How We Collect Information
1.1 Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are necessary for the operation of the Platform. They include, for example, cookies that enable us to provide certain features, such as automatic forwarding to the least busy server. Strictly necessary cookies are used to collect session ID and authentication data. They are “session” cookies, which expire when you close your browser session.
1.2 Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to the Platform. This enables us to personalise our content for you, including (where applicable) greet you by name and remember your preferences. These cookies allow the Platform to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.
1.3 Analytical or performance cookies. Analytical/performance cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors use the Platform. This helps us to improve the way the Platform works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily. We use Google Analytics, a third-party web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”), to collect information about how people use the Platform. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the Platform, how you got here and what you click on. Google Analytics uses its own persistent cookie which facilitates an analysis of your use of the Platform. The information (including your IP address) collected by the cookie is then transferred to, and stored by, a server of Google in the USA. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of Platform, compile reports on your activities and provide further data relating to the Platform. Google will transfer this information to third parties if prescribed by law or to the extent those third parties are commissioned by Google to process the data. Further Information about Google Analytics is available here.
1.4 Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to DuckDive, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make DuckDive and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
1.5 Social Media Cookies. We maintain an active social network presence, namely Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. We have linked these networks. This may result in cookies being set by these networks while using the Platform. These cookies provide access to social networks and may collect personal information in relation to your use of these networks. We have no control for how the social networks may collect and use your personal information and their use is determined by that social network.
The purposes and duration of our cookies
You can find more information about the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use the Platform, while also creating an analytics report of the Platform’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
Set by Google to distinguish users.
This are the cookies set by Cookieyes tool to keep track of user consent.
This cookie is used to manage user sessions and check which type of wallet is connected to the Platform and whether they have multiple wallet extensions installed in their browser.
This cookie is used to track filter category selected by user.
Third-party cookies are set by a domain name that is not the one that appears in your browser address bar. First party cookies, such as strictly necessary cookies, are linked to the website you, the user, visits. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, a social networking site, these service providers may set their own cookies on your web browser. These third-party cookies are not related to us and we do not control the use of these third-party cookies. Further information about the purposes and duration of third-party cookies on the Platform is set out on the table below:
This cookie is set by Facebook to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising, after visiting the Platform.
Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.
We use the conversion tracking/remarketing functionality provided by Twitter, Facebook, Google, and other providers to measure the effectiveness of our publicity efforts through online advertising.
This involves the use of web beacons (these are also referred to as ‘pixel tags’ or ‘clear gifs’) to provide us with statistical information about site traffic and how people navigate through the Platform. Web beacons are typically transparent graphic images placed on a site. Web beacons are used in combination with cookies to measure the actions of visitors on web sites. We may use web beacons to obtain information such as the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, and the type of browser used to view the page.
We may also use web beacons in marketing emails sent by our system. If you receive the HTML formatted version of such emails and your email is configured to download images, a record of whether or not you open the email (and, if you open the email, how frequently you open it) will be saved with your subscriber history. Your engagement with the content of the communication (such as which links you click on) will also be recorded.
We may use this information in aggregated form to give us an indication of the popularity of content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting. We may also use the information to publish more content relevant to users in future issues and to unsubscribe recipients who haven’t opened our emails for a period of time.
Third party access to the cookies
The cookies we use will be accessed by us and shared with third parties for the purposes of evaluating usage of the Platform, compiling reports on your activity on the Platform and providing other services relating to your activity and internet usage on the Platform.
The cookies we use might also be shared with third parties where:
we sell or buy all or any part of the DuckDive business or its assets, in which case we may disclose your personal information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
DuckDive or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party;
we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation or request; and/or
it is necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of DuckDive, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
How to control and delete cookies
The majority of web browsers accept cookies, but you can usually change the web browser’s settings to refuse new cookies, disable existing ones or simply let you know when new ones are sent to your device. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility) or you can click on the links below to access instructions from some of the most popular browsers:
However, please be aware that, if you refuse or disable cookies, some of the Platform’s functionality may be lost. In addition, disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser, you will need to do this yourself from within your browser.
If you have any queries in relation to this Policy, please contact us at the following address:Duck@duckdive.org