2. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your device. It is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive or tablet or mobile device. When you visit our sites or apps it can allow us to recognise and remember you.
3. Use of cookie
4. What information do we gather?
5. Types of Cookies:
The following types of cookies may be used when Users and Festival Organisers visit the Website:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences or logging in. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but this may result in disabling the use of some parts of the Website. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
- Performance cookies: These Cookies are used specifically for gathering data on how visitors use a website, which pages of a website are visited most often, or if they get error messages on web pages. These cookies monitor only the performance of the site as the User interacts with it. These cookies don’t collect identifiable information on visitors, which means all the data collected is anonymous and only used to improve the functionality of a website.
- Advertising and Targeting Cookies: Advertising cookies are placed on their computer by advertisers and ad servers in order to display advertisements that are most likely to be of interest to them. These cookies allow advertisers and ad servers to gather information about the Users and Festival Organisers as and when they visit the Website, alternate the ads sent to a specific computer, and track how often an ad has been viewed and by whom. These cookies are linked to a computer and do not gather any personal information about Users and Festival Organisers.
- Analytics Cookies: Analytics cookies monitor how Users reached the Website, and how they interact with and move around once they are on the Website. These cookies let us know what features on the Website are working the best and what features on the Website can be improved.
- Our Cookies: Our cookies are “first-party cookies”, and can be either permanent or temporary. These are necessary cookies, without which the Website won’t work properly or be able to provide certain features and functionalities. Some of these may be manually disabled in their browser, but may affect the functionality of the Website.
- Personalisation Cookies: Personalisation cookies are used to recognise repeated visitors to the Website. We use these cookies to record their browsing history, the pages Users and Festival Organisers have visited, and their settings and preferences each time they visit the Website.
- Security Cookies: Security cookies help identify and prevent security risks. We use these cookies to authenticate Users and protect the User’s data from unauthorised parties.
- Website Management Cookies: Website management cookies are used to maintain the Users and Festival Organisers identity or session on the Website so that they are not logged off unexpectedly, and any information they enter is retained from page to page. These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but Users and Festival Organisers can disable all cookies in their browser.
- First-party Cookies: First party cookies are cookies that are set by us when Users and Festival Organisers use our site.
- Third-Party Cookies: Third-party cookies may be placed on User’s and Festival Organiser’s computer when they visit the Website by companies that run certain services we offer. These cookies allow the third parties to gather and track certain information about them. These cookies can be manually disabled in their browser.
7. Control of cookies:
Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, Users and Festival Organisers can remove or reject cookies in their browser’s settings. Please be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Website.
For more information on how to control cookies, check the browser or device’s settings for how Users and Festival Organisers can control or reject cookies, or visit the following links:
- Apple Safari
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Android (Chrome)
- iPhone or iPad (Chrome)
- iPhone or iPad (Safari)
We share and receive online data collected through cookies and similar technology with our advertising partners. This means that when you are on another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our sites. We may also show you advertising on our sites based on your browsing patterns on other sites that we have obtained from our advertising partners.
Other organisations also collect User information on our sites through cookies, tags and pixels. Tags and pixels, also known as web beacons, are similar to cookies but are collected through embedded images.
9. Advertisement on website:
We may use third-party advertising websites to serve advertisements when you visit our Website. Such websites may use information including your personal information in order to provide advertisements regarding goods and services that may be of interest to you. We cannot confirm or guarantee or take responsibility for the privacy practices or policies of such third-party advertising websites. We disclaim any liability towards any losses due to privacy infringement or other causes that you may suffer pursuant to access of such third-party advertising websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of the relevant third-party advertising websites prior to accessing them.
10. Social Media Marketing:
When a User who uses such a social media platform returns to such a social media platform from our site, the social media platform can identify such Users belonging to our group of readers and, on our behalf, deliver marketing messages to them. f Based upon our agreements with these other companies, the data that can be obtained from a visit to our website is limited to the URL of the pages that have been visited and, in some cases, the status of any unfinished or completed commercial transactions undertaken with us; together with the limited information a browser might pass on such information like its IP address.
12. How to manage cookies at the FFI:
Opting out will reduce the number of advertising partners with whom we share your data, although you will still see some advertising that has been tailored to you as well as advertising intended for Users and Festival organisers in general.
You can switch some cookies off through the ‘Your Online Choices site.’ You may need to do this again each time you use a different IP address, device, or virtual private network. You can also adjust the global privacy setting or plug-in which should be communicated to use via your browser.
It is also possible to stop your browser from accepting cookies altogether by changing your browser’s cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. The following links may be helpful, or you can use the “Help” option in your browser. If you do this some features on our sites may not work as well as you expect.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS
13. Notification of Modifications and Changes to the Policy
We reserve the right to change the terms of the Policy from time to time, as seem fit, without any intimation to you, and your continued use of the Website will signify your acceptance of any amendment to these terms. You are therefore advised to re-read the terms of the Policy on a regular basis. Should it be that you do not accept any of the modifications or amendments to the terms of the Policy, you may modify the terms agreed on immediately
14. Security Precautions
Our Website and App have stringent security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Whenever you change or access your account information, we offer the use of a secure server. Once your information is in our possession, we adhere to strict security guidelines, protecting it against unauthorised access. As soon as the you declare the intent to avail any of the services offered by us on the Website or App, the Website or App, as the case may be, shall transfer the control to a specified and authentic payment gateway [PayU, Citrus, EBS, PayTm] that takes your credit card or debit card or other banking information and processes the payment transaction.
15. Contact Us
If you would like to find out more about privacy, cookies and their use on the internet, you may find the following links useful: