What are cookies and similar technologies?
Cookies are electronic collections of information stored on a local computer that websites use to track visitors and registered users and to link one computer transaction to another, as well as other methods of uniquely tracking visitors for different purposes.
We use different types of cookies on the OpenZone website: necessary, functional, performance and targeting cookies. Cookies enhance your browsing experience by allowing the site to remember your actions and preferences (such as login and region selection). This means that you will not have to re-enter this information each time you return to the site or navigate from one page to another. Cookies also provide information about how users use the site, for example, whether they are first-time visitors or frequent visitors. We use this information to improve the browsing experience for all our users.
Some cookies are “mandatory cookies,” which are necessary for the operation of the OpenZone website. Cookies are also used to offer existing OpenZone subscribers the opportunity to continue to save and increase their convenience, as described in more detail below:
⦿ Session cookies expire at the end of your browsing session and allow us to link your actions during that particular browsing session.
⦿ Persistent cookies are stored on your device between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions across multiple sites.
⦿ First-party cookies are cookies set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time to preserve your settings (for example, while you are on our site).
⦿ Third-party cookies are placed on your browser by a website or domain that is not the website or domain that the user is visiting at the time. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, it would be a third-party cookie.
Similar technologies: Technologies that store information on your browser or device using local shared objects or local storage, such as flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies and other web application software methods. These technologies may work across all of your browsers and, in some cases, may not be fully managed by your browser and may require direct management through your installed applications or device. We do not use these technologies to store information for the purpose of targeting advertising to you on or off our sites.
What cookies do we use and why?
Our cookies and similar technologies serve a variety of purposes, but are generally necessary or essential to the operation of our sites, services, applications, tools or messaging, help us improve site performance or provide you with additional functionality, or help us deliver relevant and targeted advertisements to you. More specifically:
Strictly Necessary or Essential: “Strictly necessary” or “essential” cookies and similar technologies allow you to move around the website and use essential features such as secure areas and shopping baskets. Without these technologies, the services you have requested cannot be provided. Please note that these technologies do not collect any information about you that can be used for marketing or to remember where you have been on the Internet. Accepting these technologies is a condition of using our sites, services, applications, tools or messaging, so if you prevent them from loading, we cannot guarantee their use or the security performance of them during your visit.
Performance: “Performance” cookies and similar technologies collect information about how you use our website, for example, which pages you visit and whether you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that can identify you and are only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what our users are interested in and measure the effectiveness of our content by providing statistics and anonymous data about how our website is used. Acceptance of these technologies is a condition of using our sites, services, applications, tools or messaging, so if you prevent them from loading, we cannot guarantee their use or the security performance of our sites during your visit.
Functionality: These cookies, or similar technologies, are used to provide services or remember settings to enhance your visit. However, these cookies do not tell OpenZone who a visitor is, or their name, email address or passwords.
Advertising: Our sites may place our own or third-party cookies, applications or tools to deliver content, including product-related advertisements, relevant to your specific interests on our websites or on third-party sites. These technologies allow us to understand the usefulness of our advertisements and improve the relevance of the content offered to our users.
We also use third-party service providers to help us perform the same functions, which means that our authorized service providers may also place cookies and similar technologies on your device through our services (third-party cookies). They may also collect information that helps them identify your devices, such as IP address or other unique or device identifiers.
Web analytics services
OpenZone uses web analytics services to improve the usability and design of our customers’ experience. These services may anonymously record mouse clicks, mouse movements and scrolling activity, but we will never use them to collect information that identifies you personally. We only use this data internally to help us understand and improve your OpenZone experience.
How to manage, control and delete cookies and similar technologies.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may limit your use of specific features or functions of our website or service.
– Click here for more information on “Private Browsing” settings and managing cookie settings in Firefox;
– Click here for more information on “Incognito” and how to manage cookie settings in Chrome;
– Click here for more information on “InPrivate” and how to manage cookie settings in Internet Explorer;
– Click here for more information on “Private Browsing” and how to manage cookie settings in Safari.
If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete cookies through your Internet browser settings.