served by the entity that operates the domain you are visiting are called “first party cookies.” So, cookies served by Yodacart while the user is on our Platform are first party cookies. Cookies served by the companies that are not operating the domain that the user is visiting are called “third party cookies.” For e.g., the company may allow Google to set a cookie on the user’s browser while they visit the Company’s Platform, and that would be a third-party cookie. Cookies may also endure for different periods of time. “Session Cookies” only last only as long as the user’s browser is open. These are deleted automatically once the browser is closed. Other cookies are “persistent cookies” which means they survive even after the browser is closed. For example, they may recognize the user’s device when they re-open the browser and browse the internet again.
“Pixel tags” (also called beacons or pixels) are small blocks of code installed on (or called by) a webpage, app, or advertisement which can retrieve certain information about the user’s device and browser, including for example: device type, operating system, browser type and version, website visited, time of visit, referring website, IP address, and other similar information, including the small text file (the cookie) that uniquely identifies the device. Pixels provide the means by which third parties can set and read browser cookies from a domain that they do not themselves operate and collect information about visitors to that domain, typically with the permission of the domain owner.
Local storage is a technology that allows a website or application to store information locally on your device. “Software Development Kits” (also called SDKs) function like pixels and cookies, but operate in the mobile app context where pixels and cookies cannot always function. The primary app developer can install pieces of code (the SDK) from partners in the app, and thereby allow the partner to collect certain information about user interaction with the app and information about the user device and network information.
Cookies and other identification technologies are used for various purposes, including: authenticating users, store information about the user (including information stored on the device or in browser cache) and use of the Services and the Yodacart Platform, remembering user preferences and settings, determining the popularity of content, delivering and measuring the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, analyzing site traffic and trends, and generally understanding the online behaviors and interests of people who interact with the company’s Services.
Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. However, the user can change the settings to block cookies or to alert the user when cookies are being sent to their device. There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify the browser settings.
If you disable the cookies that is used by the Company, this may impact the user’s experience while on the Platform, for example the user may not be able to visit certain areas of the Platform or may not receive personalised information when the user visits the Platform or may also be unable to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
If the user uses different devices to view and access the Platform (e.g. computer, smartphone, tablet etc) then, the user needs to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit their cookie preferences.
We maintain reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your information. Whenever you access your account information, we offer the use of a secure server. Once your information is in our possession, we adhere to our security guidelines to protect it against unauthorized access. However, by using the Platform, the users accept the inherent security implications of data transmission over the internet and the World Wide Web which cannot always be guaranteed as completely secure, and therefore, there would always remain certain inherent risks regarding use of the Platform. Users are responsible for ensuring the protection of login and password records for their account.
Advertising cookies are used on our website to tailor marketing to the user’s interests and provide them with a more personalized service in the future. These cookies remember that they visited our website and we may share this information with third-parties, such as advertisers. Although these cookies can track user’s device’s visits to our website and other sites, they typically cannot personally identify the user. Without these cookies, the advertisements that the user may see may be less relevant and interesting.