What are cookies?
Cookies are bits and pieces of messages sent to the users’ web browser upon visiting a website. A cookie file is stored on the web browser and allows the service or third-party to identify the user and make the subsequent visits faster and convenient. Cookies can exist temporarily for the duration of each session, also known as ‘Session Cookies’ whereas ‘Persistent Cookies’ are permanently stored on a user’s device (until their expiration) and preserve information regarding each user preferences.
What types of cookies does RapidCompute use?
RapidCompute use three (03) types of cookies as described below:
- Essential – Such cookies include RapidCompute’s website’s basic form of memory used to store preference selected by users on the site. These cookies cannot be disabled by the users as they are ‘Essential’ to function the website(s). For example, these include the cookies that make it possible for the user to stay logged into his/her account(s) on the website. If a user sets the browser to block such cookies, these functions and services will stop working.
- Performance – Such cookies enhance performance and functionality of a website. However, they are not essential to ensure a website’s operability. These cookies measure how often a user visits and uses RapidCompute’s website. RapidCompute uses this information to get a better know-how as to how users engage with its Cloud services to improve its sites and product offerings. For example, RapidCompute collects pertaining to its most frequently visited pages and the types of users visiting such pages. RapidCompute uses third party cookies to aid with enhanced performance. For instance, Google Analytics cookie(s) give us information pertaining to a user’s journey in between pages and whether or not a user has downloaded any material (details of how to opt out of it are mentioned below).
- Advertising – Such cookies are used to collect information about users on RapidCompute’s website. The information collected is used to customize a user’s experience on our website according to the content viewed, links followed and any information pertaining to the browser, device and IP address of the user.
Cookies are used for the following purposes:
- To enable functions of RapidCompute’s website
- In order to analyze and store user’s preferences for an improved customer service including behavioral analytics
RapidCompute may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. In addition to RapidCompute’s own cookies, it may also use third-party cookies to report usage statistics of the website, including google analytics.
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