The Data Protection Officer
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners to make their websites work or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Multiverse Partners) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third-party cookies".
Third-party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (Examples: advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and when it visits certain other websites, and/or apps.
We use first and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons for our websites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our websites and microsites. Third parties serve cookies through our websites for advertising, analytics, and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
The specific types of first and third-party cookies served through our websites and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific websites or microsites).
HOW CAN I CONTROL COOKIES?
Users of our websites have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. Users can exercise their cookie rights by setting their preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager.
The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.
In addition, most advertising networks offer a user a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If a user would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
The specific types of first and third-party cookies served through our websites and microsites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit):
1. Essential website cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our websites and microsites and to use some of its features, such as security, verification of identity and network management. These cookies can’t be disabled.
2. Performance and functionality cookies
These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our websites and microsites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.
3. Analytics and customization cookies
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our websites and microsites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our websites and microsites for visitors.
4. Advertising cookies
These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to a user. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on a user’s interests.
5. Social networking cookies
These cookies are used to enable a user to share pages and content that a user finds interesting on our websites and microsites through third-party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.
6. Unclassified cookies
These are cookies that have not yet been categorized. We are in the process of classifying these cookies with the help of their providers.
WHAT ABOUT OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES?
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our websites and microsites or opened an e-mail including them.
This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether a user has come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
DO YOU SERVE TARGETED ADVERTISING?
Third parties may serve cookies on a user’s computer or mobile device to serve advertisements or marketing promotions through our websites and microsites. These companies may use information about a user’s visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements or marketing promotions about goods and services that a user may be interested in.
They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to a user. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify a user’s name, contact details or other details that directly identify a user unless the user chooses to provide these.