Cookie Policy

Last updated: 09 September, 2020

Softorage (“us”, “we”, or “our”) uses cookies on the https://softorage.com website (the “Service”, “website”, “site”). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

Cookies

What are cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Softorage uses cookies (small text files placed on your device) and similar technologies to provide our websites and to help collect data. The text in a cookie often consists of a string of numbers and letters that uniquely identifies your computer, but it can contain other information as well.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

How Softorage uses cookies

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser. We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service.

Softorage uses cookies and similar technologies for several purposes to enable certain functions of the Service, which may include:

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

In addition to the cookies Softorage sets when you visit our websites, third parties may also set cookies when you visit Softorage sites. In some cases, that is because we have hired the third party to provide services on our behalf, such as site analytics. In particular, we use cookies from Google Analytics (read Google’s privacy policy ) for website analytics and metrics with anonymized IP addresses, Disqus (read Disqus’ privacy policy ) to enable comments to our blog posts; if you want to know more about how these services use cookies and personal data, please refer to the privacy notices directly on each third party’s website.

Some of the cookies we commonly use are listed below. This list is not exhaustive, but it is intended to illustrate the main reasons we typically set cookies. If you visit one of our websites, the site may set some or all of the following cookies:

Cookie NameDescriptionCookie CategoryExpiry
_gaIt is used for visitor tracking. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.Third Party Performance (Google Analytics)Persistent (2 years)
_gidThis cookie is used to store “Session ID” and to group the entire session’s activity together for each user.Third Party Performance (Google Analytics)Session (1 day)
_gatThis cookie is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.Third Party Performance (Google Analytics)Session (49 seconds)
__cfduidCookie assoiated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare, it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.Targeting cookiesPersistent (1 month)

By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

What are your choices regarding cookies (How to Control Cookies)

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but provide controls that allow you to block or delete them. For example, certain browser allow to block or delete cookies by clicking Settings > Privacy > Cookies. To find information about specific browsers, please visit the browser developer’s website.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

There are several ways you can opt-out from cookies usage:

Please note that opting out will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before withdrawal.

Where can you find more information about cookies

You can learn more about cookies on the following third-party websites:

Changes to this Cookies policy

We aim to meet high standards and our policies and procedures are, therefore, constantly under review. From time to time we may change how we use and place cookies. Accordingly we recommend that you check this page periodically in order to review our current policies and practices.

Please review our privacy policy for understanding what personal data we collect from you, through our interactions with you on this website, and how we use that data.