Cookie Policy

Effective Date: 18-Jan-2024
Last Updated: 18-Jan-2024

What are cookies?

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to manage the cookie settings.

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?

As most of the online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

Types of Cookies we use

Necessary

Necessary cookies are required to enable the basic features of this site, such as providing secure log-in or adjusting your consent preferences. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable data.

CookieDurationDescription
langSelectedpastWordPress multilingual plugin sets this cookie to store the current language/language settings.
wp-wpml_current_languagesessionWordPress multilingual plugin sets this cookie to store the current language/language settings.
cookieyes-consent1 yearCookieYes sets this cookie to remember users’ consent preferences so that their preferences are respected on subsequent visits to this site. It does not collect or store any personal information about the site visitors.
apbct_timestampneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to prevent spam on comments and forms and act as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site.
apbct_urlsneverCleanTalk Spam Protect sets this cookie to prevent spam on our comments and forms and acts as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for this site.
ct_has_scrolledneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to store dynamic variables from the browser.
apbct_headlessneverCleantalk set this cookie to detect spam and improve the website’s security.
apbct_page_hitsneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to prevent spam on comments and forms and act as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site.
apbct_visible_fieldsneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to prevent spam on the site’s comments/forms, and to act as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site.
apbct_site_landing_tsneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to prevent spam on comments and forms and act as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site.
apbct_cookies_testneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to prevent spam on comments and forms and act as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site.
ct_pointer_dataneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to prevent spam on the site’s comments/forms, and to act as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for the site.
ct_timezoneneverCleanTalk–Used to prevent spam on our comments and forms and acts as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for this site.
apbct_pixel_urlneverClean Talk sets this cookie to make WordPress anti-spam cookies, e.g., spam on forms and comments.
__cf_bm1 hourThis cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management.
HSIDpastThis cookie is used to authenticate users, to ensure that only the actual owner of an account can access that account.

Functional

Functional cookies help perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collecting feedback, and other third-party features.

CookieDurationDescription
popup_*3 monthsStores whether the user has seen the notification.
notification*3 monthsStores whether the user has seen the notification.
__lc_cid1 year 1 month 4 daysThis is an essential cookie for the website live chat box to function properly.
__lc_cst1 year 1 month 4 daysThis cookie is used for the website live chat box to function properly.
__oauth_redirect_detector1 minuteThis cookie is used to recognise the visitors using live chat at different times inorder to optimise the chat-box functionality.
ct_mouse_movedneverCleantalk set this cookie to store dynamic variables from the browser.
ct_ps_timestampneverClean Talk sets this cookie to prevent spam on the site’s comments or forms.
ct_fkp_timestampneverClean Talk sets this cookie to prevent spam on the site’s comments or forms.
ct_checkjsneverClean Talk sets this cookie to prevent spam on the site’s comments or forms.
_hjIncludedInSessionSample_31088781 hourDescription is currently not available.
VISITOR_PRIVACY_METADATA6 monthsDescription is currently not available.
LOGIN_INFOpastDescription is currently not available.
SIDpastDescription is currently not available.
APISIDpastDescription is currently not available.
__Secure-1PSIDpastDescription is currently not available.
__Secure-1PAPISIDpastDescription is currently not available.
FASIDsessionDescription is currently not available.

Analytics

Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics such as the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

CookieDurationDescription
_gcl_au3 monthsGoogle Tag Manager sets the cookie to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services.
_ga1 year 1 month 4 daysGoogle Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.
_hjSessionUser_*1 yearHotjar sets this cookie to ensure data from subsequent visits to the same site is attributed to the same user ID, which persists in the Hotjar User ID, which is unique to that site.
_hjSession_*1 hourHotjar sets this cookie to ensure data from subsequent visits to the same site is attributed to the same user ID, which persists in the Hotjar User ID, which is unique to that site.
_ga_*1 year 1 month 4 daysGoogle Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views.
ct_screen_infoneverCleanTalk sets this cookie to complete an anti-spam solution and firewall for the website, preventing spam from appearing in comments and forms.
vuid1 year 1 month 4 daysVimeo installs this cookie to collect tracking information by setting a unique ID to embed videos on the website.
CONSENT2 yearsYouTube sets this cookie via embedded YouTube videos and registers anonymous statistical data.

Advertisement

Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with customised advertisements based on the pages you visited previously and to analyse the effectiveness of the ad campaigns. This includes AdsWhizz for digital audio advertising.

CookieDurationDescription
YSCsessionYoutube sets this cookie to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE6 monthsYouTube sets this cookie to measure bandwidth, determining whether the user gets the new or old player interface.
test_cookie15 minutesdoubleclick.net sets this cookie to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies.
SSIDpastGoogle sets this cookie to download certain Google Tools and save certain preferences, for example the number of search results per page or activation of the SafeSearch Filter. Adjusts the ads that appear in Google Search.
SAPISIDpastGoogle enables this cookie to collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube.
yt-remote-device-idneverYouTube sets this cookie to store the user’s video preferences using embedded YouTube videos.
yt-remote-connected-devicesneverYouTube sets this cookie to store the user’s video preferences using embedded YouTube videos.
yt.innertube::requestsneverYouTube sets this cookie to register a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
yt.innertube::nextIdneverYouTube sets this cookie to register a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

Manage cookie preferences

Cookie Settings

You can change your cookie preferences any time by clicking the above button. This will let you revisit the cookie consent banner and change your preferences or withdraw your consent right away.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. Listed below are the links to the support documents on how to manage and delete cookies from the major web browsers.

Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050

Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-in/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox?redirectslug=delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored&redirectlocale=en-US

Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/microsoft-edge-browsing-data-and-privacy-bb8174ba-9d73-dcf2-9b4a-c582b4e640dd

If you are using any other web browser, please visit your browser’s official support documents.

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