Last Modified: February 2021
Explanation of Cookies
For modern websites to work according to a visitor’s expectations, they need to collect basic information about visitor’s. To do this, a site will create small text files that are placed on visitor’s devices. These files are known as cookies. Cookies are uniquely assigned to each visitor and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to the visitor. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to a visitor’s device.
Cookies do various jobs which make the visitor’s experience of the internet much smoother and more interactive. For instance, cookies are used to remember the visitor’s preferences on sites they visit often, to remember language preference, and to help navigate between pages more efficiently. Much, though not all, of the data collected is anonymous, though some of it is designed to detect browsing patterns and approximate geographical location to improve the user experience.
Soud Marketing places cookies to store and then retrieve small bits of information on your computer when you visit. This is to ensure that our content is tailored to your specifications. Thus, improving the visitor experience on the Soud Marketing site. Amongst other things, the cookies we use allow visitors to sign up to the site and let us anonymously calculate how many visitors the website has.
We believe that the visitor experience of the website would be adversely affected if visitors opted out of the cookies we use.
The Types of Cookies Soud Marketing Uses
There are various types of cookies that Soud Marketing uses. There are:
Persistent cookies remain on a visitor’s device for a set period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the visitor visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies are temporary. They allow website operators to link the actions of a visitor during a browser session. A browser session starts when a visitor opens a browser window and finishes when they close it. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are essential to navigate around a website and to use its features. Without them, visitors would not be able to use basic services like registration. These cookies do not gather information about visitors that could be used for marketing or remembering where a visitor has been on the internet.
Performance cookies collect anonymous data for statistical purposes on how visitors use a website, they don’t contain personal information, and are used to improve the visitor experience.
Functionality cookies allow visitors to customize how a website looks for them. They can remember usernames, language preferences, and regions.
Controlling your cookies
Visitors must be aware that any preferences will be lost if cookies are deleted, and many websites will not work properly. Functionality may also be lost. Soud Marketing therefore does not recommend turning cookies off when using Soud Marketing.com.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but visitors can alter the settings of their browser to erase cookies or to prevent automatic acceptance. Browsers generally provide the option to see the cookies currently stored and to accept, reject or delete cookies, block third party cookies, block cookies from particular sites, accept all cookies and subscribe to a notification when a cookie is issued. A visit to the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu on their browser will allow visitors to change settings. The browser help section usually provides detailed information on how this is accomplished.
Consenting to Cookies
By continuing to use the website, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to receive cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be.