VisaCentral Cookie Usage

What are cookies?

A cookie is a piece of information contained in a very small text file that is stored in your Internet browser or elsewhere on your hard drive. Cookies allow a website to identify a user's device whenever that user returns to the website and are commonly used in order to make websites work more efficiently.

How does VisaCentral Use Cookies

VisaCentral uses cookies to enhance your experience while using our website.  Cookies are identifiers conveyed to your computer's hard drive enabling our systems to recognize your browser. Cookies allow us to communicate certain information or content particular to your needs and interests. Our site also uses cookies to anonymously track movement within our site.

VisaCentral employs third-party entities to perform functions on our behalf such as data analysis and marketing assistance. The data that we provide them is anonymous and does not reveal specific personal information related to our customers.  This data is used for specific functions that require broad-based user statistics which help to improve the overall VisaCentral customer experience.  You can disable cookies on your computer. Should you do so, helpful information may be omitted from your service experience.

Cookies allow a website to customize a visit for example by:

  • Showing relevant navigation settings
  • Preventing fraudulent use of login credentials and protect user data from unauthorized parties
  • Remembering visitor preferences
  • Generally improving the user experience
  • Limiting the number of advertising shown

VisaCentral uses up to 5 types of cookies:

 

Cookie Type

Description

 
 

Strictly necessary cookies

Anonymous cookies that allow visitors to navigate around VisaCentral, use its features and access secure areas. The information gathered by these cookies cannot be used for marketing purposes. If the use of this type of cookies is not allowed, various parts of VisaCentral cannot be used.

 
 

Performance cookies

Anonymous cookies that help VisaCentral improve its website. These types of cookies collect information about how visitors use VisaCentral, for instance about most visited pages, or the number of error messages shown. An example of this type is Web Analytics cookies.

The information gathered by these cookies cannot be used for marketing purposes, and is not distributed to third parties.

 
 

Functionality cookies

Anonymous cookies that allow VisaCentral to remember visitor choices and preferences. Based on this information, VisaCentral can show more relevant information to individual visitors. Examples of data gathered are country and language preferences.
If not allowing the use of this type of cookies, this will:

  • Block the use of various parts of VisaCentral
  • Reduce the level of support VisaCentral can offer
  • Prevent VisaCentral from remembering your preferences to not use or be shown a specific feature.
 
 

Targeting cookies or advertising cookies

With permission of VisaCentral, this type of cookies is usually placed on VisaCentral by advertising networks. They are used to:

  • Show relevant and personalized advertising
  • Limit the number of times each ad is shown
  • Measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign
  • Remember your visit and share data collected with third parties, such as advertisers. Quite often, these cookies are linked to website functionality provided by that third party.
 
  Security We use security cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials and protect user data from unauthorized parties.