Cookie Policy

We use cookies and other technologies to promote great user experience. This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use them and how you can control them.

By using our Services, you agree to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes set out below.

1. What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, e.g. remembering your preferences, recognise whether you have used our Services before and counting the number of people using our Services.

Some cookies are served directly by us to your device. Others are served by a third party on our behalf. We use third-party cookies for functionality, performance and analytics purposes.

Some cookies exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies survive after your browser is closed - they can be used by us to recognise your device when you open your browser again.

2. How we use cookies

We use cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, mobile device IDs and similar files and technologies to collect and store the information we automatically collect about:

i. The browser, operating system and device through which you access the Services. II. Your use of our Services.

We use such technologies to:

I. monitor the performance of our Services and to improve them;
II. customise and enhance your online experience; and
III. inform our marketing strategy.

3. What types of cookies we use

Type of cookie What does it do?
Cookies essential for operating our Services Functionality Cookies
These cookies are essential to provide you with the Services and to use some of their features, such as access to premium or secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for like secure login accounts would not be possible. Functionality cookies record information about the choices you’ve made and allow us to customise our Services to you so that you receive our Services in the way you’ve requested them.

These cookies allow us to:

I. Understand how users use our Services so that we can improve them
II. Save your login details to make it easier for you to log into your account.
Performance / Analytics Cookies Social Media Cookies
We use performance/ analytics cookies to analyse how our Services are accessed, used and perform, in order to improve your experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve our Services. For example, these cookies allow us to:

Collect information about our users, so that we can understand where they are located, what devices and software they are using and how we can improve our Services

I. Test different processes and design ideas for particular pages.
II. Determine the number of unique users of the Website or app.
III. Identify and measure errors that occur within the Services.
IV. Conduct research and diagnostics to improve our Services.
Some pages of our Services may contain embedded content, such as video content from other social networks, and these sites may set their own cookies.

4. How to control or delete cookies

You access our Services through a browser on your device. Most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser.

You can use your web browser to:
delete all cookies;
block all cookies;
allow all cookies;
block ‘third-party’ cookies (i.e., cookies set by online services other than the one you are visiting);
clear all cookies when you close the browser;
open a ‘private browsing’ / ‘incognito’ session, which allows you to browse the web without recording your browsing history or storing local data such as cookies (you should, however, be aware of the limitations of this feature in a privacy context); and install add-ons and plugins that extend browser functionality.

You have the right to choose whether or not to accept the cookies. Please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Services.

You can learn more about managing cookies via your browser by clicking on the link that relates to the browser you use to access our Services: Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Google, Chrome, Safari.

Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use it. This is also available in the Chrome web store.

Some browsers include a feature known as ‘Do Not Track’ or DNT. This allows you to indicate a preference that websites should not track you. However, whilst DNT is available in many browsers, websites are not required to recognise its request, so it may not always work.

Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists that allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.

Please bear in mind that there are many more companies listed on these sites than those that drop cookies via the Services.

5. Changes to this Cookie Policy

We will update this Cookie Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices and Services. When we post changes to this Cookie Policy, we will revise the “Last Updated” date at the top of this Cookie Policy. By using this website and app you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of our Cookie Policy. We recommend that you check this page from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Cookie Policy.

6. Need More Information?

A number of websites provide details information about cookies, including AboutCookies.org and AllAboutCookies.org

7. Cookies that have been set in the past

If you have disabled one or more cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set. We will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.

8. Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this cookies policy, or privacy matters generally, please contact us via email: info@worldmerit.org.