General definition of cookie
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded to your computer when you access certain websites. Like virtual door keys, cookies unlock a computer’s memory and allow a website to recognize users when they come back by opening doors to different content or services. A cookie itself does not contain information but, when a browser reads it, the cookie can help a website to improve the service delivered.
Cookies can remember the browser you use. They can also remember your preferences, such as language and region, which remain as your default settings when you revisit a website. Cookies also allow you to rate pages and fill in comment forms.
Types of cookies
PLISB uses the following types of cookies on this Website.
Session cookies and persistent cookies
A session cookie is a temporary cookie that is automatically deleted when you close your browser. The Website will not recognize you when you restart your browser and go back to the Website. Session cookies will store your browsing information and are active only from the moment you open the Website until you leave it and close your browser.
Persistent cookies (also known as “stored cookies”) are files that are stored on your hard drive when you visit the Website. The cookie will remain on your hard drive until it reaches a defined expiration date (which can be minutes, hours, days, etc.).
First-party cookies and third-party cookies
First-party cookies are those set by the Website. Third-party cookies are those set by a third party that does not operate the Website.
Purposes of cookies
Cookies used by PLISB on this Website are included into the following categories in light of their function and purpose.
Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies enable you to move around the Website and use its basic functions. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services. These cookies are essential in connection with the use of this Website.
Functionality cookies record your preferences and the choices you make in order to improve your future browsing experience.
Analytics cookies (Google analytics)
This Website has chosen the Google Analytics IP address anonymization option. The IP address connected to the collected data is partially obscured, so that no one can link it to a specific user. The IP anonymization/masking takes place as soon as data is received by the analytics collection network, before any storage or processing takes place.
For more information on the Google Analytics data practices you may visit the Google Analytics Help Center.
Marketing cookies are aimed at creating profiles of the users to then provide and/or make available advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by the users during the navigation on the web. Such preferences derive from the analysis of the behaviour of users to build a profile which is combined with the cookie in order to allow adds to be tailored to the user’s presumed preferences.
You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘Cookie icon’ on the Website. You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save and close’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.
Google analytics cookies and marketing cookies will be installed only with your prior consent. The slider is set to ‘Off’ by default.
Your prior consent is not necessary for the use of strictly necessary and functionality cookies since they are considered ‘technical cookies’. At any time, you may disable the said cookies by changing your browser’s settings as described below. As technical cookies allow you to access some of our Website’s features, be aware that if these cookies are disabled, you may experience reduced functionality or this may affect how the Website functions.
To find information relating to other browsers, you may visit the browser developer’s website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google analytics across all websites, you may visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
In accordance with applicable data protection laws, this Privacy Notice is available in the English language and in other languages on the basis of the country selected by you, including the Bahasa Malaysia language.