Cookie Policy


Last Updated Date: 01-03-22

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies, and How We Use Them
Why do we need these cookies
Categories of cookies used
Use Of Cookies And Tracking Technologies By Our Advertising Partners
Your Cookie Choices And How To Opt-Out
Cookies And Tracking Technologies Used
Consent
Definitions
Contact Us

Introduction

Vconfex (“we”, “us”, “our”, “Vconfex.com”) understands that your privacy is important to data subject (“you”, “your”, “user”, “subscriber”) and we are committed for being transparent about the cookies and other technologies we use. This cookie policy explains how and why cookies and other similar technologies may be stored on and accessed from your device when you use or visit Vconfex website that posts a link to this Policy (Website”).

We, along with our advertising partners and vendors use a variety of technologies to learn more about how people use our Site. You can find out more about these technologies and how to control them in the information below. This policy forms part of the Times Internet Privacy Policy available here.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies, And How We Use Them
Like many companies, we use Cookies and other Tracking Technologies on our Website (collectively "Cookies", unless otherwise stated) including HTTP cookies, HTML5 and Flash local storage, web beacons/GIFs, embedded scripts and e-tags/cache browsers as defined below.

We use Cookies for a variety of purposes and to enhance your online experience, for example, by remembering your log-in status and viewing preferences from a previous use of an online service, for when you later return to that online service. The data collected from cookies is stored on servers located in United Kingdom, United States and Ireland.

Why do we need these cookies?
We use cookies to collect and store information when you access the Site. We use cookies for various purposes such as:
  • To provide you our Services.
  • To identify your location.
  • To identify your browser and device.
  • To perform analytics and research based on aggregate data
  • For fraud detection and prevention.
  • Measure and analyze the users for each page to subsequently improve the ergonomics, browsing, or visibility of content
  • Measure the reliability of the Site by analyzing the number of visits to its pages in real
  • To process any requests, you make to us.


Categories of cookies used
S.No Cookie Types Purpose
1 Necessary These cookies are necessary to allow us to operate our Site, so you may access them as you have requested. An example of such cookies would be cookies that let us detect that you have created an account and have logged in/out of the said account to access the Services. They also include cookies that enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and secure our Sites.
At times, certain necessary cookies are dropped on your Device by associated third parties that help the Site provide enhanced services. However, your information is not used for profiling, remarketing, or retargeting via such cookies.
These cookies are mandatory to access the site and cannot be turned off.
2 Preference Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that users are in.
3 Analytics These cookies are used by us to analyze how the Services are used and how they are performing and to serve user better. For example, these cookies track what content is most frequently visited and from what locations our users come from.
4 Marketing These cookies are used to create profiles and send advertising, or to track the user on the website for marketing purposes.
5 Unclassified Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

Use of Cookies and Tracking Technologies by Our Advertising Partners
The advertising networks and/or content providers that deliver ads on our Website use cookies to uniquely distinguish your web browser and keep track of information relating to serving ads on your web browser, such as the type of ads shown and the web pages on which the ads appeared.

Your Cookie Choices and How to Opt-Out
You have the choice, at any time, to delete or disable all or part of these cookies using your browser or device, except for the Necessary Cookies which are necessary for the Website to function.

When you use our Services for the first time, a pop-up banner informs you of the use of cookies and provides a direct link to this Cookie Policy. The banner will require you to accept or decline the collection of cookies by us, in accordance with this Cookie Policy.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept HTTP cookies. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, and how to disable existing cookies.
Controlling the HTML5 local storage on your browser depends on which browser you use. For more information regarding your specific browser, please consult the browser’s website (often in the "Help" section).
Please note, however, that without HTTP cookies and HTML5 and Flash local storage, you may not be able to take full advantage of all our Site features and parts of the Site will not function properly.
Please note that rejecting Cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies Used on Vconfex
The following table sets out details of the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them.

