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Cookie Policy

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Last Updated May 2019

This cookie policy (“Cookie Policy”) applies to itopia, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“itopia”, “we”, “us” and “our”).  Like many Internet companies, we employ “cookies” or similar technologies on our Web-hosted products, services and on our websites (including itopia.com) (collectively, our “Service”). This Cookie Policy tells you about the use of Cookies and similar technologies.

When you first access some of our Services from certain jurisdictions, you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By clicking “Accept”, closing the message, or continuing to use our Service, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookie Policy.

You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time (see How to Control Cookies, below). You can change your browser settings to refuse or restrict cookies, and you may delete them after they have been placed on your device at any time. If you do not accept or delete our cookies, some areas of the Service that you access may take more time to work, or may not function properly.

1. What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small files containing a string of characters that we may store on your computer or mobile device when you access the Service.  When you access the Service again, the cookies allow us to recognize your browser. Cookies may store your preferences and other information but cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, itopia) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable us to provide third party features or functionality through the Site (i.e. advertising, social media functions and analytics).

2. The Cookies We Use

Cookies make the use of our Service easier by, among other things, saving your preferences. We may also use cookies to deliver content tailored to your interests. Our cookies may enable us to relate your use of the Service to Personal Information that you previously provided.

The information that we collect with cookies allows us to statistically analyze usage of the Service, and to improve and customize our content and other offerings. However, we only disclose information collected with cookies to third parties on an aggregated basis without the use of any information that personally identifies you.

The specific types of first party and third party cookies placed by our Service and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:

Type of Cookies Who serves these cookies How to Refuse
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Service. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our websites, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing.
itopia.com
These cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Site and therefore cannot be refused. They can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings, however (see How to Control Cookies, below).
Performance and Functionality Cookies
These are used to recognize you when you return to our Service. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region), but are non-essential to the performance of our Service.
itopia.com
These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookies, below).
Analytical or Customization Cookies
These cookies collect information about how users access and move through our Service. We use this information in either aggregate form to help us to improve the way our Service work, or to personalize our Service to your interests.
Google Analytics
These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookies, below). Alternatively, please follow the links below to review the third party’s privacy policy or to opt-out [e.g.]: Google Universal Analytics https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Advertising Cookies
These cookies are used to make the advertising displayed on our Service more relevant to you. These cookies prevent ads reappearing and ensure that ads are properly displayed. Certain third party cookies may track users over different websites are will provide ads relevant to your interests.
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These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookies, below). Alternatively, please follow the links below to review the third party’s privacy policy or to opt-out [e.g.]: DoubleClick https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin
Social Media Cookies
These cookies allow us to integrate social media functions into our Service and may also be used for advertising purposes.
Linkedin Analytics
These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookies, below). Alternatively, please follow the links below to opt-out [e.g.]: Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/62931/manage-advertising-preferences?lang=en

3. How To Control Cookies

When you first access our Service from certain jurisdictions, you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By clicking “accept cookies”, closing the message, or continuing to access our Service, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookie Policy.

You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time, although you may not be able to use certain features of our Service. You can do this by clicking the appropriate opt-out provided in the cookie table above or by activating the settings on your browser that allows you to refuse all or some cookies.

Please follow the links below to helpful information for the most popular browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies    

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en   

Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences   

Apple Safari:  https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=en_US  

4. Web Beacons

As well as cookies, we use other technologies to recognize and track your use of our Service. A web beacon (also known as a “tracking pixel” or “clear GIF”) is a clear graphic image (typically a one-pixel tag) that is delivered through a web browser or HTML e-mail, typically in conjunction with a cookie.

Web beacons allows us, for example, to monitor how users move from one page within our websites to another, to track access to our communications, to understand whether users have come to our websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to measure how ads have been viewed and to improve site performance.  

5. Targeting Advertising

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements.

6. Notification of Changes to the Cookie Policy

If at some point in the future there is a change in how itopia handles personal information, we will notify our Clients of such changes and request that each Client notify its End-Users. Any new policy will be posted on the privacy policy page at least one week prior to its effective date.