A cookie is a small file identified with letters and numbers, containing information that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer and that we retrieve from time to time. Cookies are commonly used on the Internet. They do not harm your system and are used to make websites work (or work more efficiently).
There are various kinds of cookies, for example:
A useful website is www.allaboutcookies.org, where you could find more detailed information on the types of cookies and how they work.
Prodigy Finance uses both persistent cookies and session cookies. All cookies for unregistered site users are anonymous and linked only to IP addresses. They do not contain any Personal Information.
Registered users are required to sign an additional privacy document in which we request consent to obtain information about site usage. This information is kept together with the name, email address and other personal data of registered users. This is done so that we may more effectively provide services such as Google Analytics, and so that we can better improve registered users’ processes.
Functionality cookies: There are cookies we use that are essential to the website functionality.
Geotargeting cookies: We geolocate users based on IP addresses. This geographic information is then stored in a cookie for future reference so that the IP addresses do not have to be geolocated again. Geolocation allows ProdigyFinance.com to optimise its content. The information gathered is completely anonymous.
Cookies facilitating the interaction between users and ProdigyFinance.com: These cookies allow us to obtain geographical information about the visitor as well as information about the content visitors have accessed and the length of that access. They also allow us to chat with visitors and record those chats in a data-protected account. For example, we use these cookies for our Live Chat function on some pages dedicated to investors.
Advertising cookies: These cookies are also anonymous. They store information about the content a user is browsing on ProdigyFinance.com. We use this information to serve certain Prodigy Finance advertisements to our site users, via the Google Display Network. You can find more information on how Google Display Network works at http://www.google.com/ads/displaynetwork/.
Tracking cookies: These cookies are used to collect information about how users interact with our website. These cookies (such as Google Analytics) collect information in an anonymous way and aggregate statistics, including: the number of site visitors, the referral website/advert visitors have come through, common site navigation paths, and average length of visit on each webpage (See here for more information on Google Analytics). We also use these tracking cookies to A/B test landing pages to see with which content visitors tend to engage more. This data allows us to enhance the features of our website to suit users’ needs. We use standard software products to track and analyse user data.
Other: Prodigy Finance may, from time to time, add other cookies of the same nature to the ones above, particularly related to school or fundraising campaigns.
You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or certain types of cookies, or to warn you before accepting cookies. But please note that deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies may prevent you from accessing certain areas or features of our site. It may also interfere with the quality and speed of your browsing experience since some features won’t work as they were meant to.
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