What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file that we may store on your computer or mobile device when you visit our website. The cookie helps us to recognise your device the next time you visit and can also be used to provide additional functions related to the way you use our site. In this policy document, the term “cookie” refers to any file that performs a similar function.
- Helping us remember your username and preferences.
- Analyse how our website is performing.
- Estimating the time during which you are actively using our website.
- Allowing us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
However, cookies are not the only techniques we use to perform such functions.
What Sort of Cookies Does Nakono Use?
Generally, our cookies fall into three categories:
- Essential Cookies: These cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, cookies can help us differentiate between casual site visitors, registered users and subscribers in order to ensure access to the appropriate number of web pages. If you opt to disable cookies, you may not be able to access the content you are entitled to.
- Performance Cookies: In this case the cookie is used to analyse how visitors use our website and to monitor website performance. For example, we might use a performance cookie to keep track of which pages or areas of our site are most popular, which method of linking to other pages is most effective, and possibly to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use a performance cookie to highlight pages, reports or services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of our website.
- Functionality Cookies: We might use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, a functionality cookie can save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and it can also be used to recall any customisation preferences you have previously established, such as settings within a customised news feed.
Will Anyone Else Place Cookies on My Computer When I Visit the Nakono Website?
The most common situation under which this might be the case would be a website where third party advertisers pay the website to place advertisements. In this case, such advertisers commonly use their own cookies to provide you with targeted advertising. Because our website does not carry advertisements you will not receive such cookies via our website.
Advertising aside, we use Google Analytics to help us analyse our website traffic and this is accomplished by Google placing a cookie on your device.
Can I Block Cookies?
Yes, you can. But as explained above, cookies enable core features of the site, both for us and you.
Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly and you may find that you are unable to access the content that you are entitled to under the terms of your registration or subscription.
Does Nakono Use Email Tracking?
Our emails may contain a small amount of unique tracking data that we can use to help determine whether our email to you was opened and to verify any clicks through to pages on our website.
We use this and other information gleaned from the main site to, for example, compare the effectiveness of different emailing techniques, to understand whether users who repeatedly do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them and to inform and to send targeted offers to selected users, for instance an invitation to participate in a beta programme, survey or promotion.
The tracking data in the email is deleted when you delete the email and is not stored elsewhere on your computer. If you do not wish to receive this tracking data then you should select to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML. You can also choose to unsubscribe from receiving our emails, preferably by clicking on the unique ‘Unsubscribe’ link that we add to each email we send.
More detail on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Last updated: 11 November 2015.