What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer via your web browser when you visit some websites. Think of a cookie as an ID-card that is unique for any given browser. The job of the cookie is to notify the website when you return to it. Usually,the purpose is to allow the website to remember something about you at a later time.
Cookies should not be confused with viruses or programs that can be executed on your computer. Cookies are by themselves not malicious. They are just text-files that allow a website to store a limited amount of text.
Cookies are also used in many online shopping systems to keep track of the items you have put in the virtual shopping cart.
Also, have you ever wondered how YouTube can remember the volume-setting on the video-player every time you return to watch more videos? Cookies are doing the magic.
Have you ever been offered the option to have a website remember your username and maybe also your password, so that you don’t have to login every time you return? Again, the answer is cookies.
Cookies are mainly used by BitHint for three different purposes:
We may make use of the cookie browser-data collected to build profiles of users containing non-personally identifiable information publicly and we may also share it with our partners – like publishers, advertisers (who may use this information to show you targeted advertisements) or connected sites.
What do your cookies contain?
We apply a unique ID-number to each cookie. The ID-number will allow us to assign a quarantine period to each ID.
Other types of information collected
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our member websites, the time you visited one of our member websites and which pages you visited in our member websites.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Log Data, Market Research Data and Aggregate Information. We may share the following information with third parties, including, but not limited to, companies that buy our market research services: Log Data collected on both the BitHint site and third party websites tagged with BitHint tags, as well as aggregated, anonymised, information resulting from the analysis of such log data for a variety of market research purposes.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Services, to provide the Services on our behalf, to perform services related to administration of the Services (including, without limitation, maintenance, hosting and database management services, and administration). These third parties have access to your Personally Identifiable Information and Log Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
If sharing of data is in (our best judgment) deemed necessary to comply with relevant laws and law Enforcement. BitHint cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We disclose information and log data to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of BitHint or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop any activity we may consider to be, or pose a risk of being, illegal or legally actionable
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