1. What are cookies ?
Cookies are small files placed on your computer's hard drive, or in your browser memory, when you visit the RubySphere Platform. It helps us speed things up for you when you come back. It tells us what parts of the site you visit, what you like and what's most relevant to you.
Our cookies do not store any personal or confidential information about you and are used for analysis only. To make sure you get the best from our website, we advise that users keep cookies active on their machine whilst visiting the RubySphere Platform.
2. Session cookies
The RubySphere Platform mostly uses session cookies, which last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. No personal data is collected. These cookies simply enable us to identify that the same person is moving from one page to another. We store and collect a unique identifier to track your session from page to page via session cookies. This is important to understand our customers' experience as you move around the RubySphere Platform.
3. Persistent cookies
We also use certain cookies that are persistent, meaning that they may last beyond your session. These cookies enable us to enhance your user-experience when you return to the RubySphere Platform at a later point in time. We use the free Google Analytics tool to collect and analyse site statistics. Google Analytics uses persistent cookies to track data. These cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information and are only used for the statistical collection of data such as visits and page hits.
The Google Analytics cookies store IP addresses but the RubySphere Platform cannot link those addresses to any individual or path through the website. Google uses the cookies to read information and evaluate the visitors' use of the RubySphere Platform in the form of statistical reports that we can access. The Google Analytics code is incorporated into the code of the RubySphere Platform so that it serves the cookies, but Google has access to these cookies too.
4. Additional information
5. Opting out
You can block all cookies through your browser - however, you may find that this reduces your browsing experience. For further information about managing and disabling cookies, you can refer to your browser's help or to the All About Cookies Guide which explains to users how cookies work, can be managed and blocked by all browser types.