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Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small passive text file that is stored in your computer’s browser when you visit a website. Cookies are received automatically.

The benefits of cookies are that they recognize you when you return to a website. Cookies may contain letters and numbers and do not store personal information without your consent. A cookie is not an application and therefore it cannot contain viruses.

Cookie types

It is common to distinguish between first-party cookies and third-party cookies.

First-party cookies are allocated to the page that you visit – in this case Patel. Foundation– whereas third-party cookies marketed by a third-party, such as a web analytics program.

What are cookies used for?

On Patel. Foundation, we generally use cookies for one purpose: To compile statistics about the use of the website, so that we can continually improve the user experience by identifying the type of content that is in demand.

Below you can read more about our use of cookies.

Third-party cookies

We use Google Analytics to analyze how people use our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use (including traffic data and your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

What are cookies used for?

A cookie’s life may vary depending on your preference and needs. Some disappear when you close your browser, whereas others can exist for years. It depends on the specific website.

Typical cookies “live” for up to 2 years but are usually extended after each visit to the website. If you revisit a website after 6 months, the cookie’s lifetime will be prolonged by 2 years from the date of your visit.

On Patel. Foundation, cookies for Google Analytics are kept for 1 year. At any time you can delete cookies from your computer (see the paragraph on “How to prevent or delete cookies”).

Patel. Foundation does not store any information that can identify you without your consent, and this type of information is never disclosed to third parties.

In some cases, we may use subcontractors for processing the data. List of third-party cookies

Google Analytics

How to prevent or delete cookies?

You can always block or delete cookies from your computer. Below is a guide on how to do this in the most frequently used browsers.

Internet Explorer 9

Click the “Tools” menu, point to “Safety” and click “Delete browsing history”. Then click “Delete cookies”.

Google Chrome

Click the Chrome menu in the upper right corner and select “Tools” and then “Clear browsing data”. Tick the “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” and “Empty the Cache”. Then click “Clear browsing data”.

Mozilla Firefox

Click on “History” and select “Clear recent history”. Tick the “Cookies” and “Cache” boxes and click “Clear now”.

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