We think it’s important for you to understand how cookies and other similar technologies are used by Osbisy. These technologies help Osbisy function, allow us to understand how you use the Services, and have a number of purposes that you can read about in this policy.
In this policy, we’ll refer to Osbisy.com as the “Site”. We’ll refer to cookies and similar technologies collectively as “Cookie Technologies”.
Cookies are small data files sent from a server to your web browser. They are stored in your browser’s cache and allow a website or a third party to recognise your browser. There are three primary types of cookies:
Session cookies are specific to a particular visit and carry information as you view different pages so you don’t have to re-enter information every time you change pages or attempt to checkout. Session cookies expire and delete themselves automatically in a short period of time like after you leave the Site or when you close your web browser.
Persistent cookies remember certain information about your preferences for viewing the site, and allow Osbisy to recognise you each time you return. Persistent cookies are stored on your browser cache or mobile device until you choose to delete them, and otherwise typically delete themselves at expiration.
Third-party cookies are placed by someone other than Osbisy, and may gather browsing activity across multiple websites and across multiple sessions. They are usually a type of persistent cookie and are stored until you delete them or they expire based on the time period set in each third-party cookie.
Cookies store data about your use, but they are helpful because they allow us to help Osbisy function and customise your experience. You can configure your desktop or mobile browser’s settings to reflect your preference to accept or reject cookies, including how to handle third-party cookies.
In addition to cookies, there are other similar technologies used by Osbisy and elsewhere on the web or in mobile ecosystems.
Social widgets: These are buttons or icons provided by third-party social media providers that allow you to interact with those social media services when you view a web page or a mobile app screen. These social widgets may collect browsing data, which may be received by the third party that provided the widget, and are controlled by the third parties.
UTM codes: These are strings that can appear in a URL (the “Uniform Resource Locator”, which is typically the http or https address entered to go to a web page) when a user moves from one web page or website to another, where the string can represent information about browsing, such as which advertisement, page, or publisher sent the user to the receiving website.
Local Storage Objects: These are sets of data that can be stored on your browser by a site or app. They can be used to maintain preferences, a history of usage, or even the state or settings of a site or an app.
Internet of Things identifiers: Like mobile identifiers, internet-connected devices such as voice activated assistants or smart TVs may send identifiers and other data analogous to web browsers or mobile SDKs.
Osbisy uses Cookie Technologies to recognise your logged-in state on Osbisy, to understand what purchases members and visitors are interested in, to make Osbisy’s Sites function for you, and to help your browsing experience and use of the Site, Services, and Apps feel more customised. More generally, Osbisy uses Cookie Technologies for the following.
Some cookie and similar technology functions are necessary and vital to ensuring that Osbisy works properly for visitors and members, such as maintaining the security, safety, and integrity of the Site, authentication and logging into Osbisy (including remembering permissions and consents you have granted), and ensuring the ability to securely complete transactions.
Some technologies are used to remember your account and preferences over time, such as keeping yourself logged in when returning to Osbisy, maintaining your choices on Osbisy features and how you want Osbisy to appear (including keeping track of your preferred language and country), and customising content based on how you use Osbisy.
Social networks may also work with Osbisy or with you for analytics or for marketing purposes, as discussed below. You may be able to manage your privacy preferences for these social networks and their tools and widgets via your account with the social network.
Some technologies help provide performance data on how the Services are functioning in order to improve Osbisy and the Services, including, for example, data on site and app functionality and speed to help us optimise Osbisy, how the Services are used to help us improve your experience on Osbisy, and detecting and gathering reporting on bugs to help make Osbisy work better.
The Site employs Google Analytics to help understand how Osbisy is used by its community. For some of the advertising features listed below, like retargeting, data from Google Analytics may be combined with Osbisy’s first-party data and third-party cookies (like Google’s advertising cookies) as permitted by Google’s and Osbisy’s respective policies. To see how to opt-out of Google Analytics Advertising Features, see Managing your Cookie Technology Preferences at the bottom of this policy. The Site also employs Facebook App Events SDKs for analytics in the Apps in a similar fashion, subject to your Opt-Out.
Osbisy partners with third-party service providers that may use various Cookie Technologies to permit us and them to learn about which ads you see and click when you visit Osbisy, the Apps, and affiliated sites or to show you ads on and off Osbisy. These may include things such as:
Frequency capping, which limits the number of times a user’s browser or mobile device displays the same ad;
Attribution tracking, which estimates which advertising or marketing source brought someone to Osbisy, or determines which marketing source led to actions like a visit or a purchase;
Remarketing and retargeting, which shows relevant ads to an audience based on prior shopping and browsing patterns on Osbisy;
Audience targeting, which refers to targeting advertisements to a large audience based on the audience’s known or inferred demographics; and
Cross-device recognition, which recognises actions across multiple devices or browsers.
Some third-party service providers may provide information like demographics, cross-device information, or interest categories from a combination of sources that, while not identifying you personally, permit us to provide you with more relevant and useful advertising. In some cases, this information may have non-marketing performance analytics uses as well.
Certain Cookie Technologies are employed to make the Site function for its intended purpose, and are provided based on contractual necessity based on your agreement with Osbisy to perform the services you have requested. These include the functions strictly necessary to the service noted above.
You have the ability to control the use of certain Cookie Technologies. You can opt out of third party marketing cookies and similar technologies via the Privacy Settings link available at the bottom of most Osbisy site pages, or via the GDPR Preferences link for users in the European Union and EEA. You can also manage your Osbisy marketing preferences in your account settings.
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