Acin.com uses “cookies”. Some of these are essential or functional, while others help us to improve your experience by providing insights into how the site is being used. We also use “cookies” for advertising. Some “cookies” and similar technologies, particularly those that track browsing behavior across the web are perceived by data protection regulators as privacy-intrusive. We are, therefore, presenting the below information to Acin.com visitors in order to explain why and how we use this technology. “Cookies” work with the help of certain online identifiers and typically involve the processing of the following information that is considered personal data:
- Internet Protocol (IP) addresses;
- Device or mobile IDs and/or device model and type;
- Browser information, operating system information, and/or language preferences;
- The location and the preceding and succeeding websites you have visited, including which pages/part/icons on Acin.com you interacted with;
- Applications you click on and how often; and
- The pages of Acin.com you visit, and how long you spend on each page.
Lawful grounds for processing
For the purposes of data protection law, we use the following justifications to process your online identifiers derived from “cookies”:
- We use “cookies” for the correct, efficient and viable delivery of online content. The processing is necessary for our legitimate interest (that are to ensure the availability of Acin.com).
- We use “cookies” for the analysis and optimisation of Acin.com’s performance and engagement. The processing is necessary for the purpose of improving our services and is subject to your permission (consent).
- We use “cookies” for the delivery (including via third parties) of targeted advertising tailored to your interests. The processing is necessary for the purpose of promoting our services and is subject to your permission (consent).
Details of the processing
The following “cookies” are automatically downloaded on any device used to access Acin.com.
|_ga||acin.com||Analytics. This “cookie” is installed by Google Analytics. The “cookie” is used to calculate visitor, session, and campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The “cookie” store information pseudonymously by assigning a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.||2 years||https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites|
|_gid||acin.com||Analytics. 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 visited in a pseudonymous form.||1 day||https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites|
|_gat||acin.com||Performance. This “cookie” is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.||1 minute||https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites|
|Other Google technologies|
Necessary. We use Google Fonts to display content on Acin.com and their reCAPTCHA service to ensure only humans submit certain requests via Acin.com, such as direct marketing subscription requests.
|HubSpot Services||Hubspot||Functional. We use HubSpot for customer relationship management. HubSpot products integrate with Acin.com and help track customer interactions, such as various forms submitted via Acin.com. HubSpot sets a number of tracking “cookies” when a visitor lands on Acin.com to better understand online behaviour.||Various||https://legal.hubspot.com/product-privacy-policy|
|__cfduid||CloudFlare||Necessary. The “cookie” is used by Content Delivery Network (CDN) services like CloudFlare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application.||30 days||https://www.cloudflare.com/en-gb/privacypolicy/|
|lang||Functional. This “cookie” is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website.||User session||https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy|
|bcookie||Functional. This “cookie” is set by LinkedIn. The purpose of the “cookie” is to enable LinkedIn functionalities on the page.||2 years||https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy|
|bscookie||Advertisement. This “cookie” is a browser ID “cookie” set by Linked share Buttons and ad tags.||2 years||https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy|
|lidc||Functional. This “cookie” is set by LinkedIn and used for routing.||1 day||https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy|
Please exercise your choice with respect to accepting or rejecting “cookies” via the pop-up on Acin.com.
In addition to the controls provided on Acin.com via the pop-up, you can choose to block “cookies” by activating the settings on your browser that allow you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all “cookies” (including essential “cookies”) you may not be able to access parts of Acin.com. Your browser settings also allow you to delete all “cookies” stored on your device whenever you wish.
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office provides the following guidance on controlling “cookies”:
- A number of websites provide detailed information on “cookies”, including AboutCookies.org and AllAboutCookies.org.
- The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out “cookies” across different advertising networks.
- Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use it.
- Some browsers include a feature known as “Do Not Track” or DNT. This allows you to indicate a preference that websites should not track you. However, whilst DNT is available in many browsers, websites are not required to recognise its request, so it may not always work. You can get help on how to use DNT in Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera.
- For more information on how private browsing works as well as its limitations, visit the support pages for your browser: Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari (IOS (mobile) and desktop).
Additional steps you can take to protect your privacy online
If you are concerned about online tracking then we can recommend you to:
- Set your browser settings to delete all “cookies” every time you close your browser.
- Consider adopting Global Privacy Control;
- Install a privacy-friendly browser on your device, such as Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or Brave;
- Install anti-tracking and ad-blocking plug-ins on that browser, such as Ad Block Plus, Ghostery or PrivacyBadger; and
- Use privacy-friendly web search engines, such as Ecosia or DuckDuckGo.
If you have any questions about the “cookies” or similar technologies in use on Acin.com, please contact us at [email protected]