Updated 3 September, 2019
Updated 3 September, 2019
What are “cookies”?
“Cookies” (also known as HTTP cookies, web cookies or browser cookies) are simply small pieces of data, which are stored as text files on your computer, whenever you visit certain websites. Their typical purpose is to help sites remember particular actions you may have done there in the past. For example, cookies may track when you have logged into a site, visited certain pages or clicked certain buttons.
Are cookies harmful?
Despite this, if you do wish to disable or remove cookies, please see the “Help” section of your browser or mobile device. Each browser or device handles the management of cookies differently, so you will need to refer to your appropriate “Help” documentation. However, as mentioned, please be aware that cookies are essential for certain features of a Grow Your Photography Studio site to work properly.
Why are we telling you this?
What cookies do we use and why?
The following shows the full list of platform cookies used throughout Grow Your Photography Studio websites.
Use of Google Analytics
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” i.e. text files that are stored on your device, enabling us to track and analyse your visit to our website.
You can prevent the storage of cookies on your device by changing the settings of your browser software accordingly; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all functions on our website. Furthermore, you have the option of disabling the tracking of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as processing of this data by Google, if you download and install the browser add-on available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
You can disable the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics
Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Manager is a solution that enables us to manage various website tags via a single interface. The Tag Manager tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not collect any personal data. The tool triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data under certain circumstances. Google Tag Manager does not access these data. If deactivation occurs at domain or cookie level, it remains in use for all tracking tags, which are implemented by Google Tag Manager.
Facebook Pixel, Custom Audiences und Facebook Conversion
On the basis of legitimate interest in, and for the purposes of, the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of the websites, the so-called "Facebook Pixel" of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or, if you are based in the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"), is used within the websites of Grow Your Photography Studio.
Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus guarantees compliance with European data protection law
With the help of the Facebook Pixel, Facebook is able to determine the visitors of the website as a target group for the presentation of ads (so-called "Facebook ads"). Accordingly, Grow Your Photography Studio uses the Facebook Pixel to display the Facebook ads only to Facebook users who have also shown an interest in the website or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interest in certain topics or products as determined on the basis of the websites visited) that Grow Your Photography Studio transmits to Facebook (so-called "custom audiences"). The Facebook Pixel also ensures that the Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of the users and are not a source of annoyance. Grow Your Photography Studio can also use the Facebook Pixel to monitor the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes by seeing whether users have been redirected to a website after clicking on a Facebook advertisement (so-called "conversion").
Facebook processes the data in accordance with the Facebook Data Usage Policy. Accordingly, general information on the display of Facebook ads can be found in the Facebook Data Usage Policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
For specific information and details about the Facebook Pixel and how it works, please visit the Facebook Help section: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616
You can object to data collection by the Facebook Pixel and use of your data to display Facebook ads. Visit the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions on usage-based advertising preferences in order to set the types of ads you see within Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
The settings are platform-independent, i.e. they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.
Special information – User tracking and user-based online advertising
You can prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing a browser plug-in (IP anonymization). However, Google first truncates your IP address within Member States of the European Union or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The current link is: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
More information on usage conditions and data protection in Google Analytics can be found here:
As an AdWords customer, Grow Your Photography Studio also uses Google conversion tracking by Google on some pages. This means that Google AdWords places a cookie on your computer (“conversion cookie”) if you have accessed our website via a Google ad. These cookies become invalid after 90 days. If you visit certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognise that someone has clicked on an ad and been directed to our page as a result. Each AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies therefore cannot be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected with the help of the conversion cookie allows us to prepare conversion statistics to optimise our services. AdWords customers know, for instance, the total number of customers who have clicked on their ad and been redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag, but they do not receive any information by which users can be personally identified. If you do not want to participate in the tracking, you can prevent the placement of the necessary cookie, for instance through a browser setting that deactivates the automatic placement of cookies in general. You can also deactivate conversion tracking cookies by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “googleadservices.com”.
Additionally, to give you a richer experience, Grow Your Photography Studio websites are hosted on Kartra©. Therefore, you may be presented with cookies from this service when you visit a Grow Your Photography Studio page. Grow Your Photography Studio does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check https://home.kartra.com/privacypolicy for more information.
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