Bizhack Kenya Company’s Guidelines on Cookie Usage
Updated on January 13, 2024
Here, we detail the nature of various tracking technologies and their purposes. You’ll also find information on how you can manage these trackers.
We reserve the right to modify these guidelines. To stay updated, please refer to the “updated on” date at the top of this page. Changes to these guidelines take effect upon their posting on our website.
For inquiries, reach out to us at privacy@Bizhack.co.ke, or mail us at Bizhack Kenya Company, 50400, Busia.
- Understanding Trackers
- Our Tracker Usage
- Managing Trackers
1. What are Trackers?
We employ several types of trackers, six of which are described below. This list aims to cover all the categories we use, though the specific types may vary based on your interaction with our website.
Cookies are small text files stored on your browser by websites or online services. They record information about your visits to our or other websites, often containing a unique identifier (like cookie #123).
We use “first-party cookies” (set by us on our website) and “third-party cookies” (set by other entities whose features are integrated into our website, like google.com).
“Session cookies” are temporary and last only during your website visit, expiring when you close your browser. “Persistent cookies” remain on your browser for a set period or until manually deleted.
You can control cookie acceptance through your browser settings. Refusing cookies might degrade your experience on our website and limit certain functionalities.
Pixels, also known as web beacons, GIFs, or bugs, are tiny, transparent images on web pages or messages. They track if you’ve opened these pages or messages. When activated, a pixel records a visit and may interact with cookies.
Pixels often depend on cookies, so disabling cookies may affect their functionality. However, pixels can still track page visits even with cookies turned off.
D) Software Development Kits (SDKs)
SDKs are code snippets from our digital partners (like advertising companies and analytics providers) in our mobile apps. They gather and analyze specific device and user data.
E) Device Identifiers
These are unique, user-resettable alphanumeric identifiers specific to a device, stored directly on it. They identify you and/or your device(s) across different apps and devices for marketing and advertising.
F) ID Synching
Our digital and marketing partners sometimes use a process called “ID synching” or “cookie synching” to determine relevant ads for you. This involves linking data from your browsing or other sources by matching tracker IDs. These linked trackers may carry demographic information, influencing the ads you see.
2. What Trackers Do we use?
Here’s a breakdown of the tracker types on our website.
Necessary for website functionality, these trackers enable navigation and access to services and features (like login cookies). Without them, our website may not function properly or some services/features might be inaccessible.
These gather information about your website usage, aiding us in enhancement. They track popular pages, record site difficulties, monitor subscription behaviors, and assess ad performance, helping us understand audience patterns.
These determine the Bizhack ads to display to you on our site and elsewhere. They use your site behavior for targeting, limit ad repetition, personalize ads, and gauge our marketing campaigns’ effectiveness.
These assist in selecting third-party ads for you. Some collect information about your site behavior for ad targeting, limit ad frequency, enhance ad relevance, and measure campaign effectiveness.
3. How Do I Manage Trackers?
In some regions, you’ll see a banner about trackers on your first website visit. By accepting, you agree to their use as described here.
You can adjust tracker settings anytime under “Manage Privacy Preferences”.
Additionally, you can accept or refuse trackers from our or any website via your browser settings. Refusing trackers may restrict access to certain features on our website.
Most browsers default to accepting cookies, but you can change this. For specific browser instructions, refer to the following:
For more browser information, see the “All About Cookies” guide.
To opt out of Google Analytics, follow Google’s instructions.
Our third-party advertisers and vendors may belong to the Network Advertising Initiative, Digital Advertising Alliance, or European Digital Advertising Alliance. To opt out of their interest-based advertising, visit AboutAds.info, European Digital Advertising Alliance, NAI Mobile Choices, or AppChoices. Opting out doesn’t stop all ads and is browser/device-specific. You may still receive non-participating company ads and data collection for other purposes.