What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files with alphanumeric content sent to your electronic device when you visit a website to help the website provide a better user experience. Generally, cookies are used to maintain user preferences, store information, e.g. for items in a shopping cart and provide anonymous tracking data to third party applications, such as Google Analytics. Cookies are sent back with any further visit to the same site or on other sites which recognize them. Cookies function as memory for a website allowing the latter to “remember” your electronic device in any visit to this website. These cookies can also “remember” your preferences, to improve the user experience and tailor ads that you are presented to your interests. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, if you prefer to disable cookies on this website and on other websites, the most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your web browser.
Please note that cookies can not harm your electronic device. Cookies do not store personal information such as credit card details, but use the information to help improve navigation on the site. We give you this information, according to recent legislation and we assure you that we are honest and clear regarding the protection of your privacy when using our website.
You can find more information about cookies including how to find out which cookies are stored on your device, how to manage and how to delete them in www.aboutcookies.org and also further below in this notice under “How to manage and delete cookies” section.
Types of Cookies
Cookies are characterized by four parameters:
- how long they are stored – their lifetime – at your electronic device
- their functionality,
- their origin, whether the cookies are set by the webpage you are visiting or by third parties.
- their purpose
Cookies are either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’ cookies, depending on how long they are stored for:
- Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to a website and are deleted from your device when you close your browser;
- Persistent cookies are saved on your device for a fixed period of time after the browser has closed and are activated each time you visit the website where the cookie was generated.
There are 4 types of Cookies depending on their functionality.
- Essential or ‘Strictly Necessary’ Cookies
These are cookies which are essential for the running of a website. Without these cookies, parts of the website would not function. These cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes.
- Functional Cookies
Functional cookies are used to remember your preferences on the website and to provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies is usually anonymised, so we cannot identify you personally. Functional cookies do not track your internet usage or gather information which could be used for selling advertising, but they do help with serving advertising.
- Analytical Performance Cookies
Analytical performance cookies are used to monitor the performance of the website, for example, to determine the number of page views and the number of unique users a website has. Web analytics services may be designed and operated by third parties. The information provided by these cookies allows us to analyse patterns of user behaviour and we use that information to enhance user experience or identify areas of the website which may require maintenance. The information is anonymous (i.e. it cannot be used to identify you and does not contain personal information such as your name and email address) and it is only used for statistical purposes
- Behavioral Advertising Cookies
Behavioral advertising cookies, remember that you have visited a website and use that information to provide you with advertising which is tailored to your interests. This cookies are not created or stored on your device from our webpage.
Depending on their origin, there are cookies that are set by our webpage and also you may notice on some pages of our website that cookies have been set that are not related to our webpage. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, Vimeo or Facebook, these third party service providers may set their own cookies on your device. We do not control the use of these third party cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. Please check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.
Regarding the purpose of a cookie, this is the description of how this particular cookie helps the webpage and the browsing experience.
Cookies set and used by this webpage
Below you will find a summary table of the cookies that are used and set by the webpage https://www.ilovegongs.com
|woocommerce_items_in_cart||It contains the number of items in your cart without saving any of your personal data||Essential||Session cookie, it is deleted from your device when you close your browser||Our webpage|
|woocommerce_cart_hash||Contains a unique code which connects you with the number of items in your cart without storing any of your personal data.||Essential||Session cookie, it is deleted from your device when you close your browser||Our webpage|
|wp_woocommerce_session||Contains a unique code to find in the database your cart, without storing any of your personal data||Essential||Persistent, 2 days||Our webpage|
|yith_wcwl_products||Contains the items in your wishlist without storing any of your personal data||Essential||Persistent, 30 days||Our webpage|
|wordpress_||It is used for registered users of our webpage who are logged in||Analytical Perfomance||Session cookie, it is deleted from your device when you close your browser||Our webpage|
|wordpress_logged_in_||It is used for registered users of our webpage who are logged in||Analytical Perfomance||Session cookie, it is deleted from your device when you close your browser||Our webpage|
|_ga cookie is used with Google Universal Analytics to allow Google to track unique users via a client identifier that is randomly generated.|
_gat cookie is used with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to monitor and track visitors behavior on the site anonymously.
|Analytical Perfomance||_ga Persistent, 2 years|
_gat Persistent, 10 minutes
|ginger-cookie||Controls the appearance of the informational banner about cookies in our webpage.||Functionality||Persistent, 1 year||Our webpage|
Third Party Cookies
Our webpage may allow third party cookies to be set that are not related to our webpage. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, Vimeo or Facebook, these third party service providers may set their own cookies on your device. We do not control the use of these third party cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. Please check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.
Use of Google Analytics
Additionally, you can neutralize the acquisition and processing of data acquired by the cookie and relating to the use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, by downloading and installing the plug-in browser following the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
How to manage and delete cookies
Cookies, including those which have already been set, can be deleted from your device. You can also change the preferences/settings in your web browser to control cookies. In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from the primary site, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, or clear out all cookies. Deleting or blocking cookies may reduce functionality of the site. To learn more about how to reject cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org or go to the help menu within your internet browser. If you experience any problems having deleted cookies, you should contact the supplier of your web browser.
These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser – remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one:
- Internet Explorer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835 (this page links to further information for different versions of IE – the mobile version is at http:/ /www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx).
- Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21452?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
- Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/ Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies
- Blackberries: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/ 32004/Turn_off_cookies_in_the_browser_60_1072866_11.jsp
Changes in our webpage cookies policy
Further information and Contact details
Please contact us if you would like more information on the cookies that we use and their purposes by e-mail at email@example.com.
Changes in our Cookies Policy
- Initial release in English language 5 Nov 2016.