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First party cookies are cookies that are stored by the website you are visiting, while third party cookies are stored by a website other than the one you are visiting. Please note that we do not control the collection or further use of your data by third parties.
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In order to help us maintain and improve our service to you, Esskay International website, online services, applications, and advertisements may use ‘cookies’ to collect information related to your use of the website. Cookies may also be used to carry out transactions and disabling them may affect the functionality of this website.
We may also collect non-personal information about your visit to our website, based on your browsing (click stream) activities. This information may include but is not limited to the pages browsed and products and services viewed or booked. This helps us to better manage and develop our offers and to provide you with better products and services tailored to your individual interests and needs. We may use this information to measure the entry and exit points of visitors to the website and respective numbers of visitors to various pages and sections of the website and details of searches performed. We may also use this information to measure the usage of advertising banners, other click through from the website.
As is true of most we gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring and exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to understand and analyse trends, to administer the website, to learn about user behaviour on the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Esskay International may use this information in our marketing and advertising services.
In some of our email messages, we use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the Esskay International website. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our website. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the email messages.
Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read, and they tell us whether mail has been opened. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to customers.
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