What are Cookies and similar tools?
Cookies are simple text files which are stored on users’ browsers by the websites. Cookies are used to help provide a better navigation experience. They are widely used to make websites work more efficiently for visitors and to provide website owners with traffic information. Cookies cannot carry viruses or install malware. Cookies allow the server to deliver personalized pages for the users. When users load the website, the browser retrieves their previous activity. This allows the browser to keep the user logged in and many other functions that make the navigation more effective.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “save login” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.
A pixel tag (also referred to as a web beacon or a tracking bug) is an often-transparent graphic image, usually no larger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel that is placed on a website or in an e-mail and that is used to monitor your behaviour when visiting a website or sending/receiving an e-mail. Pixel tags can be used for many purposes, including site usage analytics, advertising, auditing and reporting, and content and advertising personalization.
A tracking link or a tracking URL is a specific web address link used to monitor certain elements when a link is clicked on, for example, how users get to our website.
The types of cookies are:
1. Essential cookies: Some cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of our websites. Without them, some parts of our websites would not function properly. These cookies do not track user activity or gather user information.
2. Non-essential cookies: There cookies are not essential for correct browsing, but help make navigation and collection of user activity information easy and effective.
These cookies are used to remember visitors’ usability settings and preferences on our websites for optimal navigation. They record information about the choices the user has made, and allow tailoring the website according to the users’ needs. It also saves the users having to re-enter information -such as login- each time they enter our websites.
These cookies are used to monitor the general use of our websites. We use the Google Analytics tool, provided by Google Inc., through which we can monitor how many page views, visits and unique visitors we receive. The data collected is used to analyse how the website is found, how many users return, which are the most visited pages, etc. This information is collected via the user IP, but it’s non-personally identifiable, even if the visitor is logged in. The collected data helps us understand which sections of the site are more interesting and performing better and which need improving.
What cookies does mobivation.com use?
First Party cookies: These are cookies hosted by mobivation.com itself. These are used to know visitors’ settings within our site, such as:
• Identifying returning registered users and eliminating their need for logging in each time
• Identifying users preferences and compatibility for viewing our rates and charts
• Not showing pop up ads more than once per week
• Occasional cookies for specific actions, such as surveys.
Third Party cookies: There are cookies hosted by different services we use within our site, such as:
• Social media channels
• Commenting on Tradingfo.com
• Delivering ads
• Tracking user activity
• Tracking site performance
Can a website user block cookies?
As we’ve explained above, cookies and similar tools help you to get the most out of our websites.
However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions on our “How to Manage Cookies” page.
Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly
When do these cookies expire?
Different cookies have different expiration dates. Some are weekly (eg: showing of pop up ad), others have long term expiration dates (site performance tracking).