What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data that are sent from a website and stored via a website user’s web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data that is stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. Cookies do a lot of different jobs, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies also help to ensure that advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Certain pages on our site may also contain web beacons (also known as internet tags, pixel tags, or clear GIFs). We use web beacons to help display content to visitors and to generate statistics about web traffic and trends. Throughout this policy, we refer to cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies collectively as “cookies.”
Yes, our websites use certain types of cookies. The information we collect through cookies helps us identify visitors who return to our site and tells us such things as how many users visited our site, the pages that they accessed, and whether they had any technical problems in loading pages or navigating through our site. By collecting this information, we learn what parts of our sites are the most interesting or valuable to our users, and we can monitor overall interest in our websites. Collecting this information also lets us spot technical problems with our site so that we can correct them right away. Correcting technical problems, in turn, helps us upgrade our websites and improve our offerings for our visitors.
Am I required to accept cookies to use this website?
What are the types of cookies that websites use?
Cookies that are used on websites are commonly divided into four general categories:
Strictly necessary (or essential) cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around a website and use its features, such as services you have asked for. Without these cookies, those services would not be available to you. These services include, for example, browsing as a registered user, accessing secure areas of the site, or making a purchase through the site. They also include cookies that we must use to honor opt-out preferences, to the extent that those preferences are linked to a specific user’s IP address. Our site uses strictly necessary cookies.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices that you make (such as your user name, your language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. Providing these features allows you to have a better experience while using the site. We use functionality cookies on our sites.
Targeting or advertising cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. The cookies are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations, such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality that is provided by the other organization. We do not use or permit advertising cookies on our websites.
What happens if I permit cookies on my browser?
Unless you disable such technologies or click “I decline” on our pop-up cookies banner, you agree that we can place our cookies on your device. The cookies we use on our sites and the purposes for which we use them are listed above on this page.
If you don’t want information about your visit to our websites sent to Google Analytics, you may download an opt-out browser add-on. Please note that the add-on does not prevent information from being sent to us.
Does VICTUGEN permit third parties to install cookies or similar web technologies on its websites?
As explained, in addition to the cookies we deliver to your computer or mobile device through our websites, certain third parties may deliver cookies to you for a variety of reasons. For example, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics tool that helps us understand how visitors engage with our websites. Visit the Google Analytics website to learn more. We permit other third parties to set functionality and performance cookies as described in the list of the cookies we use on our sites and the purposes for which we use them, shown above on this page.