Here at The Shaving Shack we take your privacy very seriously. With this in mind, we would like to make you aware of what a cookie is, how we utilise cookies on our site and how you can change your personal cookie settings. The information below refers to all domains and sub-domains on The Shaving Shack website.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file containing information, which is placed on your hard drive when you visit a site. It is generated by the website’s server, and the information the cookie contains can be used by that same server whenever the user re-visits the site. A cookie is almost like your identification card, telling a website when the same user has returned.
What Is The Reason For Cookies?
Cookies generally make websites faster and easier for individual users. They can be used to tailor the website’s content to your preferences/needs, speed up the use of the site or, alternatively, are necessary for it to function correctly (for example: Remembering to keep you logged into the site whilst you browse or for remembering the products in your shopping cart when you change pages).
Are Cookies Dangerous?
NO. Cookies are just small pieces of text. They are not computer programs or viruses, so they cannot be ran as code or used to spread viruses.
Can Cookies Compromise User Privacy?
As previously mentioned, cookies are small text files that are stored on the individual user’s hard drive. Because they cannot run code or do anything malicious, a cookie cannot read other information saved on the hard drive, or get a user’s e-mail address etc. They only contain and transfer to the server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to a certain web site.
If you would like to read more about cookies then please visit: aboutcookies.org.
The Shaving Shack Cookies
The Shaving Shack sets a few cookies throughout its website in order to help us to understand our audience better and make the site as efficient and quick as possible. Here are the ways which we utilise these cookies:
Per-session cookies – We only use these while you are visiting our website and they are deleted when you leave. They remember you as you move between pages, for example recording the items you add to an online shopping basket. They also help maintain security.
Persistent cookies – These cookies stay on your computer until they expire or are deleted. We set automatic deletion dates so that we don’t keep your information for longer than we need to.
First and third-party cookies – Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies in basic terms are cookies set by a website visited by the user – the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.
Third Party Cookies
Google Analytics is a service that allows us to anonymously track the use of our website by those who visit it. All the data is aggregated and anonymised meaning you cannot be identified personally. This data is imperative to us, as it helps us identify content you would like to see more of, which sections of the site are most popular, as well as helping us tweak the site so it is more in line with your needs.
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Third Party Media Sites
To support our articles and content, sometimes we embed photos or video content from websites such as YouTube, Instagram and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from sites such as these you may be presented with cookies from these websites (although we always strive to embed non-cookie versions). Shaving-Shack.com does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
We also use Facebook Pixel. This Cookie is placed by Facebook. It enables us to measure, optimize and build audiences for advertising campaigns served on Facebook. In particular it enables us to see how our users move between devices when accessing The Shaving Shack web site and Facebook, to ensure that The Shaving Shack’s Facebook advertising is seen by our users most likely to be interested in such advertising by analysing which content a user has viewed and interacted with on The Shaving Shack web site. For further information about the Facebook Pixel please click here.
Social Sharing Tools
Shaving-Shack.com provides social sharing buttons and features on many of its web pages – such as (but not limited to) Google ‘+1’, FaceBook ‘Like’ or Twitter ‘Tweet’. These are served using Add This to enable users of our site to easily share articles with their friends through their favourite social networks, or to join the Official The Shaving Shack social networks quickly and easily. It must be pointed out that AddThis data will be transferred to the United States. More information on AddThis and the cookies it uses can be found at addthis.com/privacy/terms-of-service and addthis.com/privacy.
Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. Shaving-Shack.com does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
How To Control & Delete Cookies
Please note that our website may not work correctly if you change certain preferences, such as disabling all cookies.
Third Party Cookies: If you would like to opt-out of third-party cookies, here are some options:
Google provides a suite of tools to control its cookies:
Google Analytics, which is a tool used to track and report website traffic, provides an out-out browser add-on that can be downloaded here.
Google Safety Centre has a tool where you can control the ads you see on Google and control the data used for serving ads to you. It can be found here.
Browser-level cookie controls
Most browsers allow you to manage cookie settings. These settings can usually be found in the ‘Settings’, ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser. The links below are provided to help you find the settings for some common browsers.
Manage cookie settings in Firefox
Manage cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Manage cookie settings in Microsoft Edge
Manage cookie settings in Safari and Safari iOS
Alternatively, you may wish to visit aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that restricting cookies can impact on the functionality of Shaving-Shack.com.
If you would like to know more about Shaving-Shack.com, our business, cookies, or any of the issues discussed here, feel free to get in touch whenever you like via email@example.com.