What are cookies?
If you enter and make use of our website cookies are used. Cookies can generally be described as small files or pieces of information that may be stored by your browser on your user device. A user device may be a smartphone, computer or tablet or any other internet enabled device. Cookies are for example used to remember information for your next visit to the website. Such information may be information about your login details or your language preferences.
What type of cookies do we use?
There are different kinds of cookies used for a variety of purposes.
Functional or Session cookies: these are mainly used by online shops and allow you to keep items in your basket when shopping online. These cookies expire when the browser is closed
Analytics, Utility or Permanent cookies: these remain in operation, even when you have closed the browser. They remember your login details and password so you don’t have to type them in every time you use the site. The law concerning permanent cookies stipulates that they need to be deleted after a period of six months
Third-party cookies: these are installed by third parties with the aim of collecting certain information to carry out various research into behaviour, demographics etc.
Firstly we use functional cookies. Functional cookies ensure that the website functions properly. In addition the functional cookies ensure an optimal user experience of the website. Functional cookies are able to store the choices that you make on our website. If you select a certain language preference on our website or if you were visiting a certain section on our website the functional cookies “remember” what your language preference is or which section of our website you were visiting. By saving your preferences functional cookies ensure you an optimal user experience.
Apart from functional cookies we make use of analytical cookies. We use analytical cookies to gather information about the visitor flow and to gather information about the behaviour of the users of our website. With the help of analytical cookies we are able to count the number of users of the website and we are able to understand and recognize the behaviour of our users. The information that is gathered with the help of analytical cookies allows us to improve our website and to provide the best user experience. We use Google Analytics to gather information about the visitor flow and to gather information about the behaviour of the users of our website. Google Analytics is a service that is provided by Google. For more information about Google Analytics please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/
Furthermore, we make use of tracking cookies. The tracking cookies are used to recognize which website you visit and to gather information about your behaviour on these websites. On the basis of these tracking cookies a profile of your interest and behaviour may be composed. Such a profile may be used to provide you with relevant advertisement. We will provide you with the possibility to agree with our use of tracking cookies and the possibility to opt-out.
There are a numerous ways that Civilblockchain.com can make use of the cookies obtained from our users to enhance the user experience within the website and also to serve our users better. Below mentioned are a brief representation of how we put our cookies to use.
a. To keep in track of advertisements and other promotions within all parts of the website
b. Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser differs in its own way, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
In case users disable cookies in their browser:
If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.
Civilblockchain.com does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information and other relevant data collected from cookies; unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when their release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Civilblockchain.com often at our discretion include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites in formal written or oral communication with us.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We may or may not use Google AdSense Advertising on our website. This solely depends on the decision of our management and is also subject to change without any intimation to our users in any form.
Some of the Google cookie services we may or may not implement depending on its necessity
a. Remarketing with Google AdSense
b. Google Display Network Impression Reporting
c. Demographics and Interests Reporting
d. DoubleClick Platform Integration
Option to opt out of these tracking
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google ad settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page or by using the Google analytics opt out browser add on.
Having control over or deleting your cookies
As a user of Civilblockchain.com, you have the possibility to control your cookies. The possibility to control your cookies is presented in the help feature of the web browser you are using. Via the help feature of your web browser you are able to change and adjust the settings with regard to your cookies. It is important to point out that your user experience of our website may be suboptimal or otherwise adversely affected if you change or adjust the settings with regard to your cookies. Furthermore you also have the possibility to control the analytical cookies. In order to control the analytical cookies you have to install “the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on”. The link below will provide you with further information about the possibility to control the analytical cookies:
As an extra service we provide you with useful links that may provide you with further relevant information about the possibility to control your cookie via your browser. Although there are many web browsers available or currently in use we have below mentioned some of the commonly used browsers across the world based on stats. If you are a user of any other web browser apart from
- The following link may be useful with regard to you cookie settings if you use Microsoft Internet Explorer:
- The following link may be useful with regard to your cookie settings if you use Google Chrome:
- The following link may be useful with regard to your cookie settings if you use Mozilla Firefox:
- The following link may be useful with regard to your cookie settings if you use Apple Safari:
- The following link may be useful with regard to your cookie settings if you use Adobe: