Cookies Notice

Last updated: January 21st 2021

During this notice Affpinions may also be referred to as “we”, “us”, “our”, “affpinions.com”, or “the Site”.

Introduction
Affpinions may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies when you visit affpinions.com, including any other media form, media channel, mobile website, or mobile application related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”) to allow the Site to function correctly, help us customize the Site, and improve your experience.

We reserve the right to make changes to this Cookies Notice at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of this Cookies Notice. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Cookies Notice on the Site, and you waive the right to receive specific notice of each such change or modification.

The Cookies Notice can be accessed from every single page of affpinions.com via the footer section.

You are encouraged to periodically review this Cookies Notice to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Cookies Notice by your continued use of the Site after the date such revised Cookies Notice is posted.

Use of cookies
A “cookie” is a string of information which assigns you a unique identifier that we store on your computer. Your browser then provides that unique identifier to use each time you submit a query to the Site. We use cookies on Affpinions to, among other things, keep track of services you have used, record registration information, record your user preferences, keep you logged into the Site, facilitate purchase procedures, and track the pages you visit. Cookies help us understand how the Site is being used and improve your user experience.

Types of cookies
The following types of cookies may be used when you visit Affpinions:

Advertising Cookies
Advertising cookies are placed on your computer by advertisers and ad servers in order to display advertisements that are most likely to be of interest to you. These cookies allow advertisers and ad servers to gather information about your visits to the Site and other websites, alternate the ads sent to a specific computer, and track how often an ad has been viewed and by whom. These cookies are linked to a computer and do not gather any personal information about you.

Analytics Cookies
Analytics cookies monitor how users reached the Site, and how they interact with and move around once on the Site. These cookies let us know what features on the Site are working the best and what features on the Site can be improved.

Our Cookies
Our cookies are “first-party cookies”, and can be either permanent or temporary. These are necessary cookies, without which the Site won’t work properly or be able to provide certain features and functionalities. For example the shop checkout. Some of these may be manually disabled in your browser, but may affect the functionality of the Site.

Personalization Cookies
Personalization cookies are used to recognize repeat visitors to the Site. We may use these cookies to record your browsing history, the pages you have visited, and your settings and preferences each time you visit Affpinions.

Security Cookies
Security cookies may help identify and prevent security risks. We use these cookies to authenticate users and protect user data from unauthorized parties.

Site Management Cookies
Site management cookies may be used to maintain your identity or session on the Site so that you are not logged off unexpectedly, and any information you enter is retained from page to page. These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but you can disable all cookies in your browser. However disabling them may impact your ability to use Affpinions, for example you will not be able to stay logged into your account.

Third-Party Cookies
Third-party cookies may be placed on your computer when you visit the Site by companies that run certain services we offer. These cookies allow the third parties to gather and track certain information about you. These cookies can be manually disabled in your browser.

Cookies in use
A ‘Strictly Necessary Cookie’ needs to be enabled at all times because it is required for the Site to function correctly. Therefore you are unable to disable them while using the Site.

The strictly necessary cookies we may use:

  • Cookie Settings – the functioning of cookie panel that shows when you use this website has to use a cookie to know if your settings.
  • WordPress – this website is powered by a CMS called WordPress, it may use cookies for some of it’s functions to work correctly.
  • Woocommerce – our shop is powered by Woocommerce, it uses cookies to function. The cookies that may be in use are; “woocommerce_cart_hash”, “woocommerce_items_in_cart”, “wp_woocommerce_session_”, “woocommerce_recently_viewed”, “store_notice”.
  • Payment Gateways – if you buy any services from Affpinions, the payment process will need to use cookies to be able to carry out the transaction.
  • PHPSESSID – a temporary technical cookie used to store a session.

Under EU law it isn’t required that any website obtain consent for cookies deemed “strictly necessary”, but what they do and why we use them should be explained to the user. We hope this page does that for you.

Advertising cookies we use:

  • Adsense – a third-party cookie managed by Google, you can use Google’s Ad Settings page to affect customization.

Performance cookies we use:

  • Google Analytics – These are performance cookies used to track visits to the Site and movement around the Site. The data which is collected is anonymous and is used for benchmarking purposes to monitor the performance of the Site and to measure user engagement. The cookies may look like this; “_gat_gtag_”, “_gat_gtag_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx”, “_gat”, “_gid”, “_ga”.

Control of cookies
Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, you can remove or reject cookies in your browser’s settings. Please be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of Affpinions.

For more information on how to control cookies, check your browser or device’s settings for how you can control or reject cookies. Here are some links to major software providers that may help.

In addition, you may opt-out of some third-party cookies through the NAI’s opt-out page.

For further information and a list of more devices please refer to aboutcookies.org.

Learn more
To find out more out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org and allaboutcookies.org.

Other tracking technologies
In addition to cookies, we may use web beacons, pixel tags, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience. A “web beacon” or “pixel tag” is tiny object or image embedded in a web page or email. They are used to track the number of users who have visited particular pages and viewed emails, and acquire other statistical data. They collect only a limited set of data, such as a cookie number, time and date of page or email view, and a description of the page or email on which they reside. Web beacons and pixel tags cannot be declined. However, you can limit their use by controlling the cookies that interact with them.

Privacy Notice
For more information about how we use information collected by cookies and other tracking technologies, please refer to our Privacy Notice posted on the Site. This Cookies Notice is part of and is incorporated into our Privacy Notice. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by this Cookies Notice and our Privacy Notice.

Contact information
If you have questions or comments about this Cookies Notice please send a message to our communication email: contact @ affpinions.com (remove spaces when sending email).

If your communication is regarding cookies please append ‘Attn: Data Protection Officer’ to your message title.

Complaints
If you believe your rights have been infringed by Affpinions policy on cookies and feel we have not remedied the situation appropriately when contacted then you have the right to complain to the appropriate supervisory authority.

All attempts have been made so that Affpinions meets all of it’s legal requirements. However, in the event of a perceived violation coming to our attention that we were unaware of we will act swiftly to rectify it. We take any communications on this topic very seriously and aim to respond within 7 working days of all notifications.

Notice
We regularly review and, where necessary, update this Cookies Notice in line with the law or changes to our services. No notice is required when changes are made.