About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either ‘persistent’ cookies or ‘session’ cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in, and obtained from, cookies.

The types of cookies used by Iqarus and how we use them

We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a) authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website.

(b) status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website.

(c) personalisation – we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise the website for you such as age verification.

(d) security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services.

(e) sharing – we use cookies to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our website.

Cookies used by our service providers

Providers of third party content may also use cookies over which we have no control, e.g. YouTube and Google.

These third-party Service Providers may also use cookies and store them on your computer when you visit our website.

For example, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about the use of our website by means of cookies. The information gathered is used to create reports which help us to better understand market trends and improve our website and services. Google’s Privacy Policy is available here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy.

Managing cookies

You have the right to decide whether to refuse, accept or reject cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate links provided below:

(a) for Chrome users: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en;

(b) for Firefox users: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences;

(c) for Opera users: http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies;

(d) for Internet Explorer users: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies;

(e) for Safari users: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411, and

(f) for Edge users: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy.

Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you access our website. You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. If, however, you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our website.

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, please contact dpo@iqarus.com.

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