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Cookie Policy

Last updated: August 15, 2021

Welcome to EKOS! We are a networking and engagement platform for professionals and businesses.

To provide a great product experience and for certain functions, we use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device. This Cookies Policy applies to our website at www.ekos.ai (the "Website") and our networking and engagement platform that enables professionals and businesses to connect, engage and learn from each other (the "Platform"). This Cookies Policy explains the cookies we use and their purpose.

Any information that we collect through cookies will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy. If you do not accept the use of these cookies, you can disable them by following the instructions under the heading "Cookie Settings" below.

1.What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that uniquely identify your browser or device. The cookie file is stored on your browser. When you return to that website (or visit websites that use the same cookies) these websites recognize the cookies and your browsing device.

Cookies do many different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your experience. Cookies can tell us, for example, whether you have visited our Website before.

2.Are there different types of cookies?

There are different types of cookies, including first party cookies (which are served directly by us to your computer or device) and third party cookies (which are served by a third party on our behalf). Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the Website and Platform (e.g., interactive content and analytics).  The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the Website and also when it visits certain other websites.

Cookies can remain on your device for different periods of time. Some cookies are session cookies, meaning that they exist only while your browser is open and are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are persistent cookies, meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used to recognise your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.

3.What are cookies used for?

We may use first party and third party cookies for the following purposes :

  • Strictly necessary cookies are needed to provide you with the Website and Platform and to use some of their features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, we would not be able to provide you with the services that you have asked for.
  • Performance cookies are used to enhance the performance of the Website and Platform but are non-essential to their use. They collect information about how you use the Website and Platform, for instance which pages you go to most often, and if you get error messages from web pages.
  • Functional cookies are used to remember choices you make (such as language or region) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These enable us to provide you with a better experience when using our Website and Platform.
  • Analytics cookies help us to measure traffic and usage data. They enable us to view and analyse how you are using our Website and Platform in order to provide you with a better experience and maintain and improve our services.
  • Targeting cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same advertisement from continuously reappearing, ensuring that advertisements are properly displayed and, in some cases, selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

4.What cookies do we use?

The specific types of first [and third] party cookies served through our Website and Platform and the purposes they perform are described in the table below. Please be aware that the cookies we use may depend on the features you are using and the device, browser or operating system you are using.

Necessary (set by Ekos):

Cookie Name

Purpose

Duration

Category

acceptCookies

This system-based cookie stores the information of site users whether they have previously accepted cookies or not.

1 year

Website Settings

Cookies set by  Google Analtycs:

Cookie Name

Purpose

Duration

Category

_ga

Used to distinguish users for Google Analytics

2 years

Google Analytics

_gat_gtag_*

Used to analyse visitor browsing habits, flow, source and other information. Expires immediately.

1 minute

Google Analytics

_gid

Used to distinguish users for Google Analytics

24 hours

Google Analytics

Cookies set by Intercom:

Cookie Name

Purpose

Duration

Category

intercom-id-*

Anonymous visitor identifier cookie. As people visit your site they get this cookie.

9 months

Intercom Messenger

intercom-session-*

Identifier for each unique browser session. The user can access their conversations and have data communicated on logged out pages for 1 week, as long as the session isn't intentionally terminated with `Intercom('shutdown');`, which usually happens on logout.

1 week (from each log-in)

Intercom Messenger

Cookies set by Yandex Metrica:

Cookie Name

Purpose

Duration

Category

_ym_d

These cookies save the date of the User’s first site session

1 year

Yandex Metrica

_ym_uid

These cookies are used for identifying site users

1 year

Yandex Metrica

5. Other tracking technologies

Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called 'tracking pixels' or 'clear gifs').  These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our Website.  This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page of our Website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Website and Platform from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party site, and to improve performance. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

6.Targeted advertising

Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Website and Platform. These companies may use information about your visits to the Website and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these.

7.Cookie settings

Some cookies are essential and we cannot provide our service to you without them, but there are others that can be turned off. Please note that turning off certain cookies will disable some of the features available to you through our Website and Platform. We cannot guarantee that your experience on our Website and Platform will be as good as it could otherwise be.

7.1 Cookie preferences:

To change your cookie preferences, please click the button below.

Manage Cookie Settings

7.2 Browser settings:

You can also change your preferences by changing the settings in your browser. For more information on how to manage the most popular browsers, please see below:

If you want to change your settings at any time (for example, if you accept all cookies but later decide you do not want a certain type of cookie), you’ll need to use your browser settings to remove any third party cookies dropped on your previous visit.

7.3 Third Party Cookies:

In addition to managing cookies in your browser settings, you can also opt out of certain third party cookies. For example, we use Google Analytics to help us understand how users engage with our websites, compile reports and improve our services. The reports disclose website trends without identifying individual users. You can opt out of these cookies without affecting how you visit our websites.

For more information on Google Analytics, see here, and to opt out from being tracked by Google Analytics, see here.]

8.Changes to this policy

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time to reflect our current practice and ensure compliance with applicable laws. When we post changes to this Cookie Policy, we will revise the “Last Updated” date at the top of the page. If we make any material changes to the way we use cookies, we will take appropriate measures to notify you. We recommend that you check this page from time to time to inform yourself of any changes.

9.How to contact us

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, please contact us by email at membership@ekos.ai or by post at EKOS Global LLC 31 St. James Ave STE 600 Boston, MA 02116 USA.