Last updated: 6 May 2022

Prior versions

·       22 July 2021

1.      Welcome!

Fidelior™ is the trading name of Iontaofa Intelligence Limited., which provides a worldwide SaaS digital service that can help address the growing problem of predatory journals and questionable publishing practices.

This cookie policy, (“Cookie Policy”) explains what Cookies are and how We use them. You should read this Cookie Policy so You can understand what type of cookies We use, the information We collect using Cookies and how that information is used.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal data that we store about You may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from Cookies. For further information on how We use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy (https://fidelior.com/privacy-policy/).

2.      Definitions

In this Cookie Policy, the following capitalized words shall have the following meanings, regardless of whether they appear in the singular or plural.

For the purposes of this Cookies Policy:

·       “Cookie” means a piece of data from a website stored within a web browser that the website can retrieve later. Cookies are used to tell the server that users have returned to a particular website. When users return to a website, a cookie provides information and allows the site to display selected settings and targeted content.

·       “We“, “Us” or “Our” means Iontaofa Intelligence Limited., 5 Main Street, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

·       “Website” means the websites operated by Us at www.fidelior.net, www.fidelior.com, www.fidelior.eu, www.fidelior.in, www.fidelior.us, www.fidelior.asia, www.fidelior.org, www.fidelior.net, www.fidelior.com, www.fidelior.cn, www.fidelior.co.za, www.fidelior.ru, and www.fidelior.uk.

·       “Services”means any of our services made available to You via the Website.

·       “You” means the individual accessing or using the Services or Website, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Services or Website, as applicable.

3.      The Use of Cookies

3.1. Type of Cookies We Use

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, work more efficiently, and provide information to the owners of the website. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. 

Persistent cookies are stored on a user’s device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of a user across a website (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline. 

Session cookies allow a website to link your actions during a browser session. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are deleted from your computer when you log off from the website and then close your browser.

We use both session and persistent cookies on the Website and in the Services for the purposes set out below:

·       Necessary / Essential Cookies

Type: Session cookie

Purpose: These Cookies are essential to provide You with the Services and to enable You to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these cookies, the Services that You have asked for cannot be provided. We only use these cookies to provide You with those Services requested.

Type: Persistent cookie

Purpose: These cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the Website.

·       Functional Cookies

Type: Persistent cookie

Purpose: These cookies allow Us to remember the choices You make when You use the Website. The purpose of these cookies is to provide You with a more personal experience and to avoid You having to re-enter your preferences every time You use the Website.

Necessary / Essential and Functional Cookies

NameProviderPurposeExpiryType
_GRECAPTCHA   https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-US#types-of-cookies    https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-ZA&fg=1 google.comThis cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, to make valid reports on the use of their website. Used to provide spam protectionPersistent – 179 daysHTTP Cookie
CookieConsent https://www.cookiebot.com/en/cookie-declaration/  https://www.cookiebot.com/en/privacy-policy/   Cookiebot.com    Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain used to know what cookie options a user have selected when using the Fidelior website.Persistent – 1 yearHTTP Cookie
rc::a   https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-US#types-of-cookies  https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-ZA&fg=1 google.com    This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, to make valid reports on the use of their website.PersistentHTML Local Storage
rc::b  google.comThis cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.SessionHTML Local Storage
rc::c  google.comThis cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.SessionHTML Local Storage
wordpress_test_cookie https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/ wordpress.orgUsed to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.SessionHTTP Cookie

·       Tracking and Performance Cookies

Type: Persistent cookies

Purpose: These cookies are used to track information about traffic to the Website and how users use the Website and Services. We may also use these cookies to test new advertisements, pages, features or new functionality of the Website and Services to see how our users react to them.

Information collected: The information gathered via these cookies may directly or indirectly identify you as an individual visitor. This is because the information collected is typically linked to a pseudonymous identifier associated with the device you use to access the Website or use the Services.

·       Social Media Cookies

Type: Third-party persistent cookie

Purpose: We use the Facebook Insights function in connection with the operation of the Facebook Fan Page and based on the GDPR, to obtain anonymized statistical data about Our users. For this purpose, Facebook places a cookie on the device of the user visiting Our Facebook Fan Page. Each Cookie contains a unique identifier code.

Information collected: Facebook receives, records and processes the information stored in the cookie, especially when the user visits the Facebook services, services that are provided by other members of the Facebook Fan Page and services by other companies that use Facebook services. For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook Privacy Policy here: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.

