Cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website.
For information on how to consent and how an individual can withdraw consent to Kirso placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled ‘How to accept or reject cookies’.
This policy together with our Website Terms and Conditions as set out at applies to the use of any of our products available through our site and any of the services accessible through our site. This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you or about you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customizing a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.
Essential and non-essential cookies
Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.
Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.
Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyze your behavior on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).
Here are some following types of non-essential cookies
These are cookies that are designed for purposes such as enhancing a website’s functionality. These are either not strictly essential for the website or functionality which you have requested to work, or are cookies which serve non-essential purposes in addition to their essential purpose.
Analytical (or performance) cookies
Analytical (or performance) cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work.
Targeting (or advertising) cookies
Targeting and advertising cookies are specifically designed to gather information from you on your device to display advertisements to you based on relevant topics that interest you. Advertisers will place these cookies on a website with the website operator’s permission.
There are several type of Cookies provided by web sites, below are the types of Cookies:
First party Cookies: First-party cookies are set by the website visited by the user. The data collected using first-party cookies is used for purposes like calculating pageviews, sessions, and number of users.
Third party Cookies: Third-party cookies are set by domains that are not directly visited by the user. This happens when publishers add third-party elements (like chatbot, social plugins, or ads) on their website
Session Cookies: Session cookies either expire immediately or within a few seconds of the user leaving the web browser. Among other uses, these cookies are used by e-commerce websites to remember the product placed in cart by the user, to keep users logged in, and to calculate each user session for analytical purposes.
Persistent Cookies: As the name suggests, persistent cookies stay on the user’s browser for a very long time. Generally, persistent cookies are required to have an expiration date which could be anything between a second to 10 years. The above shared screenshot is an example of persistent cookies with expiration date.
Security Cookies: Only HTTPS websites can set secure cookies, i.e., cookies with encrypted data. Mostly, the checkout or payment pages of e-commerce websites have secure cookies to facilitate safer transactions. Similarly, online banking websites are required to use secure cookies for security reasons. Our site uses security cookies to protect the transmission of a user’s personal data.
If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit All About Cookies | Online Privacy and Digital Security
You can find out more on how to decline targeting and behavioral advertising cookies by visiting the following links:
If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more or to opt-out of interest-based advertising please visit AboutAds.info for laptops and NAI Mobile Choices or AppChoices for mobile devices.
If you are based in the UK or European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit YourOnlineChoices.eu, YourAdChoices.com and NAI Consumer Opt-out.
The Digital Advertising Alliance Canada’s (DAAC) AdChoices initiative allows you to opt-out of the use of information for interest-based advertising. For more information on this program, see AdChoices in Canada - Learn about the blue icon & your choices
List of cookies used on/or in relation to our website:
|Cookie Name||Essential or Non-essential||Type of cookie||First or Third party||Session or Persistent||Expiration Time||Purpose|
|.AspNetCore.Antiforgery.#||Essential||Security||First party||Session||At end of Session||Provides access to the antiforgery system, which provides protection against Cross-site Request Forgery (XSRF, also called CSRF) attacks.|
|CookieConsent||Essential||Security||First party||Persistent||1 Month||Saves the user's cookie consent choice.|
|__RequestVerificationToken||Essential||Security||First party||Session||At end of Session||Prevents cross site request forgery attacks.|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||Essential||Security||First party||Session||At end of Session||Saves session id for web application to keep internal state of the user interactions.|
|WorldSocietyWBDE||Essential||Security||First party||Session||At end of Session||Used to authenticate the user.|
How to accept or reject cookies
There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies. Some of the main methods of doing so are described below:
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies (functional, analytical, or targeting). The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. If you do not know how to do this, you can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.
To clear existing cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.
You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.