b. What is a cookie?
Cookies are small pieces of text stored by a website you visit in your browserand subsequently sent by your web browser in every request to the website. Acookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Site or a third-partyto recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Site more useful toyou. Essentially, cookies are a user’s identification card for the Corresponder.comservers. Cookies allow Corresponder.com to serve you better and moreefficiently, and to personalize your experience on our site. Web beacons, tagsand scripts may be used in the Websites or in emails to help us to delivercookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness anddetermine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. We may analyze orperform analysis based on the use of these technologies and generate reports onan individual and aggregated basis.
Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Apersistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it’s easier toreturn to Corresponder.com or interact with our services without signing inagain. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will beread by Corresponder.com when you return to one of our sites or a partner sitethat uses our services. Session cookies only last for as long as the session(usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).
c. What are cookies used for?
EssentialCookies - Essential cookies (First Party Cookies) are sometimes called"strictly necessary" as without them we cannot provide many servicesthat you need on the Website. For example, essential cookies help remember yourpreferences as you move around the Website. Essential cookies also keep youlogged in into a website. Without them the login functionality would not work.
AnalyticsCookies - These cookies track information about visits to the Corresponder.comand partner (recruiter websites) websites so that we can make improvements andreport our performance. For example: analyse visitor and user behaviour so asto provide more relevant content or suggest certain activities. They collectinformation about how visitors use the Websites, which site the user came from,the number of each user’s visits and how long a user stays on the Websites. Wemight also use analytics cookies to test new ads, pages, or features to see howusers react to them.
Functionalityor Preference Cookies - During your visit to the Websites, cookies are used toremember information you have entered or choices you make (such as yourusername, language or your region) on the Websites. They also store yourpreferences when personalizing the Websites to optimize your use of Corresponder.com.These preferences are remembered, through the use of the persistent cookies,and the next time you visit the Websites you will not have to set them again.
Targetingor Advertising Cookies - These Cookies are placed by third party advertisingplatforms or networks or Corresponder.com in order to, deliver ads and track adperformance, enable advertising networks to deliver ads that may be relevant toyou based upon your activities (this is sometimes called "behavioural""tracking" or "targeted" advertising) on the Websites. Theymay subsequently use information about your visit to target you withadvertising that you may be interested in, on Corresponder.com websites orother websites. For example, these cookies remember which browsers have visitedthe websites.
d. When does Corresponder.com place cookies?
Corresponder.com may also have some cookies for its own analytics i.e.analytics not part of Google Analytics. Such cookies help generate statisticsand reports about visitors and their activities on the website or app.
e. How cookies are used for online analytics purposes?
We may use web analytics services on Corresponder.com, such as those of GoogleAnalytics. These services help us analyse how users use the services, includingby noting the third-party website from which you arrive. The informationcollected by the technology will be disclosed to or collected directly by suchservice providers, who use the information to evaluate your use of theservices. We also use Google Analytics for certain purposes related to onlinemarketing, as described in the following sections.
f. How are cookies used for advertising purposes?
Cookies and other ad technology such as beacons, pixels, and tags help us serverelevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us provide aggregatedauditing, research, and reporting for advertisers, understand and improve ourservice, and know when content has been shown to you. We work with websiteanalytics and advertising partners, including Google Display Network, Facebook,etc. to deliver Corresponder.com advertisements on third party publisherwebsites - these partners may set cookies on your computer's web browser. Thesecookies allow our partners to recognize your computer so that the ad server canshow you Corresponder.com advertisements elsewhere on the Internet, and so thatour analytics software can measure your engagement and interactions while usingCorresponder.com services. In this way, ad servers may compile anonymous,de-identified information about where you, or others who are using yourcomputer, saw our advertisements, whether or not you interacted with ouradvertisements, and actions performed on subsequent visits to Corresponder.comwebsites and applications. This information allows an ad network to delivertargeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you, andit allows Corresponder.com to optimize the performance of our advertising campaignsand the usability of our website. In other words, we use analytics data inconcert with data about our online ads that have been shown using the GoogleDisplay Network, Facebook for Advertisers, or other online advertisingnetworks. By doing so, we can understand how anonymous users interacted withour website after seeing our ads.
g. What third-party cookies does Corresponder.com use?
We use trusted partners to help us service advertising, who may place cookieson your device. We also pull through content from social networks into our ownpages, such as embedded Facebook feeds. The social networks, such as Facebook,Google, etc. may themselves also put cookies on your machine. If a user logsinto Facebook, Twitter or Google+ via our website, they will leave a cookie onthe users' computer. This is the same process as if the user logs into thesesocial networks directly.
We also use Google Analytics on our Services to help us analyse how ourServices are used. Google Analytics uses performance cookies to trackcustomer’s interactions. For example, by using cookies, Google can tell uswhich pages our users view, which are most popular, what time of day ourwebsites are visited, whether visitors have been to our websites before, what websitereferred the visitor to our websites, and other similar information. All ofthis information is anonymized.
We suggest that you should check the respective privacy policies for theseexternal services to help you understand what data these organisations holdabout you and how they process it.
Google Analytics: https://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Google Tag Manager: https://www.google.com/analytics/tag-manager/faq/
Google Double click: https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/2839090?hl=en
h. What are Web Beacons?
Corresponder.com occasionally advertises on third party websites. As part ofour effort to track the success of our advertising campaigns, we may at timesuse a visitor identification technology such as "web beacons," or"action tags," which count visitors who have come to our site afterbeing exposed to a Corresponder.com banner ad on a third party site. Ourpartners may also use web beacons to collect data in the aggregate as providedby your browser while you are on our site or another site where Corresponder.comis third party.
By navigating on our site, you agree that we can place cookie and web beaconson your computer or device. If you prefer not to receive web beacons, then youshould stop using our site, or consult your browsing settings.
i. How to control cookies?
Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences.However, if you choose to turn off these cookies, you will still seeadvertising on the internet but it may not be tailored to your interests. Itdoes not mean that you won't be served any advertisements whilst you areonline. Whilst we have mentioned most of the third parties involved in usingtargeting or advertising cookies in the preceding section , the list is notexhaustive and is subject to change. Therefore, even if you choose to turn offall the third-party cookies listed in section , you may still receive sometailored advertisements and recommendations.
There are a number of ways you can manage what cookies are set on your devices.Essential cookies, however, cannot be disabled. If you do not allow certaincookies to be installed, the website may not be accessible to you and/or theperformance, features, or services of the website may be compromised.
You can also manage this type of cookie in the privacy settings on the webbrowser you are using. Please note that if you use your browser settings toblock all cookies you may not be able to access parts of our or others'websites. Please see below for more information.
Changing your Cookie Settings: The browser settings for changingyour cookies settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menuof your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the followinglinks may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in yourinternet browser for more details.
More information: To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. You can learn more about opting out of receiving interest-based ads from other companies at optout.aboutads.info and www.networkadvertising.org/choices. In addition, certain third party advertising networks, like Facebook (pixels) and Google, permit users to opt-out of or customize preferences associated with your internet browsing. To learn more about this feature from Google, click here. For further information about the FacebookPixel, click here.