Fotech Cookie Policy

Cookies on our website

Our uses cookies and/or other similar technologies to enhance & customise your user experience. Cookies are small text files placed on your device that enable us to remember your device, and which can be used to manage a range of features and content as well as storing searches and presenting personalised content.

We use this information to ensure the proper functioning and security of our website and services, and to optimize our website or Services.

How do we collect cookies and other technologies

This section describes our practices with respect to how we use cookies. By using our website and services with your browser set to accept cookies, you are consenting to our use of cookies in the manner described herein.

We may collect data about your use of the our website and services through the use of cookies, internet server logs, tracking pixels (also called web beacons) and similar technologies. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website, that enables us to recognise your computer/device, store your preferences and settings, enhance your user experience by delivering content specific to your interests, perform searches and analytics, and assist with security administrative functions.

An internet server log is a file where website activity is stored. Server logs are used to track usage and provide security.

A tracking pixel, which is also referred to as a web beacon or a clear GIF, is an electronic tag with a unique identifier that is embedded on webpages, in online advertisements and/or email. These pixels are designed to provide usage information, such as advertising impressions or clicks, measure popularity of the website and services and associated advertising, and access user cookies.

What types of cookies do we use?

Third party cookies

We use third-parties to assist us in advertising, tracking aggregated and/or de-identified site usage statistics. These third-parties may also use cookies and similar technologies to collect similar information about your use of our website and services. For instance, the cookies may reflect de-identified data linked to or derived from data you voluntarily have submitted to us, e.g., a hashed version of your email address, which we may share with service providers, solely in non-human readable form. We do not control these third-party technologies, and their use is governed by those parties’ privacy policies.

Session and persistent cookies

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie is used to identify a particular visit to our site. These cookies expire after a short time, or when you close your web browser after using our website or services. We use these cookies to identify you during a single browsing session. A persistent cookie will remain on your devices for a set period of time specified in the cookie. We use these cookies where we need to identify you over a longer period of time. For example, we would use a persistent cookie if you asked that we keep you signed in. Another type of cookies is Flash cookies, which are stored with your Adobe Flash Player files and help in the viewing of content that uses the Adobe Flash player.

We use these cookies and other technologies on the basis that they are necessary for the performance of a contract with you, or because using them is in our legitimate interests (where we have considered that these are not overridden by your rights), and, in some cases, where required by law, where you have consented to their use

Why does the Fotech Group use cookies and similar technologies?

The Fotech Group uses cookies and similar technologies for the following purposes:

Authentication and Security

To log you into the website or services; to protect your security; and to help us detect and fight spam, abuse, and other activities that violate Fotech’s Terms and Conditions. For example, these technologies help authenticate your access to the website services and prevent unauthorised parties from accessing your account.

They also let us show you appropriate content through the services.

Preferences: To remember information about your browser and your preferences; and to remember your settings and other choices you have made.

Analytics and Research: To help us better understand how people use our website and services, we work with a number of analytics partners, including Google Analytics to help us improve and understand how people use our website and services.

For example, cookies help us test different versions of our website and services to see which particular features or content users prefer. We may include web beacons in e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether the message has been opened and for other analytics. We might also optimise and improve your experience using the website and services by using cookies to see how you interact with the website and services, such as when and how often you use them and what links you click on.

To find out more about how Google uses data when you visit a website that uses Google Analytics, please visit Google.

For more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt out, you can visit ‘Online Choices’ or ‘All About Cookies’.

Where are cookies and similar technologies used?

We use these technologies on our website. We do not release the information collected from our own cookies to any third-parties, other than to our service providers who assist us in providing the services and only in accordance with this policy.

What are my privacy options?

You have a number of options to control or limit how we and our partners use cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to limit or decline cookies by visiting your browser’s help page. The browser manufacturers, not Fotech, control these settings.

You can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information (e.g., Internet Explorer; Google Chrome; Mozilla Firefox; or Apple Safari). You can also manage the use of Flash technologies, including Flash cookies, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe’s website.

If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in, customize, or use some features of the Services. For general information about cookies and how to disable them, please visit ‘All About Cookies’.

We neither have access to, nor does this policy govern, the use of cookies or other tracking technologies that may be placed on your computer, mobile phone, or other device you use to access the website or services by non-affiliated, third-party ad technology, ad servers, ad networks or any other non-affiliated third parties. Those parties that use these technologies may offer you a way to opt out of ad targeting as described below.