Torc uses data collected by cookies, web beacons, pixel tags and social media features to improve your browsing experience, analyze site traffic, deliver personalized advertisements, and increase the overall performance of:
- our website located at www.torc.dev, related domains and subdomains or the Torc mobile application (the "Site"); and
- related services, including marketing, customer service and ancillary support services (together with the provision of the site, referred to as "Services").
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files placed in visitors’ device browsers to store their preferences. The cookie allows the website to "remember" your actions or preferences over time.
Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like.
Cookies will usually contain the name of the website where the cookie has come from, how long the cookie will remain on your device, and a value which is usually a randomly generated unique number.
We use both session-based and persistent cookies on our Site. Session-based cookies exist only during a single session and disappear from your device when you close your browser or turn off the device. Persistent cookies remain on your device after you close your browser or turn your device off.
Web beacons, pixel tags
"Web beacons", "pixel tags" or "social media cookies" also fall under the term "cookies".
We use web beacons and pixels on our Site and in emails. A pixel tag (also known as a web beacon) is a piece of code embedded on the Services that collects information about users’ engagement on that web page. The use of a pixel allows us to record, for example, that a user has visited a particular web page or clicked on a particular advertisement. We also may place a pixel in marketing emails that notify us when you click on a link in the email. We use these technologies to operate and improve our Site and marketing emails.
Social media features
Our Site may also use social media features, such as the Facebook "like" button, the "Tweet" button and other sharing widgets ("Social Media Features"). Social Media Features may allow you to post information about your activities on our Site to outside platforms and social networks. Social Media Features may also allow you to like or highlight information we have posted on our Site or our branded social media pages. Social Media Features are either hosted by each respective platform or hosted directly on our Site. To the extent the Social Media Features are hosted by the platforms themselves, and you click through to these from our Site, the platform may receive information showing that you have visited our Site. If you are logged in to your social media account, it is possible that the respective social media network can link your visit to our Site with your social media profile.
In addition, Torc’s Services may include publicly accessible blogs, community forums, or private messaging features. The Services may also contain links and interactive features with various social media platforms (e.g., widgets). If you already use these platforms, their cookies may be set on your device when using our Site or other Services.
Embedded scripts and analytics
We and our marketing partners, affiliates, analytics, and service providers may also employ software technology known as an embedded script. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Service, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer or other device and is deactivated or deleted when you disconnect from the Service.
We may also use Google Analytics and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to collect information regarding visitor behavior and visitor demographics on some of our Services, and to develop website content. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can opt out of Google’s collection and processing of data generated by your use of the Services by going to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Cookies (including all of the other above mentioned data collection devices that fall within the cookie umbrella) on our Site are used for a variety of different purposes.
We use first party and third party cookies
First party cookies are cookies created by our own Site. They are related to our own Site or online service. These cookies are used to optimize your user-experience on our platform.
Third party cookies are cookies created by parties other than our Site. Third party cookies are generated and maintained by a third party during your use of our online services. These cookies will therefore cause a certain set of your data to be transmitted to well-defined third parties (e.g. social media or advertising cookies).
Even though we do not manage or generate these cookies ourselves, we will take all possible measures to make sure placement of these cookies by third parties happens in a controlled manner.
A further distinction can be made between the following types of cookies:
Which type of cookies do we use?
- Advertising or Targeting Related. We may use first-party or third-party cookies and web beacons to deliver content, including ads relevant to your interests, on our Site or on third party sites. This includes using technologies to understand the usefulness to you of the advertisements and content that has been delivered to you, such as whether you have clicked on an advertisement.
How can you manage or delete cookies?
You can at any time manage or delete cookies using the settings on your internet browser, allowing you to refuse some or all cookies. Turning off cookies will limit the service that we are able to provide and may affect your user-experience. Deleting cookies may result in manually adjusting preferences every time you visit our Site. For more details about controlling and/or deleting cookies, visit the page corresponding to your browser for more information:
For other browsers, please consult the documentation provided by the browser operator.