Last Updated: 13th November 2021

 

Cookies

This Cookie Policy outlines how Stephen's Evolution("us", "we", or "our"), our third-party service providers use cookies and similar technologies to recognize, collect, and/or track information about, and relevant to, your usage of https://stephensevolution.com (the "Site").

WHAT COOKIES ARE

Cookies are text files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier.

Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer's or tablet device’s or mobile device’s part of the hard drive specifically designated for cookies.

It is standard practice to use cookies to make your experience better when using a website. 

Like many sites, we use "cookies" to recognise, collect, and/or track information about, and relevant to, your usage of the Site.

These cookies are known as “first-party cookies”. We may also recognize, collect, and/or track information through cookies set by third parties. These cookies are known as “third-party cookies”. Third-party cookies are used to perform tasks related to advertising, and analytics, and to enable interactive features such as sharing or commenting. Some third parties collect statistics in an anonymized and aggregated form and may not require the consent of the user.

The information that our first-party cookies or third-party cookies recognise, collect, and/or track may include information about your devices, browsing actions, and patterns, such as among others, the type of computer you use, your internet service provider, your browser type, your location, your IP address, the date and time of your visit, the pages viewed, your traffic pattern through the Site.

Upon your first visit to the Site (and periodically after that), we will request your consent to our use of cookies except for those strictly necessary.

WHAT COOKIES WE USE

We use the following categories of cookies on the Site:

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to browse the Site and use its features. We use cookies to save your sessions, your login details, and other information necessary to perform your requests, and to carry out other activities that are strictly necessary for the operation of this Site, for example in relation to the distribution of traffic. We use cookies to save browsing preferences and optimize your browsing experience.

Analytics cookies

This website at present doesn't use analytics cookies. However, that could change in the future, depending on the development of this website's requirements.

These cookies collect information about your use of the Site, such as for instance, browsing actions, and patterns, the date and time of your visit, the pages viewed, your traffic pattern through the Site.

Through the collection of this information, we are able to monitor and analyse web traffic to the Site. User behaviours may be recognised, collected, and/or tracked.

Security cookies

These cookies are essential to our security features. These cookies allow us to detect malicious activities or activities in breach of our terms of use.

Customisation cookies

These cookies allow the site to save information and details such as your username to optimise your experience on the Site and provide personal features.

Social media cookies and pixels

These cookies allow you to share your activity on the Site on social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or other external platforms directly from the Site.

Cookies may still be recognised, collected, and/or tracked on the pages where buttons, widgets, or other applications are installed, even when you do not actively use them.

The interaction and information recognised, collected, and/or tracked through the Site are always subject to your privacy settings for each social network and external platform.

You are encouraged to refer to the privacy policy of the relevant social network or external platform and to log out from the respective network or platform in order to make sure that the information collected on the Site is not tracked back to your profile.

Twitter Tweet button and Twitter social widgets

The Twitter Tweet button and Twitter social widgets are applications allowing interaction with the Twitter social network.

Social media pixels

These pixels allow social media such as Facebook to track visitors to external websites in order to tailor their advertising activities to target users while browsing their social media network. For information regarding these pixels, you are encouraged to refer to the privacy policy of the relevant social network. Stephen's Evolution doesn't use these at present. 

Targeting or advertising cookies

Stephen's Evolution doesn't use these types of cookies at present or any advertising. These cookies record your browsing actions and patterns on a particular website you may visit, such as among others, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. The information recognised, collected, and/or tracked by these cookies is used to make a website and the advertising displayed by way of links or banners on the site more relevant to your interests.

HOW TO CONTROL COOKIES

In accordance with our Privacy Policy and this Cookie Policy, you have the right to accept or reject cookies.

Strictly necessary cookies may not be rejected since they are essential to enable you to browse the Site and use its features.

Should you reject cookies, you will still be able to use the Site although certain features and functionalities may not be available to you and/or certain areas may be restricted.

In addition to what is indicated within this Cookie Policy, you can manage preferences for cookies directly from within your own browser and prevent – for example – third parties from installing cookies.

Through browser preferences, it is also possible to delete cookies installed in the past, including the cookies that may have saved the initial consent for the installation of cookies by this Site.

You can find information about how to manage cookies in the most commonly used browsers (e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Internet Explorer) on the website of the browser of choice.

You can delete these cookies at any time by clearing your cache. You can do so by following the steps below:

1. Open Chrome.
2. At the top right, you'll see three dots. Click on this.
3. Then click on settings. You'll see clear browsing data. Here you can choose to clear cache, cookies, and/or browsing data.
4. When you ticked your desired boxes click on clear data.

Here is a link detailing how you can do this with other browsers, including Chrome.

You can also delete cookies by carrying out the following method outlined below:

1. Click on a symbol resembling a padlock near the top left-hand corner of the screen in the URL bar.
2. Click on cookies, followed by any cookie in the list you may wish to block or remove. 
3. You can then either select remove or block followed by doing.

Here is a link that shows visually as well as written, how to remove cookies.  However, be aware that certain functions of a website may then not work as intended should you choose to delete or block certain cookies.

You can find out more about cookies on the website All About Cookies here.

With regard to Cookies installed by third parties, Users can manage their preferences and withdrawal of their consent by clicking the related opt-out link (if provided), by using the means provided in the third party's privacy policy, or by contacting the third party.

The cookies used on this site

The cky-active-check cookie is set by CookieYes to check if the consent banner is active on the website. It lasts for 1 day.

cookieyesID. This is a unique identifier for visitors used by CookieYes with respect to the consent. It lasts for 1 year.

The cky-consent cookie is set by CookieYes to remember the user's consent to the use of cookies on the website. It lasts for 1 year.

The cookieyes-necessary cookie is set by CookieYes and is used to remember the consent of the users for the use of cookies in the 'Necessary' category. It lasts for 1 year.

The cookieyes-functional cookie is set by CookieYes and is used to remember the consent of the users for the use of cookies in the 'Functional' category. It lasts for 1 year.

The cookieyes-analytics cookie is set by CookieYes and is used to remember the consent of the users for the use of cookies in the 'Analytics' category. It lasts for 1 year.

The cookieyes-performance cookie is set by CookieYes and is used to remember the consent of the users for the use of cookies in the 'Performance' category. It lasts for 1 year.

The cookieyes-advertisement cookie is set by CookieYes and is used to remember the consent of the users for the use of cookies in the 'Advertisement' category. It lasts for 1 year.

The __cfduid is a cookie set by Cloudflare to help identify trusted traffic to this website. It lasts for about 30 days.

The wordpress_test_cookie is a session cookie and is used to check to see if the visitor's browser supports cookies.

The cky_action cookie may be set to check if the banner has been acted up. It lasts for 1 year.

All the cookies listed here are strictly necessary cookies.

The _aeaid cookie is needed for the functioning of the accessibility feature used by AudioEye. Their technology helps to make content more accessible and usable for a wider audience. It's a session only cookie.

The aeatstartmessage cookie is a session cookie necessary for the functioning of the accessibility features. 

The aelreadersetting cookie is a session cookie which stores the state of the toolkit setting of the accessibility feature in order to persist these settings as the user navigates this website.

The aelastsite cookie lasts 1,000 days, and determines whether or not a user has been to another AudioEye enabled website.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Cookie Policy, please contact us at stephen(at)stephensevolution(dot)com or our contact form.

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