We use in our Website www.squadded.co and in our application Squadded [api.squadded.co] ("Site") cookies and similar files or technologies to automatically collect and storeinformation about your computer, device, and Site usage, in order to improvetheir performance and enhance your user experience. We use the general term"cookies" in this policy to refer to these technologies andall such similar technologies that collect information automatically when youare using our Site where this policy is posted. You can find out more about cookies and how tocontrol them in the information below.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are computer files containing small amounts of informationwhich are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit awebsite. Cookies can then be sent backto the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website thatrecognizes that cookie. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work,or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners ofthe website.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigatebetween pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generallyimproving the user experience. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether youhave visited our Site before or whether you are a new visitor.
There are two broad categories of cookies:
· First party cookies, served directlyby us to your computer or mobile device.
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for differentperiods of time. Some cookies are 'session cookies', meaning that they existonly while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you closeyour browser. Other cookies are 'permanent cookies', meaning that they surviveafter your browser is closed. They can be used by websites to recognize yourcomputer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. Wemay use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons(sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). Theseare small graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us torecognize when someone has visited our website. This allows us, for example, tomonitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our website toanother, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you havecome to our website from an online advertisement displayed on a third partywebsite, to improve website performance and to measure the success of emailmarketing campaigns. In most instances, these technologies are reliant oncookies to function, and therefore declining cookies prevents them fromfunctioning.
You may have the right to decide whether to accept or rejectcookies. When you access our Site, youare presented with a cookie consent mechanism that allows you to accept orreject cookies that are not essential cookies. You may also control cookies by setting your browser to turn off cookiesas described further below. If you turn off cookies, web beacon and othertechnologies will still detect your visits to our Site; however, they will notbe associated with information otherwise stored in cookies
Third parties may drop cookies on your computer or mobile device toserve advertising through our website. These companies may use informationabout your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevantadvertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They mayalso employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness ofadvertisements. The information collected through this process does not enableus or them to identify your name, contact details or other personallyidentifying details unless you choose to provide these to us.
How do we usecookies?
· track traffic flow and patterns of travel in connection with ourSite;
· understand the total number of visitors to our Sites on an ongoingbasis and the types of internet browsers (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, orInternet Explorer) and operating systems (e.g. Windows or Mac) used by ourvisitors;
· monitor the performance of our Site and to continually improve it;and
· customize and enhance your online experience.
What types of cookies do we use?
The types of cookies used by us in connection with the Site can beconsidered 'essential website cookies', 'functionality cookies', 'analytics andperformance cookies', 'marketing', 'unclassified', and 'other technologies'.We've set out some further information below, and the purposes of the cookieswe set in the following table.
1. Cookies necessary for essential website purposes
These cookies are essential to provide you with services availablethrough this Site and to use some of its features, such as access to secureareas. Without these cookies we will not be able to provide services that yourequire, such as transactional pages and secure login accounts.
2. Functionality Cookies
These cookies record information about choices you've made andallow us to tailor the website to you. These cookies allow us to provide youwith our services in the way in which you have required, as you continue to useor come back to our Site. For example,these cookies allow us to:
· Save your location preference if you have set your location on thehomepage in order to receive a localized information;
· Remember settings you have applied, such as layout, text size,preferences, and colors;
· Show you when you are logged in; and
· Store accessibility options.
Cookie name Source Expiry Purpose
squadded-popup-shown Squadded No this information is used to show the squadded popup only one time
squadded-logged-in Squadded No this information is used to know if the user is already connected