What are the cookies that will be collected? Domain Purpose Category (Necessary/Preferences/Statistics/Marketing/Unclassified)
ak_bmsc economictimes.indiatimes.com This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website. Necessary
li_gc linkedin.com Stores the user's cookie con sent state for the current domain Necessary
PHPSESSID vconfex.com Preserves user session state across page requests. Necessary
rc::a google.com This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website. Necessary
rc::c google.com This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. Necessary
test cookie doubleclick.net Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies Necessary
Lang ads.linkedin.com Remembers the user's selected language version of a website. Preferences
_ga vconfex.com Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Statistics
_ga_# vconfex.com Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Statistics
_gat vconfex.com Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate Statistics
_gid vconfex.com Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Statistics
AnalyticsSyncHistory linkedin.com Used in connection with data-synchronization with third-party analysis service. Statistics
Collect google-analytics.com Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels Statistics
History.store vconfex.com Contains a visitor ID - This is used to track visitor's avigation and interaction on the website for internal website-optimization Statistics
_fbp vconfex.com Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Marketing
_gcl_au vconfex.com Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services. Marketing
Bcookie linkedin.com Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn for tracking the use of embedded services Marketing
Bscookie linkedin.com Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. Marketing
fbssls_ vconfex.com Collects data on the visitor’s use of the comment system on the website, and what blogs/articles the visitor has read. This can be used for marketing purposes. Marketing
Lang linkedin.com Set by LinkedIn when a webpage contains an embedded "Follow us" panel. Marketing
Lidc linkedin.com Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn for tracking the use of embedded services. Marketing
mf_# vconfex.com Collects data of the user's avigation and interaction on the website in order to personalise the purchasing experience. Marketing
Tr facebook.com Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Marketing
UID scorecardresearch.com Collects in formation of the user and his/her movement, such as timestamp for visits, most recently loaded pages and IP address. The data is used by the marketing research network, Scorecard Research, to analyse traffic patters and carry out surveys to help their clients better understand the customer's preferences Marketing
UserMatchHistory linkedin.com Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences. Marketing
_iibeat_session, _iibeat_vt vconfex.com To track article's statistics Statistics

Duration for which cookies stay on your device
We do not store information for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes covered herein. A number of cookies we use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Others are used to remember you when you return to the Website and will last for short duration like 29 days or 6 months or in some cases 2 years.

Consent
Not in limitation of the foregoing, you expressly consent to the use of Cookies or other local storage and the collection, use, and sharing of your personal data by us and each entity identified in the section above. You can revoke your consent at any time by following the procedures set forth in the "Your Cookie Choices and How to Opt-Out" section above.

Your Rights
Please see our Privacy Policy for more information on how you can request for access, rectification, and erasure and for any other queries of your device information that we have collected and processed.

Definitions :
Cookies
A cookie (sometimes referred to as local storage object or LSO) is a data file placed on a device. Cookies can be created through a variety of web-related protocols and technologies, such as HTTP (sometimes referred to as "browser cookies"), HTML5, or Adobe Flash. For more information on third-party cookies that we use for analytics, please review the table of cookies and tracking technologies within this Cookies and Tracking Technologies Policy.

Web Beacons
Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as "1×1 GIFs" or "clear GIFs") can be included in our online service’s pages and messages. Web beacons are invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to HTTP cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.

Deterministic Finger-printing Technologies
If a user can be positively identified across multiple devices, for instance, because the user has logged into a platform such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo or Twitter, it can be "determined" who the user is for purposes of improving customer service.

Probabilistic Fingerprinting
Probabilistic tracking depends upon collecting non-personal data regarding device attributes like operating system, device make and model, IP addresses, ad requests and location data, and making statistical inferences to link multiple devices to a single user. Note that this is accomplished through proprietary algorithms owned by the companies performing probabilistic fingerprinting. Also note that in the EU IP Addresses are personal information.

Device Graph
Device graphs can be created by combining non-personal data regarding the use of smartphones and other devices with personal log-in information to track interactions with content across multiple devices.

Unique Identifier Header (UIDH)
"Unique Identifier Header (UIDH) is the address information that accompanies Internet (http) requests transmitted over an ISP’s wireless network. For example, when a customer types on his or her phone the web address of a retailer that request travels over the network and is delivered to the retailer's website. The information included in that request includes things like the device type and screen size so that the retailer site knows how to best display the site on the phone. The UIDH is included in this information, and can be used as an anonymous way for advertisers to be able to determine that the user is part of a group that a third-party advertiser is attempting to reach.

It is important to note that the UIDH is a temporary, anonymous identifier included with unencrypted web traffic. We change the UIDH on a regular basis to protect the privacy of our customers. We do not use the UIDH to collect web browsing information and it does not broadcast individuals' web browsing activity out to advertisers or others."

Embedded Script
An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the online service, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your device from our web server or a third-party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the online service, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.

ETag, or Entity Tag
A feature of the cache in browsers, an ETag is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL. If the resource content at that URL ever changes, a new and different ETag is assigned. Used in this manner ETags are a form of device identifier. ETag tracking generates unique tracking values even where the consumer blocks HTTP, Flash, and/or HTML5 cookies.

Unique Device ID
The unique series of numbers and letters assigned to your device

Contact Us
For any queries in relation to this Cookies and Tracking Technologies Policy, please contact us at Corporatecare@vconfex.com.