We use in our website, https://torq.io/ (“Website“), cookies and similar files or technologies to automatically collect and store information about your computer, device, and Website usage, in order to improve their performance and enhance your user experience. We use the general term “cookies” in this notice to refer to these technologies and all such similar technologies that collect information automatically when you are using our Website where this notice is posted. You can find out more about cookies and how to control them below.
If you do not accept the use of these cookies, please disable them using the instructions in this Cookies Notice or by changing your browser settings so that cookies from this Website cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device. Important: disabling cookies on this Website may impair certain Website features.
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are computer files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies can then be sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our Website before or whether you are a new visitor.
There are two broad categories of cookies:
- First party cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device.
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are “session cookies”, meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are “permanent cookies”, meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by websites to recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are small graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Website. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Website from an online advertisement displayed on a third party website, to improve Website performance and to measure the success of email marketing campaigns. In most instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function, and therefore declining cookies prevents them from functioning.
Third parties may drop cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Website. These companies may use information about your visits to our Website and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these to us.
- track traffic flow and patterns of travel in connection with our Website;
- understand the total number of visitors to our Website on an ongoing basis and the types of internet browsers (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer) and operating systems (e.g. Windows or Mac) used by our visitors;
- monitor the performance of our Website and to continually improve it; and
- customize and enhance your online experience.
Please see below a full list of the cookies that we use.
HOW TO CONTROL OR DELETE COOKIES
You may have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. When you access our Website, you are presented with a cookie consent mechanism that allows you to accept or reject cookies that are not essential cookies. You may also control cookies by setting your browser to turn off cookies as described further below. If you turn off cookies, web beacon and other technologies will still detect your visits to our Website; however, they will not be associated with information otherwise stored in cookies.
If you use another browser, you can check if the procedure for your browser is mentioned in this explanatory website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit here.
Some of our partners may use non-cookie technologies that may not be impacted by browser settings that block cookies. Your browser may not permit you to block such technologies. For this reason, you can use the following third party tools to decline the collection and use of information for the purpose of serving you interest-based advertising:
NAI’s opt-out platform: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
EDAA’s opt-out platform: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/
DAA’s opt-out platform: http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN
THIRD PARTY WEBSITE COOKIES
When using our Website, you may be directed to other websites for such activities as accessing Torq’s product documentation and other information (Torq’s Learning Centre), and for job applications. These websites may use their own cookies. We do not have control over the placement of cookies by other websites you visit, even if you are directed to them from our Website.
If you use the buttons that allow you to share products and content with your friends via social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, these companies may set a cookie on your computer memory. Find out more about these here:
NEED MORE INFORMATION?
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following link useful: All About Cookies
COOKIES THAT HAVE BEEN SET IN THE PAST
If you have disabled one or more cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.
If you have any questions or comments about this Cookies Notice, or privacy matters generally, please email [email protected]
Last Updated: October 24th, 2023