Junk Mail - Cookie Policy

1. Introduction and Summary

This Cookie Policy explains why we as Junk Mail Publishing (Pty) Ltd (Registration number: 1991/004503/07), also known as Junk Mail, but including Job Mail, Auto Mart, Truck & Trailer, AgriMag, and GotProperty (collectively “Portals”), use cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you interact with our Portals through its applications, services, instant messaging services, administrative tools, order our goods or services as a customer either as a natural person or a business (collectively “Services”), what they are, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

2. What are cookies and other/similar tracking technologies?

A cookie is a small piece of data sent from our websites or applications to your computer or device hard drive or Internet browser where it is saved. The cookie contains information to personalise your experience on our websites or applications and may improve your experience on the websites or applications or whenever you visit or interact with our Portal/s and Service/s. The cookie will also identify your device, like the computer or smart phone.

Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, provide reporting information, remember your set preferences, to allow third parties to provide services to you, and otherwise serve a useful purpose for you.

Cookies set by us are called ‘first-party cookies’. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called ‘third-party cookies’. Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

3. Why do we use cookies and other/similar tracking technologies?

We use first- and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Portal/s and Service/s to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Portal/s or Service/s.

We or our authorised service providers may serve cookies and other tracking technologies through our Portal/s for storing information to help provide you with an improved and safer browning experience on our website, to show you personalised content, targeted ads and marketing, to analyse our website traffic and to understand where our visitors are coming from and going.

The cookies and similar technologies on our Portal/s or Service/s have different functions. They are either strictly necessary for the functioning of our services, or help us to analyse usage and improve performance, give you extra functionalities to improve your experience, help us to serve you relevant and targeted ads, content and marketing. We use cookies and other tracking technologies that only remain on your device for as long as you keep your browser active (session) and cookies and other tracking technologies that remain on your device for a longer period (persistent).

4. How can I control cookies and other/similar tracking technologies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.

{The Cookie Consent Manager can be found in the notification banner and on our website}. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. You may also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser to browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information.

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt-out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices or www.youronlinechoices.com.

5. What are the general categories for your cookies and other/similar tracking technologies?

5.1. Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Portal/s and Service/s and to use some of its features/functionality, such as access to secure areas, applications and tools. These cookies are essential for the Portal/s and Service/s work and help us identify irregular behaviour and improve security.

5.2. Analytics & Performance cookies. These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality or collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Portal/s and Service/s are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our Portal/s and Service/s but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.

5.3. Targeting & Advertising cookies. These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests. We may use first-party or third-party cookies and web beacons to deliver content, including ads relevant to your interests, on our sites or on third-party sites. This includes using technologies to understand the usefulness to you of the advertisements and content that have been delivered to you, such as whether you have clicked on an advertisement.

5.4. Social Networking cookies. These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Portal/s and Service/s through third-party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.

6. Do you serve targeted advertising?

Third parties may serve cookies on your Devices to serve advertising through our Portal/s and Service/s. These companies may use information about your visits to this 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 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 details that directly identify you unless you choose to provide these.

7. How often will you update this Cookie Policy?

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons and you can revisit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and other/related technologies.

8. Cookie-related questions?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other/similar technologies, please email us at popi@junkmail.co.za. Please report any advert or third-party content that you believe might be collecting personal information or using tracking technologies through our Portal /s or Service /s without our approval.

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