Last updated: 23rd July 2022 – Effective as of: 01 January 2020
THIS DOCUMENT OUTLINES HOW WE COLLECT/ HANDLE COOKIES. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
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The words throughout this Agreement which are (in bold) are defined & intended to be interpreted as follows. They shall also retain the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or plural forms…
We do not store sensitive personal information, such as mailing addresses, account passwords, etc. in the Cookies We use.
Across this Service We use 3 distinct types of Cookies…
NOTE: Session Cookies are NOT tracking Cookies!
Persistent Cookies live on your Device & come with a specific expiration date. Once this date is reached, You will either renew the Cookie or delete it altogether. Common examples of Persistent Cookies are the ability to: remember your language preference & your login details.
Analytics tools like Google Analytics & Google Search Console (used to monitor this Service) also rely on Persistent Cookies to measure metrics such as: your time on page, what pages You visit, the language You browsed those pages in, what Device You access the Service from & so on.
These are Cookies which are generated when You click on an affiliated link. This is a link that an Affiliate has been paid to advertise & may receive a commission from, should You make a qualifying purchase within a given time period after clicking it. Such links can be found in various places across this Website, as well as other third party sites.
Should You click on an affiliated link on a third party site, which brings You to this Service, an Affiliate Cookie will be issued for a given time period, specified by Us. It’s within this time period that a third party can earn a small commission off any qualifying purchase that You make through this Service.
You should also be aware that this Website features affiliated links too, which should You click, will give Us an Affiliate Cookie on a third party site – most likely Amazon. In the case You make a qualifying purchase within this timeframe, We will receive a small commission. For more information as how we work as an Affiliate + our various Affiliate relationships, please see our affiliate disclaimer.
Analytics & audience analysis – A major reason We administer Cookies is so We can better understand You & how You interact with Our Service. Data We can then use to adjust, tweak or fine-tune how We operate, so that You get the best user experience possible. Something We can only do if We have the data from Cookies to fuel our analytics.
Functionality & usability – Certain Cookies used across this Website are vital to ensuring its usability & proper function. This includes Cookies such as those used to determine in what language You view this Website, as well as other more convenient features, like recording passwords or payment details.
Ecommerce – Cookies are a HUGE part of the ecommerce system We use to sell Products via this Service. Without Cookies, features like the cart & logging into Your Account wouldn’t be able to properly function; items wouldn’t remain in the cart & there’d be no way of staying logged into Your Account, as Your User Information wouldn’t stay recorded. We also wouldn’t be able to show You recommendations based on your previous interaction with Our Service.
Email marketing – Cookies are used by Our Service to determine how & when to display pop-up messages, regarding promotions & membership of our email list. Even some of the emails We send also rely on Cookies – for instance, abandoned cart messages.
Affiliate marketing – In order for both us & our Affiliates to earn commission off any qualifying sales/ referrals to & from this Service, We require Cookies to track these sales.
Websites don’t just warn you about Cookies to ‘be nice’.
In fact, in today’s online landscape, it’s a part of legal compliance. Fail to ask a user’s Cookie consent & technically a site’s in breach of data protection law… that’s GDPR (across Europe) & CCPA (in California). Hence the intrusive box asking You about Cookie consent when You first visit this Website.
We respect your privacy.
That depends what You classify as personal information. See, while Cookies do NOT remember your name (i.e. identifiable data), they can record a decent amount of information about You & your user activity. Cookies can record data such as your…
So while some may stick there noses up at Cookies (& there’s nothing wrong with that), We‘d encourage You to remember that there’s over 7 billion people in today’s world. So surely anything that can be done to make the internet a more efficient & user friendly place, is more positive than negative – right?
Don’t be afraid of Cookies – agreeing to them is perfectly safe. If it wasn’t then We are pretty sure they wouldn’t be allowed on the internet. Besides, it’s not Cookies on a whole that’s responsible for You asking this question.
It’s the type of Cookies a website uses that you need to be aware of (below), as that’s what can affect your privacy. Last We heard, Google is on with developing a new type of Cookie to replace these so called ‘bad’ Cookies. We’ll update this page when they do. So if anything, Cookies are something to be even less worried about going forward.
& besides, We do NOT collect 3rd party Cookies via this Website – the type of Cookie that’s earned these small snippets of data such a bad reputation. So You can rest easy when browsing this Website.
On a technical level, both 1st & 3rd party Cookies are pretty similar. It’s only in what they do where they differ.
Where Cookie Data is stored really all depends; Cookies are stored in 2 main places.
The first being your computer (Persistent Cookies). These Cookies would be things such as passwords or other snippets of data, which are specific to browsing You have done on your Device. The second being your Browser (Session Cookies), which usually stores Cookies that help enhance your experience on a website that You have previously visited. So for instance, any items You added to your cart or how long ago You saw any popups.
NOTE: While Cookies are generated from your use of a website, NO Cookies are stored by a website.
For this reason, it’s advised that You check this page on a regular basis to ensure You are familiar with the most recent version of this Policy. An easy way to check is the ‘Last Updated’ date at the top of this page. By continuing to access &/ or use Our Service after the effective date (stated above) signifies that You accept & agree to be bound by all Cookie Revisions. Should You NOT agree with these Cookie Revisions, in whole or in part, You should cease using this Service immediately.
NOTE: We will make reasonable efforts to provide at least 30 days’ notice prior to any Policy Updates taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at Our sole discretion.
If You have any questions, queries or just want to talk to Us more about Cookies, don’t hide – contact us. It only takes a couple of clicks! To ensure your queries reach the right person, be sure to specify your reason for getting in touch as ‘Legal’.
Wishing You all the best when using Our Service wherever You are in the world.
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