Vendia Cookies Policy
Last Modified: 4 January 2023
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the site again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information.
Cookies set by the website owner (Vendia in this case) 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 (examples include 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, as well as when it visits certain other websites.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our website to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our website. This data is used to deliver customized content to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
What type of cookies do we use and what is their function?
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our website and the purposes they perform are listed below. See the complete list of the cookies used by Vendia.
- Essential cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with the services available through our website.
- Performance cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our website but are non-essential to its use. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous.
- Functional Cookies: These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.
- Targeting Cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
- Recognizing you when you sign in to use our Offerings. This allows us to provide you with recommendations, display personalized content, and provide other customized features and services.
- Keeping track of your customized preferences. This allows us to honor your likes and dislikes, such as your language and configuration preferences.
- Conducting research and diagnostics to improve our offerings.
- Preventing fraudulent activity and improving security.
- Improving security.
- Reporting. This allows us to measure and analyze the performance of our offerings.
Some cookies are deleted at the end of your browsing session, while others persist between sessions. Essential cookies remain on your device for up to 365 days from your last visit to our site. Other cookies remain on your device for up to 365 days from their last use.
What type of information do we collect with cookies?
Examples of the information we automatically collect through cookies include:
- Network and connection information, such as the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer or other device to the Internet and information about your Internet service provider
- Computer and device information, such as device, application, or browser type and version, browser plug-in type and version, operating system, or time zone setting
- The location of your device or computer
- Authentication and security credential information
- Content interaction data, such as downloads, streams, and playback details, including duration and number of simultaneous streams and downloads
- The full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through, and from our site (including date and time) and Vendia Offerings, content you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, and page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs)
How do I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by selecting the appropriate option on the cookies banner which appears when you visit our website.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices or www.youronlinechoices.com.
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only tool used to track visitors to a website. We employ a software technology called clear gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that helps us better manage the website by informing us which content is most effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages or in emails. For example, we use clear gifs or pixels in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns
Do you serve targeted advertising?
Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our website. These companies may use information about your visits to our website in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these.
Where can I get further information?