Cookie Policy

Intro

We at Big Al’s Sports Picks (Bigal.com) value our clients and want to be transparent with our users (“you”) about how we collect and use their data. To find out more about this — and us as a data controller — you can read our Privacy Policy.

This Cookie Policy is aimed to clearly explain how, when and why we use cookies.

For the information on how to delete or block cookies, please see the section How can I change my cookie settings? below. However, before you take any action with regard to cookies, we advise you to read this policy.

Our use of cookies

Any browser visiting Bigal.com will receive cookies from us. Insofar as cookies we use are not strictly necessary for the provision of this website, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit Bigal.com.

We use cookies on Bigal.com because we wish all of our users to have the best possible on-site experience. Information provided via cookies makes it possible to optimize your Bigal.com experience.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in, and obtained from cookies. In our Privacy Policy, you can find out more about what personal data relating to our users is being processed.

About cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit. They enable the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site, or browse from one page to another. The use of cookies helps you to navigate between pages efficiently, helps remember your preferences, and improves your browsing experience in other ways. Cookies can also help ensure that the marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.

Other technologies, including data we store on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software are used for similar purposes. In this policy, we refer to all of these technologies as “cookies.”

Cookies can be classified by their lifespan, the domain to which they belong, and place of storage.

By lifespan, cookies are either:

As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either:

Taking into account where cookies are stored, there are:

To find out more about cookies, visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Which cookies do we use and what is their purpose?

We use all types of cookies that are explained above. A detailed description of our cookies, their functions, and sources can be found below.

Essential cookies

Essential cookies are necessary for our website to work effectively. They help make Bigal.com usable by enabling basic functionalities like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. This type of cookie may be used to protect and accelerate our website by automatically optimizing the delivery of our content. This is how you get the fastest page load times and best performance. Also, essential cookies may be used for security reasons and to identify our trusted visitors. They may filter bots and distinguish them from legitimate users, preventing any form of spam activity on our website.

These cookies do not correspond to any user ID in our web application, nor do the cookies store any personally identifiable information. We advise you to not switch off these cookies. If you set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, please be aware that after doing so, some parts of the web page may not work.

Preference and functionality cookies

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks - for instance your preferred language or the region that you are in. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or using a live chat service.

Analytics cookies

Analytics cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. We use analytics cookies in order to analyze information about how our website is being used. Analytics cookies can process information about the number of visitors to the website, where visitors to the website came from, the pages they visit, scrolling activities, downloads, information about user agent, time spent on the website and approximate geo-location of a device that you use to access our website. We use this information to compile reports that help us to improve Bigal.com. Reports may be visually presented through heat maps and anonymized screen recordings. All data we process by use of this type of cookies are presented in an aggregated form and/or pseudonymized.

We mainly use analytics cookies provided by Google Analytics. However, please be aware that we may use analytics cookies provided by other companies which services we may also use for analytics and analytical purposes.

Marketing cookies

For the purpose of regular functioning of marketing services, marketing cookies are used. Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display advertisements that are relevant and engaging for the individual user.

For marketing purposes we use Klaviyo marketing tools. They serve to personalize the way we communicate with you. If you accept to receive advertising material, marketing cookies help us to evaluate your personal preferences toward specific content that we further use to deliver advertising material to you that corresponds to your preferences.

Please be aware that we may use marketing cookies provided by other companies whose services we may use for marketing purposes. Also, third party cookies (see the section below) may be placed by our partners in order to promote their products. Promotional activities may include, among other things, providing interstitial advertisement.

Third party cookies

Third parties may set cookies when you visit Bigal.com. Sometimes that is because we have hired the third party to provide services on our behalf. In other cases, it is because our web pages contain advertisements from third parties, or content such as videos or news. Because your browser connects to those third parties’ web servers to retrieve that content, third parties are able to set or read their own cookies on your device and may collect information about your online activities across websites or online services. Finally, in some cases third party tracking cookies may also be necessary for the effective use of affiliate links and the performance of any affiliate agreements we have in place.

How can I change my cookie settings?

You may at any time choose to disable some or all of the cookies. You have several ways to disable cookies.

Opt-out from third party service we use

You can opt-out from being tracked by some of the third party service providers we mainly rely on, by the following instructions they provide:

Google Analytics opt-out — https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Changing browser settings

The most-used web browsers allow you to manage the majority of cookies through the browser’s settings. Keep in mind that if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it, among other things, will no longer be personalized to you.

If you still do not want to receive cookies from Bigal.com, you can change your browser settings on a device you are using to access our services. Below you can find short instructions on how to disable cookies on the most popular Internet browsers. Also, you can find further information at the cookie management sections of the most popular Internet browsers. Please carefully read the following instructions:

Internet Explorer: In Internet Explorer, select the Tools button, point to Safety, and then select Delete browsing history. Select the Cookies and website data check box, and then select Delete. More instructions are available at https://support.microsoft.com.

Firefox browser: Go to the website you wish to block from setting cookies in Firefox. Hold down the control key while you click within the page and select View Page Info. In the Page Info window, select the Permissions panel. Underneath Set Cookies, remove the check mark from Use Default. Change the setting to Block. Close the Page Info window. More instructions are available at https://support.mozilla.org.

Safari: In the Safari app on your Mac, choose Safari > Preferences, click Privacy, then choose your cookies preferences. More instructions are available at https://support.apple.com.

Chrome: On your computer, open Chrome. At the top right, click More > Settings. Under Privacy and security, click Site settings. Click Cookies and adjust your cookies preferences. More instructions are available at https://support.google.com.

iOS and Safari (mobile) - Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad. Scroll down and tap on the Safari item. Flip the switch for Block All Cookies to disable cookies on iOS. More instructions are available at https://support.apple.com.

For instructions on how to disable cookies on Internet browsers that are not given above, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.

How to disable Flash cookies

Changing browser settings will not remove Flash cookies. If you would like to disable Flash cookies, you can get instructions at https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html#. If you disable Flash cookies, you will not have access to many features that make your experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

Variation clause

It may be necessary to amend this Cookie Policy at times based on changing technical and business needs or to comply with legislative or regulatory requirements of data protection laws.

Essential modifications are those that affect your rights with regard to the protection and processing of your personal data. The essential modifications may include, but are not limited to, launch of new services, deployment of new technologies and processing your data for new purposes. Therefore, if we make essential modifications to this Cookie Policy, we will send you notice through our Services, or by other means, and give you the opportunity to review the changes before they become effective. You will be asked to consent to the processing of your personal data in accordance with the updated Policy. If you do not consent to this, you may not be able to use your account and services available for registered users.

In addition, from time to time we may make minor modifications to our Cookie Policy. These types of modifications may include, but are not limited to, organizational and grammatical changes in order to make this policy easier to read. The fact that you continue to use our services after we publish the updated Cookie Policy with only minor modifications means that the processing of your personal data is subject to the updated Cookie Policy with only minor modifications.

This Cookie Policy is effective from July 1st, 2020. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on cookie use.

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