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SBO.net Cookie Notice

Effective Date: June 14, 2021

This Cookie Notice describes the information We obtain from cookies, how we use cookies, and how you can manage them. By using SBO.net, you acknowledge you have read and accept this Cookie Notice.

1. What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is sent to Your web browser by a website You visit. This text file is stored in Your browser and allows the website or a third-party to recognise You and make Your next visit easier and the services more useful to You.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that We store about You may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. In the event Personal Data is contained in the cookies, the same terms apply as set out in the Privacy Notice (https://www.sbo.net/policy/) shall apply.

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on Your browser. Session cookies last for as long as you keep Your browser open. They expire when You close Your browser. Persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if You manually delete them from Your browser, whichever occurs first.

2. Cookies We Use

Below we list the different types of cookies we may use on the SBO website.

2.1. Essential Cookies

Essential cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions, such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Our website cannot function properly without these cookies – they are strictly necessary to provide Our Services. Essential cookies can also be placed to comply with a legal obligation. Essential cookies are session cookies, meaning they expire once You close Your browser.

The essential cookies that are used on this Website are the following:

(i) Authentication cookies: These allow Us to identify You once You have logged in to Your Account;

(ii) User-input cookies: These allow Our Website to keep track and remember Your input when filling online forms; and

(iii) User-Interface Customisation cookies: These cookies allow You to save Your language and/or font preferences;

2.2. Non-Essential Cookies

These are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies. Non-essential cookies require Your consent. The non-essential cookies used on this Website are the following] :

(i) Analysis cookies: These cookies allow Us collect information about Your use of Our Services to help create reports and statistics on the performance of the SBO website which enable us to improve the way it works.

(ii) Third-party cookies: In certain instances, We use third party cookies, which are cookies provided by parties other than Us. We always ensure that these parties are reputable and will respect Your privacy. We make use of the following third-party cookies:

a. Analytic/Performance Cookies: These cookies are set by:

  • Google Analytics – Such cookies help Us measure how users interact with Our Website by collecting information such as your IP address, type of device, operating system, referring URLs, country information, date and time of page visits, and pages visited. This information is passed on to Google Analytics, and the feedback received is solely used to improve the Website. For further information please visit the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.
  • Clicky – Such cookies provide Us with Website analytics on how Users interact with Our Website, what are the hot-points of Our Website and which are the most visited pages. Furthermore, this cookie provides Us with uptime monitoring as well. For further information please visit the Clicky Privacy Policy.
  • Hotjar – Such cookies help Us analyse the use of Our Website to obtain better feedback by combining data gathered by Google Analytics on how Our Website is being used so that We can improve Your experience.

b. User Experience cookies: These cookies are set by:

  • addthis – We use such cookies to make sure You get the most efficient version of Our Website and to quickly and efficiently identify and solve any potential issues. For further information please visit Add this Privacy Policy.

We may place social media buttons and/or plugins on the Website that allow You to connect with Your chosen social network. In order to work, the social network (such as Facebook or Twitter) will set cookies through Our Website which may then be used to enhance Your profile on the social networking site or otherwise contribute to the data they hold for the purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

We would like You to know that We do not store any of Your Personal Data in cookies. We anonymise all data to keep Your Personal Data as safe as possible.

Cookie List

The following table is a summary of the cookies that are used on Our Website:

_ga.sbo.netAnalyticsThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.2 years
_gid.sbo.netAnalyticsThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visted in an anonymous form.1 day
_jsuid.sbo.netAnalyticsThis cookie contains random number which is generated when a visitor visits the website for the first time. This cookie is used to identify the new visitors to the website.1 year
_hjFirstSeen.sbo.netAnalyticsThis is set by Hotjar to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether this was the first time Hotjar saw this user. It is used by Recording filters to identify new user sessions.30 minutes
cluidin.getclicky.comAnalyticsThis cookie is used for websites which is having multiple domains to identify the same visitor across multiple domains.1 year
__cfduid.sbo.netNecessaryThe cookie is used by cdn services like CloudFare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.1 month
PHPSESSIDtracking.sbo.netNecessaryThis 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
__cfduid.bootstrapcdn.comNecessaryThe cookie is used by cdn services like CloudFare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.1 month
_gat_ga_gtm.sbo.netOther1 minute
.sbo.netOtherThese cookies are set by Conversion.com
They are used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser.
1 minute

hjTLDTest _hjid _hjIncludedInPageviewSample _hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress heatmaps_g2g****sbo.netOtherThese cookies are set by Hotjar. Theses cookies are set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. They are used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.6 months
_first_pageview.sbo.netPerformanceThis is a session cookie set during the first display of the page on each visit. This cookie is used to shoot certain codes on the first display of the page and also to enhance the speed of the website.10 minutes
_referrer_og.sbo.netUnsure3 months

3. How and Why We Use Cookies

The SBO website makes use of cookies. These are small, anonymized pieces of information used by your web browser and our servers to identify that you are a recurring visitor without the need to collect any of your personal information.

This technology allows us to extract and store the analysable information needed for our Population Metrics. It also restricts us from learning or collecting any personal data about our site visitors. We maintain that having cookies enabled on our site allows us to provide a better user experience due to having analysable metrics. However, should you not wish for us to track your activity to any degree, you can enable DNT on your browser.

To learn about how you can enable this feature, refer to the following web pages:

4. How You Can Manage Cookies

You can stop cookies from being downloaded to your device from the Website at any time by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Most browsers will tell you how to change your browser settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to restrict or block certain types or all cookies.

If You do this, however, You may have to manually adjust some preferences every time You visit a website and some services and functionalities may not work.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://aboutcookies.com/ or www.allaboutcookies.org.

We require Your consent for all non-essential cookies, which is acquired by ticking the pop-up box upon accessing the Website. Furthermore, if You wish to change Your cookie preferences with regards to Our Website please click here – Settings

5. Changes to This Cookie Notice

We may periodically update this Cookie Notice without prior notice to reflect changes in our practices. Please take a look at the Effective Date at the top of this page to see when this Cookie Notice was last revised.