COOKIE

POLICY

thaiembassy.no

thaiembassy.no uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. 

Our Privacy Policy explains our principles when it comes to the collection, processing, and storage of your information. This policy specifically explains how we, our partners, and users of our services deploy cookies, as well as the options you have to control them.

Definition

“EMPASSY,” “WE,” or “US” =  Royal Thai Embassy in Oslo
 “’WEBSITE” = the website of Royal Thai Embassy in Oslo (https://thaiembassy.no/)
 “The Service” means any services that Royal Thai Embassy in Oslo provides through the website

Introduction

Our WEBSITE uses cookies to distinguish you from other users. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our WEBSITE and allows US to improve our site.

Our Cookie Policy explains our principles when it comes to the collection, processing, and storage of your information. This policy specifically explains how we, our partners, and users of our services deploy cookies, as well as the options you must control them.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that the website you are visiting stores on your computer. It is a small data file, often including a unique identifier, which is sent to your computer, mobile phone or tablet device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server, so the website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the website. The cookie will collect information relating to your use of our Services, information about your device, e.g. the device’s IP address and browser type, broad location and, if you arrived at our site via the link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page. If you have registered for any Services or you are a subscriber, it may also collect your name and email address, which may be transferred to data processors for registered user or subscriber verification purposes.

Most website s use cookies to give visitors access to various functions. It is possible to use the information in the cookie to follow the user’s surfing.

Similar technologies are known as “local storage” may also be used in our Services as an alternative to cookies. This is a technology which is similar to cookies and performs very similar functions, such as caching data to enable us to improve our Services, allowing you to register for our Services, tracking activity to enable us and our advertisers to advertise to you in accordance with this policy and counting the number of people who view adverts on our Services. Where we refer to “cookies” in this policy, we mean cookies or similar technologies.

The majority are the so-called “session cookies”. They will be routinely deleted after the visit on the website.

 *Cookies of our WEBSITE do not cause any harm to your computer and do not contain viruses.

You need to be aware that when accessing the WEBSITE. The EMBASSY will learn certain information about you, both automatically and through voluntary actions, you may take, during your visit. This policy applies to information WE collect on the WEBSITE and in email, text, or other electronic messages between you and the WEBSITE.

Cookies record information about your online preferences and help us to tailor our SERVICES to your interests. Information provided by cookies can help us to analyze your use of our service and help US to provide you with a better user experience.

In addition to cookies, our services may also use web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags, and web bugs. These are all types of technology implemented by website s or third-party ad servers to allow them to analyze your website use and help improve your experience of the Services.

Types of cookies

Each category of cookies and the reason WE use these cookies are as shown below

Strictly Necessary

These cookies are required for our WEBSITE and services to perform their basic functions. These include the one that are essential to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions, as well as to save the contents of virtual “carts” on sites that have e-commerce functionality.

Functionality

These cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location. These are used to recognize you when you return to our WEBSITE. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Security

We use these cookies to help identify and prevent potential security risks.

Analytics and Performance

Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with our WEBSITE, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We use these details to improve how our WEBSITE function and to understand how users interact with them.

Advertising

These cookies are used to display relevant advertising to visitors, who use our services or visit our WEBSITE, as well as to understand and report on the efficacy of ads served on our WEBSITE. They track details such as the number of unique visitors, the number of times particular ads have been displayed, and the number of clicks the ads have received. They are also used to build user profiles, including showing you ads based on products you have viewed or acts you have taken on our WEBSITE.

Third-Party / Embedded Content

Our WEBSITE uses the WordPress platform, which makes use of different third-party applications and services to enhance the experience of WEBSITE visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), embedded content from Youtube and Vimeo, or the WordPress CMS. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties and used by them to track your online activity. We have NO direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.

How WE use cookies

Our WEBSITE uses cookies for many different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons, some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users, and some allow the display of advertising from selected third party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the “like” or “follow” button on a post, for example).

