Last updated: July 27, 2021
This cookies and similar technologies policy provides you with general information about cookies and similar technologies (collectively, “Tracking Technologies”) as well as how and for what purposes Parametrix Solutions Inc., Parametrix Insurance Services LLC, Index Parametrix Solutions Ltd. and Parametrix GmbH (collectively “Parametrix”, “we”, “our” or “us”) use such Tracking Technologies on its website (“Site”).
- What Are ‘Cookies’?
- For What Purposes are Cookies Being Used?
- What are ‘Session’ and ‘Persistent’ Cookies?
- What are ‘First-party’ and ‘Third-party’ Cookies?
- What are ‘Similar Technologies’?
- How do we Use Tracking Technologies and for What Purposes?
- Does Parametrix Need to Obtain my Consent for Using Tracking Technologies?
- Can I Manage my Tracking Technologies Preferences?
- Will Parametrix Change this Policy?
- Appendix A: Tracking Technologies Table
What Are ‘Cookies’?
Cookies are small files with pieces of information, normally consisting of just letters and numbers, which websites use when users visit them.
Software on the users’ devices (for example, a web browser) can store cookies and send them back to the website the next time they visit, to make a specific function of the website work and to provide information about the user’s activities on the website.
For What Purposes are Cookies Being Used?
Cookies are used in numerous ways. For example, when analyzing traffic to a website or tracking users’ browsing behavior.
Cookies are widely used as they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. Tracking Technologies help websites to remember the visitors and their activities, for example, the user’s language preferences.
What are ‘Session’ and ‘Persistent’ Cookies?
“Session Cookies” are removed from user’s device once they close their browser session.
“Persistent Cookies” last for longer periods on your device – after users close their browser session.
Users can delete previously set persistent cookies manually or configure the browser settings to delete cookies, as further described below.
What are ‘First-party’ and ‘Third-party’ Cookies?
First-party cookies are set directly by the website that the users are visiting.
Third-party cookies are set by a domain other than the one the users are visiting. For the purpose of this policy, these are cookies that are set by our service providers, such as Hotjar and Google Analytics.
What are ‘Similar Technologies’?
Functions usually performed by a cookie can be achieved by other means. This could include, for example, using certain characteristics to identify devices so that visits to a website can be analyzed.
Any technology that stores or accesses information on the your device is relevant for this purpose, and therefore it includes, for example, HTML5 local storage, Local Shared Objects and fingerprinting techniques.
Additionally, technologies like use of log files, scripts, tracking pixels and plugins, wherever these are used – are also considered as similar technologies.
How do we Use Tracking Technologies and for What Purposes?
Yes, we do.
We use both Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies as part of your experience on the Site so that we can facilitate the use of the Site’s features and tools, keep track of your preferences, improve your experience with our Site, for web analytics and for marketing purposes.
Some cookies are strictly essential for the operation of the Site while other cookies help to improve our services and marketing activities. The same rule goes for all Tracking Technologies that we use.
We have created a detailed Tracking Technologies table page, which is attached below, as an Appendix A to this policy. The table will provide you with a clear and comprehensive image of the Tracking Technologies that we use.
Does Parametrix Need to Obtain my Consent for Using Tracking Technologies?
Yes, however only with respect to the Tracking Technologies that are not strictly essential for the operation of the Site, as further indicated in Appendix A.
If you do not agree to accept our cookies or other Tracking Technologies that are not strictly essential for the operation of the Site, you can manage your tracking technologies preferences as described below.
Can I Manage my Tracking Technologies Preferences?
Yes, through the Site’s cookie management tool.
In addition, every browser allows you to manage your Tracking Technologies preferences, usually found in the “Help” or “Settings” sections of the web browser.
Here are some links to some commonly used web browsers: (a) Google Chrome; (b) Microsoft Edge; (c) Mozilla Firefox; (d) Microsoft Internet Explorer; (e) Opera; (f) Apple Safari.
You can turn off certain third party targeting or advertising cookies by visiting the following link: Network Advertising Initiative.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, you can visit the following websites: www.aboutcookies.org and www.allaboutcookies.org.
Will Parametrix Change this Policy?
We update this policy, where needed. Every time we will change this policy we will post a notice on the Sote, and obtain your consent once again, where required under applicable laws.
Appendix A: Tracking Technologies Table
|Name||Purpose||Expiration Date||1st/3rd Party|
|_ga (Google)|| This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.|
|2 years||3rd party|
|_gid (Google)|| This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visted in an anonymous form.|
|1 day||3rd party|
|_gat_UA-170205178-1(Google)||This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.|
|2 years||3rd party|
|vuid (Vimeo)|| This domain of this cookie is owned by Vimeo. This cookie is used by vimeo to collect tracking information. It sets a unique ID to embed videos to the website.|
|2 years||3rd party|
|elementor (WordPress)|| This cookie is used by the website’s WordPress theme. It allows the website owner to implement or change the website’s content in real-time.|
|_Ifa (Leadfeeder)||This cookie is set by the provider Leadfeeder. This cookie is used for identifying the IP address of devices visiting the website. The cookie collects information such as IP addresses, time spent on website and page requests for the visits.This collected information is used for retargeting of multiple users routing from the same IP address.||2 years||3rd party|
|Intercom||8 months 26 days 1 hour / 7 days||intercom-id-bi5687px / intercom-session-bi5687px|
|m||8 months 26 days 1 hour / 7 days||intercom-id-bi5687px / intercom-session-bi5687px|