1. Collection of Non-Personally Identifiable Information
A “cookie” is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier and we may use these cookies on or in connection with our website to maintain information about you.We use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. A persistent cookie will remain on your hard drive even after you close your browser. These persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the website and if you wish to remove these then follow your web browser’s directions. A session cookie on the other hand is only temporary and disappears after you close your browser. When you visit the 10option site, our computer may ask your computer for permission to employ the use of session or persistent cookies. Our website will then send a cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits our website to access the cookies it has already sent to you and not the cookies sent to you by other websites. Many web browsers can be adjusted to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using, or negatively impact the display or function of, our website or certain areas or features of our website.
Our servers automatically collect data about your Internet Protocol address when you visit us. When you request pages from our website, our servers may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another website or a search engine); the pages you visit on our website; the website you visit after this website; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this website or a referral website; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. Your IP address can also be used for moderation purposes, in order to limit the creation of multiple accounts and SPAM prevention.
When you use the website, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our users anonymously. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. The information is used to enable more accurate reporting, improve the effectiveness of our marketing, and make the website better for our users.
2. Third Party Advertising Cookies
Most of the advertisements you see on the website are generated by third parties and some of these third parties generate their own cookies in order to track how many people have seen a particular advertisement (or use the services of third parties to do this), and to track how many people have seen it more than once. These cookies cannot be used to identify an individual and the only information that will be obtained from these cookies is that the user has visited the 10option.com website; they can only be used for statistical purposes, for example, in providing you with advertisements that are more relevant to your interests. Some of the information gleaned from third party cookies will be aggregated with other anonymous information for statistical purposes. The third party companies that generate these cookies have their own, very strict, privacy policies but we don’t have access to these cookies; other than allowing them to be served, we have no role to play in these cookies at all (although we may use statistical information arising from these third party cookies and provided to us by third parties, to improve the targeting of advertisements to users of the website).
If you wish to disable these third party cookies generated by advertisers or providers of targeted advertising services, you can turn them off by going to the third party’s website and getting them to generate a one-time “no thanks” cookie that will stop any further cookies being written to your machine. Here are links to two websites where you may opt out of receiving these cookies: (i) Invite Media website (http://assets.invitemedia.com/opt-out.html), and (ii) the Network Advertising Initiative (http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp).
You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising companies for more information on how to opt out of these cookies: http://youronlinechoices.com.