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Cookies Policy

Cookie Disclosure Notice

This website ("Website") uses cookies and similar technologies in order to distinguish you from other users. By using cookies, we are able to provide you with a better experience and to improve this Website by better understanding how you use it. Please read this Cookie Disclosure Notice carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of our Cookie Disclosure Notice is deemed to occur if you continue using this Website or when you click the “Accept Cookies” button on our Cookie banner. If you do not agree to our Cookie Disclosure Notice, please stop using this Website immediately.

Information about VFS Global

This Website is owned and operated by VFS Global . We can be contacted at www.vfsglobal.com/en/individuals/contact.html.

What are cookies? Cookie Law? Personal Data?

"Cookies" are files or pieces of information that may be stored on system or internet enabled devices of the user, when the user visits the website/s of VFS Global.

"Cookie Law" means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), the Swiss Data Protection Act ("DPA") and any other applicable law in the context of Cookies.

"Personal Data" means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by the DPA, GDPR and/or any other applicable data privacy laws.

How VFS Global use cookies?

To get the best from the VFS Global website, you must accept the Cookies. VFS Global uses Cookies to give you a better experience. VFS Global website offers certain features that are only available through the use of Cookies. If the cookies are disabled, it may impact the User experience on website/s of VFS Global. VFS Global uses cookies to make the website/s simpler to use and to create more valuable experiences for you as user.

  • The Cookies help website users and maintain their signed-in status.
  • Most Cookies are "session cookies," meaning that they are automatically deleted from website user’s hard drive at the end of a session when the applicant/user exits the website. However “Persistent Cookies” remain in place across multiple visits to our websites.

The user may encounter Cookies from website/s of VFS Global or its affiliate/s, joint venture partner/s, agencies, subsidiaries and clients on some pages of the VFS Global websites that VFS Global does not control. The user should verify the type of Cookies such affiliate/s, joint venture partner/s, agencies, subsidiaries and clients may place of users computer/internet enabled devices and use their judgement on use of such websites.

What Cookies does this Website use?

The following Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Cookies used

This Website uses analytics services provided by Google. This Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyze anonymous usage information, enabling us to better understand how this Website is used. This, in turn, enables us to improve this Website and the services offered through it. You do not have to allow us to use these Cookies, however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of this Website, it does enable us to continually improve this Website, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

How to manage or opt out of Cookies from VFS Global?

Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown our Cookie banner requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of this Website may not function fully or as intended.

You as a User can choose to block or delete Cookies, but please, be aware that if the cookies are disabled, it may impact the User experience on website/s of VFS Global. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

You can change you Cookie Preferences by clicking on the icon below:

Cookie Settings

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We may alter this Cookie Policy at any time. Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of this Website after the changes have been made. You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time. Last update: 22 February 2019

In the event of any conflict between the current version of this Cookie Policy and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

Further Information

If you would like to know more about how we use Cookies, please contact us at DPO & vfsglobal.com