What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier as well as the site name. Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (“first party cookies”) or they may be set by other websites that run content on the page you are viewing (“third party cookies”).
How are cookies used?
Categories of cookies?
The cookies used by our website, or that will be used in the future, are classified as follows:
- Strictly necessary
Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and fully use its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to provide certain features, such as automatically signing in to protected areas.
Some of the cookies used by our sites are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services. We use the following cookies:
How it works
The cookies are essential to authorize your access to content and services that are not publicly available including paid-for content. If you are a registered user/subscriber, when you log on, it places a cookie on your machine. Once you are logged on, we use this cookie to monitor your activity on our websites, for example, which particular page/services you read.
The objective is to ensure compliance with our terms and conditions as part of your subscription/registration. Also for customer service purposes to provide users with a tailored service and to develop products and services reflecting our users’ needs.
If you would prefer us not to use your activity log for customer service purposes, you can request that we anonymize it for these uses. This will affect our ability to understand your requirements and personalize your browsing experience in the future. To request anonymization please contact us or email us at: [email protected].
Please mentioned “Cookies” in the subject and also your and company name.
Ad-Sense by Google
Google AdSense is a program run by Google that allows publishers in the Google Network of content sites to serve automatic text, image, or interactive media advertisements that are targeted to site content and audience.
Shasat uses Google AdWords to display advertisements about our products and services. Google AdWords display advertisements prompted by search terms entered into the Google search box. Therefore, the objective is to use it to display advertisements about our programmes and services. https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en
Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps us to understand how our users engage with our websites and so allows us better to tailor our websites to our users’ needs. The tool uses a cookie in order to evaluate use of content and compile reports for us on activity on our websites and Apps.
Google Analytics – Advertisement and Remarketing
Some of our sites may use these features including locations and Interest Reports. Where these features are enabled, Google Analytics shall collect data about our website traffic via Google advertising cookies and unkonwn identifiers, in addition to data collected through the standard Google Analytics implementation.
The locations and interest reports will not contain personally identifiable data but they may pull in browsing data from these additional sources.
Google remarketing enables the display of online advertisements about our products and services to individuals who have previously viewed one of our websites. The advertisements will relate to the site/page/article/programmes viewed.
Google Analytics – User ID & cross device reports
This enables us to link activities on our sites by the same user from different devices, using our internal customer numbers. Although we can identify the user, Google will not be able to do this.
How to opt out
To opt out of Google Analytics, Remarketing, Advertisements and various other Cookies please follow this link
To check your Google ads settings and opt out of Google Ads, please follow this link: http://www.google.com/settings/ads