User Data Control & Browser Settings
In response to growing concerns about personal data, we would like to guide our website visitors on how they can exercise better control over their data through their web browsers. This not only ensures a more tailored browsing experience but also addresses privacy preferences.
Understanding Cookies and Tracking:
When you visit our website we may employ cookies and similar tracking technologies. These are small files or pieces of data stored on your device. Their primary purpose is to aid in personalizing your browsing experience, such as retaining login details, remembering preferences, and delivering content more relevant to you.
How to Control Data through Browser Settings:
Cookie Settings: Almost all browsers offer an option to control cookies. Typically, these settings can be found under ‘Options’, ‘Tools’ or ‘Preferences’ menus. Here, you can view, manage, or delete cookies as per your preference.
Private Browsing: This feature, known as ‘Incognito’ in Chrome, ‘Private Window’ in Firefox and Safari, allows you to browse the internet without storing browsing history, cookies, and other site data. It’s a quick way to ensure data isn’t stored during a session.
Do Not Track (DNT) Option: Some browsers provide a “Do Not Track” feature, which sends an electronic beacon to websites to indicate the user’s preference on tracking. While our website respects DNT signals, not all websites do. Thus, this is a broad-brush approach and might not be 100% effective everywhere.
Clearing Browsing Data: If you wish to remove browsing history, cached images, cookies, and other site and plugin data, all leading browsers provide a direct option. This can often be found under ‘History’ or ‘Privacy’ settings.
Blocking Third-party Cookies: If you prefer not to have cookies set by third parties, this option can be enabled in most browser settings.
Opt-Out Tools: There are several third-party tools available that can help you detect and disable cookies and tracking activities. Notable examples include tools like the ‘Network Advertising Initiative’ and ‘Your Online Choices’.
Plug-ins and Extensions: Various browser extensions can further boost privacy by blocking tracking scripts, ads, and other similar elements. Examples include ‘Ghostery’ and ‘AdBlock Plus’.
While these settings empower you to manage your online data, they might also impact your browsing experience. Certain website features, such as login functionalities or personalized content, on websites including ours may rely on cookies. Disabling or restricting them might result in a less smooth or less personalized browsing experience.