What is a Cookie? A cookie is a small text file that is saved on your computer or mobile device when you visit the ONTYTE Website (the “Website”). It enables the Website to remember your actions and preferences over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the Website or browse from one page to another.

The Website uses cookies to record current session information, but does not use permanent cookies. You can control and/or delete cookies that are already on your computer and most browsers can be set to prevent them from being placed. You may then have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit the Website and some services and functionalities may not work. Cookies are a convenient way to carry information from one session on a website to another, or between sessions on related websites, without having to burden a server machine with massive amounts of data storage. Storing the data on the server without using cookies would also be problematic because it would be difficult to retrieve a particular user’s information without requiring a login on each visit to the website. Additional information regarding cookies can be obtained on the websites of your selected browser and operating system providers.

Types of Cookie

Session Cookie: a cookie that is erased when the user closes the Web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from your computer. They typically will store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify you.

Stored Cookie: a cookie that is stored on your hard drive until it expires (persistent cookies are set with expiration dates) or until you manually delete the cookie. Stored cookies are used to collect identifying information, such as Web navigation behavior or your preferences for a specific Web site.

Cookies Used on the Website

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, for example, accessing secure areas, adding to your shopping cart, and validating a purchase. It is not necessary to give your consent to these cookies, because without them the Website won’t work properly.

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information about how you use the Website, for instance, which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from those pages. The information collected is used exclusively to enhance the performance of the Website and how it works. By using the Website, you are granting your authority to receive performance cookies on your device.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the Website to remember the choices you make (such as your user name, country, etc.) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember the changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of our web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as watching a video or commenting. The information collected on functionality cookies is not shared with third parties. If you eliminate these functionality cookies, the preferences you select will not be stored for future visits to the Website.

Managing Cookies on Your Browser

By modifying the settings on your browser, you can decide whether to accept or refuse cookies or to receive a warning message before allowing cookies on websites that you visit. Remember that disabling or blocking all cookies may cause some services and functionalities to not work properly on the Website. Below are the most common browsers and links to obtain information on how to block or refuse cookies on your device. If the browser you use is not listed below, then it is recommended that you visit their official website for instructions. Apple Safari https://support.apple.com/kb/PH17191?locale=en_US&viewlocale=en_US Google Chrome https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&p=cpn_cookies Microsoft Windows Explorer http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11 Mozilla Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Third Party Cookies Opt-out

Google Analytics

The Website uses Google Analytics to track statistical data. Google offers an opt-out addon, which can be installed from this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

YouTube Cookies

The Website contains embedded videos from the official ONTYTE YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode.This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
To find out more, visit: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=en

Social Network Plug-ins

Other cookies are used and provided by social network plug-ins that appear on the Website. Below are links to the most common, which provide information about how to manage your preference settings. Facebook – plug-ins are the ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ buttons, comments and other tools that let you share your experience off of Facebook with your friends and others on Facebook.

To learn more: https://www.facebook.com/help/443483272359009/
Instagram – https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/?hl=en
Twitter – https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en

last updated: 23 November 2015