What is a Cookie?
A “Cookie” is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the Cookie to you. They cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
- A first-party cookie refers to a Cookie created by the domain of the website the user is visiting.
- A third-party cookie is a Cookie that is placed by a domain other than that of the website the user is visiting.
A “Web Beacon” (also called a “pixel tag” or “clear GIF”) is a piece of computer code that enables us to monitor user activity and website traffic.
To learn more about Cookies, web beacons, and other data collection technology, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
The cookies we use generally fall into one of the following categories:
|CATEGORY OF COOKIES||WHY WE USE THESE COOKIES|
|Strictly Necessary Cookies||These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.|
|Functional Cookies||These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.|
|Performance Cookies||These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.|
|Targeting Cookies||These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.|
|Social Media Cookies||These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.|
Please note that the Cookies that we use may change from time to time.
If you have any questions or need further information about our cookie practices, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Choices; Managing Cookies
There are a number of ways you can control how information is collected from cookies on WELL and how that information is used.
Your Browser Settings
- Cookies can be managed through browser settings. Should you choose to decline or block cookies by adjusting your browser settings, some or all of our Services may not be functional or accessible to you.
- The major online advertising industry groups offer tools to limit how cookies are used for advertising purposes by participating third parties. More information is available on these sites from the Network Advertising Initiative, the Digital Advertising Alliance, and for users in the EU, the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance. Also, Google provides web users with the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on to prevent the collection of data via Google Analytics.
Effective Date: May 11, 2021