Information about our use of Cookies and other tracking mechanisms

Tata Communications Ltd., its subsidiaries (collectively “Tata Communications”)and third party service providers use cookies on this website (Site) and other Tata Communications websites. This website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse this website and also allows us to improve the site for all our users.

Websites that operate across certain parts of the European Union are required to obtain consent before using or storing cookies (or similar technologies) on your computer or mobile device.

This cookie policy provides you with information about the cookies that we use and the reason why we use these cookies.

For further information about this policy or if you require a detailed list of all cookies which are used by this website, please contact: Legal Compliance.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is placed on your web browser, or on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device.

Key Concepts

First and third-party cookies: whether a cookie is a 'first' or 'third' party cookie depends on the domain (or website) that places the cookie. First-party cookies are set by the website that is actually being visited , whereas third-party cookies are set by a domain other than the website that is currently being viewed. If a user visits a website and another web service sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.

Session cookies: these cookies are temporary and only last as long a user's ' browser session'. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Once the browser is closed, all session cookies will be deleted.

Persistent cookies: these cookies remain on a user's device after a browser session has finished. How long each cookie lasts will be specified by each cookie. Persistent cookies will be activated each time that a user revisits the website that placed the particular cookie.

How to delete and block our cookies

You can block cookies by using the settings of your web browser, which will allow you to refuse some or all cookies (for tips on how to do this, see the section "How to turn cookies off?" below). Please bear in mind, though, that if you chose to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access some or all of this website.

Unless you have set your browser settings to refuse cookies, our system will place cookies as soon you visit this site. Turning off or deleting cookies will not prevent this website from identifying the type of device you are using (i.e. a computer or mobile device) and collecting related data.

How to turn cookies off?

Internet browsers allow you to control your cookie settings, which are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the 'Help' option of your internet browser to find more details.

Can I withdraw my consent?

Once you have given us your consent to use cookies, we will place a cookie to remember that you have already given your consent the next time that you visit this site. This cookie will expire periodically. If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings.

For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org/

What cookies do we use and why?

The cookies used on this website are categorised as follows:

  • Strictly necessary
  • Performance
  • Functionality
  • Targeting

Strictly Necessary

'Strictly Necessary' cookies allow us to provide some essential features on our websites, such as secure areas and shopping baskets. Without these cookies, we would not be able to provide some of the services that you have asked to use. The 'Strictly Necessary' cookies that we use do not gather any personal information about you that can be used for marketing purposes or for tracking where you have been on the internet.

We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:

  • Identify you as being logged-in to this website;
  • Make sure that you connect to the right service on this site when we make any changes to the way the website works;
  • To route users to specific applications of a service, or specific servers.

'Strictly Necessary' cookies are essential to the proper functioning of this website, so if you chose to block these cookies we cannot guarantee your use of the site, or how the security on this site will perform during your visit.

Performance

"Performance" cookies collect information about how you use this website (e.g. which pages you visit, or if you experience any errors). These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and are only used to help us improve how this website works, understand what interests our users, and measure how effective our advertising is.

We use Performance cookies for:

  • Web Analytics: To provide statistics on how this website is used;
  • Error Management: To help us improve this website by measuring any errors that occur;
  • Testing Designs: To test different designs for this website;
  • Tracking and monitoring the site's content to improve the user experience.

Some of the "Performance" cookies we use are managed by third parties, and you may refer to the third parties' own website privacy notifications for further information.

By using this website, you accept our use of "Performance" cookies. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using this website, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how this site will perform for you.

Functionality

"Functionality" cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.

We use Functionality cookies to:

  • Remember settings you've applied, such as layout, text size, preferences, and colours;
  • Remember if we've already asked you if you want to fill in a survey or poll;
  • Show you when you're logged in to this website.

Some of these cookies are managed by third parties. Where this is the case we don't allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

Targeting

"Targeting" cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as 'Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons. Third parties provide these services in return for recognizing that you have visited this website.

We use Targeting cookies to:

  • Link to social networks like Facebook, who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites;
  • Provide advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with advertisements in which you may be interested.

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some services or targeted advertising.

Google Analytics

Our Sites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help a website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In order to anonymize IP addresses collected from the European Economic Area, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB. 

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:
<a href=”javascript:gaOptout()”>Disable Google Analytics</a>. 

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on our Sites, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Other Tracking Mechanisms

We may also engage third parties to track and analyze data collected from our websites. We use the data collected by such third parties to help us administer and improve the quality of our websites and to analyze usage. We may also work with third parties, such as network advertisers, to display advertising on our Sites and to display advertising about Tata Communications on our websites. These third parties may combine the information that we provide about you with other information that they have collected. This cookies policy does not cover such third parties’ use of the data. 

Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We and our third party service providers may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our websites to, among other things, track the activities of visitors, help us manage content and compile statistics about usage.  We and our third party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML e-mails to our customers, to help us track e-mail response rates, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are forwarded. 

Do-Not-Track.  Our Sites do not recognize browser requests not to be tracked.


More information about cookies

General information about cookies

Useful information about cookies can be found at:
http://www.allaboutcookies.org

Analytics cookies

For more information about Google analytic cookies, please see Google's help pages and privacy policy:

Behavioral Advertising

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at: 
http://www.youronlinechoices.eu
www.aboutads.info

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom

Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section: 
http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy