A cookie is information that a website puts on your computer so that it can remember something about you at a later time. Typically, a cookie records your preferences when using a particular site. It recognises you when you navigate different pages of the website, or return to the website.
However, it is important to understand that cookies do not collect nor store any personally identifiable information about you. In other words, you are remembered as an anonymous user, and the information stored by cookies is never linked to your name.
Each request for a Web page is independent of all other requests. For this reason, the Web page server has no memory of what pages it has sent to a user previously or anything about your previous visits. A cookie is a mechanism that allows the server to remember what you have done before on the website and make your experience better.
As an example, cookies are commonly used to rotate the banner adverts that a site sends so that it doesn't keep sending the same advert as it sends you a succession of requested pages. They can also be used to customize pages for you based on your browser type or other information you may have provided the Web site. You will find below full details of the cookies used on this website.
You can view the cookies that have been stored on your hard disk (although the content stored in each cookie may not make much sense to you). The location of the cookies depends on the browser.
There are 4 types of cookies are used on this website:
- Session Cookies: allowing us to "remember" the pages you previously visited on our website and the actions you have taken during your session. Those expire at the end of the user session, when you close your web browser.
- Persistent Cookies: these take the form of a text file which will be stored by your browser and will remain valid until their set expiry date (unless you delete them before the expiry date). Persistent cookies help us to determine your preferences.
- First Party Cookies: are owned by us although they can sometimes get set up by Third Parties we work with (e.g. Google Analytics). The data they contain, however, is sent to our servers only.
- Third Party Cookies: these are cookies from any other domain, such as recommended product and advertising services.
Cookies on this website
First Party Cookies
Here’s a list of the First Party cookies used by us, and what we use them for.
Our website management system uses a number of cookies to make sure that pages load quickly and correctly for each visitor. Cookies are also used to ensure that each visit remains secure and that users are logged out after a period of inactivity.
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These are Google Analytics cookies that help us collect anonymous traffic data to understand how our customers navigate through our website. They help us to understand how much time customers spend on each page of the website. They anonymously track the number of times a visitor has been to the website before, when the first and last visit took place, and which other websites he/she has visited. Please visit Google Analytics Privacy to find out more about the cookies used. To find out how to opt out from these cookies please click here.
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Third Party Cookies
Paws works with a number of Third Parties to improve our services to you. Some of those Third Parties can leave cookies on your computer. We do not control those cookies and we recommend that you check Third Party websites for more information.
You are able to check and manage (opt in / opt out) advertising cookies by visiting the following websites:
Here are the Third Parties that we work with who can leave cookies on your computer:
What are my options
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. Obviously, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of our website. However, please note that the deleted cookies will be reapplied the next time you visit our website.
Changing this policy
Our policies need to be changed from time to time to reflect changes in our business. Please check our website on a regular basis to see recent changes. We will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of user information collected in the past without the consent of affected users.