1. What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g., by remembering your user preferences).
2. What cookies do we use?
Below we list the different types of cookies we may use on the Site.
Performance cookies, which are sometimes called analytics cookies, collect information about your use of this Site and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, performance cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the Site, allow us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Site, help us record any difficulties you have with the Site and show us whether our advertising is effective or not.
Performance cookies on this Site are:
_ar_v4 (Google DoubleClick; Cookie Type: 2; Expiration: 5 years) – Helps with tracking conversion rates for ads.
_utma (Google Analytics; Cookie Type: 2; Expiration: 2 years) – Helps to identify sessions of visitors.
_utmb (Google Analytics; Cookie Type: 2; Expiration: 30 minutes) – Helps to identify new users to the Site.
_utmc (Google Analytics; Cookie Type: 2; Expiration: Session) – Helps to identify new users to the Site.
_utmt (Google Analytics; Cookie Type: 2; Expiration: 10 minutes) – Helps to throttle traffic rate for Google servers.
_utmz (Google Analytics; Cookie Type: 2; Expiration: 2 years) – Helps to identify the traffic source of visitors.
_ga (Google Analytics; Cookie Type: 2; Expiration: 2 years) – Helps to identify sessions of visitors.
_gaat (Google Analytics; Cookie Type: 2: Expiration: 10 minutes) – Helps to throttle traffic rate for Google servers.
These cookies are set by Google Analytics to enable website owners to track visitor behavior and measure site performance. To opt out of Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, please visit the Google Analytics Site.
In some circumstances, we may use functionality cookies. Functionality cookies allow us to remember the choices you make on our Site and to provide enhanced and more personalized features, such as customizing a certain webpage, remembering if we have asked you to participate in a promotion and for other services you request, like watching a video or rating a game. All of these features help us to improve your visit to the Site.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies
We and our service providers may use targeting or advertising cookies to deliver ads that we believe are more relevant to you and your interests. For example, we may use targeting or advertising cookies to deliver ads that we believe are more relevant to you and your interests. For example, we may use targeting or advertising cookies to limit the number of times you see the same ad on our Site and to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns.
Opting our of third party targeting or advertising cookies does not necessarily mean that you will not see our advertising on third party websites, only that this advertising will not be targeted to you through the use of third party cookies.
IDE. One of the main advertising cookies on non-Google sites is names “IDE” and is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net. To opt out of IDE, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy.
In some circumstances, we may work with third parties to provide services on our Site. Third-party advertisers and other organizations may use their own cookies to collect information about your activities on our Site and/or the advertisements you have clicked on. This information may be used by them to serve advertisements that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you based on content you have viewed. Third-party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements. We do not control these cookies and to disable or reject third-party cookies, please refer to the relevant third party’s website. You can also learn more about controlling cookies in Section 4 below.
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4. How do I control cookies?
If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings. Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Site may operate as intended.
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Manage Cookie Preferences
You can manage which cookies are set on your device, but if you disable cookies, some parts of VSG may not work properly and some functions may no longer be available. Below, learn more about the cookies VSG uses.
With the slider, you can enable or disable different types of cookies:
This website will:
Essential: Remember your cookie permissions settings
Essential: Allow session cookies
Essential: Gather information you input into forms across VSG (contact forms, newsletters, etc.)
Essential: Authenticate that you are logged into your user account
This website won't:
Remember your login details
Functionality: Remember social media settings
Functionality: Remember selected region and country
Analytics: Log your activity on VSG and interactions with the site
Analytics: Log location and region data based on your IP number
Analytics: Log the time spent on each page
Analytics: Increase the data quality of the statistics functions
Advertising: Use information for tailored advertising with third parties