Cookie Policy

Cookie Declaration

Smollan and our partners, affiliates, and analytics or service providers use cookies and other technologies to ensure everyone who uses our websites has the best possible experience.  We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services.  You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website. Click here for our Cookie Policy.

 Cookie Policy

1. Introduction

This Cookie Policy (“Policy”) explains that we believe in being open and clear about how we use your information. In the spirit of transparency, this Policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies on our Websites. For the purposes of this Policy, the term, “Websites”, shall refer collectively to www.smollan.com as well as the other websites that Smollan operates and that link to this Policy.

2. Defining a Cookie

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Some of the cookies will only be used if you use certain features or select certain preferences, and some cookies will always be used. You can find out more about each cookie by viewing our current cookie list here. We update this list annually, so there may be additional cookies that are not yet listed. Web beacons, tags and scripts may be used in the Websites or in emails to help us to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by our service/analytics providers on an individual and aggregated basis.

3. Reason for Cookies

When you visit the Websites, we may place several cookies in your browser. For example, we use cookies on the Websites to understand visitor and user preferences, improve their experience, and track and analyse usage, navigational and other statistical information. You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you disable cookies, you may still visit the Websites, but your ability to use some features or areas of the Websites may be limited.

4. Disabling Cookies

You can generally accept or decline the use of cookies through a functionality built into your web browser. To learn more about how to control cookie settings through your browser:

Click here to learn more about the “Private Browsing” setting and managing cookie settings in Firefox;

Click here to learn more about “Incognito” and managing cookie settings in Chrome;

Click here to learn more about “InPrivate” and managing cookie settings in Internet Explorer; or

Click here to learn more about “Private Browsing” and managing cookie settings in Safari.

If you want to learn more about cookies, or how to control, disable or delete them, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance. In addition, certain third-party advertising networks, including Google, permit users to opt out of or customise preferences associated with your internet browsing. To learn more about this feature from Google, click here.

Many jurisdictions require or recommend that website operators inform users/visitors as to the nature of cookies they utilise and, in certain circumstances, obtain the consent of their users to the placement of certain cookies.

The Websites include third party social media features, such as the Facebook Like button, and third-party widgets, such as the ‘Share This’ button or interactive mini-programs that run on the Websites. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on the Websites, and set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Your interaction with these features is governed by the privacy policy of the third-party company providing it.

We may use any of the following categories of cookies on the Websites as detailed below.

Each cookie falls within one of the four following categories:

Category Description
1. Essential / Necessary Cookies Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
2. Analytics / Statistics Cookies Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
3. Functionality or Preference Cookies Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
4. Marketing Cookies Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.
5. Unclassified Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

 

List of Cookies used on the Websites:

Category: Necessary (2)
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
COOKIE NAME PROVIDER TYPE EXPIRY
CookieConsent smollan.com HTTP 1 year
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/about-us/our-legacy/

Cookie purpose description: Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain

PHPSESSID smollan.com HTTP Session
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/qa-with-vusi-thembekwayo-economic-futurist-venture-capitalist-and-serial-entrepreneur/

Cookie purpose description: Preserves user session state across page requests.

 

Category: Statistics (5)
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
COOKIE NAME PROVIDER TYPE EXPIRY
_ga smollan.com HTTP 2 years
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/about-us/our-legacy/

Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

_gat smollan.com HTTP 1 day
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/about-us/our-legacy/

Cookie purpose description: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

_gid smollan.com HTTP 1 day
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/about-us/our-legacy/

Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

collect google-analytics.com Pixel Session
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/about-us/our-legacy/

Cookie purpose description: Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

 

Category: Marketing (17)
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.
COOKIE NAME PROVIDER TYPE EXPIRY
_gcl_au smollan.com HTTP 3 months
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/about-us/our-legacy/

Cookie purpose description: Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.

ads/ga-audiences google.com Pixel Session
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/about-us/our-legacy/

Cookie purpose description: Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites.

GPS youtube.com HTTP 1 day
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/about-us/our-legacy/

Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.

IDE doubleclick.net HTTP 1 year
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/about-us/our-legacy/

Cookie purpose description: Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

NID google.com HTTP 6 months
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/contact-us/

Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

pagead/1p-conversion/# google.com Pixel Session
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/contact-us/

Cookie purpose description: Unclassified

pagead/1p-user-list/# google.com Pixel Session
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/about-us/our-legacy/

Cookie purpose description: Unclassified

PREF youtube.com HTTP 8 months
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/about-us/our-legacy/

Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.

test_cookie doubleclick.net HTTP 1 day
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/about-us/our-legacy/

Cookie purpose description: Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE youtube.com HTTP 179 days
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/about-us/our-legacy/

Cookie purpose description: Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

YSC youtube.com HTTP Session
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/about-us/our-legacy/

Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

yt-remote-cast-installed youtube.com HTML Session
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/qa-with-vusi-thembekwayo-economic-futurist-venture-capitalist-and-serial-entrepreneur/

Cookie purpose description: Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

yt-remote-connected-devices youtube.com HTML Persistent
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/qa-with-vusi-thembekwayo-economic-futurist-venture-capitalist-and-serial-entrepreneur/

Cookie purpose description: Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

yt-remote-device-id youtube.com HTML Persistent
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/qa-with-vusi-thembekwayo-economic-futurist-venture-capitalist-and-serial-entrepreneur/

Cookie purpose description: Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

yt-remote-fast-check-period youtube.com HTML Session
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/qa-with-vusi-thembekwayo-economic-futurist-venture-capitalist-and-serial-entrepreneur/

Cookie purpose description: Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

yt-remote-session-app youtube.com HTML Session
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/qa-with-vusi-thembekwayo-economic-futurist-venture-capitalist-and-serial-entrepreneur/

Cookie purpose description: Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

yt-remote-session-name youtube.com HTML Session
First found URL: http://smollan.wpengine.com/qa-with-vusi-thembekwayo-economic-futurist-venture-capitalist-and-serial-entrepreneur/

Cookie purpose description: Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

 

  1. Cookies Subject to Change

The content of this Policy is for your general information and use only. These cookies are subject to change without notice. You acknowledge that this information may contain inaccuracies or errors and is subject to change and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  1. Cookies Used in Our Services

In addition to using cookies on our websites as described above, we also use cookies and other tracking technologies in connection with your access to and use of the products and services which we market for subscription on our websites (our “Services”).

  1. Updating This Policy

If there are any material changes to this Policy, you will be notified by the posting of a prominent notice on our Websites prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on the Policy. Your continued use of the Websites constitutes your agreement to be bound by such changes to this Policy. Your only remedy, if you do not accept the terms of this Policy, is to discontinue use of and access to the Websites.

Last updated 07 November 2018

 

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