WHAT ARE COOKIES?
“Cookies” are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website.
They allow the website to recognize your device and remember if you have been to the website before.
If you do not want Cookies to be dropped on your device, you can adjust the setting of your Internet browser to reject the setting of all or some Cookies and to alert you when a Cookie is placed on your device. For further information about how to do so, please refer to your browser ‘help’, ‘tool’, or ‘edit’ section. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all Cookies, including strictly necessary Cookies, you may not be able to access or use all or parts of the functionalities of the Thinkle website.
If you want to remove previously-stored Cookies, you can manually delete the Cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent the Thinkle website from placing further Cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your Internet browser setting as described above.
Cookies help us to collect information on how people use our website and which pages they visit. They enable us to monitor the number of visitors and to analyze website usage patterns and trends.
We collect this information anonymously, so it does not identify anyone as an individual and no personal information is stored in our Cookies. We always use Cookie data in a responsible way.
Our aim is to continually improve the Thinkle online experience. Cookies help to make our website work better and more efficiently. However, you can stop Cookies from being downloaded to your device from Thinkle at any time by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Most browsers will tell you how to change your browser settings to notify you when a Cookie is being set or updated, or to restrict or block certain types or all Cookies.
Third-party cookies may come from partners that provide functional web tools for our site, other website where we advertise and from social networks.
Thinkle may contract with third-party service providers to send e-mails to users who have provided us with their contact information. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e-mail communications, and/or to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on, the third-party service providers may place Cookies on the devices of these users.
Session Cookies are temporary and deleted from your machine when your web browser closes. We use session Cookies to help us track internet usage for improvement of our website.
The data collected by Thinkle website and/or through Cookies that may be placed on your computer will not be kept for longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes mentioned above. In any event, such information will not be kept for longer than one year.
USES OF COOKIES
Our Cookies are used for the following purposes:
Strictly Necessary: These Cookies are essential for Thinkle website to perform its basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions, as well as to save the contents of virtual “QPD access” on sites that have a networking functionality.
Functionality: These Cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location. This allows Thinkle website to provide you with personalized features.
Security: We use these Cookies to help identify and prevent potential security risks.
Analytics and Performance: Performance Cookies collect information on how users interact with our website, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We use these details to improve how our website function and to understand how users interact with them.
Advertising: These Cookies are used to display relevant advertising to visitors who use our services or visit website we host or provide, as well as to understand and report on the efficacy of ads served on our website. They track details such as the number of unique visitors, the number of times particular ads have been displayed, and the number of clicks the ads have received. They are also used to build user profiles, including showing you ads based on topics you’ve viewed on our website. These are set by Thinkle and trusted third party networks and are generally persistent in nature.