Cookie Policy

COOKIES NOTICE

Website cookies and similar technologies

We use cookies or similar automatic data collection technologies as individuals interact with our Applications to collect certain information about their equipment, browsing actions and patterns including: Details of your visits to our Applications, such as the date and time you access our Applications, length of time you spend on our Applications, websites you visited before or after our Applications, the resources and content that you access and use on the Applications, information about your computer and internet connection, such as your IP Address, computer type, screen resolution, language, Internet browser type and version.

Terminology to help you understand cookies

Browser Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on a computer hard drive. Web browsers can be configured to restrict or entirely block cookies, to configure cookie notification settings and/or to delete cookies already present on the browser or device. Please see “Cookies control and disabling cookies” below for more information.

First and Third-party Cookies. First-party cookies are cookies set by our website, i.e. the website displayed in your URL window. Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than our website. We may use third parties’ cookies and these third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. Please see our cookies table for more information.

Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies. A “session” cookie lasts for a single browser session only and is deleted when the user closes the web browser. Session cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A “persistent” cookie remains on the user’s device even while powered off until it expires or is deleted. A persistent cookie will be reactivated when a user returns to the website which posted the cookie. We use persistent cookies to help customize your web experience when you return to a web page or our website.

Web Beacons. Pages in our service will contain small electronic files known as Web Beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs). Web beacons differ from cookies in that the information is not stored on your hard drive, but invisibly embedded on web pages or in email. Web beacons permit us to track online movements of web users, for example: to count users who have visited those pages or opened an e-mail and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity). This enables Tech Circus to provide a website experience more tailored to our users’ preferences and interests.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on our website that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work cookies will be set through our website which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Cookies control and disabling cookies

You can refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings on your browser or by clicking on the cookies consent mechanism. However, if you block certain cookies such as strictly necessary cookies for the functioning of our website you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Controlling cookies through your brower setting

You can prevent the setting of cookies in your browser settings:

Edge: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_internet-insider_spartan-insiderplat_pc/how-to-view-and-manage-cookies-in-microsoft-edge/67b3a495-554e-4f1d-995e-93d0ea6882a6

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer

Mozilla Firefox:https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265

Use of Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the ‘cookie’ data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. On behalf of us, Google will use the information generated by the cookies for the purpose of evaluating the use of our website, compiling reports on website activity providing us with these reports for analytical purposes.

Google may transfer this information to third parties in case of a statutory obligation or if a third party processes data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances, Google will combine or associate your IP address with other data stored at Google.

To inform, optimise and serve ads based on past visits to our website we utilize Google Analytics to implement a specific feature called remarketing. Remarketing is a feature of Google’s AdWords that allows us to optimize the delivery of ad content specifically targeted to a visitor’s interests based upon previous interactions with our website. For more information about remarketing lists please visit: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2611268

Should you not wish to receive user-based advertising from Google, you can de-activate the display of adverts with the assistance of the advertising settings of Google. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

You may also opt-out of Google Analytics for display advertising at https://www.google.com/settings/ads

Use of Google AdWords

In order to increase awareness of our services, we use Google AdWords adverts and use conversion tracking and the Google Tag Manager within the framework of this, for the purpose of personalised online advertising which is tailored to interests and location. The option of anonymising the IP address is by an internal setting in Google Tag Manager, which cannot be viewed in the source of this website.

The adverts are incorporated into websites of the Google advertising network in accordance with search queries. We have the option of combining our adverts with certain search terms. With the assistance of the cookie, we can display adverts based on the previous visits of a user to our website. When a user clicks on an advert, a cookie is set on the computer of the user by Google. Further information concerning the cookie technology which is used can also be found in the notices of Google relating to the website statistics and in the Google Privacy Policy. With the assistance of this technology, Google and we as the customer are informed that a user has clicked on an advert and was redirected to our websites. The information which is obtained during this process is only used for a statistical evaluation in order to optimise adverts. We do not receive any information which could personally identify users. The statistics provided to us by Google contain the total number of users who have clicked on one of our adverts and, if applicable, whether these were redirected to a page of our website which contains a conversion tag. On the basis of these statistics, we can find out which search terms led to the most clicks on our advert and which adverts lead to the user getting in touch via the contact form.

Should you not wish this to take place, you can prevent the saving of the cookie which is necessary for this technology. In such a case, your visit is not recorded under the user statistics. You also have the option of selecting the types of Google adverts and de-activating interest-based adverts on Google via the advertising settings. Alternatively you can de-activate the use of cookies by third party providers by accessing the de-activation assistant of the network advertising initiative.

Use of Facebook Remarketing & Custom Audiences

Using the previously mentioned web beacons (FB Pixel), we tailor advertisements to you on the Facebook platform using the cookie data obtained from the use of our Service.

Custom Audience Pixel, a service of Facebook Inc., (1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA), is a small piece of Java script code which we have integrated into all of our websites. This piece of code provides a number of functions for the sending of application specific events and user defined data to Facebook. We use Custom Audience pixels in order to record information concerning the way in which visitors use our website. This pixel records and provides Facebook with information concerning the browser setting of the user, a hashed version of the Facebook ID and the URL which is being visited. Each Facebook user thus possesses a clear and device-independent Facebook ID, whereby it is possible to address the user via more than one device on the social network Facebook and to recognise him or her, so that we can target our visitors again for advertising purposes by means of Facebook adverts. After 90 days, the user information is deleted until the visitor accesses our website again. Therefore, no personal information is disclosed to Tech Circus in relation to the individual website visitors and we can only solicit website customer target groups once the target customer group has reached a critical mass in terms of numbers. Further information concerning Facebook and its private sphere settings above and beyond the details set out can be found in the Data Policy and the Terms of Service of Facebook Inc.

You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page: https://www.facebook.com/help/164968693837950

To opt-out from Facebook’s interest-based ads follow these instructions from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217

Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA https://www.aboutads.info/choices/, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada https://youradchoices.ca/ or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europehttps://www.youronlinechoices.eu/, or opt-out using your mobile device settings.

For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook’s Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

Cookie's Table.

You can download a table of the Cookie's we use here.

Thank you for reading our Cookie Notice. If you have any queries concerning our use of your personal information, please email us at [email protected]