If you decline, your information won’t be tracked when you visit this website. A single cookie will be used in your browser to remember your preference not to be tracked.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, this file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Cookies usually have a lifetime and they exist until you close the website or your computer or mobile web browser. Such cookies are called ‘Session Cookies’. In addition to session cookies, we also utilize cookies that stay longer in your computer’s hard drive and are available whenever you come back to the website. Such cookies are called ‘Persistent Cookies’.
1.3.What types of cookies do we use?
SSCPL utilizes ‘First Party Cookies’ to be placed directly using our technology. In the event where any of our business associate, partner or subsidiary wants to place a cookie, these cookies are known as ‘Third Party Cookies’.
Two types of cookies may be used on the Company Sites – “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave the Company Site.
A persistent cookie remains on your device for much longer or until you manually delete it (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or “lifetime” of the specific cookie and your browser settings).
Some of the pages you visit may also collect information using pixel tags (also called clear gifs) that may be shared with third parties which directly support our promotional activities and website development. For example, website usage information about visitors to the Company Sites may be shared with our third-party advertising agency to better target Internet banner advertisements on our websites. The information is not, however, personally identifiable, although it could be linked to your personal information.
1.4.Types of cookies used by us
|Type of Cookie||What do they do?||Do these cookies collect my personal data / identify me?||Impact|
|Necessary||These cookies are essential to make the Company websites work correctly, they enable you to move around our websites and use our features. Examples include remembering previous actions (e.g., entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session.||These cookies don’t identify you as an individual.||If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the performance of the website, or parts of it.|
|Performance||These cookies help us understand how visitors interact with our websites by providing information about the areas visited, the time spent on the website, and any issues encountered, such as error messages. This helps us improve the performance of our websites.||These cookies don’t identify you as an individual.||All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.|
|Functionality||These cookies allow our websites to remember the choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) to provide a more personalised online experience. They can also enable visitors to watch videos, play games and engage with social tools, such as blogs, chatrooms and forums.||The information these cookies collect may include personally identifiable information that you have disclosed, such as your username or profile picture. We shall always be transparent with you about what information we collect, what we do with it and with whom we share it.||If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the performance and functionality of the website and may restrict access to content on the website.|
|Targeting / advertising||These cookies are used to deliver content that is more relevant to you and your interests. They may be used to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. They also help us measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on the Company and non –the Company websites.||Most types of these cookies track consumers via their IP address so may collect some personal identifiable information.||We may use these cookies to remember websites you have visited and we may share this information with other parties, including advertisers and our agencies.|
These cookies are used to store information such as your current visit time, your current visit location, whether you have visited the site before and what site referred you to this website. These cookies do not contain any of your personally identifiable information. Cookies might use your computer’s IP address to know from where you are accessing the website(s).
- to track how you use our website
- to record whether you have seen specific messages we display on our website
- to keep you signed in our site
- to record your answers to surveys and questionnaires on our site while you complete them
- to record the conversation thread during a live chat with our support team
1.6.Cookies that we use
1.7.Cookies used by our service providers
Our website utilizes cookies to ensure a smoother and seamless browsing experience for you. In case you do not wish to proceed further while cookies are enabled, it could lead to an inconsistent and less personal browsing experience.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
- https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome)
- https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox)
- http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera)
- https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer)
- https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari)
- https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge)
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.