Introduction to Web Cookies
What is a Web Cookie?
A cookie (“Cookie” or “Web Cookie”) is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Some of the cookies will only be used if you use certain features or select certain preferences, and some cookies are essential to the Platform, and will always be used. Web beacons, tags, and scripts may be used on the Platform or in emails to help us deliver cookies and count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness, and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by our service/analytics providers (for example, Google Analytics) on an individual and aggregated basis.
There are three basic types of Web Cookies:
Session cookies are specific to a particular visit and carry information as you view different pages so you don’t have to re-enter information every time you change pages or attempt to checkout. Session cookies expire and delete themselves automatically in a short period of time like after you leave the Platform or when you close your web browser.
Persistent cookies remember certain information about your preferences for viewing the site, and allow gosadi to recognize you each time you return. Persistent cookies are stored on your browser cache or mobile device until you choose to delete them, and otherwise typically delete themselves at expiration.
Third-party cookies are placed by someone other than gosadi, and may gather browsing activity across multiple websites and across multiple sessions. They are usually a type of persistent cookie and are stored until you delete them or they expire based on the time period set in each third-party cookie.
Why do we use Web Cookies?
How to Disable Cookies.
Click here to learn more about managing cookie settings in Mozilla Firefox;
Click here to learn more about managing cookie settings in Google Chrome;
Click here to learn more about managing cookie settings in Microsoft Internet Explorer;
Click here to learn more about managing cookie settings in Safari;
Click here to learn more about managing cookie settings in Microsoft Edge.
If you want to learn more about cookies or how to control, disable, or delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org for detailed guidance. In addition, certain third-party advertising networks, including Google, permit users to opt out of or customize preferences associated with your Internet browsing. To learn more about this feature from Google, click here.
Types of Cookies Used.
Many jurisdictions require or recommend that website operators inform users/visitors as to the nature of cookies they utilize and, in certain circumstances, obtain the consent of their users to the placement of certain cookies.
Each cookie used by gosadi falls within one of the following categories:
Essential cookies (First-Party Cookies) are sometimes called “strictly necessary,” as without them we cannot provide many services that you need. For example, essential cookies help remember your preferences as you use our Platform.
These cookies track information about your visits and usage of the Platform so that we can make improvements and report our performance — for example, to analyze visitor and user behavior so as to provide more relevant content or suggest certain activities. We might also use analytics cookies to test new ads, pages, or features to see how users react to them. Google Analytics is the main technology we currently use in this regard. To learn more about Google Analytics and your privacy, visit the “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ websites or apps” page at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics when using our Platform, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Functionality or preference cookies:
During your visit to the Platform cookies are used to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language, or your region). They also store your preferences when personalizing the Platform to optimize your use thereof (for example, your preferred language). These preferences are remembered through the use of persistent cookies, and the next time you visit the Platform, you will not have to set them again.
Targeting or advertising cookies:
These Third-Party Cookies are placed by third-party advertising platforms or networks in order to deliver ads, track ad performance, or enable advertising networks to deliver ads that may be relevant to you based upon your activities (this is sometimes called “behavioral tracking” or “targeted” advertising) on the Platform. They may subsequently use information about your visit to target you with advertising that you may be interested in on the Platform and other websites. You can opt out of interest-based targeting provided by participating ad servers through the Digital Advertising Alliance (http://youradchoices.com).
Social media cookies:
In addition to cookies, there are other similar technologies used by gosadi and elsewhere on the web or in mobile ecosystems.
These are tiny graphics (sometimes called “clear GIFs” or “web pixels”) with a unique identifier that are used to understand browsing activity. In contrast to Web Cookies, which are stored on a User's computer hard drive, web beacons are rendered invisibly on web pages when you open a page.
These are buttons or icons provided by third-party social media providers that allow you to interact with those social media services when you view a web page or a mobile app screen. These social widgets may collect browsing data, which may be received by the third-party that provided the widget, and are controlled by the third parties.
These are strings that can appear in a URL (the “Uniform Resource Locator,” which is typically the http or https address entered to go to a web page) when a user moves from one web page or website to another, where the string can represent information about browsing, such as which advertisement, page, or publisher sent the user to the receiving website.
These are mobile application third-party software development kits that are embedded in the Platform (and are used in many mobile applications). These app SDKs permit the collection of information about the Platform itself, activity in the Platform, and the device the Platform is running on.
Local Storage Objects:
These are sets of data that can be stored on your browser by a site or app. They can be used to maintain preferences, a history of usage, or even the state or settings of a site or an app.
Internet of Things identifiers:
Like mobile identifiers, internet-connected devices such as voice activated assistants or smart TVs may send identifiers and other data analogous to web browsers or mobile SDKs.
gosadi partners with third-party service providers that may use various Web Cookies and other technologies to permit us and them to learn about which ads you see and click when you visit gosadi, the Apps, and affiliated sites or to show you ads on and off gosadi. These may include things such as:
Frequency capping, which limits the number of times a user’s browser or mobile device displays the same ad;
Attribution tracking, which estimates which advertising or marketing source brought someone to gosadi, or determines which marketing source led to actions like a visit or a purchase;
Remarketing and retargeting, which shows relevant ads to an audience based on prior shopping and browsing patterns on gosadi;
Audience targeting, which refers to targeting advertisements to a large audience based on the audience’s known or inferred demographics; and
Cross-device recognition, which recognizes actions across multiple devices or browsers.
Some third-party service providers may provide information like demographics, cross-device information, or interest categories from a combination of sources that, while not identifying you personally, permit us to provide you with more relevant and useful advertising. In some cases, this information may have non-marketing performance analytics uses as well.
For audience targeting, gosadi may share hashed identifiers that represent an email address or name, along with other information you provide to us such as approximate location, birthday and/or phone number, with partners such as Google and/or Facebook so they can provide gosadi with audiences interested in specific types of products and services. Google and/or Facebook will only provide this information, and can only identify you, based on their separate policies and agreements with their users.
Updating this Policy.
Last Updated: December 1, 2023