Last updated: May 30, 2018
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by organizations in order to make their websites or solutions work, or to function more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website operator are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website operator are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer, both when it visits the website in question and, also, when it visits certain other websites and/or mobile apps.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Online Properties and mobile apps, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us: to track how our users and prospects use and interact with our Online Properties, mobile apps, and products and/or services; to enhance and tailor the experience on our Online Properties, mobile apps, and products and/or services; and to deliver more targeted online advertising and marketing campaigns. They also enable us to conduct analytics about online campaigns we are running and the usage and performance of some of our Online Properties, mobile apps, and products and/or services. Third parties serve cookies through our Online Properties, mobile apps, and products and/or services for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
What cookies do we use?
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Online Properties and the purposes they perform are described in our Cookie Consent Tool.
What about Social Media Features?
PART II: OUR USE OF TARGETED ONLINE AND MOBILE ADVERTISING
MetTel has engaged one or more third party service providers to track and analyze both individualized usage and volume statistical information from interactions with our Online Properties and/or mobile apps. We also partner with one or more third parties (such as advertisers and ad networks) to display advertising on our Online Properties and/or mobile apps and/or to manage and serve advertising on other third party sites.
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your preferences in relation to cookies served on our Online Properties by using our Cookie Consent Tool.
Where our mobile apps leverage Google Analytics and associated cookies we may provide additional information within the relevant mobile app privacy notice. More information on how opt-out of this Google supported analytics within these apps can be found at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
Information on how you can control Google Analytics cookies used within MetTel products and/or services is set out below.
Disabling most interest based advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
Do Not Track: Some Internet browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Since uniform standards for “DNT” signals have not been adopted, our Websites do not currently process or respond to “DNT” signals. MetTel takes privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard. To learn more about “DNT”, please visit “All About Do Not Track”.
What about cookies and similar technologies served via MetTel product and services?
In particular, MetTel uses and collects limited data via cookies served by Google Analytics:
- to collect data directly from any end-user browsers which are used to view or receive the applicable MetTel product and/or service and to fix issues. The data collected and inferred includes Usage Data (as defined in the Privacy Notice) and which may be used by MetTel to diagnose and improve its products and services and make recommendations. Further information on how Google collects and uses this data when an end-user uses these MetTel products and/or services can be found at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/; and, in addition
- MetTel products and services available online may also use the demographics and interests reports services of Google Analytics. These are not used for advertising features by MetTel or by third parties but instead to understand the way end-users browse and interact with these MetTel products and services and to inform MetTel how it may use or optimize or improve these MetTel products and services. These reports are also obtained using an identifier combined with a cookie served by Google. More information on how to opt-out of this Google supported analytics within MetTel products and services can be found at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.