The first time a user visits Match Systems website, it will inform the user of its cookies, and by continuing to browse the website, users are agreeing to the use of those cookies.
A cookie is a very small text file placed on users’ computers, that allows Match Systems to distinguish users and improve the website. The cookies help to provide users with a better experience when they browse the Company website. Cookies include information that a website (more specifically, the web server) stores on a user’s computer, so that each time the user visits Match Systems website, the latter retrieves the information stored and offers related services to the user.
The Company uses the following cookies to enable certain essential functions of the website:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the website. They include, for example, cookies that enable users to log into secure areas of the website.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow the Company to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This helps to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise when users return to the website. This enables the Company to personalise the content of the website for users and remember their preferences.
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record visits to the Company website, the pages users have visited and the links they have followed. The Company will use this information to make the website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to user interests.
The user can block cookies by activating the settings on their browser that allow to refuse the use of all or some cookies. However, if the user uses browser settings to block all cookies (including necessary cookies) they may not be able to access parts of the Company website.
In addition to cookies, some information may automatically be collected as users browse the Company website, such as type of browser, operating system, domain name or IP address. An IP address is a unique number that is automatically assigned to a user’s computer when connected to a network. Web servers automatically identify users’ computers by their IP addresses.