What are Cookies?
Cookies are a set of text and numbers, that are stored into your browser memory in the form of a URL, to assist the browser in remembering user information that was previously used when the web page was last visited. Cookies can be accessed by the user computer or by the web server. A cookie itself does not contain any real information, since it is only a small text-string file. It is the browser that can read a cookie after it retrieves the cookie stored from the computer.
There are two types of cookies. Session cookies are temporary and are deleted once the visited site is shut down. Persistent cookies are permanent and are stored in the browser’s subfolder. The server activates persistent cookies once the site that created them in the first place is re-visited.
Cookies also permit mutual exchange between our application and the users. You can share information and piles of data on nTask application, in turn nTask can share relevant ads with you.
What types of cookies does nTask use?
nTask uses certain tracking technologies or tools that help us collect user cookies.
We use 2 types of cookies that are used by our tracking technologies:
- Session Cookies – these cookies help a user to move from page to page within our web page without having to provide the same information that was already inserted into the site on first visit. Session cookies are transient, the browser needs them to recognize a user without requiring authentication on each visit made next.
- Persistent Cookies – these cookies help us remember the user activity on our web page. This includes behavioral data, preferences used for settings and content engagement metrics. Persistent cookies aid us in our analytic research and help us create statistics on user traffic and interest. Cookies generated from social media activity, ad viewership and analytics are all part of persistent cookies.
Here is a list of all tracking technologies used on both nTask web page and application:
|Google Analytics||Performance Tracking – We use Google Analytics to track in what way do the users use our platform. E.g. How many users sign up to the application and How many of those signees start using the application.
Campaign Tracking – We use Google Analytics to determine what amount of user traffic is generated by each marketing campaigning.
|reCAPTCHA||Performance Tracking – We use this tool to keep our platform clean from spam and abuse. It enables the web page to detect a human user from a bot.|
|OAuth||Security – We use this authorization tool to allow our users to sign in to nTask via web pages’ login credentials in a safe and secure manner (i.e. without actually revealing the password)|
|Social Media Tracking – We use multiple Facebook trackers for re-marketing and advertisement purposes that allow us to track user sign ups from Facebook Ads.
Cookies used here enable users to ‘like’ nTask content from any source or web page.
|Social Media Tracking – We use Twitter tools for conversion tracking and pixels for remarketing. This helps us measure the user action taken after our ad is viewed and visited by the user on Twitter. In other words, conversion tracking helps in giving us an estimate on our ROI from Twitter.|
|Hotjar||Performance Tracking – We use this analytics tool to gather qualitative data for marketing purposes and how we can improve our marketing campaign. Through Hotjar, we track the amount of visitors to our platform, what pages they visit and what activity they perform on each page. It also lets us know what device is our platform being accessed through and from which country.|
|Freshchat||Performance Tracking – We use Freshchat cookies to deliver customer support on our web page. Freshchat cookies provide us with user information and their sessions on our web page while they are engaged in customer support functionality. For analytic purposes, this information is then used for generating statistics.|
|Google AdWords||Performance Tracking – We use Google AdWords pixels for tracking, analysis and advertising.|
You can modify your browser Settings if you want to alter block cookies on several sites. This way you’ll get a notification asking for your permission for each web page you visit. You can also stop receiving cookies altogether by referring to your browser settings.
Refer to the list below to visit the help-page on how to modify Cookie Settings on each of these browsers: