Effective Date: May 25, 2018
We use these technologies on our site for a number of reasons. They help us to provide you with a better experience when you browse our website, and they help us understand what we can improve.
A cookie is a tiny text file that a website stores on your browser (such as Chrome, Safari, etc…) or on the hard drive of your computer, if you agree. Think of it like a “sticky note” that you would use to remember something you don’t want to forget.
Cookies are used by the vast majority of websites in order to make the websites work, work more efficiently, and/or to provide reporting information about how the site is used.
Like a little electronic “sticky note,” cookies enable the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. Cookies can be used by analytics software so the website owner can understand traffic patterns and page views in order to make future improvements.
To Learn More, Visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
2. WHAT TYPE OF COOKIES DO WE USE?
There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.
1.1 Session cookies are created and stored temporarily in your browser’s subfolder while you are visiting a website. Once you leave the site, your session is over and the session cookie is deleted.
1.2 Persistent cookies are files that remain in your browser’s subfolder and are activated again once you visit the website that created that particular cookie. A persistent cookie remains in the browser’s subfolder for the time period set within the cookie’s file, and range from a few hours or days, to months and years depending on its purpose.=
3. WHERE DO COOKIES COME FROM?
Cookies are created by our website and by third parties
3.1 First Party Cookies
These are cookies set by www.visionsofheaven.com. They allow shopping basket and checkout pages to work, and they see whether you are logged in or not. There is no way to remove these cookies other than not using our site.
3.2 Third Party Cookies
These are cookies which are provided by software and services which enable us to offer conveniences to you when you use our site, as well as giving us data about visitors’ browsing habits which will allow us to understand what is most useful on our site and make improvements. The third-parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when you visit the website in question and also when you visits certain other websites.
Disabling these cookies will likely break non-critical, convenience-type functions offered by these third parties. For example, you would have to enter preferences for printing a blog page using our special print button each time, or you might get pop ups again and again, even if you’ve seen them already.
4. HOW CAN I BLOCK COOKIES?
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Scroll down to our section on “How Can I Disable Cookies?”
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are technically needed in order for our Site to operate, such as shopping cart cookies. These are “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target your interests to enhance your experience on our Site.
For example if I learn that you keep visiting articles on self love, perhaps in the future I can offer you customized content or promotions that I think might interest you on that topic.
Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. These are specifically documented in the “Cookie Declaration” section below.
The Cookie Declaration Below is an automatically generated list of cookies in use. It is updated monthly. In each case you can see the cookie’ name, provider, and purpose.
4. HOW CAN I DISABLE COOKIES?
You get to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided below in the “Cookie Declaration” section:
- Navigate to the Cookie Declaration below
- Click on “Change Consent” to select or deselect a cookiecategory. A cookie consent ribbon will appear at the bottom of the page. Select or deselect the categories you want.
- Click on “Withdraw Consent” to disallow all cookies, knowing that without necessary / essential cookies, some functions won’t work.
Because essential website cookies (called “necessary” in the Cookie Declaration Below) are strictly necessary to deliver the Site to you, you cannot refuse them. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described above.
5. WHAT ABOUT OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES LIKE WEB BEACONS?
Web Beacons are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on Web pages or in emails and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.
We may include Web Beacons in promotional e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us: