At WCOMES, we are committed to protecting your privacy. We aim to provide trustworthy, industry-leading utility applications that make your life better. We do our very best to provide you with clear information about our privacy practices. That's why we've tried to keep legal and technical jargon to a minimum.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are sent to or accessed from your web browser or your device's memory. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain (internet location) from which the cookie originated, the "lifetime" of the cookie (i.e., when it expires) and a randomly generated unique number or similar identifier. A cookie also may contain information about your device, such as user settings, browsing history and activities conducted while using our website.
Are there different types of cookies?
First-party and third-party cookies
There are first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are placed on your device directly by us. For example, we use first-party cookies to adapt our website to your browser's language preferences and to better understand your use of our website. Third-party cookies are placed on your device by our partners and service providers. For example, we use third-party cookies to measure user numbers on our website or to enable you to share content with others across social media platforms.
Session and persistent cookies
There are session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies only last until you close your browser. We use session cookies for a variety of reasons, including to learn more about your use of our website during one single browser session and to help you to use our website more efficiently. Persistent cookies have a longer lifespan and aren't automatically deleted when you close your browser. These types of cookies are primarily used for analytical purposes.
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Other technologies such as web beacons (also calls pixel tags or clear gifs) or tracking URLs used for similar purposes. Web beacons are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our service or opened an e-mail that we have sent them. Tracking URLs are custom generated links that help us understand where the traffic to our webpages comes from.
When you visit our website, some or all of the following types of cookies may be set on your device.
|These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features.|
|Analytics cookies||These cookies help us understand how our website is being used, how effective marketing campaigns are, and help us customize and improve our websites for you.|
|Advertising cookies||These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, selecting advertisements that are based on your interests and measuring the number of ads displayed and their performance, such as how many people clicked on a given ad.|
|These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our website through third-party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.|
How can you control cookies?
There are several cookie management options available to you. Please note that changes you make to your cookie preferences may make browsing our website a less satisfying experience. In some cases, you may even find yourself unable to use all or part of our site.
Some web browsers provide settings that allow you to control or reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. The procedure for managing cookies is slightly different for each internet browser. You can check the specific steps in your particular browser help menu.
Interest-based advertising tools
You can opt out of seeing online interest-based advertising from participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance, the Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance.
Opting out does not mean you will not see advertising - it means you won't see personalized advertising from the companies that participate in the opt-out programs.
To allow you to share content on social media, some features of this website use social media plug-ins (e.g., Twitter™ "Share to Twitter" or LinkedIn™ "in" buttons). Depending on your social media account settings, we automatically receive information from the social media platform when you use the corresponding button on our website.
Adobe Flash Player™ Flash cookies
Adobe Flash Player™ is an application for viewing and interacting with dynamic content using the Flash platform. Flash (and similar applications) use a technology akin to cookies to memorize parameters, preferences and uses of this content. However, Adobe Flash Player manages this information and your choices via an interface separate from that supplied by your browser.
If your terminal is likely to display content developed using the Flash platform, we suggest you access your Flash cookie management tools directly via https://www.adobe.com.
Stuff Google Wants to Make Sure You Know about Google's Data Collection Technology
Google™ Maps API Cookies
Some features of our website and some of WCOMES services rely on the use of Google™ Maps API Cookies. Such cookies will be stored on your device.
When browsing this website and using the services relying on Google™ Maps API cookies, you consent to the storage, collection of such cookies on your device and to the access, usage and sharing by Google of the data collected thereby.
Google™ manages the information and your choices pertaining to Google™ Maps API Cookies via an interface separate from that supplied by your browser. For more information, please see https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/.
When browsing this website and using the services relying on Google™ Analytics, you consent to the storage, collection of such cookies on your device and to the access, usage and sharing by Google™ of the data collected thereby.
You can opt out of Google Analytics by visiting www.google.com/settings/ads or by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
How do I technically control or delete cookies generally?
Most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the "Help" option in your browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari web
If you only want to limit certain third party advertising cookies, you can turn such cookies off by visiting the following links:
- Your Online Choices (https://www.youronlinechoices.com)
- Network Advertising Initiative (https://www.networkadvertising.org/)
- Digital Advertising Alliance (https://www.aboutads.info/choices)
Please bear in mind that there are many more companies listed on these sites than those that drop cookies via our website.
Need More Information?
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:
Cookies that have been set in the past?
If you have disabled one or more cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.