Cookie Policy

To ensure proper performance of the Validis website and provide the best viewing experience, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most other websites do this too.  Cookies will not be used for any purpose other than those stated. Cookies on this website are controlled and accessible by the Validis webmaster.

 

About Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as language and other display preferences) over a period of time, to enhance your viewing experience from one page to another.

 

Cookies We Use and Their Purpose

When you access or use the Validis website or services, we may automatically collect information about you, including:

Usage Information: We record website activity such as resources you accessed or pages you viewed, any actions taken in connection with the access including how long you spent on the page, number of mouse clicks, response time by our website for analytics purposes.

Log Information: We log information about you when you access and use the Validis website including your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, access times, browser type and language, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), the Web pages that you visit, the Content you use and the URL of the Web page you visited before navigating to the Validis website.

Device Information: Information collected by Cookies and other tracking technologies: We (including service providers who are working on our behalf) use various technologies to collect information, which may include saving cookies to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us to improve the website and your experience, customize your experience and preferences, understand which areas and features of the website are most popular and count visits. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”). Web beacons are electronic images (also called “gifs”) that may be used in the website or in emails that help us to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, please see “Your Choices” below.

Third party cookies: The use of cookies by third parties and/or third-party applications, is not covered by our Privacy Notice. We do not have access or control over such cookies.

Third Party Clear Gifs: Our third-party partners employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), images, and scripts that help them better manage content on our website. We do not tie the information gathered to our Customers’ or Users’ personal information.

Advertising Cookies: We partner with third parties to manage our advertising on other websites. Our third parties may use tracking technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this website and other websites you visit in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.

Visitor Tracking Cookies: We use tracking cookies to analyze visitor engagement with the Validis website to ensure the best possible experience.  This information is helpful in providing an enhanced performance of our website and for personalization.

Information We Collect from other Sources: We may also obtain information from third parties and combine that with information we collect through the website. For example, we may have access to certain information from a third-party social media service if you provide us with access to such information through the website. Any access that we may have to such information from a third-party social media service is in accordance with the privacy notice and authorization procedures determined by the social media service.

 

How You Can Control Cookies

You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.  Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites: AllAboutCookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ and the Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/.