Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

 

Wedo Cookie Policy

INTRODUCTION

Wedo Ventures Ltd. (Wedo) and its subsidiaries use “cookies” and similar technologies when you use its websites, mobile sites, or mobile apps.  This Cookie Policy applies additional to any other Terms of Service or contract for the Wedo platforms and services you use. This Cookie Policy also applies when you do not have a Wedo account.

In this Cookie Policy, we explain how you can control which cookies are used and learn more about cookies and similar technologies. If you want to know more about how Wedo handles your data, you can find more information in our Privacy Policy

Websites: Granting, changing and withdrawing Consent

When using our websites, mobile sites and mobile apps, you will be asked to acknowledge your consent before we place cookies or similar technologies on your device. You can withdraw or change this consent, unless those cookies are strictly necessary to operate the site or provide the services. 

We use a Cookie Banner to make sure we have your permission to collect data, and a Cookie Preference Centre to allow you to grant and change your permissions.

Granting consent is simple.  When the Cookie Banner appears, click “Accept All”, or continue browsing.  If you want to refuse or have more control over which cookies we use, you can do so using the Cookie Preference Centre.

To change or withdraw consent:

Click “Cookie Settings” on the Cookie Banner. This will take you to the Cookie Preference Centre, where you can select only the cookies you want to be active. 

When you first visit the preference centre, all cookies will be switched off, except for those which are strictly necessary.  If you have already accepted cookies, the preference centre will show your choices.  Selecting “Save Settings” will save your choices, or you can choose to “Allow All” cookies.

Please note: if you have deleted your cookies or use a browser or browser settings which prevent cookies remaining on your device, you will see the Cookie Banner each time you visit our sites and the preference centre will reset.  This is because we use a cookie to remember your privacy preferences. You can also set your browser to restrict cookies or to reject them entirely, but this may affect your browsing experience.

Mobile apps: Granting, changing and withdrawing consent

Our mobile apps also collect data using technology similar to cookies.  This helps us learn how our apps are used and how they can be improved, and also helps to make your data more secure.

Our mobile apps contain a preference centre which gives you control of what data we use about you and the way you use our apps.  If you want to check or change these settings, simply open the Wedo app you are using, go to your Profile, find the Cookie Preference Centre and select the data preferences which suit you.

What are cookies and similar technologies, and what do they do?

Cookies and similar technologies are used to gather information from website visitors, for specific purposes.

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 website and mobile application owners in order to make their websites and apps work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.  

Wedo uses cookies to do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and settings, and generally improving your browsing experience. We also use cookies to ensure that the information we provide you matches your interests and preferences.

If you visit our websites, mobile sites, or use our mobile apps, we will use cookies and similar technologies to provide an online service more suited to the device you connect from, as well as to prevent and detect fraud and to help keep you secure.

When you visit our websites from any device (e.g. mobile device or PC), we collect information about your use of the site, such as information about the device or browser you use to access the site (including device type, operating system, screen resolution, etc.), the way you interact with the site, and the IP address your device connects from.

This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our websites from one of our advertising campaigns and to improve site performance.  

In many instances, our online services are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning, e.g. you may not be able to initiate or complete some activities within our secure online services unless these cookies or similar technologies are accepted and activated.

Cookies set by the website or app owner, in this case Wedo, are called “first party cookies”.  Cookies set by parties other than the website or app owner are called “third-party cookies”.  Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or app, such as interactive content and analytics. The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites which uses the same third party.

Cookies and some of the similar technologies we use can also be disabled on your device settings or browser, but this may significantly impact the ability for our websites, mobile sites, or mobile apps to work on your devices.

Pixel Tags or Magic Pixels

We also use similar technologies such as ‘pixel tags’, ‘magic pixels’ and ‘JavaScript’ to undertake these tasks. Pixel tags, magic pixels, and JavaScript are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our websites or opened an e-mail that we have sent them.

JavaScript and some of the similar technologies we use can also be disabled on your device settings or browser, but this may significantly impact the ability for our websites, mobile sites, or mobile apps to work on your devices.

What do the cookies do?

There are different types of cookies which are used for different purposes.  In this section, we describe five different functions, but be aware that not all these types will be used on every website you visit and some cookies may fit into multiple categories.  

‘Strictly necessary’ cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website or app to function correctly and cannot be switched off in our systems.  

They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services.  You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site or app will not then work. They are activated when you visit our website or use our app and remain active for the duration of your visit.

‘Strictly necessary’ cookies store data which can be used to: remember your privacy preferences; allow you to log in or fill in forms; move around the website or app and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website or app; meet our legal and regulatory requirements, for example, anti-money laundering and fraud prevention; secure your account and prevent it being misused by others.

‘Performance’ cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site and apps to give you a better service.

They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site and apps. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not be able to use your experience of the site to monitor and improve its performance.

Performance cookies can be used to record where visitors click on each page and track which services they look for; log error messages from web pages; help improve the websites and apps to make information and services quicker and easier to access on both desktop and mobile browsers.

 ‘Functional’ cookies

These cookies allow the website and apps to remember choices you make (such as your username, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.

The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.  So, basically, these cookies remember choices you make to improve your user experience. 

‘Targeting’ cookies

These cookies are used to deliver information more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see a campaign as well as help measure the effectiveness of our campaigns. They are usually placed by our marketing partners.

If you disable these cookies, you will still see marketing information, but it will not be profiled to show content and offers of most interest to you.

‘Social Media’ cookies

These cookies are set by a range of social media services where we have added them to the site and apps to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks.

They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools and any content of offers provided may be of less relevance to you.

Cookies in Emails

We use cookies and similar technology in some of our emails which contain hyperlinks, each of which has a unique tag. They help us to understand how you interact with our emails and are used to improve our future email communications to you.

If you click on links contained in the email it will allow us to track your use of our website and apps and enable us to show content and offers of most interest to you.

If you do not wish to accept cookies from any one of our emails, simply close the email before downloading any images or clicking on any links. You can also set your browser or email app to restrict cookies or to reject them entirely. 

Third Party Partners

Wedo uses third party partners to deliver content and services, including ads, directly to your browser or device.  On occasion we may use these third parties’ own cookies in the process of delivering this content.  These cookies may also be used to measure the effectiveness of our ads and show you more relevant advertising content.

Wedo uses Social Media Platforms to deliver content and services, including ads, directly to your browser or device, or through their apps in case you use those. These Social Media Platforms use their own cookies and tracking methods. Wedo will receive reporting about the impressions and outreach resulting from these cookies and tracking methods.