What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that websites can send to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tells a website when the user has returned. Cookies are not computer programs, and can't read other information saved on your hard drive. They cannot be used to disseminate viruses, or get a user's e-mail address etc. They only contain and transfer to the website as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to that website.
Cookies make the interaction between users and websites faster and easier. Without cookies, it would be very difficult for a website to allow a visitor to fill up a shopping trolley or to remember the user's preferences or registration details for a future visit. The European Union Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications (the "Directive") and its subsequent amendments, recognise that cookies are a "legitimate and useful tool" for many activities, including verifying the identity of website users.
1st and 3rd Party Cookies
1st party cookies are created and stored directly by the Pooch & Mutt website. We use these cookies to enhance the user experience, personalize content, remember user login information and store shopping cart items.
We have scripts loading on our website from external sources such as Facebook.com and TikTok.com that are setting 1st party cookies. We use these cookies to help with our marketing attribution and personalisation.
3rd party cookies are created and stored by our third-party advertising and tracking service providers. They are used to track user behavior across multiple websites for targeted advertising, retargeting campaigns, and user behavior analysis.
Types of Cookie
This includes 1st party cookies that remember user login information and store shopping cart items. These cookies must be enabled or our website wouldn’t be able to function.
These are 1st party cookies that allow us to make some functions within our website more user friendly. These include, but are not limited to; allowing our search tool to remember your recent searches, our food finder to remember your pet details and our recommendation system to remember products you recently viewed.
Analytics and Statistics
This includes 1st and 3rd party cookies that are used to track and measure website traffic, visitor behavior, and interactions. The Pooch & Mutt website uses Google Analytics, Fospha, Snowplow and Segment to collect valuable information which helps us improve website functionality, user experience, and overall performance.
Marketing and Retargeting
This includes 1st and 3rd party cookies that are used to collect data for marketing purposes and deliver targeted ads to users based on their browsing behavior and interests. We use these cookies to track interactions with our adverts on platforms such as Google, Facebook, Awin and TikTok and then feedback the data collected.
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