Cookies Notice Applicable to the EU, Switzerland, and the UK
LAST MODIFIED 16 September 2020 (VERSION 1.12)
This notice provides you with additional information about the cookies that we may use and the potential uses of those cookies.
This notice should be read alongside the DATA PRIVACY NOTICE APPLICABLE TO THE EU, SWITZERLAND, AND THE UK (the “Privacy Notice”), which is located at https://www.opex.com/legal and further explains how we use personal information.
For further information about our cookies policies, you may also contact us at [email protected].
YOUR CONSENT TO THE PLACEMENT OF COOKIES
You have the option, other than for Strictly Necessary cookies (as defined below), to agree to OPEX and our service providers placing cookies on your device for the purposes described below and in the Privacy Notice.
If you do not wish to accept such cookies in connection with your use of the Website, please do not opt-in and do not use the Website.
If you wish to block or manage such cookies, please follow the instructions in the section below entitled “HOW TO BLOCK AND MANAGE COOKIES”.
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a small text file that OPEX or our service providers store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or other device. Cookies help the Website, or another website, to recognize your computer or other device the next time you visit. Web beacons, pixels, and other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this cookies notice to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
First and third-party cookies: Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie.
First-party cookies: First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g., cookies placed by www.opex.com).
Third-party cookies: are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.
Persistent cookies: These cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies: These cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when the user closes the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
WHEN DO OUR COOKIES EXPIRE?
All cookies used by our Website will expire after an appropriate period of time that will vary according to the type of cookie.
HOW TO BLOCK AND MANAGE COOKIES
HOW TO BLOCK COOKIES
Please note that you can block cookies, other than Strictly Necessary cookies, via our cookie consent management platform located here.
You can also typically block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including Strictly Necessary cookies), portions of the Website may not operate properly.
You may also opt-out of certain third-party cookies that we or our service providers use for ‘Targeting’ (as defined under the section below entitled “WHAT CATEGORIES OF COOKIES DO WE USE AND WHY?”) by visiting https://www.youronlinechoices.eu or www.aboutads.info Opting out of one or more ad networks only means that those particular service providers will no longer deliver targeted content or ads to you. It does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content or ads on the Website or other third-party websites. If your browser is configured to reject cookies when you visit one of the above referenced opt-out pages, and you later erase your cookies, use a different device, or change Web browsers, your preference may no longer be active. Since all of these cookies are managed by third parties, you should refer to the third parties’ own website privacy notifications and policies for further information.
MANAGING YOUR COOKIES SETTINGS
Please note that you can change your cookies settings, other than for Strictly Necessary cookies, via our cookie consent management platform located here.
Please note also that Internet browsers will also typically allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your Internet browser. In order to understand these settings, you may wish to search online for “cookies settings in Internet Explorer,” “cookies settings in Chrome,” “cookies setting in Safari,” and the like. Otherwise, you may wish to consult the ‘Help’ option in your Internet browser for more details.
CAN I WITHDRAW MY CONSENT?
If you wish to withdraw your consent to the placement of cookies at any time with effect for the future, you will need to visit our cookies consent management platform as described above or delete your cookies using your Internet browser settings.
WHAT CATEGORIES OF COOKIES DO WE USE AND WHY?
(To learn about the specific cookies that we use on this Website, please see the section below entitled “WHAT SPECIFIC COOKIES DO WE USE?”)
The cookies used on the Website fall into the following categories:
- Social Media
STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES
‘Performance’ cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so that we can measure and improve the performance of the Website. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and to see how visitors move around the Website. They may be set by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited the Website and will not be able to fully monitor its performance.
These cookies enable the Website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of those services may not function properly.
‘Targeting’ cookies may be set through our Website by our service providers. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites. They do not store directly any personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and Internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES
‘Social Media” cookies are set by social media services that we have added to the Website to enable you to share our content with your friends, colleagues, and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites that you visit. If you do not allow these cookies, you may be unable to see or use these sharing tools.
WHAT SPECIFIC COOKIES DO WE USE?
For a detailed list of the specific cookies that we use on our Website, please click visit our cookie consent management platform located here.
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