Cookies are small text files that are placed on your browser or device by websites, apps, online media, and advertisements. There are different types of cookies. Cookies served by the entity that operates the domain you are visiting are called “first party cookies.” So, cookies served by Vocally while you are on the Vocally Platform are first party cookies. Cookies served by companies that are not operating the domain you are visiting are called “third party cookies.” For example., we may allow Yahoo to set a cookie on your browser while you visit the Vocally Platform, and that would be a third party cookie. Cookies may also endure for different periods of time. “Session Cookies” only last only as long as your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are “persistent cookies” meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. Example, they may recognize your device when you re-open your browser and browse the internet again.
“Pixel tags” (also called beacons or pixels) are small blocks of code installed on (or called by) a webpage, app, or advertisement which can retrieve certain information about your device and browser, including for example: device type, operating system, browser type and version, website visited, time of visit, referring website, IP address, and other similar information, including the small text file (the cookie) that uniquely identifies the device. Pixels provide the means by which third parties can set and read browser cookies from a domain that they do not themselves operate and collect information about visitors to that domain, typically with the permission of the domain owner.
Local storage is a technology that allows a website or application to store information locally on your device. “Software Development Kits” (also called SDKs) function like pixels and cookies, but operate in the mobile app context where pixels and cookies cannot always function. The primary app developer can install pieces of code (the SDK) from partners in the app, and thereby allow the partner to collect certain information about user interaction with the app and information about the user device and network information.
Use of a number of suppliers that may also set cookies on your device on our behalf when you visit the Vocally Platform to allow them to deliver the services they are providing.
When you visit the Vocally Platform you may receive cookies from third party websites or domains. More information about these cookies may be available on the relevant third party's website.
Cookies and other identification technologies are used for various purposes, including: authenticating users, store information about you (including on your device or in your browser cache) and your use of our Services and the Vocally Platform, remembering user preferences and settings, determining the popularity of content, delivering and measuring the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, analyzing site traffic and trends, and generally understanding the online behaviors and interests of people who interact with our Services.
Most of the internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings. If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your experience while on the Vocally Platform. If you use different devices to view and access the Vocally Platform you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.
To know more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit About Cookies or www.allaboutcookies.org.