What Cookies Are
A ‘cookie’ is a small file which is created by a website and stored on your device. Often Cookies contain a string of numbers and letters that uniquely identifies your device, but can contain other information. Cookies serve many different purposes, including to help remember your preferences or allow the Service to function.
There are different types of Cookies:
Cookies are “persistent”, “permanent” or “session”:
Persistent and permanent Cookies remain on your device even after you have gone offline. These cookies will remain on your device until you manually delete them or until your browser deletes them based on the duration specified in the Cookie file itself.
Session Cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
Cookies can also be “first-party” or “third-party”:
First-party Cookies are Cookies that are placed by Sophie App.
Third-party Cookies are placed by our partners, vendors and other third parties. We do not control the collection or further use of data by third parties using Third party Cookies.
We also classify Cookies according to whether they are “Essential”, “Functional”, “Improved Performance”, or “Advertising”:
Advertising Cookies enable us and our ad network partners to display advertising personalized to you.
that may be relevant to you based on your activity in our Services, and your interests. We also include Cookies in our promotional email messages or newsletters to determine whether you open and act on them, which helps us deliver content which we hope you will find useful and informative.
Types of Cookies Used
An overview of the cookies used on our Services is set out in the following table.
|#||Purpose||Category||Example / Description|
|Critical||Contain information critical to your online experience (like the specific services you’ve ordered), or that assist certain kinds of personalization that are essential to your use of our services (like language preferences).|
|Security||Authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user information from unauthorized parties.|
Help make our Services work and deliver the services that you expect.
Contain information important to your experience, but not critical (like fonts, personalization of the services with your name).
|3||Improved Performance||Survey||Enable surveying activities, such as allowing us to keep you from being given the same survey more than once.|
|Social Sharing||Allow you to utilize sharing features for third party social media services from within our services.|
|Analytics||Collect information and report statistics about usage of the Services.|
|4||Advertising||Serve purposes such as introducing products or services that may be of interest to you or measuring interactions with the ads on our sites or on third party sites and preventing the same ads from being shown to you too many times.|
Please note that even if you opt-out of Cookies or interest-based advertising, you will still receive advertisements, they just won’t be tailored to your interests. Also, if you opt-out and later delete your Cookies, use a different browser, or use a new or different device, you may need to renew you Cookie preferences.
Controlling Cookies on our Services
Visitors from the EU can manage the Cookies in our Services at any time by clicking on the link “Manage Cookies” in the footer of our EU websites
Many devices and internet browsers are set to automatically accept Cookies. Information on changing your browser settings to opt-out of Cookies can be found in your browser settings. If you use different devices to access our Services, you will need to ensure that each browser of each device is set to your Cookie preferences.
Most mobile operating systems provide you an option in the device settings to limit ad tracking associated with the device ID they may share with us. Please reference your mobile operating system’s help center to learn more.
To find out more about Cookies, including how to see what Cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie,
or www.aboutcookies.org. Please note that Sophie App has no affiliation with, and is not responsible for, these third party websites.
Please note that not all browsers provide the ability to remove Flash Cookies. You can restrict or block Flash Cookies through the Adobe website and links for doing so are included below. As with any Cookie, if you do restrict Flash Cookies, there may be some features of our Services that you won’t be able to use.
Resources for Controlling Third-Party Cookies:
The following websites provide choices to opt-out of tracking through certain third-party advertising and analytics Cookies: