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Pure Salt Studios' Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy effective as of: June 15, 2018

Pure Salt Studios, Inc. (“Us”, “We”, or “Our”) uses cookies on https://www.puresaltstudios.com (the “Service”). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies pursuant to this Cookies Policy.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.  Your use of this Service is additionally subject to Our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text stored by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.  You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for the website, so that it can recognize you and respond accordingly.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.

 

How does Pure Salt Studios’ website use cookies?

A visit to a page on Our website may generate the following types of cookies:

Site performance cookies

Anonymous analytics cookies

Geotargeting cookies

Registration cookies

Advertising cookies

Third party advertising cookies

 

Site Performance Cookies

This cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on Our website, so you don’t have to reset them each time you visit.  Examples include:

  • Product sorting settings
  • Whether you see the latest or the oldest blog posts first

 

Anonymous Analytics Cookies

Every time someone visits Our website, these cookies are generated about that person.  These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before.  Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don’t, we generate new ones.

This allows us to track how many individual users we have, how often they visit the site, how often they visit particular pages, whether they add products to their shopping cart, and if they abandon their cart.

Unless you are signed into an account on Our website, We cannot use these cookies to identify individuals.  We use them to gather statistics.  However, if you are logged in, we will also know the details you gave to us and be able to connect them.

 

Geotargeting Cookies

These cookies are used by software which tries to determine what country you are accessing Our Service from, based on the information supplied by your browser.  This cookie is completely anonymous.  This cookie is only used by Us to help target our content, apply appropriate tax information at checkout, and apply our CDN to deliver our content faster.

 

Registration Cookies

When you register with Pure Salt Studios, we generate cookies that let us know whether you are signed in or not.  Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with.  It allows us to store and recall your saved payment information and orders.  It also allows us to associate any comments you post with your username.

If you have not selected ‘keep me signed in’, your cookies get deleted when you either close your browser or shut down your computer.

While you are signed in, we combine information from your registration cookies with our analytics cookies.

 

Advertising Cookies

These cookies allow us to know whether or not you’ve seen a particular advertisement, and how long it has been since you’ve seen it.

We also use cookies to help us use targeted advertising.  We may use cookies set by another organization so we can more accurately target advertising for you.

These cookies are anonymous.  They store information about what you look at on our site, but not about who you are.

 

Third Party Advertising Cookies

Some of the advertisements you see on our Service are provided by other organizations.  Some of these organizations use their own anonymous cookies to track how many people have seen a particular ad, or to track how many people have seen it more than once.

The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and we have no access to read or write these cookies.  Please refer to and review their privacy policies for more information.

 

Other Third Party Cookies

On some pages of our website, other organizations may also set their own anonymous cookies.  They do this to track the success of their application, or to customize the application for you.  For example, when you share a product or blog post using a social media sharing button (such as Facebook or Twitter), the social network will record that you have done this.

 

How We Process Personal Data

Your personal data is collected and processed through Our Website by the following services:

Google Analytics with Anonymized IP (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Service, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.  Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

This integration of Google Analytics anonymizes your IP address.  It works by shortening Users’ IP addresses within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be sent to a Google server and shortened within the US.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out

Facebook Like button and social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)

The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc.  This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this Service. The interaction and information obtained through this Service are always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network. This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

Akismet (Automattic Inc.)

Akismet is a SPAM protection service provided by Automattic Inc.  This type of service analyzes the traffic of this Service, potentially containing Users’ Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages and content that are recognized as SPAM.

Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

CloudFlare (Cloudflare)

CloudFlare is a traffic optimization and distribution service provided by CloudFlare Inc.  This type of service allows this Service to distribute their content using servers located across different countries and to optimize their performance.  Which Personal Data are processed depends on the characteristics and the way these services are implemented. Their function is to filter communications between this Application and the User’s browser.

Considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain Personal Information are transferred.  The way CloudFlare is integrated means that it filters all the traffic through this Service, i.e., communication between this Service and the User’s browser, while also allowing analytical data from this Service to be collected.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

 

How Do I Turn Off Cookies?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies form a particular website.  However, without our cookies we cannot tell if you are signed in and may not have full access to all products and services through our website.  For example, without cookies you will not be able to access your account, save products in your shopping cart, and checkout with saved payment information.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings.  You can typically find these settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser.

To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful resources:

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer / Edge

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS

 

Useful Links

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find these links helpful:

All About Cookies

Network Advertising Initiative

Microsoft Cookies Guide

 

Contact Us

If you would like to contact us about cookies or our Cookies Policy, please email us at:

privacy@puresaltstudios.com