Cookies Policy

Law (European Directive 2002/58/EC amended by 2009/136/EC)
A new law on cookies demands that you, as a website user, are given the opportunity to understand how cookies are used on our websites and consent to cookies being stored on your computer or mobile device.

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you access websites. Typically, they contain the following information: a site name and unique user ID, the duration of the cookie’s abilities and effects, and a random number. As a rule, cookies cannot be used to reveal your identity or personally identifying information. When you visit a website that uses cookies for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your computer. The next time you visit that website, your computer checks to see if it has a cookie that is relevant and sends the information contained in that cookie back to the website. The website then notes that you have been there before, and in some cases, tailors what pops up on screen to take account of that fact. They also might record how long you spend on each page on a site, what links you click, even your preferences for page layouts and color schemes. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g., by remembering your user preferences). The types of information typically collected by cookies include information relating to your use of the OmegaDroid sites, your device’s IP address and browser type, how you arrived on one of the OmegaDroid Sites, your name and email address if you are logging in etc. Generally, the role of cookies is beneficial, making your interaction with frequently-visited sites smoother with no extra effort on your part. Without cookies, some websites will become less interactive with the cookie option turned off. None of the information gathered via cookies identifies you as a person (but for security purposes, it is unique to your computer).

Most common cookies
Cookies come in two main categories, and then a number of sub-categories. The two main categories are persistent or session cookies.

Session cookies
These cookies expire when you close your web browser. Session cookies are deleted from your device when you leave the OmegaDroid Sites.

Persistent cookies
These cookies are still stored on your computer after you have closed your web browser which allows your preferences on websites to be remembered. These cookies are used for a variety of purposes, for example, remembering your preferences on a website (your language choice or your user name on a particular website).

Functional Cookies
We use functional cookies to remember how you like to use the OmegaDroid Sites and to personal them accordingly. We can’t identify you personally through the use of these cookies, nor do these cookies track your browsing habits, but they do help us serve you with ads.

Analytics Cookies
Analytics cookies collect information about your use of the OmegaDroid Sites, and enable us to improve the way it works. We can’t identify you personally through the use of these cookies; we just use them for statistics.
Cookie name Further information, including how to opt out
Google Analytics    https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Omniture    http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/2o7#optout

Flash Cookies
We may, in certain situations, use Adobe Flash Player to deliver special content, such as video clips or animation. To improve your user experience, Local Shared Objects (commonly known as “Flash cookies”) are employed to provide functions such as remembering your settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your terminal, but they are managed through an interface different from the one provided by your web browser. This means it is not possible to manage Flash cookies at the browser level, in the same way you would manage cookies. Instead, you can access your Flash management tools from Adobe’s website directly. The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies – see http://www.adobe.com/security/flashplayer for further information. Please be aware that if you disable or reject Flash cookies for this website, you may not be able to access certain features, such as video content or services that require you to sign in.

First and Third Party cookies
This refers to the website placing the cookie. First party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. Third party cookies are set by another website; the website you are visiting may have advertising on the page and this other website will be able to set a cookie on your computer. Third party cookies on the main web browsers allow third party cookies by default. Changing the settings on your browsers can prevent this.
Some of the cookies on the OmegaDroid Sites are operated by third parties, such as Twitter, YouTube, Google+ or Facebook. We do not control these third parties, or their use of cookies. This means it is not possible for us to manage these cookies. Please check the websites of those third parties for details on how they use cookies.

Exceptions
There are some exemptions to the above where it is essential for a website to store information on your computer, for example, to provide a service to you that you have requested.

Our use of cookies:
We use cookies for statistics
We use cookies to improve your experience on our websites and for functionality purposes.
We use cookies to understand your usage of our website.
We also use cookies for advertising (example: cookies for google ads) and re-marketing purposes.
We also use cookies when logging in and out and is essential for proper website operation. User data is all anonymous.

Further informationhttp://www.allaboutcookies.org/ and https://www.aboutcookies.org/

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