Cookies and other usage tracking mechanisms
SamyReads ("SamyReads.com" or "SamyReads"), SamyReads's partners, affiliates and third parties use a number of Cookies and similar tools to provide a great, fast, personalised and secure service to our visitors and users.
This Policy governs our use of any such mechanisms and explains how we use such data and how any such usage may impact your experience in using SamyReads or related services.
What are Cookies?
There are two different types of Cookies; session and persistent. Session Cookies are only stored on your device for the duration of your session and will be automatically erased once you close your web browser. On the other hand, persistent Cookies will remain stored on your device, even after you have ended your session and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to a website. Persistent Cookies can be deleted, please see your browser help page to find out how.
We will use data in cookies or other aforementioned solutions for the following purposes
Security - We use these tools to provide safety and security in your usage of the SamyReads services. Cookies enable us to ensure only registered users can log into the Websites and that only you can access your account. Cookies also enable us to monitor your account and detect any unusual or suspicious activity.
Authentication - These mechanisms enable you to log into your account and use services not otherwise publicly accessible. They also enable you to use our affiliates and partners effectively within the framework of the SamyReads Websites or externally if you choose to use such services internally or with third parties.
Personalisation - Cookies enable us to provide data, information and website material in a way optimised to your profile or your choices - for example we may prioritise content relevant to an upcoming trip that you are undertaking, content based on your recent usage or content in a language chosen by you if available.
Analytics - We may use information in any of the above mechanisms and technologies to perform analytics of our users behaviour and use of our Websites. These analytics may help us improve our services, monitor and optimise our Websites and provide insight into past, current and future trends. We may share any such analysis with our partners on a non-commercial or a commercial basis. Any such use of your information will only be done on an aggregated anonymised basis such that no third party will be able to match any individual user or person to any of the data that we provide.
To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser add on: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Technologies Used - The specific names and types of cookies, pixels and other technologies used for the above purposes may change from time to time and the specific mechanisms and tools used may also change without warning. We advise you to regularly review this policy to ensure that you are up to date with what data we collect from such methods and what this data can be used for. We will endeavour to make you aware of any major changes to this policy if we are able to do so (for example if you are a registered user).
Cookies Currently in Use
|Cookie Name||Purpose||Length to Expiry|
|_ga||Unique identifier for Google Analytics to distinguish users||2 years|
|_gid||Unique identifier for Google Analytics to distinguish users||24 hours|
|_gat||Used to throttle request rate from Google Analytics||1 minute|
While most browsers automatically accept Cookies, you have the option to change your browser settings to stop this or to prompt you before any Cookies are accepted. However please note choosing to do so may limit your ability to use SamyReads and may make some of our services inaccessible. For more information around controlling and deleting cookies review your browser help page.