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Cookie Policy

 

In this Cookie Policy we, SellSA (Pty) Ltd operating www.marketsoldmutual.co.za(our "Platform”) inform you about cookies in general and how and which cookies are used on our platform and how you can manage stored cookies.

We respect your privacy and take the protection of your personal information very seriously and do so in strict accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (Act 4 of 2013) ("POPIA”), the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR”) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations ("PECR”).

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that websites store on the visitor's computer or device when they are accessed and store information about the user and the website/platform. Cookies can serve different purposes.

Cookies can be very useful for you, as they increase the user experience for multiple website/platform visits. If you use the same device and the same browser for multiple visits to a website/platform, the visited website/platform can adapt displayed content to your interests and needs.

Why do we use cookies?

In order to be able to offer a personalised and appealing service and improvements to our platform, we collect and store information about how you use our offer. We use cookies, for example to personalise pages or to keep users safe for the duration of their visit. These cookies are completely secure and do not contain any sensitive information.

What types of cookies do we use?

We use both first party cookies, which are issued from our platform’s own domain, and third-party cookies, which belong to and are managed by other parties, such as our partners or service providers.

The cookies used on our platform can be divided into two categories:

a)     Session cookies: These are temporary cookies that will be deleted from your device once you close your browser. They are used to remember your device as you move within our platform.

b)     Persistent cookies: These are longer-lasting cookies that remain on your device even after you close your browser. They are used to recognise your device each time you use our platform and to remember your preferences. 

The classification as technically necessary or technically non-necessary also determines the cookies we use:

Technically necessary cookies

Technically necessary cookies are required for our platform to function properly; they enable you to navigate our platform efficiently and use its functional features. An example of this is, for example, the reminder of recently performed actions (e.g., entered text) when you return to a page within the same session.

Technically non-essential cookies

Technically non-essential cookies are not necessary for the proper functioning of our platform, but they enable us to improve the content of our platform, compile statistics for internal market analysis purposes, provide you with a more personalised online experience or provide additional features. In particular we use analytical cookies.

Analytical cookies are used by third parties. These cookies allow third parties to recognise that you have visited our platform. We and our third-party providers may also combine information obtained from these cookies with personal information available from other sources, including data collected about you when you use other websites and data collected about you when you are offline, whether on our platform or data maintained by the third-party provider.

The cookies we use

Below are the cookies our platform uses. Please keep in mind that the cookies used may change from time to time and that this Cookie Policy will be updated accordingly.

 

Cookie
Type Description Lifespan
 _ga_QJDME5PWMB  Analytics  This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.  2 years
_ga        Analytics
The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors 2 years
PHPSESSID
Necessary This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users' unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed. session

 

What if I do not want to use cookies?

If you want to remove existing cookies from your device or if you want to block future cookies being placed on your device, you can do this via your browser settings.

Please bear in mind that deleting and blocking cookies will have an impact on your user experience as parts of our platform may no longer work.

Please also note that, unless you have adjusted your browser settings to block cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our platform or click on a link in a targeted email that we have sent you, even if you have previously deleted our cookies.

Does this policy change?

We may update our Cookie Policy from time to time. This might be for a number of reasons, such as to reflect a change in the law or to accommodate a change in our business practices and the way we use cookies. We recommend that you check here periodically for any changes to our Cookie Policy.