Cookies Policy - Crown Financial & Merchant Bank Plc

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Cookies Policy

The software applications used to run this website can contain “cookie” technology. Cookies are mainly used to help users navigate their websites efficiently. Cookies may provide information about website navigation and enable the provision of certain services that require the identification of the user path profile through the navigation pages on the Website. Regardless of whether or not cookies are present, whenever you access the portal, the type of browser, the operating system (e.g. Microsoft, Apple, Android, Linux), the host and URL of the visitor as well as the data on the requested page are recorded. The User may set his browser to warn of the presence of cookies, allowing the user to decide whether to accept the cookie or disable it. More details about cookies can be found on the websites of each browser provider.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are strings of small text files stored on the user’s computer when accessing particular internet pages. On most browsers cookies are enabled; below is useful information for changing the cookie settings on the browser. Cookies are not harmful to the device. The cookies we generate do not store the personal identification details of users, but only use the information to enhance usability of the website. For example, they are useful to identify and resolve errors. Further information concerning cookies is available at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ and http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.
Cookies can have various functions, such as to enable efficient browsing between the various pages and provide an improved overall browsing experience for the user. The Data Controller shall, subject to the user’s consent, be entitled to use cookies where permitted by applicable laws and regulations, in order to facilitate browsing of this website and personalise the information which appears. Moreover, the Data Controller shall be entitled to adopt similar systems to gather information on the website users, such as on the type of internet browser or operating system used for statistical or security purposes.

TYPES OF COOKIES
There are two types of cookies “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”: once downloaded, the first type is deleted from the cache when the user closes the Browser; whereas, the second type are stored until they expire or are deleted. The session cookies used are only intended to analyse Internet traffic data and facilitate access to the services offered by the website for users. Session cookies are mainly used for login, authorisation and browsing the services accessible via registration. Most browsers are set to accept cookies. Alternatively, it shall be possible to select the appropriate computer settings to block cookies or to post a notice when cookies are stored. Where the user blocks cookies, it is likely that certain site features will not work properly and some services will not be available. The use of session cookies is strictly limited to the transmission of session identification details, required to allow safe and efficient browsing of the website. This data is technical in nature, has temporary validity and is not stored with the purpose of identifying users; however, because of how they function and in combination with other data held by others (for example, the Internet service provider of the Data Subject), they could allow identification. The first type of Cookies are only legible by the domain which created them.

HOW CAN I DISABLE COOKIES?
Most browsers accept cookies automatically; however, you could decide to block them. A user not wanting the computer to receive and store cookies, can alter the browser security settings (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari etc…). There are various methods for managing cookies and other tracking technologies. By altering the browser settings, it shall be possible to accept or refuse cookies or choose to receive a notice before accepting a cookie sent by the Websites accessed. It is also possible to delete all cookies stored in your browser’s cookie cache.

Every browser has different procedures for managing the settings. Kindly click on one of the following links to obtain specific instructions:

Microsoft Internet Explorer
Click the ‘Instruments’ tab in upper right hand corner and select ‘Internet options’. Select ‘Privacy’ in the pop-up window. From here you can manage your cookie settings or via the link:
Google Chrome
Click the spanner in the upper right hand corner and select ‘Settings. Then click on ‘Show advanced settings’ (“Under the hood”) and change the ‘Privacy’ settings. From here you can manage your cookie settings or via the link:
Mozilla Firefox
From the drop down menu in the upper left hand corner select “Options”. Select “Privacy” in the pop-up window. From here you can manage your cookie settings or via the link:
Apple Safari
Select ‘Preferences’ from the settings drop down menu in the upper right hand corner. Click on ‘Security’. From here you can manage your cookie settings or via the link:

If none of the above-indicated browsers are used, select “cookie” in the relative help section to discover where to find the cookie directory.

INFORMATION ON GOOGLE ANALYTICS
We use “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy.
The Google Analytics cookies may be refused following the procedure specified by Google : https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Please note that blocking cookies can affect all or some of the functionality of this website.

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