1. What cookies are?
There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are created temporarily in your browser’s sub-folder while you are visiting a website. Once you leave the site, the session cookie is deleted. Persistent cookie files remain in your browser’s sub-folderand are activated again once you visit the website that created that particular cookie. A persistent cookie remains in the browser’s sub-folder for the duration period set within the cookie’s file.
Cookies are many times used with a pixel tag on the Sites. Pixel tags (also known as web beacons) are typically transparent graphic images placed on a website. These pixels are used in combination with cookies to measure the actions of visitors to their websites that arrive through the services. For example, we, or our business partners may use pixel tags to track interactions on Best Rated Tech or to understand referrals to partners from our sits, or, for retargeting purposes, or other interest-based advertising as further explained below.
A cookie can not and will never contain personal information, such as your name, phone number or email address. Based on that, cookies can never be used to approach you directly, via email or telemarketing campaigns.
2. What cookies are used for?
Each cookie serves one of the following purposes:
- Essential Cookies: These first-party cookies allow users to use a feature of the Site such as making purchases.
- Analytics Cookies: These cookies track information about how you use the site, so that we can improve them and report on our performance. We may also use analytics cookies to test new ads, pages or features to see how users react to them. Analytics cookies may either be first-party or third-party cookies.
- Preference Cookies: These first-party cookies store your Site preferences.
- Ad Targeting Cookies: These third-party cookies (also known as “behavioural” or “targeted” advertising are placed by advertising platforms or networks in order to: (i) deliver ads and tracks ad performance, and (ii) enable advertising networks to deliver ads that may be relevant based upon your activities.
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To learn more about interest based ads and for certain opt-out options see for example: www.aboutads.info/choices, https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout, www.allaboutcookies.org, http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/.
3. Why do third parties need cookies?
4. How can I manage cookies?
If you don’t like the idea of cookies or certain types of cookies, you can change your browser’s settings to delete cookies that have already been set and to not accept new cookies. To learn more about how to do this, visit the help pages of your browser. Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or do not accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
You can also visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for more information.
5. Types of cookies
Functional cookies ensure an optimal and safe user experience on our website.
Its use is limited in our site, since our website does not offer the option of creating an account. You do not need to give permission for the use of functional cookies and they also cannot be turned off by you.
In order to be able to optimise our website, we need to use Analytical Cookies. It is our main goal that you have a good time on our website, and for that reason we are continually optimising it based on the statistics we collect. these statistics can be about: the time spent on our website, the things you may click on during your visit, the number of articles read, the device you use for visiting our website or the source or advertisement through which you found our website. We collect these statistical data, using Google Analytics, or Hotjar
We and third parties engage in interest-based advertising provided by vendors in order to deliver advertisements and personalized content that we and other advertisers believe you might find interesting. Third-parties are using cookies or other technologies to perform these services. However, Best Rated Tech does not control the use of this technology or the resulting information for online, mobile, or email advertising, and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.
Social media Cookies
These cookies are used to make sure that you can directly share content you like from our website, when you are logged into selected social media. Social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. enable this sharing by letting us place share buttons on our website. To make sure that these buttons work properly, the social media platforms behind them, place a cookie, so that they can identify you, when you want to share an article or photo for instance.
On our website, we offer the possibility for you to share our content on Facebook, Email and Pinterest. You can read about the specific content of the cookies placed by these social media partners and the possible data they collect through these on their own websites. Please be aware that these parties’ statements can change regularly.
Last Updated: April 29, 2020