1. What are cookies?
A cookie is a piece of data that is placed on an internet user's computer memory. The information the cookie contains is set by a website's server and it can be used when the user visits the website.
Cookies are designed to remember things that an internet user has done whilst on a website in the past, which can include putting products in a basket, logging in, or clicking on links.
Cookies are not dangerous. They are not computer programs and cannot be used to circulate viruses.
The cookies we use on our website are used in many ways, including:
- Sign in / Sign up to our website.
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook, Twitter, ...
- Make sure advertising on other websites is relevant to you
2. What types of cookies we use
Session (or Transient) Cookies
Session cookies are stored in your computer's memory for the length of your browsing session. They become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a time and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed. They allow you to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly.
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When you visit this website, some cookies will not be placed by us but will be placed by third parties. For example, if you click on a third party's advertisement that appears on the website (i.e. that is advertising a product that is not sold by us), that third party may place cookies on your device. We have a business relationship with these third parties but we do not place the cookies. We would therefore suggest that you look at those third parties' websites for more information about the cookies they place and how you can manage them.
Google place cookies from our website so as to analyse how the website is performing and how you move around the website. This information then enables us to make modifications to the website so as to improve your online experience. The cookies Google places also help us to understand the effectiveness of the marketing campaigns.
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Google places these cookies from the website in order to measure the effectiveness of Google Adsense advertisements that appear on the website.
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Find out more here: How Google uses data when you use Google partners' sites or apps
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We using this sharing service for Hong Kong Business Directory Website sharing.
Sharing with social networks
If you use the buttons that allow you to share products and content with your friends via social networks like twitter and facebook, these companies may set a cookie on your computer memory. Find out more about these here:https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
3. What happens if I opt out of all cookies?
If you opted out of all cookies set by Hong Kong Business Directory Website and associated websites, then you will not be able to sign in and sign up to our website. You will, however, still be able to browse our website.
If you disable Flash cookies, you will not be able to watch some of the videos on Hong Kong Business Directory Website
4. How do I opt out of cookies?
You can manage the cookies that you allow on your computer through the internet browser that you use. You can also ask to be alerted every time a cookie is offered. There are instructions on how to manage your cookies using the most popular internet browsers below:
Find out which internet browser you use
- On a PC: click on 'Help' at the top of your browser window and select 'About'
- On an Apple Mac: click on the Apple menu and select 'About' (make sure the browser is open)
Opting out of cookies in Internet Explorer
Opting out of cookies in Safari
Opting out of cookies in Google Chrome
As a default, Google Chrome allows all cookies. You can manage the behaviour of first-party and third-party cookies or even block them completely.
Opting out of cookies in Mozilla Firefox
You can configure which sites are allowed to set cookies, how long to keep them for, and view and manage your existing cookies.
5. Further information about online privacy
On this website you'll find information about how behavioural advertising works, further information about cookies and the steps you can take to protect your privacy on the internet.
A guide to deleting and controlling cookies in many of the internet browsers available.