Last Updated: 03/17/2020
What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your internet browser or on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that can then be transferred from your computer’s hard drive to a third party.
First-party cookies: First-party cookies are those cookies set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g. cookies placed by this website).
Third-party cookies: Third-party cookies are those cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, that cookie would be a third-party cookie.
Session cookies: These cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when the user closes the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once a user closes a browser, all session cookies are deleted.
How to delete and block our cookies
For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/
How to turn cookies off
The main internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.
What Cookies do we use and why?
To find out about specific cookies we use on our websites, please see the list below. The cookies we currently use or may use on our websites are categorized as follows:
Strictly Necessary. Strictly Necessary cookies let users navigate a website and use essential features (like secure areas and shopping baskets). Without these cookies, services a user requested from a website cannot be provided. Strictly necessary cookies do not gather any information about users that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
We may use these strictly necessary cookies to:
Identify you as being logged in to our websites
Make sure you connect to the right service on our websites when we make any changes to the way our websites work
Route users to specific applications of a service
Performance. Performance cookies collect information about how you use our websites, e.g., which pages you visit and if you experience any errors while visiting our websites. Performance cookies do not collect any information that could personally identify you and are only used to help us improve how our websites work, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is.
We use Performance Cookies for:
Web Analytics: To provide statistics on how our websites are used
Error Management: To help us improve our websites by measuring any errors that occur
Testing Designs: To test different designs of our websites
Functionality. Functionality cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.
We use functionality cookies to:
Remember settings you have applied, such as layout, text size, preferences and colors
Remember if we have already asked you if you want to fill in a survey or poll
Show you when you are logged in to our websites
Autofill forms that you have already filled out
Targeting. Targeting cookies are cookies linked to services provided by third parties, such as “Like” buttons and “Share” buttons. Usually a third party provides these services in return for recognizing that you have visited a website. Currently, the Ratio Exchange does not used Targeting Cookies.