Cookie Policy

 

Last updated: 1st January 2020

Shoaly uses cookies and other similar technologies to ensure everyone who uses the website has the best possible experience.

  1. What is a cookie?

    Cookies are small data files of information that a website or mobile application transfers to your hard drive or mobile device to store and sometimes track information about you. Although cookies do identify a user’s device, cookies do not personally identify users.

    Additionally, mobile devices may use other tracking files which are similar to cookies (for example iOS devices use Apple’s ‘identifier for advertisers’ (IDFA) and Android devices use Google’s Android ID). In the context of tracking within an App, the concept of a cookie will include an IDFA and an Android ID for the purpose of this Cookie Policy.

  2. Why we use cookies

    When you visit our website, we may place a number of cookies in your browser. These are first-party cookies, and they allow us to hold session information as you navigate within the site. For example, we use cookies on our website to understand visitor and user preferences, improve their experience, and track and analyse usage, navigational, and other statistical information. You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you choose not to activate cookies or to later disable them, you can still visit our website, but your ability to use some features may be limited.

  3. Types of cookies we use

    We may use the following cookies:

    • - Strictly necessary cookies: these are cookies that are required for the operation of a website and App, such as to enable you to log into secure areas.
    • - Performance cookies: these types of cookies recognise and count the number of visitors to a website and users of an App and to see how users move around in each. This information is used to improve the way the website and App work.
    • - Functionality cookies: these cookies recognise when you return to a website or App, enable personalised content and recognise and remember your preferences.
    • - Targeting cookies: these cookies record your visit to a website or App, including the individual pages visited and the links followed.

    Generally, the strictly necessary cookies and some performance and functionality cookies only last for the duration of your visit to a website or expire when you close an App: these are known as ‘session cookies’. The functionality cookies and some targeting and performance cookies will last for a longer period of time: these are known as ‘persistent cookies’.

  4. Third party cookies

    Some of the persistent and session cookies used by our website and App may be set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf. For example, we use Google Analytics to track what users do on the App so we can improve the design and functionality.

  5. Disabling cookies

    You can generally activate or later deactivate the use of cookies through your web browser. If you want to learn more about cookies or how to control, disable, or delete them, please visit aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.