1. What is a cookie?
Cookies are small pieces of text used to store information on web browsers. Cookies are used to store and receive identifiers and other information on computers, phones and other devices. Other technologies, including data we store on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, are used for similar purposes.
Cookies are widely used in order to make websites and software applications work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They can do this because websites and software applications can read and write these files, enabling them to recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website or software application more convenient.
Below we list the different types of cookies that we may use on our Services.
a. Essential cookies
These cookies are essential to the operation of our Services. We use these cookies to enable you to move around our services to use different features, and to identify and prevent security risks. These cookies are essential for using our Services and therefore cannot be turned off without severely affecting your use of them.
For example, we may use these cookies to store your session information to prevent others from changing your password without your username and password.
b. Performance cookies
Performance cookies, which often include analytics cookies, collect information about your use of our Services and enable us to improve the way they work and your overall experience.
For example, performance cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on our websites; allow us to see the overall patterns of usage on our Services; help us record any difficulties you have with the DIVE Services and show us whether our advertising is effective or not.
c. Functionality cookies
In some circumstances, we may use functionality cookies. Functionality cookies allow us to remember the choices you make on our Services and to provide enhanced and more personalised features.
For example, functionality cookies help us to customise certain webpages; remember your language choices, current region or if we have asked you to participate in a promotion; and for other services you request. All of these features help us to improve your use of the DIVE Services.
d. Advertising cookies
We and our service providers may use targeting or advertising cookies to deliver ads that we believe are more relevant and meaningful to you and your interests.
For example, we may use targeting or advertising cookies to limit the number of times you see the same ad on our Services and to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. These cookies remember what you have looked at on our Services and we may share this information with other organisations, such as our advertising partners.
Third-party advertisers and other organisations may use their own cookies to collect information about your activities on our Services and / or the advertisements you have clicked on. This information may be used by them to serve advertisements that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you based on content you have viewed. Third-party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements.
We do not control these cookies. To disable or reject third-party cookies, please refer to the relevant third party’s website. You can also learn more about controlling cookies in the “Your choices” section below.
5. Your choices
Your mobile operating system may let you opt-out from having certain device identifiers used for interest-based advertising. You should refer to the instructions provided by your mobile device’s manufacturer; this information is typically available under the “settings” function of your mobile device.
Please be aware that if cookies are blocked, disabled or deleted, not all features of our Services may operate as intended.
You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com.