Effective: May 24th, 2018

With this cookie policy, Bioinformatics Solutions Inc. (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) in its role as data controller, is providing information about how we use cookies and similar technologies on our websites. For more information on how we process personal data, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

1. Definition: Cookie
A cookie is an identifier, which is stored on your device by your browser, if your browser is configured to do so. Most browsers can be configured to reject cookies or to inform you, when a cookie is stored.

2. General usage of personal data in connection with cookies
By using cookies, we collect, process, and use data, including personal data, for promotional and market research purposes in pseudonymous form and to adjust our website to your interests, for displaying or sending you – if applicable with your consent – information about us and to keep you updated about our products and services that might be of interest to you. Based on this technology we might get reports from our service providers that include references to personal or aggregated data. Aggregated data might include data like general demographic or usage characteristics describing the visitors of our websites.
More information about data protection and the mailing of our newsletters can be found in our Privacy Policy.

3. Types of Cookies, Purpose and Lawfulness
In the following you will find general descriptions about the types of cookies that are used on our websites, including the purposes of these cookies.

Required Cookies
• Description: The required cookies enable the navigation and basic functionality of the websites, e.g. access to protected areas of the websites.
• Settings: If you configure your browser to prevent the storage of required cookies, some parts of the websites will not work properly.
• Lawfulness: The legal basis for the collection of information by means of required cookies is either the necessity to carry out the contract (via the use of our website, if we have concluded such a contract with you) or a balance of interests between ours or the interests of third parties who set and use cookies and have a legitimate interest in the functioning of the website and your interests in a minimized use of your personal data.

Functional Cookies
• Description: The Functional Cookies allow us to analyze your website usage and your selections on the website (e.g. your login name, language, or region), so we can remember these settings and to offer you a more personal experience on our websites. These cookies can also be used to remember settings like font size, font style and other configurations that you have chosen on the websites.
• Settings: You can configure your browser to prevent the storage of Functional Cookies. Please note that it might reduce the functionality offered by our websites, if you prevent these cookies from being stored.
• Lawfulness: The legal basis for the collection of information by functional cookies is your consent.

Targeting/Advertising Cookies
• Description: In some cases we make use of third-party service providers to track and analyze statistical information about the usage and scope of content that is used by individual users of our websites. This might result in cookies being set by the service providers to track the performance of our advertisement. These cookies might, for example store information about the browsers that have been used to visit our websites. The information provided to third-party providers by us does not include personal information, but the collected information might be linked with other personal information gathered elsewhere, if you are also using other services provided by us.
Besides that we have contracts with advertising networks. These advertising networks track your online activities and navigation over time and across multiple websites or other online services by setting cookies. This might result in information being tracked about you across multiple browsing devices, like your PC or laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Third-parties use such information to target advertising for products and services based on your personal interests. This might result in advertisement being displayed on any of your browsing devices. The Advertising Cookies with their related services help us to analyze and monitor the effectiveness of our marketing activities.
• Settings: You can configure your browser to prevent the storage of Advertising Cookies. Beyond that we also offer special opt-out options for Advertising Cookies, which are described below.
• Lawfulness: The legal basis for the collection of information by targeting/advertising cookies is your consent.

4. Used Cookies and Opt-Out
In the following table you will find descriptions about the cookies used on our websites and how you can opt-out from the storage of these cookies on your browsing devices.
Bioinformatics Solutions Inc. *.bioinfor.com
• Description: Our websites store various cookies that are required for the navigation and usage of the websites. Especially session information that allows you to login on multiple Bioinformatics Solutions Inc. websites, is implemented with the use of these cookies.
• Opt-out: You can configure your browser to prevent the storage of these Required Cookies. Please note that it will reduce the functionality offered by our websites, if you prevent these cookies from being stored.
• Type of cookie: Required Cookies

PEAKS Blog *.blogger.com
• Description: Our blog uses the technology of Blogger. Details can be found in our Privacy Policy. The cookies are required for various functionalities of our blog.
• Opt-out: You can configure your browser to prevent the storage of these Required Cookies. Please note that it will reduce the functionality offered by the blog, if you prevent these cookies from being stored.
• Type of cookie: Required Cookies

Google Analytics *.google.com
• Description: Our websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies that allow an analysis of the use of the website by them. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the websites is usually transmitted to Google servers in the USA and stored there. The Bioinformatics Solutions Inc. websites use the setting “anonymizeIp”, so that their IP address has been previously shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purposes of: analyzing your use of Bioinformatics Solutions Inc. websites, reporting on your activities on the Bioinformatics Solutions Inc. websites, and providing other services related to your activities and use of the Internet. Google will not associate your IP address with other Google data. For more information please see Google’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
• Opt-out: You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. You may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under this link and install.
• Please note: If you remove such cookies or all of your stored cookies, Bioinformatics Solutions Inc. will also loose the information that you have opted-out.
• Type of cookie: Targeting/Advertising Cookies

Google AdWords Remarketing *.google.com*.doubleclick.net
• Description: Our website make use of the Google AdWords Remarketing cookie to serve targeted ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website. This cookie assigns a randomly generated ID number that uniquely identifies a web browser on a specific computer or mobile device, but does not identify an individual person. We use this service to show ads to you across the internet, specifically on the Google Search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. For more information please see Google’s Privacy Policy.
• Opt-out: You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Advertising Settings.
• Type of cookie: Targeting/Advertising Cookies

Google AdWords Conversion Tracking *.google.com *.doubleclick.net
• Description: Our website make use of the Google AdWords Conversion Tracking cookie to measure and optimize the performance and user experience related to our ads in Google Search or selected Google Display Network sites. Once you click on one of our ads, a temporary cookie is placed on your computer or mobile device. On our websites that participate in the conversion tracking, we can – with the help of the Google AdWords Conversion Tracking cookie – track how certain actions that we define as “conversions” (for example, filling out a web form, downloading a whitepaper or watching a video) are related to a specific ad. Conversion tracking cookies persist for a period of no longer than 30 days and conversion data cannot be matched to specific website visitors, since no individual-related data can be gathered. Instead only anonymized and aggregated data will be processed. For more information please see Google’s Privacy Policy.
• Opt-out: You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Advertising Settings.
• Type of cookie: Targeting/Advertising Cookies

LinkedIn interest-based advertising *.linkedin.com
• Description: Our websites make use of the LinkedIn Insight Tag – a piece of lightweight JavaScript code that enables the collection of metadata such as IP address information, timestamp, and events (e.g. page views). All data is encrypted. The LinkedIn browser cookie is stored in a user’s browser until a user deletes the cookie or the cookie expires (there’s a rolling six-month expiration from the last time the user’s browser loaded the Insight Tag). Users have full control to block or delete cookies. We use the data gathered from this tag to serve up interest-based ads for users that are logged in to their LinkedIn account. For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by LinkedIn, and your settings options for protecting your privacy, please see the LinkedIn Privacy Policy.
• Opt-out: To opt out from interest-based advertising on LinkedIn and manage your advertising preferences, please visit LinkedIn’s Manage Advertising Preferences page.
• Type of cookie: Targeting/Advertising Cookies
• You can stop the placement of cookies on your device by using the opt-out options. In addition, you can use the browser settings to control and restrict the placement of cookies. In this respect you can also delete existing cookies. However, this can lead to a restriction of the functionalities of our websites.

Please direct any questions, comments, or complaints regarding this cookie policy to our Data Protection Officer:
Bioinformatics Solutions Inc.
Data Protection Officer
204-470 Weber Street North
Waterloo, ON N2L 6J2
Canada
Email: info (at) bioinfor.com