Cookies at EyeInvent
EU legislation came into force in May 2011 that requires website owners that are based in the EU to gain permission from visitors when setting Cookies on their computers. Implied consent is valid under EU law and can be used appropriately in the context of compliance.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer/device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s computer/device.
Cookies do a lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.
Types of Cookies
The International Chamber of Commerce has defined 4 categories of cookies. The first 3 of which are used on the EyeInvent website:
Strickly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential for visitors to EyeInvent as they move around the website and use its features, such as accessing membership areas. Without these cookies services like the web store and e-billing and invoicing cannot be provided.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use the EyeInvent website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous, and is only used to improve how this website works.
These cookies allow the EyeInvent website to store choices you make (such as your user name, membership preferences etc.) and provide enhanced features. For instance, the EyeInvent website offers free images to members and an image lightbox that allows visitors to group images for later review). The information these cookies collect cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies
These cookies are NOT used on the EyeInvent website.
Targeting and Advertising Cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests on other websites. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as measuring 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 organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
To disable Cookies on your device or computer review the following:
Internet Explorer Choose Tools > Internet Options > Privacy. Now move the slider to choose your preferred settings. For more specialised cookie settings click on Advanced, check the 'Override cookie handling' button and modify the settings to suit your requirements.
Firefox Click on the Firefox menu > Preferences > Privacy panel. Use custom settings for history. Check Accept cookies from sites to enable Cookies, and uncheck it to disable them. You may also choose how long cookies are allowed to be stored.
Safari Choose Preferences > Select Security icon > Cookie settings are shown in window > Choose your preferred settings.
Google Chrome Choose Tools > Options > Under the Bonnet > Privacy > Content Settings. Click the "Cookie settings" tab and choose your preferred settings. Google Chrome allows all cookies by default, but you can restrict the behaviour of first-party and third-party cookies or even block them completely.
Opera select Opera > Preferences > Privacy.
If you have disabled Cookies and wish to take advantage of member services, or you wish to purchase images from EyeInvent, you will need to re-enable cookies by going to your browsers 'tools', 'options', or 'properties' as described above. If you are running a Firewall you may also need to alter your settings to allow Cookies from EyeInvent.