Last Modified: 4 October 2022
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the site again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Asora) 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 (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Website and Subscription Service. For example, Asora keeps track of the Website and pages you visit within Asora, in order to determine what portion of the Asora Website or Subscription Service is the most popular or most used. This data is used to deliver customized content and promotions within the Asora Website and Subscription Service to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. Third parties serve cookies through our Website for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
What are web beacons and why are they used?
Web beacons are a similar technology to cookies and they can help deliver a better online experience. We may also use web beacons to help us display emails in the best format for your device. A web beacon is an electronic image, found on a website or HTML-formatted e-mail (also referred to as a single-pixel or clear GIF). Web beacons collect only limited information such as a cookie number, time and date of a page view and a description of the page on which the web beacon is placed. They are a way of gathering basic statistics and managing cookies, however they do not give away any extra information from your computer. If you disable cookies on your web browser this will also prevent web beacons from tracking your specific activity, however the web beacon may still record an anonymous visit from your internet protocol (IP) address.
What types of cookies do we use and how do we use them?
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform. These cookies include:
Necessary cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites.
Functional cookies: Functional cookies help to perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collect feedbacks, and other third-party features.
Performance cookies: Performance cookies are used to understand and analyze the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.
Analytics cookies: Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
Advertising cookies: Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide customized ads.
Other cookies: Other uncategorized cookies are those that are being analyzed and have not been classified into a category as yet.
How can I control cookies?
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. You can provide your consent to the use of non-necessary cookies by signifying your acceptance of cookies on our cookies notice and/or by accessing Cookies Settings which is accessible in the cookies notice that appears on our Website when you visit our Website for the first time or subsequently if we change the cookies we use. Within Cookies Settings, you can signify your consent to certain categories of non-necessary cookies by moving the consent slider to an ‘enabled’ position. You can withdraw any consent to the use of non-necessary cookies or manage any other cookie preferences using Cookies Settings. It may be necessary to refresh the Website page for the updated settings to take effect.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com. You may opt out by clicking here: http://optout.aboutads.info/ or http://optout.networkadvertising.org/ or if located in the European Union, by clicking here: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic advertisements.
Essential website cookies: Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Website to you, you cannot refuse them. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described above.
Where can I get further information?
 LKS Note to Asora: These cookie categories should reflect the actual cookies on your website and the purpose they perform. Your developer should be able to help you confirm what cookies are used by your website. From a brief scan of your website it appears you use, ‘Necessary’ Functional and Analytics cookies however your developer should be able to confirm. However we have left the categories you provided in the notice you gave us unchanged.