Similar to other commercial websites, our WEBSITE utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” and server logs to collect information about how our WEBSITE is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our sWEBSITE, and the websites visited just before and just after our own, as well as your IP address.

When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

The EMBASSY reserves the right to use technological equivalents of cookies, including social media pixels. These pixels allow social media sites to track visitors to outside websites so as to tailor advertising messages users see while visiting that social media website. The EMBASSY reserves the right to use these pixels in compliance with the policies of the various social media sites.

Many of the cookies we use are only set if you are a registered in our WEBSITE (so you don’t have to log in every time, for example), while others are set whenever you visit our WEBSITE, irrespective of whether you have an account.

You can always instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

For more information on the choices you have about the cookies we use, please see the Controlling Cookies section below.

Where do WE place cookies

We may set cookies in a number of different locations across our WEBSITE and services.

These include:

  • On our WEBSITE.
  • In the emails sent from The EMBASSY.

Third Party Use of Cookies

Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the WEBSITE, are served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our WEBSITE. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.

Controlling cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third-party plug-ins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly.

To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on your choices regarding the use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising you may visit the following sites:

cookiesandyou.com

networkadvertising.org

optout.aboutads.info

youradchoices.com

To avoid cookies, you can change the security settings in your web browser. For example, you may wish to accept all cookies or reject all cookies. How these are adjusted depends on which web browser you have.

Google Chrome

  • To amend the cookies settings;
  • Click on the chrome menu;
  • Select settings;
  • Click + Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page;
  • Under the Privacy section click the Content settings button;
  • In the Cookies section you are able to change the settings, such as to allow cookies, remove all cookies, block third party cookies; and

Further, more detailed instructions are available here: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB;

Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 and 11

  •  Select the Tools menu (ALT-X);
  • Select Internet Options;
  • Click the Privacy tab;
  • Move the slider to choose your preferred settings; and

For more specialized settings click on the Advanced button, check the Override cookie handling checkbox and modify the settings to suit your requirements.

Microsoft Edge

  • Select button … (Alt-X);
  • Select Settings;
  • Select Privacy & security horizontal tab;
  • Press the ‘Choose what to clear’ button;
  • Ensure the checkbox with ‘Cookies and saved WEBSITE data’ is selected;
  • Press the ‘Clear’ button; and

Further instructions are available here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4468242/microsoft-edge-browsing-data-and-privacy-microsoft-privacy

Mozilla Firefox

  • Select Options;
  • Click the Privacy tab;
  • To clear cookies, select the remove individual cookies link;
  • To amend the cookie settings, change the Firefox will dropdown in the History section to Use custom settings for history; and

Further instructions are available here: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-WEBSITE-preferences

Safari

  • Choose Safari settings menu;
  • Select Preferences;
  • Click the Privacy tab;
  • In the Block cookies section, specify whether the browser should accept or reject cookies from WEBSITEs;
  • If you want to see which WEBSITEs store cookies on your computer, click Details;
  • If you set Safari to block cookies, you may need to temporarily accept cookies to open a page. Repeat the above steps, selecting;
  • Never in the “Block cookies” section. When you’re done with the page, block cookies again, and then remove the page’s cookies; and

Further details are available here for Safari on Mac: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

Further instructions for Safari on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch can be found here: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265

Chrome – Android phone/tablet

  • Select ‘Settings’ from the top-right menu;
  • Select the Privacy tab under the Advanced section;
  • Select ‘Clear browsing data’; and
  • Ensure the ‘Cookies and site data’ option is selected.

Other browsers

With new apps and devices being made all the time, including tablets and phones it isn’t conceivable to list each browser for every one of them. The best advice is to consult the manufactures for further instructions regarding cookies.

If you are not using any of the above-listed browsers, then you should select “cookies” in the “Help” function for information on where to find your cookie folder.

On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit tracking. For example, you can opt-out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on or from the hot jar by using the Do Not Track header.

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