Cookie Policy

Last updated: April 20, 2018

At YAPSODY, we believe in being transparent about how we collect and use your data. This page describes in detail about how and when we use cookies. This cookie policy applies to any of YAPSODY services and sites. This Cookie Statement explains how YAPSODY uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our sites or applications (“Online Channels”), and any other webpages, subdomains, country level domain variants that link or refer to this Cookie Statement, and in course of using any of our Services. It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

How Cookies Work

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of data which is downloaded to user’s computer or mobile device when they visit a site. Cookies are created to let websites recognize its users on subsequent visits.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, YAPSODY) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

Cookies do a lot of different jobs, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

How YAPSODY Uses Cookies

  • YAPSODY uses first and third party cookies. Those we use for technical reasons are required for proper operation of our website, while others serve to identify and target Users’ interests in order to enhance their experience on our Online Channels. Third parties serve cookies through our Online Channels for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
  • Two types of cookies may be used on the YAPSODY site – “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave the YAPSODY site. A persistent cookie remains on your device for much longer or until you manually delete it (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or “lifetime” of the specific cookie and your browser settings).

Cookies used on YAPSODY sites

 Type of cookie  What do they do?  Do these cookies collect my personal data / identify me?   Who serves these cookies?   How to refuse 
 Essential 1st party cookies These cookies are essential to make Yapsody websites work correctly, they enable you to move around our websites and use our features. These cookies don’t identify you as an individual.

If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the performance of the website, or parts of it.

Yapsody.com and related top level domains Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Online Channels to you, you cannot refuse them. You may block or delete them by changing your browser settings, as described below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”, but you may not be able to use every Site or Application features, and in some cases the Yapsody Channel simply will not perform.
 Analytics and customization cookies These cookies help us understand how visitors interact with our websites by providing information about the areas visited, the time spent on the website, and any issues encountered, such as error messages. This helps us improve the performance of our websites.  These cookies don’t identify you as an individual. All data is collected and aggregated anonymously. The following third parties use cookies on Online Channels:

 You can click on the link accompanying the third party cookie list above to learn more about how each third party uses cookies and to opt-out.

Other Tracking Technologies

Web beacons, such as tracking pixels, are tiny graphics files containing unique identifiers that tell us when someone has visited our Online Channels or taken an action in relation to our Online Channels. They also help Presenters learn more about your interest in their event. These technologies often reliant on cookies for proper functioning.

Using Cookies for Advertising

Presenters may use cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to Online Channels and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services and measure effectiveness of such advertisements without identifying any personal information about you.

Managing Cookies

Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings or otherwise manage cookies.

Disabling cookies may impact your experience while on the YAPSODY Sites by, for example preventing you from being able to visit certain areas of a YAPSODY Site or from receiving personalised information.

If you use different devices to view and access the YAPSODY Sites (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet etc) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

More Information

Please revisit this page regularly to check for any changes to our cookie policies and related tracking technologies. The date at the top of this Cookie Statement indicates when it was last updated. If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at privacy@yapsody.com.