In some cases, we collect personal information or that becomes personal information as we use different technologies to combine the information.
What are cookies?
A computer “cookie” is more formally known as an HTTP cookie, a web cookie, an Internet cookie, or a browser cookie. The name is a shorter version of “magic cookie,” which is a term for a packet of data that a computer receives, then sends back without changing or altering it. No matter what it’s called, a computer cookie consists of information. When you visit the iFoodie website. The website sends the cookie to your computer. Your computer stores it in a file located inside your web browser. (To help you find it, this file is often called “Cookies.”)
Cookies, set by iFoodie website. Are called, “first-party cookies”. iFoodie does not and WILL not use another party also known as “third-party cookies”to collect visitor information.
What Do Cookies Do?
Different types of cookies keep track of different activities. Session cookies are used only when a person is actively navigating a website; once you leave the site, the session cookie disappears. Tracking cookies may be used to create long-term records of multiple visits to the same site. Authentication cookies track whether a user is logged in, and if so, under what name.
How to Control and Delete Cookies on Your browser ?
You have the right to reject or delete cookies, iFoodie uses. In the Cookie consent/policy manager. There is an option to accept or reject it. You will still be able to use our website. But, some functionality will be limited.
Cookies get stored on your computer when you use a web browser. The cookie file gets read by the server on the other end of the connection. Most of the time, cookies are a good thing—without authentication cookies, you'd constantly be entering usernames and passwords as you visit websites, over and over, on every page.
But, you can accept or reject cookies via Cookie consent/policy manager.
Types of cookies?
There are many types of cookies. But, iFoodie only uses three types of computer cookies: session, essential, performance and functionality cookies.
1. A session cookie, also known as an in-memory cookie, transient cookie or on-persistent cookie, exists only in temporary memory while the user navigates the website. Web browsers normally delete session cookies when the user closes the browser.
2. Essential cookies are a site’s basic form of memory, used to store the settings selected by a user on a given site. As the name implies, they are essential to a website’s functionality and cannot be disabled by users.
3. Performance & functionality cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. Without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.
Does iFoodie use FLASH COOKIES or SHARED OBJECTS?
In simple words, the answer is NO. iFoodie does not use them.
- A flash cookie is a message used in Adobe Flash that is sent from a Web server to a Web browser and is then stored as a data file in the browser. Flash cookies behave like conventional cookies by personalizing the user's experience, but they can hold much more data than conventional cookies. Flash cookies behave differently from conventional cookies in that they may stay installed on a drive after basic cleanup operations. They are also represented on a drive differently than the average cookie, so that many users don’t know they exist. Websites may use flash cookies to improve the user's experience, but these cookies do pose privacy concerns because they can be used to collect information about how people browse certain websites.
- A shared object is an indivisible unit that is generated from one or more
relocatable objects. Shared objects can be bound with dynamic executables to
form a runnable process. As their name implies, shared objects can be shared by
more than one application.
For a shared object to be bound to a dynamic executable or another shared object, it must first be available to the link-edit of the required output file. During this link-edit, any input shared objects are interpreted as if they had been added to the logical address space of the output file being produced. All the functionality of the shared object is made available to the output file.
Due to the inherent nature of these 2 cookies. iFoodie DOES NOT use them.
What about other tracking technology, like Web beacons?
A web beacon is a clear picture file used to keep track of your navigation through a single website or a series of websites. Web beacons also go by the name of web bugs and are normally used by websites that use third party traffic monitoring and tracking services. Web beacons might be used in connection with cookies to gain an understanding of how a website's users navigate through and process the content contained in that website.
iFoodie DOES NOT USE any tracking technology like that.
How often does iFoodie update the cookies?
iFoodie updates the COOKIES used for better performance from time to time. For example, for operational or regulatory reasons.