(Effective April 28, 2018)
What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser or device by websites, mobile apps, and advertisements that you access or use. This data is stored on your browser or device which helps websites and mobile apps remember things about you to improve your user experience as much as possible. For example, cookies may help Unisell remember certain preferences you have set or selected, such as your University’s name or Social Media preferences.
The cookies we use can be grouped into 4 main categories. We have summarised these categories below and provide the reasons for using these cookies:
We use these cookies to remember your settings and preferences.
For example, these cookies can help us remember your University’s name or your Social Media preferences.
We use these cookies to help us identiy and prevent security risks.
For example, we may use these cookies to store your web-session information to prevent others from changing your password without your username and password.
We use these cookies to collect information about how you interact with our platform and to help us improve them.
For example, we may use these cookies to determine if you have interacted with a certain page or feature.
We use these cookes to help us continuously improve our platform.
For example, we can use these cookies to learn more about which features are the most popular with our users and which ones could be made better.
Local Storage, Clear Gifs, Flash Cookies and Other Technologies
We may also use other similar technologies on our platform such as flash cookies and clear gifs. We use these technologies to do things like help us see what features are popular, create a more engaging experience, and deliver content that will most interest you. Clear gifs, also called pixel tags, are small blocks of code installed in or on a webpage, mobile app, or advertisement. These tags can retrieve certain information about your browser and device such as: operating system, browser type and version, referring website, website visited, IP address, and other similar information. Local storage is an industry-standard technology that allows a website or mobile app to store and retrieve data on an individual’s computer, mobile phone, or other device.
Your mobile operating system may let you opt-out from having your information collected or used for interest-based advertising on mobile devices. You should refer to the instructions provided by your mobile device’s manufacturer (this information should be available in the “settings” area of your mobile device).
Of course, if you remain against us collecting information through the use of our platform, you can always stop us from doing so by deactivating your account and uninstalling Unisell from your device at any time.