Last updated on Aug 15,2018
What are cookies and local storage?
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 TrueKhana while you are on the TrueKhana Platform are first party cookies. Cookies served by companies that are not operating the domain you are visiting are called “third party cookies.” For eg., we may allow Google to set a cookie on your browser while you visit the TrueKhana 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. For 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.
Do we use Third Party Cookies?
We use a number of suppliers that may also set cookies on your device on our behalf when you visit the TrueKhana Platform to allow them to deliver the services they are providing.
When you visit the TrueKhana 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.
Additional Information About Third Party Analytics in use on the TrueKhana Platform :
Facebook Connect. For more information about what Facebook collects when you use Facebook buttons on the TrueKhana Platform, please see: Data Policy.
Twitter. For more information about what Twitter collects when you use the TrueKhana Platform, please see: https://twitter.com/en/privacy.
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all third party analytics providers that we work with.
How can I control Cookies?
Most 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 TrueKhana Platform, for example you may not be able to visit certain areas of the TrueKhana Platform or you may not receive personalised information when you visit the TrueKhana Platform or you may also be unable to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
If you use different devices to view and access the TrueKhana Platform(e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet etc) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.
Changing your Cookie Settings. The browser settings for changing your cookies settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.