A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small, usually randomly encoded, text files that help your browser navigate through a particular website. The cookie file is generated by the site you’re browsing and is accepted and processed by your computer’s browser software. Where are Cookies stored? Cookie files are stored on your computer by a website you visit by the browser you use. Depending on the browser these can be stored in single files or in subfolders of your browser folder. Lovin Malta’s websites store email addresses if the contact form on a site is used, this is stored in a database on an Amazon Web Server, we do not use these emails for marketing purposes. The Lovin App will store user’s Gmail or Facebook ID for login purposes, this data is also stored on an Amazon Web Server. You can request your data to be removed at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Lovin Malta does not currently store any other data. How long is Cookie Data stored?
Most cookies are stored until the browser session is terminated, however, some cookies relating to 3rd parties such as Google can be stored for up to 2 years unless the cookies are deleted by the users browser.
Strictly necessary/essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:
Email Newsletter related cookies. This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
Forms related cookies. When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.</
Site preference cookies. In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.
Google Analytics. This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
Google AdSense/DFP. The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you. For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.
How do I turn off cookies? If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use. Further details on how to turn off cookies for the most popular browsers are set out below: –
|For Google Chrome: 1. Choose Settings> Advanced 2. Under “Privacy and security,” click “Content settings”. 3. Click “Cookies”||For Microsoft Internet Explorer:1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options” 2. Click on the “privacy” tab 3. Select the setting the appropriate setting||For Mozilla firefox: 1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options” 2. Click on “privacy” 3. Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options||For Safari: 1. Choose Preferences > Privacy 2. Click on “Remove all Website Data”|
Limit tracking in mobile apps. To opt out of targeted ads on your mobile device, follow the instructions below.
|Android Google Settings will depend on your mobile device: Settings >Google in the Accounts section > Ads in the Privacy section > Select “Opt out of interest based ads”More info available on Google Support Page||iOSSettings
>Select “Limit Ad Tracking”.
Visit the Apple support page for more information.
What happens if I disable cookies? This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off. If you only disable third party cookies, you will not be prevented from making purchases on our sites. If you disable all cookies, you will be unable to complete a purchase on our sites.
We use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.
However if you are still looking for more information you can contact us.