1. What are cookies?
Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browsing device (such as a computer, mobile device or smartphone) when you visit or use our website or Services. Cookies can be recognized by the website that downloaded them — or other websites that use the same cookies. This helps websites know if the browsing device has visited them before.
There are session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie lasts while your browser is open and is automatically deleted when you close your browser. A persistent cookie lasts until you or your browser deletes the cookies or they expire.
Cookies collect and process both Personal Information (as defined in the Privacy Statement), as well as information that does not identify you as an individual. To the extent that IP addresses or similar identifiers are considered Personal Information by local law, we will treat these identifiers as prescribed under such applicable laws. If we combine non-Personal Information with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated as Personal Information for as long as it remains combined.
2. What other similar tracking technologies does Youturn genetic testing use?
In addition to cookies, we may use other technologies that are similar to cookies, like web beacons, flash cookies, or pixels to track how you use our Services.
- Web Beacons: Web beacons, or “clear gifs”, are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. Web beacons are placed on a website or in an email that alone or in conjunction with cookies compile information about your usage of or your interaction with a the Services. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive or device, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages. Similar to cookies, beacons primarily help us better manage content on our Services by informing us which content is effective.
- Youturn genetic testing may collect information about whether you open or click any links in the Services, Research or marketing communications that we send to you through web beacons. The analysis gathered helps us improve the effectiveness of content and format of our websites and email communications.
- Flash Cookies: We may also use so-called “flash cookies” (also known as “Local Shared Objects” or “LSOs”) to collect and store information about your use of our Services. Flash cookies are commonly used for advertisements and videos.
- Pixels: A “pixel” or “tag” can be placed on a website or within an email for the purposes of tracking your interactions with our websites or when emails are opened or accessed; pixels are often used in combination with cookies.
Cookies and other forms of tracking technology play the role of enhancing and enabling usability and website processes across our Services and communications. They help us understand how our Services are being used, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, improving the security of your Personal Information, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your browsing experience.
We also use advertising tracking technology to assist with marketing our products and services to interested individuals. We may present you with an advertisement when you leave our Services because we think you might be interested in particular products and services. Cookies also help ensure marketing you see is more relevant to you and your interests.
4. How long will cookies stay on my browsing device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device until they expire or are deleted (i.e. after you have finished browsing). The expiration time or retention period applicable to persistent cookies depends on the purpose of the cookie collection and tool used.
5. How does Youturn genetic testing use third party social plugins?
Youturn genetic testing may use social plugins provided and operated by third parties, such as a Facebook “share” button. As a result of this, you may send to the third party information that you are viewing on a certain part of the Youturn genetic testing Services. If you share your Youturn genetic testing Services information with a third party, then the third party may be able to link information or actions about your interactions with the Youturn genetic testing Services to your account with them. Please refer to the third party’s privacy policies to learn more about its data practices.