Last Updated on 15th July 2021
What Are Cookies
Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Data stored in a cookie is created by the server upon your connection. This data is labelled with an ID unique to you and your accessing device. When the cookie is exchanged between your device and the website’s server, the server reads the ID and knows what information to specifically serve to you. It is required for full functionality of a website as well as providing optimum services to the users including login and shopping experiences. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our Service.
The information processed by the cookies of a website is highly personal to you and should only be retrieved by the server which saved it. Does it possess any security threats? Fortunately, no. The following things should be kept in mind:
I. A cookie cannot be used by any other server as the id saved in your cookie is directly mapped to the website’s database.
II. A cookie can never be used to access any information saved in your system, browser or hard disk.
III. A cookie cannot be used to deliver viruses or any other threats.
IV. A cookie but can be used by a third website (with permissions of course) to access the information and/or your preferences to use them for their and your benefit. To understand it a bit more, we should understand the types of cookies.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
Types of Cookies We may Use
I. Session Cookies: We use Session Cookies to operate our Service. It enables the website remember few of the crucial information from user’s activities and preferences. For example, it can recall user’s login credentials on the specified browser and machine, and let the user access his/her account without re-entering username and password in the same machine and browser.
II. Site preferences cookies: In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.
III. Security Cookies: We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
IV. Advertising Cookies: Advertising Cookies are used to serve you with advertisements that may be relevant to you and your interests.
IX. Email newsletters related cookies: This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
X. Orders processing related cookies: This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.
XII. Forms related cookies: When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
XIII. Miscellaneous Cookies: Though we have tried to enumerate most of the cookies served by us to our users, few may get missed as there’s no absolutely defined criteria to categorize cookies. Moreover, some cookies may fall in more that one types mentioned above or evaded from inclusion or come in use in different forms/services as time progresses. Such undefined cookies be placed under this category.
Third Party Cookies
I. This site may use Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
II. Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
III. From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimizations our users appreciate the most.
IV. As we sell products it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.
V. The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.
For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.
VI. We may use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioral advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.
VII. Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.
VIII. We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites may set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not, it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.
However, if you are still looking for more information, please write to us to firstname.lastname@example.org.