Duration: 2 years

Type: Third-party persistent cookie

Set by: LinkedIn

Purpose: We use the LinkedIn Insights function in connection with the operation of the Linkedin Company Page and based on the GDPR, to obtain anonymized statistical data about Our users. Linkedin places a cookie on the device of the user visiting the Linkedin Company Page. Each cookie contains a unique identifier code.

Information collected: Linkedin receives, records and processes the information stored in the cookie, especially when the user visits the Linkedin services, services that are provided by other members of the Linkedin Company Page and services by other companies that use Linkedin services.

For more information on the privacy practices of Linkedin, please visit Linkedin Privacy Policy here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Duration: 2 years

Type: Third-party persistent cookie

Set by: Twitter

Purpose: We use the Twitter Insights function in connection with the operation of the Twitter Fan Page and based on the GDPR, to obtain anonymized statistical data about Our users. For this purpose, Twitter places a cookie on the device of the user visiting the Twitter Fan Page. Each cookie contains a unique identifier code.

Information collected: Twitter receives, records and processes the information stored in the Cookie, especially when the user visits the Twitter services, services that are provided by other members of the Twitter Fan Page and services by other companies that use Twitter services.

For more information on the privacy practices of Linkedin, please visit Twitter Privacy Policy here: https://twitter.com/en/privacy.

Duration: 2 years

Tracking & Social Media Cookies

NameProviderPurposeExpiryType
_ga https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-US#types-of-cookies  https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-ZA&fg=1 google.comRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.2 yearsHTTP Cookie
_ga_#google.comUsed by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit.2 yearsHTTP Cookie
Vuid https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy  https://vimeo.com/privacy vimeo.comCollects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.2 yearsHTTP Cookie
__stripe_mid __stripe_orig_props __stripe_sid https://stripe.com/cookie-settings https://stripe.com/privacystripe.comFor payment and fraud prevention1 YearHTTP Cookie
_fbpfacebook.comStore and track visitors across websites3 MonthsHTTP Cookie
https://www.sendinblue.com/legal/cookies/  https://www.sendinblue.com/legal/privacypolicy/ sendinblue.comEmail platform used to provide information on Fidelior to users that subscribed to receive emails from usSessionHTTP Cookie
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/cookie-table  https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy linkedin.comSocial media platform used for marketing Fidelior to publicSessionHTTP Cookie
https://twitter.com/en/privacy twitter.comSocial media platform used for marketing Fidelior to publicSessionHTTP Cookie

·       Tracking and Advertising Cookies

Type: Persistent cookies

Purpose: These cookies track your browsing habits to enable Us to show advertising which is more likely to be of interest to You. Based on this information, and with Our permission, third-party advertisers can place cookies to enable them to show adverts which We think will be relevant to your interests while You are on third party websites.

Information collected: These cookies use information about your browsing history to group You with other users who have similar interests.

Tracking & Advertising Cookies

NameProviderPurposeExpiryType
NID https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-ZA&fg=1 google.com Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.6 monthsHTTP Cookie

3.2.    Your Choices Regarding Cookies

If You prefer to avoid the use of cookies on the Website, first You must disable the use of cookies in your browser and then delete the cookies saved in your browser associated with the Website. You may use this option for preventing the use of cookies at any time.

If You do not accept cookies, You may experience some inconvenience in your use of the Website and Services and some features may not function properly.

If You’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

·       For the Chrome web browser, please visit this page from Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050

·       For the Internet Explorer web browser, please visit this page from Microsoft: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/topic/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer-bca9446f-d873-78de-77ba-d42645fa52fc

·       For the Firefox web browser, please visit this page from Mozilla: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox?redirectslug=delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored&redirectlocale=en-US

·       For the Safari web browser, please visit this page from Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

For any other web browser, please visit your web browser’s official web pages.

3.3.    More Information about Cookies

You can learn more about cookies at Our third-party provider website: https://www.cookiebot.com/en/.

3.4.    Do Not Track

We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). 

4.      Changes to this Cookie Policy

Any changes we may make to this Cookie Policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this Cookie Policy. 

This Cookie Policy was last updated on 6 May 2022 and this version replaces any other Cookie Policy previously applicable from this date.

5.      Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Cookie Policy, You can contact us:

·       By email: info@fidelior.net 

·       By visiting this page on our website: https://fidelior.com/contact-us/ 

·       By mail: Iontaofa Intelligence Ltd., 5 West Mainstreet, Cahersiveen, V23W863, Co. Kerry, Ireland.