- a) What are Cookies and how do they work?
Cookies are small bits of text that are downloaded to the devices you use to receive our content, products and services and access online information (“Cookies”). Your browser makes these Cookies available every time you visit the website again, so it can recognise you and can then tailor what you see on your device.
Whole Living uses the following Cookies on this Website:
- Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies
Session Cookies are temporary cookie files that reset after you close your browser. The Website will not recognize you when you restart your browser and go back to the site that created the cookie. Session Cookies will store your browsing information and are active only from the moment you open the site until you leave it and close your browser.
Persistent Cookies (known also as “stored Cookies”) are files that are stored on your hard drive when you visit the Website. The cookie will remain on your hard drive until it reaches expiration date.
- First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies
First-party Cookies are those set by the Website that is being visited. Third-party Cookies are Cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user.
Whole Living uses third-party analytics Cookies that allow us to improve our Website and services, through the analysis of the users’ activity.
Whole Living uses third-party marketing Cookies in order to monitor your browsing activity on the Website.
- b) What are Cookies for?
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
The use is essential for the basic functions of the Website or to provide the content, product or service which is requested by you.
- Functionality Cookies
The use improves your browsing experience.
Functionality Cookies allow the Website to remember preferences and choices you make, such as your language.
Some examples include but are not limited to the below:
remembering your post preferences or mostly visited categories;
remembering if you have been to the Website before.
- Third-party Analytics Cookies (Google Analytics)
Third-party analytics Cookies can be installed only with your prior consent. You may give your consent and accept the Cookies through the banner displayed in the homepage of our Website.
Your prior consent is not mandatory for the use of strictly necessary and functionality Cookies since they are considered “technical Cookies”. At any time, you may disable Cookies by changing your browser’s settings. As technical Cookies allow you to access some of our Website’s features, you should be aware that if these Cookies are disabled, you may experience reduced functionality or be prevented from using this Website.
As to Google Analytics Cookies, you can opt out using the tool made available by Google at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
You can find here below the links to the instructions of the most common browsers:
Last updated: 25.10.2019