Last updated: 5th February 2023
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites function, to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the operator of a website (in this case, VHLA Media) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than VHLA Media are called “third-party cookies”. Third-Party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the Website (for example advertising, interactive content, interaction with social media sites, and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer or mobile device both when you visit our Website, and also when you visit certain other websites.
We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website and Services to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users and to enhance the experience of our Service. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes.
The specific types of first and third-party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described below. Where the provider is listed as hyros.com or , the cookie is a first-party cookie served by us. All other cookies listed are served by third-parties, and the provider in each case is identified:
Use of local storage
Cookies are not the only way to store information on your computer or mobile device. VHLA Media stores additional information that is essential to the functionality of the Services in local storage. Local storage is similar to the storage of information in cookies, but never expires until our Services delete this information, or you delete it yourself. Please refer to the instructions specific to the type of browser you are using, or the specific mobile phone operating system you are using for instructions on how to delete local storage.
Other tracking technologies
Cookies are not the only way to track visitors to a website. VHLA Media and our third-party partners may use other similar technologies such as clear GIFs (also known as “tracking pixels” and “web beacons”). Clear GIFs are small graphics files that contain an identifier that recognizes when a user visits our Websites. This allows our third-party partners to monitor traffic patterns between websites, communicate with cookies, to understand if you have come from an advertisement displayed on a third-party Website, to monitor the success of marketing campaigns and to improve site performance. These technologies typically rely on cookies to function, so disabling cookies in your browser will impair their functionality.
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to allow cookies when using our Websites and Services. Most browsers allow you to control cookies as part of their settings and preferences. Please refer to your specific browser for instructions on how to disable, limit and delete cookies.
The following links are provided for your convenience. Click on the relevant link below to access detailed information regarding cookie settings. Should your browser not be listed here, you should review the help pages for your specific browser to see what features are offered for adjusting your cookie settings:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Note that if you disable, limit or delete cookies, our Websites may not function properly, and this may prevent you from using our Services.
Where can I find more information about cookies?
You can learn more about cookies at the following third-party websites:
Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/