Effective as of 25th May 20
1. What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small file consisting of a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identifies your browser or device. Such recognition helps the efficient operation of our site and Services.
Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Cookies can be read by the website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the website can ‘remember’ you on your return visit.
Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.
3. What cookies and related technologies do we use and why?
- IP address: IP address is the short form for Internet Protocol address which is assigned by internet access providers to every computer that is connected to the internet. Website owners have access to IP addresses of their users. Using IP addresses, we and our partners can identify the country, state and city from which a computer is connecting to the Internet. IP addresses are, for example, used for IP geo-location purposes, e.g. by Google Analytics
- Device identifiers: We may also collect unique or persistent device identifiers so that we can identify your device.
- To gather statistics. We track how many ‘unique users’ we have and how often they visit our Website. We track how often different pages of our website are visited and which countries our visitors come from.
- To track advertising responses. WaterWipes and its associated companies and third party advertisers generate statistical cookies to track ad impressions and click-through rates
Some cookies enable us to show you adverts that you might be more relevant to you, to control the number of times you see them, and measure how effective the ad campaign has been.
- Flash cookies may be used to store user preferences for media player functionality and without them some video content may not render correctly.
- To conduct analytics: We use Google Analytics cookies, including a cookie provided by Google Analytics, to collect anonymous traffic data to help us analyse how members and visitors access and use WaterWipes, and for other Analytics services relating to website activity and internet usage. Click here to learn more about Google Analytics.
4. How long do cookies last?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.
5. First and third party cookies
There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this site;
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to Waterwipes, these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.The following is a listing of the main cookies used on our site together with brief details of the information they store and for what purpose;
Analytics cookies: Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only. If you are logged in, we will also know the details you gave to us for this, such as username and email address.
- Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter, have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.
The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies and WaterWipes has no access to read or write these cookies, other than allowing them to be served, we have no role to play in these cookies at all (although we may use statistical information arising from these third party cookies and provided to us by third parties, to improve the targeting of advertisements to users of the website). These third party advertising cookies may be used by those third parties to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to the WaterWipes website.
If you would like to disable “third party” cookies generated by advertisers or providers of targeted advertising services, you can turn them off by going to the third party’s website and getting them to generate a one-time “no thanks” cookie that will stop any further cookies being written to your machine.
The following are links to the main third party advertising, analytics, survey and commenting platforms we use, each of which provides instructions on how to do this:
- DoubleClick: http://www.doubleclick.com/us/about_doubleclick/privacy/ad-cookie/
- Google AdSense:http://www.google.com/intl/en/ads
- Google AdWords: http://adwords.google.com/
- Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/index.html
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com
- ClickTale: http://www.clicktale.com/
- Clicky: http://clicky.com/
You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising bodies for more information on how to opt out of these cookies: http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp
As with any business, we may change or work with different partners from time to time.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be 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 in your browser for more details.
If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/
8. Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments or if you would like to exercise any statutory rights, please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org