1. WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, InHand) are called "first-party cookies." Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third-party cookies." Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g., like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
To ensure our website works correctly, we may at times place a small piece of information known as a cookie on your computer or mobile device. A cookie is a text file stored by a web server on a computer or mobile device. The content of a cookie can be retrieved or read-only by the server that creates the cookie. The text in a cookie often consists of identifiers, site names, and some numbers and characters. Cookies are unique to the browsers or mobile applications you use and enable websites to store information such as your preferences.
3. WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES DOES INHAND USE?
Essential website cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Website and to use some of its features. For example, they allow us to maintain secure login sessions. If you choose to refuse these cookies, then you may still use our Website though your access to some functionality and areas of our Website may be restricted.
Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Website but are non-essential to its use, for example, interaction with blogs, chat rooms and forums and to enable us to differentiate between customers and guest users for the purposes of determining the level of permitted usage of certain tools made available via the Website.
Analytics and customization cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Website for you.
Targeting/Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests and track advertising impressions. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, helping measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns and, in some cases, selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
An example of a Targeting/Advertising cookie that we use is the Marketo cookie, which is used to collect information about how visitors use our Website. We link this information to personal information that you enter in our online forms and to your account details. We then use the information to understand which products and services you are interested in and to send you information in respect of those products or services.
Social networking cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Website through third-party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising and analytics purposes.
When you share an article using a social media sharing button on our Website (e.g. Facebook, Twitter), the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this. Because of how cookies work, we cannot access these cookies nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by us.
See the list below for the types of first- and third-party cookies placed on our Website and how you can refuse such cookies.
4. HOW TO REJECT AND (OR) DELETE COOKIES?
You can delete all cookies already stored on your computer and set most browsers to prevent cookies from being stored on your device. However, in this case, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit the website and some services and features may not work, also this may affect your use of the services available via the website. The actions to be performed depend on the type of the browser you use. The browser may be set separately for each device you use.
Find out how to manage cookie settings for your browser here:
Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari Opera
More details are available at AllAboutCookies.org.