Cookies are small digital files predominantly made of letters and numbers which are downloaded on to a/the device (computer, tablet, phone, or similar device) when you visit a website. These files allow a website to recognize a user’s device and optimize the experience for repeat users.
Cookies help learn and understand the use of a site or service. They also allow efficient navigation between pages, remember preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. These cookies may also ensure marketing information you see online is more relevant to you and your interests. They may also deliver advertisements and communications relevant to your interests, provided you have subscribed or opted-out of these advertisements and communications. SR and its various partners use different types of Cookies on SR Sites:
(i) Strictly necessary (required) Cookies
These Cookies are essential for the operation of SR Sites. For example, cookies enable you to log into secure areas of the website or use a the shopping cart. These Cookies enable you to access the SR Sites and use their features. Disabling these Cookies will restrict the SR Sites performance and may make the features and service unavailable.
(ii) Analytics Cookies
These Cookies collect information about how you use the SR Sites for the purposes of improving and optimizing the way SR Sites work. They also ensure that visitors can easily find the information they are looking for on SR Sites. For example, Analytics Cookies measure whether the visitor gets error messages from web pages but also measure performance indicators such as which pages visitors go to most often.
(iii) Functionality Cookies
These Cookies help recognize you when you return to SR Sites. This enables SR to remember your preferences, as well as personalize content for you (for example, your choice of language or region).
(iv) Advertising and Targeting Cookies
These Cookies record your online activities and retain user preferences. This allows those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions. The stored data makes the content displayed on SR Sites more relevant to you and your interests. SR and its third-party partners may also use these types of Cookies to deliver advertisements and communications when relevant to your interests. The cookies also measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. These Cookies can remember that your device has visited a site or service. They may also be able to track your device’s browsing activity on other sites or services other than SR Sites. This information may be shared with organizations outside SR, such as advertisers and/or advertising networks to deliver the advertising, and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
****Session and Persistent Cookies
Cookies may be either “session” or “persistent” based. A session-based cookie expires at the end of the user session when the web browser closes. A persistent Cookie will be stored by your web browser and remains valid until its set expiry date unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. SR may use persistent Cookies for storing your preferences so that they are available for the next visit. This allows SR to keep track of how often you visit SR Sites, how you use the SR Sites, and the effectiveness of advertising efforts.
First and third-parties Cookies
Whether a Cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website placing the Cookie. First party Cookies are cookies set by the SR Site visited by the user. Third party cookies are Cookies that are set by a website or a domain other than the SR Site. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a Cookie through that website this would be a third party Cookie.
Purpose of use
- help SolarRoyal and third parties obtain information about your visits to SR Sites;
- process your orders;
- analyze your visiting patterns to improve SR Sites;
- aggregate statistics about the use of SR Sites;
- measure how many people use SR Sites, and how they use them, keep SR Sites running efficiently and better understand SR Sites’ audiences.
- understand how you interact with e-mails, advertisements, or other content;
- enhance your experience and understand traffic patterns;
- deliver advertising, communications, and content from us and third parties, specific to your interests;
- perform analytics and help SolarRoyal to optimize SR Sites, and to help serve you advertising based on your interests;
- help you obtain the information you are looking for;
- provide a safe and secure service for online transactions; and
- remember your language and other preferences;
Specific cookies used by SR and third parties