A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to personal information, until a user provides that information (see below). Should a user reject or delete the cookie, the users may still use SHM Co’s Website. The only drawback to such an action is that the user will become limited to specific areas of SHM CO’s Website. For example, the user will not be able to receive notification of special offers or participate in any contests that may take place. Cookies also enables SHM CO to track and aggregate clickstream behaviour data. By doing this SHM CO can better target the interests of its users and enhance their experience on SHM CO’s Website.
Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co. LLC also maintains standard web logs that record data about all visitors to this Web site. These logs may contain the following information:
The Internet domain from which the users access SHM CO’s Website.
The users IP address (the users’ computer is automatically assigned an IP address when any user surf’s the Internet. The users IP address is either static or dynamic. A static IP address may be identifiable to users; a dynamic address is usually not identifiable to users).
The type of browser and operating system the users use.
The date and time the users visited SHM CO’s Website.
The pages viewed on SHM CO’s Website by any user.
The address of the Web site from which the users linked to SHM CO’s Website.
Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co. LLC uses web log and clickstream information to help design its Website, to identify popular site features and to apply additional tools to make its Website more useful for visitors. Web logs are recorded in sequential files, and SHM CO normally does not attempt to identify individuals from these logs. However, SHM CO may use web logs to identify persons attempting to break into, disrupt, or damage SHM CO’s Website. SHM CO may share web log information with law enforcement personnel and/or any competent court and/or any official or governmental authority should SHM CO believe, based on the existing evidence that a violation of a federal, state or local laws or regulations has been committed, or is likely to be committed.