You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time (see How to Control Cookies, below). You can change your browser settings to refuse or restrict cookies, and you may delete them after they have been placed on your device at any time. If you do not accept or delete our cookies, some areas of the Site that you access may take more time to work, or may not function properly.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small files containing a string of characters that we may store on your computer or mobile device when you access the Site. When you access the Site again, the cookies allow us to recognize your browser. Cookies may store your preferences and other information but cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.
Cookies set by a website owner (in this case, NVTC) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable us to provide third party features or functionality through the Site (i.e. advertising, social media functions and analytics).
The Cookies We Use
The information that we collect with cookies allows us to statistically analyze usage of the Site, and to improve and customize our content and other offerings. However, we only disclose information collected with cookies to third parties on an aggregated basis without the use of any information that personally identifies you.
The specific types of first party and third party cookies placed by our Site and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our websites, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing.
- Performance and Functionality Cookies: These are used to recognize you when you return to our Site. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region), but are non-essential to the performance of our Site.
- Analytical or Customization Cookies: These cookies collect information about how users access and move through our Site. We use this information in either aggregate form to help us to improve the way our Site work, or to personalize our Site to your interests.
- Advertising Cookies: These cookies are used to make the advertising displayed on our Site more relevant to you. These cookies prevent ads reappearing and ensure that ads are properly displayed. Certain third party cookies may track users over different websites are will provide ads relevant to your interests.
- Social Media Cookies: These cookies allow us to integrate social media functions into our Site and may also be used for advertising purposes.
How to Control Cookies
You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time, although you may not be able to use certain features of our Site. You can do this by activating the settings on your browser that allows you to refuse all or some cookies.
As well as cookies, we use other technologies to recognize and track your use of our Site. A web beacon (also known as a “tracking pixel” or “clear GIF”) is a clear graphic image (typically a one-pixel tag) that is delivered through a web browser or HTML e-mail, typically in conjunction with a cookie.
Web beacons allows us, for example, to monitor how users move from one page within our websites to another, to track access to our communications, to understand whether users have come to our websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to measure how ads have been viewed and to improve site performance.
Changes in Our Policy
If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our Web site. If you are concerned about how your information is used, please refer to our Web site periodically.