COOKIES

Cookies and how we use them?
This policy defines the use of cookies by Wec Minds and cookie-like files and technologieson its websites, e.g. Local Shared Objects, also known as “Flash cookies”, web beacons etc. Generally it is referred to as “cookies”. If you visit our websites and your browser settings accept cookies, we consider this as acceptance of our use of cookies.

What are cookies and how do they work?
Cookies are very small files that are sent by the websites and it is stored in yourcomputer at the time of visit to that specific website. Cookies are stored in your browser’s file directory. Next time you visit the site; your browser will read the cookie and relate the information back to the website or element that originally set the cookie. To learn more you can refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org Our domains may also include elements that set cookies on behalf of a third party, e.g. a “Like”-button from Facebook or a “Tweet”-button from Twitter

How can I manage cookies?
You can always change/review the options available on your browser to manage cookies. The browser can be used to manage cookies relating to basic functions, site improvement, personalization and advertising. Different browsers may use different ways to disable cookies, but they are usually found under a Tools or Options menu. You can alwaysrefer browser’s help menu for further information. In addition to cookie management, browsers usually let you control files similar to cookies, for example Local Shared Objects Wec Minds uses third party vendor managed advertising cookies to promote its services in both Wec Minds and non-Wec Minds websites. You may be able to opt-out from certain third party managed advertising cookies through third party cookie management sites, such as DoubleClick,Google Analytics, 24/7 Real Media, Network Advertising Initiative and Adobe Flash. Disabling cookies may prevent you from using certain parts of Wec Minds websites. If you delete your cookies from the browser, you may need to remember / re-install /opt out cookies.

How long do we keep the information?
It depends based on the type of cookies. Session cookies expire when you close the browser. Persistent cookies, including Local Shared Objects (“Flash cookies”), have typical expiration dates ranging from two months up to a couple of years

What else should you know?
In addition to collecting data on the web domains, Wec Minds collects other types of information as described in the WecMinds Privacy Policy.Wec Minds may from time to time change this Policy. However, if this Policy is changed in a material, adverse way, Wec Minds will post a notice advising of such change at the beginning of this Policy and on this site's home page. We recommend that you re-visit this Policy from time to time to learn of any such changes to this Policy.

What types of cookies does Wec Minds Use?
Wec Minds uses two types of cookies, persistent and session. A persistent cookie is set once you’ve logged in to your Wec Minds account. The next time you visit the Wec Minds website using the same device, the persistent cookie will enable us to recognize you as an existing user, so you may not need to log in before using our services A session cookie is used to identify a particular visit to the Wec Minds website. Session cookies expire after a short time, or when you close your web browser

When does Wec Minds put cookies on my device?
Cookies may be set by Wec Minds when you visit Wec Minds.com or they may be set by other websites or services who run content on the page you’re viewing (known as third-party cookies).

What are cookies used for?
Cookies can be used to do lots of different things, like recognize you when you navigate to Wec Minds’s site, storing your preferences and improving your experience. Cookies also make your interactions more secure, faster help you to ensure that you get a personalized experience. Additionally, cookies allow Wec Minds to bring you advertising both on and off the Wec Minds site, and bring customized features. Wec Minds uses cookies for a number of purposes, including:

Authentication – Wec Minds uses cookies to recognize you if you are logged in to Wec Minds, so that we can show you the right information and personalize your experience.

Security – Wec Minds uses cookies to support or enable security features we have deployed, and to help us detect malicious activity and violations of our User Agreement.

Preferences, features and services – Wec Minds uses cookies to know which language you prefer, what your communications preferences are, and they help you fill out forms on Wec Minds. Plus they provide you with features, insights, and customized content through our plugins.

Blocking cookies Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example: In Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector; In Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use many of the features of this website.

Deleting cookies
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. The method of doing so will depend upon your web browser. Instructions are available at the following URLs.
Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
Firefox: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Deleting%20cookies
Chrome; http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647
Opera: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/
Safari (v3): http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/11471.html