What they are and why they matter
Last Updated: May 2022
iTEP International. (“iTEP“, “we“, “our” or “us“) uses certain monitoring and tracking technologies, such as cookies, beacons, pixels, tags, and scripts (collectively, “Cookies”). These technologies are used in order to provide, maintain, and improve our website (the “Services”), to optimize our offerings and marketing activities, and to provide our visitors and users (“you”, or “your”) with a better experience (for example, in order to track your preferences, to better secure our Services, to identify technical issues, and to monitor and improve the overall performance of our Services).
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored through the browser on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They allow the site to store information like login information or language preference. You can think of Cookies as providing a so-called memory for the website, so that it can recognize you when you come back and respond appropriately. You are not obligated to accept Cookies in order to visit our website, however, enabling Cookies may allow for a more personalized browsing experience and is required for most of our Services to work.
iTEP uses several different types of Cookies on our website:
Essential: These Cookies are necessary for the Services to function properly and cannot be disabled. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you, enabling functions like navigation, or setting preferences. These Cookies do not store information about you that will be used for other purposes.
Preferences: These Cookies enable the Services to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us (first-party Cookies) or by third-party providers who work with us (third-party Cookies).
Analytics Cookies: These Cookies are for internal use only. They help us to secure and maintain our Services, and to remember your preferences for tools found on the Services. They are alsoused for gathering analytics data on how you interact with our Services and the improvement performance of the site accordingly.
Advertising Cookies: These Cookies make advertisements more relevant to you. Our advertising partners may use it to show you relevant ads on different websites by uniquely identifying your browser and internet device.
How long do Cookies last?
The length of time a Cookie stays on your device varies according to its purpose.
A Cookie that remains on your device after your session is concluded (until it expires or deleted) is called a “Persistent Cookie”. Persistent Cookies are used for different purposes, such as tracking your preferences, login information, your interaction with our Services and the effectiveness of our targeting Cookies.
A Cookie that is automatically deleted once your session is concluded is called a “Session Cookie”. Session Cookies are used for the duration of your stay on our site and are automatically deleted when you exit the browser.
How can you reject or remove Cookies?
You can adjust your web browser settings, usually located in the ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser: