Cookie Usage Statement
Cookies are files, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website.
Cookies set by the website owner or service provider (in this case, SMSapproval.com) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or service you are using (such as advertising, interactive content and analytics). The third parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.
COOKIES SERVED THROUGH OUR WEBSITES
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in further detail below:
ESSENTIAL WEBSITE COOKIES
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the websites, you cannot refuse them without impacting how our websites function. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, as described under in the Cookie Statement.
PERFORMANCE AND FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES
These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
ANALYTICS AND CUSTOMIZATION COOKIES
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our websites and application for you in order to enhance your experience.
ADVERTISING (TARGETING) COOKIES
These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests. They also perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests. For further information, see the section of the Cookie Statement entitled “Targeted online advertising.”
OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
We and our third party partners may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons, pixels (or “clear gifs”) and other tracking technologies. These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our Websites or, in the case of web beacons, opened an email that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to serve targeted advertisements to you and others like you, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of marketing campaigns. While you may not have the ability to specifically reject or disable these tracking technologies, in many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly; accordingly, in those instances, declining cookies will impair functioning of these technologies.
TARGETED ONLINE ADVERTISING
We have engaged one or more third party service providers to track and analyse both individualized usage and volume statistical information from interactions with our Websites.
HOW CAN YOU CONTROL COOKIES
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.
HOW OFTEN WILL THIS COOKIE STATEMENT BE UPDATED?
The date at the bottom of this Cookie Statement indicates when it was last updated.