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Cookie policy

Directual Cookie Policy (hereinafter Policy)

1. Scope

Cookies are small text files that get stored in your browser or on your device through websites, applications, online and advertising resources. Directual uses Cookies and similar technologies for such purposes as:

  • identifying unique Directual Websites and Services user;
  • storing user parameters and settings;
  • determining content popularity;
  • managing and evaluating the efficiency of marketing campaigns;
  • analysing websites traffic, trends and tendencies as well as general understanding of online behaviour and user engagement with Directual Websites and Services.

We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). 

We use two broad categories of Cookies: (1) first party Cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device, which are used only by us to recognise your computer or mobile device when it revisits Directual Websites and Services; and (2) third party Cookies, which are served by service providers on Directual Websites and Services, and can be used by such service providers to recognise your computer or mobile device when it visits other websites.

Directual uses Cookies to verify that you are properly signed in, to display information for your primary location, and to provide information about your Directual Websites and Services (if applicable). We may also use Cookies from time to time to measure your response to new aspects of Directual Websites and Services and/or emails in an effort to continually improve customer service and Directual Websites and Services. Please be aware that a Cookie cannot spread computer viruses, retrieve any other data from your hard drive, or capture your email address.

2. Consent to use Cookies

The first time that you access Directual website, your approval for the use of these Сookies may be requested via pop-up menu. If you do not consent to the use of Сookies, certain features of the Platform might become unavailable, which may affect your browsing experience.

3. Cookies we use 

Directual Websites and Services use the following types of Cookies for the purposes set out below.

  • Essential Cookies. These Cookies are essential to provide you with services available through our Websites and Services and to enable you to use some of its features. For example, they allow you to log in to secure areas of our Websites and Services and help the content of the pages you request load quickly. Without these Cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these Cookies to provide you with those services.
  • Functionality Cookies. These Cookies allow our Websites and Services to remember choices you make when you use our Websites and Services, such as remembering your language preferences, remembering your login details and remembering the changes you make to other parts of Websites and Services which you can customise. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every time you visit our Websites and Services.
  • Analytics and Performance Cookies. These Cookies are used to collect information about traffic to Websites and Services and how users use our Websites and Services. The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor. The information is aggregated and anonymous. It includes the number of visitors to our Websites and Services, the websites that referred them to our Websites and Services, the pages they visited on our Websites and Services, what time of day they visited our Websites and Services, whether they have visited our Websites and Services before, and other similar information. We use this information to help operate our Websites and Services more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our Websites and Services. 
  • Social Media Cookies. These Cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on our Websites and Services or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking website. The social network will record that you have done this.

4. Disabling Cookies 

You can typically remove or reject Cookies via your browser settings. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “settings,” “help” “tools” or “edit” facility). Many browsers are set to accept Cookies until you change your settings.  

Direct Users must accept Cookies in order to access certain features of the Directual Websites and Services. You can erase or block Cookies from your computer if you wish to do so (your internet browser help screen or manual will thoroughly explain this process), but certain parts of the Directual Websites and Services will not work correctly or at all if your browser is set to not to accept Cookies.

5. Data retention period Cookies

Directual only uses the information contained in the Cookies for the above purposes, after which the data collected will remain stored on your device for a period that may depend on cookies type, but no longer than necessary to achieve their purpose and will be automatically removed from your system thereafter.

Updated: February 16, 2023