Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or your mobile phone by the website you are visiting or app you are using. Cookies can be used, among other things, to make websites/apps function more efficiently or, for example, to ensure that the products you add to your shopping cart remain in the shopping cart. Cookies can also be used for various other purposes. In the next section, you can read about the kinds of cookies we use. At Valiram, we use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier and secure for you to navigate our website. A session ID cookie expiress when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browsers “help” file. Reference for cookies can be found at http://www.cookiecentral.com/.
We use session cookies to store the secure session and browsing preferences of the user. We set a persistent cookie to store your username and interests, so you do not have to enter it more than once. Persistent cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our websites.
If you reject cookies, you may still use our website, but your ability to use some areas of our website, will be limited. Cookies are used in the shopping bag to enable enhanced security and to ensure there is no URL based spamming.
Unless you voluntarily identify yourself (through registration, for example), we will have no way of knowing who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply (an example of this is when transact as a guest or add items to shopping bag). A cookie cannot read data off your hard drive.
Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers) set cookies while delivering banners on our website. We have no access to or control over these cookies.
Our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, including your IP address, when you visit our website. (Your IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send you data — such as the web pages you view.) Your IP address does not identify you personally. We use this information to deliver our web pages to you upon request, to tailor our website to the interests of our customers, to measure traffic within our website and let advertisers know the geographic locations from where our visitors come.
When you visit any of Valiram websites, our company servers will automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. This data may include but not limited to:
- Your computer’s IP address (as explained in Cookie Section above)
- Browser type
- Webpage you were visiting before you came to our site
- The pages within our network you visit
- The time spent on those pages, items and information searched for on our site, access times and dates, and other statistics.