Cookie policy

OUR COOKIES AND YOU

Hello! If you are reading this, then you care about privacy – and your privacy is very important to us. Cookies are an important part of almost all online companies these days, and this page describes what they are, how we use them, what data they collect, and most importantly, how you can change your browser settings to turn them off.

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

HOW WE USE COOKIES?

We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons; some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users; and some allow the display of advertising from selected third party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the “like” or “follow” button on a post, for example).

WHAT COOKIES DO ANIMALSPIX.COM USE?

We use cookies for the following purposes:

Cookie name

Life span

Classification

Purpose

_ga

Persistent (2 years)

Performance

Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users

_gat

Persistent (1 Minute)

Performance

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.

_gid

Persistent (2 days)

Performance

Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users

__fbp

Persistent
(3 Months)

Marketing

Used by Facebook to track our advertising campaigns.

PHPSESSID

Session

Strictly Necessary

Used to store a generic value to identify your session on our website

WHAT COOKIES ARE USED BY OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS?

Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

DoubleClick/Google Adwords/Google Adsense

We use Google Adwords/Adsense which also owns DoubleClick for marketing and remarketing purposes.  Cookies are placed on your PC to help us track our adverts performance, as well as to help tailor our marketing to your needs.  You can view Googles Privacy policy here https://policies.google.com/privacy

Other Advertising Services

We also use other Advertising providers to monetise our website and to display content which may be relevant to you. These providers are listed below with their relevant privacy policies;

Platform

Privacy Policy

Adthrive

https://www.adthrive.com/privacy/

Infolinks

https://www.infolinks.com/privacy-policy/

Mediavine

https://www.mediavine.com/privacy-policy/

Monumetric (Formerly The Blogger Network)

https://www.monumetric.com/privacy-policy/

Ezoic

https://www.ezoic.com/privacy-policy/

Media.net

https://www.media.net/privacy-policy

GumGum

https://gumgum.com/privacy-policy

Spoutable

https://www.spoutable.com/privacy

EngageBDR

https://engagebdr.com/privacy-policy

Taboola

https://www.taboola.com/privacy-policy

Vibrant Media

https://www.vibrantmedia.com/privacy-policy/

RevContent

https://intercom.help/revcontent2/privacy-policy/revcontents-privacy-policy

Skimlinks

https://skimlinks.com/privacy-policies

Amazon Native Ads

https://www.amazon.com

Nativo

https://www.nativo.com/privacy-policy

Underdog Media

https://underdogmedia.com/privacy-policy/


Multimedia Content

We use various multimedia content providers to display videos and other multimedia content on our website. The most common multimedia providers are listed below along with their privacy policies, this list is not exhaustive;

Platform

Privacy Policy

YouTube

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB

Imgur.com

https://imgur.com/privacy

Coub.com

https://coub.com/privacy


Social Media

We use various social media platforms to allow you to interact with our website as well as to like and share content.  You can find the providers privacy policies listed below.

Platform

Privacy Policy

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Instagram

https://help.instagram.com/402411646841720

Twitter

https://twitter.com/en/privacy

Pinterest

https://policy.pinterest.com/en-gb/privacy-policy

Google+

https://support.google.com/plus/answer/3379754?hl=en

LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Reddit

https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/

Telegram

https://telegram.org/privacy

VKontakte (VK)

https://vk.com/topic-58664023_35512175

Odnoklassniki (from ok.ru)

https://ok.ru/privacy

Tumblr

https://www.tumblr.com/privacy

Mix

https://mix.com/privacy

WhatsApp

https://www.whatsapp.com/legal?eea=0#privacy-policy

Viber

https://www.viber.com/terms/viber-privacy-policy/

Skype

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement

ShareThis

https://www.sharethis.com/privacy/

AddThis

https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/addthis-privacy-policy.html

MANAGING COOKIES

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can, however, obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

https://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.