A visit to a page on CarBikeTech website (www.carbiketech.com) may generate the following types of cookies:
1.Site performance cookies
This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on CarBikeTech’s website, so you need not re-set them every time you visit CarBikeTech. Examples include:
– Whether you see the latest or the oldest article first
– Video streaming speeds which are compatible with your browser
– Volume settings for our video player
2.Anonymous analytics cookies:
Every time someone visits CarBikeTech website, the software provided by other organisation generates an ‘anonymous analytics cookie’.
These cookies can inform us whether or not you visited the site before.
Your browser will inform us if you have these cookies and, if you don’t, we generate new ones.
This enables us to track how many individual users we get, and how often they visit the site.
Unless you are signed in to CarBikeTech, we cannot use these cookies to identify individuals. We use them to gather statistics, for example, the number of visits to a page. If you are logged in, we will also know the details you gave to us for this, such as your username and email address.
These cookies are used by software which tries to work out what country you are in; from the information your browser supplies when you click on a web page. This cookie is completely anonymous, and we only use it to help target our content – such as whether you see our location-based home page – and advertising.
When you register with CarBikeTech, we generate cookies that let us know whether you are signed in or not. Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with, and if you are allowed access to a particular service. It also allows us to associate any comments you post with your username.
If you haven’t selected ‘keep me signed in’ option, your cookies get deleted when you either close your browser or shut down your computer. While you are signed into either of the sites, we combine information from your registration cookies with analytics cookies, which we could use to identify which pages you have seen on CarBikeTech.
These cookies enable us to know whether or not you’ve seen an advertisement or a type of advertisement, and how long it is since you’ve seen it.
We also set anonymous cookies on certain other sites that we advertise on. If you receive one of those cookies, we may then use it to identify you as having visited that site if you later visit CarBikeTech. Thus, we can then target our advertising based on this information.
6.Third party advertising cookies
A lot of the advertisements you see on CarBikeTech are provided by other/third party organisations. Some of these organisations use their own anonymous cookies to track how many people have seen a particular ad, or to track how many people have seen it more than once.
The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and we have no access to read or write these cookies. These organizations may use their cookies to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to CarBikeTech.
7.Other third party cookies
On some pages of CarBikeTech’s website, other organisations may also set their own anonymous cookies. They do this to track the success of their application & / or to customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work, neither our website can access these cookies, nor can the other organisation access the data in cookies we use on CarBikeTech’s website.
For example, when you share an article using a social-media sharing button (for example, Facebook) on CarBikeTech, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.
How do I turn cookies off?
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, we cannot tell if you are signed in without using cookies; so you would not be able to post comments if any.
All present browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. Usually, you can find these settings in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Alternatively, you can use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
If your primary concern is about third party cookies generated by advertisers, then you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site.
You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Initative.
They have provided a website where you can control all third-party online advertising. Please note that there are many more networks listed on this site than those which we use at CarBikeTech.
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising: