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POCKETBOOK INTERNATIONAL SA COOKIE AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES NOTICE

Last updated: 25th of May 2018

POCKETBOOK INTERNATIONAL SA, (collectively, ”PocketBook”, “we”, “us” or “our”) maintain our websites including https://www.pocketbook.ch, http://www.bookland.com, https://readrate.com and our other related websites, mobile applications, Readers, and other services (collectively, the “Services”). We, along with our vendors, use a variety of technologies to learn more about how people use the Services. You can find out more about these technologies and how to control them in the information below. This Cookie and Tracking Technologies Notice is the part of our Privacy Notices.

Cookies & Other Tracking Technologies: How We Use Them

Like most companies, we use cookies and other tracking technologies on our Services (referred to together from this point forward as “Cookies,” unless otherwise stated).

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers in order to (for example) make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

We may use Cookies for a variety of purposes and to enhance your online experience, for example, by remembering your log-in status.

We use both session and persistent tracking technologies. Tracking technologies (e.g., Cookies) can either be persistent (i.e., they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser).

We also use first and third-party cookies. First party cookies are used and controlled by us to provide services for the Services. Third-party cookies are controlled by third-parties, mostly for analytics purposes.

Our Services use the following categories of Cookies:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are Cookies which are needed to provide Services and features you have specifically requested. We may use cookies and tracking technologies for system administration and/or to allow you to make use of shopping-cart functionality. We are not required to obtain your consent for cookies that are strictly necessary.
  • Analytics and Performance-Related Cookies: We may use cookies to assess the performance of our Services, including as part of our analytics practices to improve the selection of content recommended to you through the Services.
  • Functionality-Related Cookies: We may use cookies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited the Services before or if you are a new visitor and to help us identify the features in which you may have the greatest interest.
  • Targeting-Related Cookies: We may use Cookies to deliver content, including ads, relevant to your interests on our Services.

By using our Services, you consent to the use of cookies and tracking technologies and the corresponding processing of information. You can withdraw your consent at any time by deleting placed cookies and disabling cookies in your browser.

Your Cookie Choices & How to Opt-Out

You have the choice whether to accept the use of Cookies and we have explained how you can exercise your rights, below.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept HTTP Cookies. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies and how to disable existing cookies. For more information about HTTP cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies

Controlling the HTML5 local storage on your browser depends on which browser you use. For more information regarding your specific browser please consult the browser’s website (often in the Help section).

Please note, however, that without HTTP cookies and HTML5 local storage, you may not be able to take full advantage of all the features of our Services and some parts of the Services may not function properly.

You can also disable analytics for mobile apps from the settings screen on your mobile device.

Cookies & Tracking Technologies Used on Pocketbook’s Services

The following table sets out details of the some of the individual cookies/ tracking solutions we use and the purposes for which we use them.

We are not responsible for third-party sites and their privacy practices as it relates to opt-outs from tracking activities. The following third-parties that collect information from you on our Services have provided notices that you may obtain information on their policies and practices, and in some instances, opt-out of certain of their activities, as follows:

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Name Provider Target Typ
PHPSESSID Pocketbook This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages./td> HTTP Cookie
form_key Pocketbook A security measure that appends a random string to all form submissions to protect the data from Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). HTTP Cookie
section_data_ids Pocketbook Stores customer-specific information related to shopper-initiated actions HTTP Cookie
cookie_policy_accepted Google Tag Manager Based on cookies information, it is used to store user declarations, preferences, and hide/show cookies containing a cookie information banner. HTTP Cookie
_ga Google Tag Manager This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google\'s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners. HTTP Cookie
_gid Google Tag Manager The "_gid" cookie is part of Google Universal Analytics and is primarily used to track visits to any site which uses Google Analytics.. Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. HTTP Cookie
NID Google Tag Manager This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to help build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites. HTTP Cookie
_gat_UA-# Google Tag Manager The cookie is part of Google Universal Analytics and is used by Google to throttle request rate. HTTP Cookie
1P_JAR Pocketbook This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website. HTTP Cookie
private_content_version Pocketbook This cookie is used to facilitate content caching on the browser to make pages load faster. HTML Local Storage
APISID Google Tag Manager This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor\'s interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device. HTTP Cookie
DSID Google Tag Manager This cookie is set to note your specific user identity. It contains a hashed/encrypted unique ID. HTTP Cookie
HSID Google Tag Manager This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to build a profile of the website visitor\'s interests and show relevant ads on other sites. HTTP Cookie
IDE Pocketbook This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website. HTTP Cookie
SAPISID Google Tag Manager This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor\'s interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device. HTTP Cookie
SEARCH_SAMESITE Google Tag Manager SameSite prevents the browser from sending this cookie along with cross-site requests. The main goal is mitigate the risk of cross-origin information leakage. It also provides some protection against cross-site request forgery attacks. HTTP Cookie
SID Google Tag Manager This is a very common cookie name but where it is found as a session cookie it is likely to be used as for session state management. HTTP Cookie
SIDCC Google Tag Manager This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website. HTTP Cookie
SSID Google Tag Manager This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website. HTTP Cookie
UULE Google Tag Manager These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use from site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. HTTP Cookie
_fbp Google Tag Manager Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers HTTP Cookie
X-Magento-Vary Pocketbook This cookie is used by system to highlight that version of a page requested by a user has been changed. It allows having different versions of the same page stored in cache e.g. Varnish. HTTP
mage-cache-sessid Pocketbook The value of this cookie triggers the cleanup of local cache storage. When the cookie is removed by the backend application, the Admin cleans up local storage, and sets the cookie value to “true.” HTML Local Storage
mage-cache-storage Pocketbook Local storage of visitor-specific content that enables ecommerce functions. HTML Local Storage
mage-cache-storage-section-invalidation Pocketbook Forces local storage of specific content sections that should be invalidated. HTML Local Storage
mage-messages Pocketbook Tracks error messages and other notifications that are shown to the user, such as the cookie consent message, and various error messages, The message is deleted from the cookie after it is shown to the shopper. HTTP Cookie
mage-translation-file-version Pocketbook As Elcometer operates on a global scale, we use the following cookies to convert the language and content to meet your individual preferences. HTML Local Storage
product_data_storage Pocketbook Stores configuration for product data related to Recently Viewed/Compared Products. HTML Local Storage
mage-translation-storage Pocketbook As Elcometer operates on a global scale, we use the following cookies to convert the language and content to meet your individual preferences. HTML Local Storage
recently_compared_product Pocketbook Stores product IDs of recently compared products. HTML Local Storage
recently_compared_product_previous Pocketbook Stores product IDs of previously compared products for easy navigation. HTML Local Storage
recently_viewed_product Pocketbook Stores product IDs of recently viewed products for easy navigation. HTML Local Storage
recently_viewed_product_previous Pocketbook Stores product IDs of recently previously viewed products for easy navigation. HTML Local Storage

Reading Activity

We keep track of your reading activity to provide you with information such as reading stats, and improve personalized book recommendations. If you would like to turn it off on your Reader, you may do so via Settings > Reading Settings > Track Reading Activity.

We may amend this Cookie and Tracking Technologies Notice from time to time, for example, because our website or the rules relating to cookies change. We reserve the right to amend the content of the Cookie Notice and the cookies included in the lists at any time and without notice. The new Cookie Notice will be effective upon posting. If you do not agree to the revised notice, you should alter your preferences, or consider stopping using the PocketBook pages. By continuing to access or make use of our services after the changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Cookie Notice. You can consult this web page for the latest version.

If you have any further questions and/or comments, please contact us privacy@pocketbook-int.com