What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while the user is browsing a website. When a user visits a website more than once, the browser sends cookies back to the website so that the website can recognize the user and remember things such as their personal details and preferences. More information about cookies and details on how to manage or disable them can be found at http://www.aboutcookies.org/
Yes. We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using cookies that are usually stored on your computer’s hard drive or your mobile device. Cookies help us to improve our website and to provide a better, more personalized service.
What types of cookies do we use?
Preferences: We use temporary “session” cookies that allow your web browser to remember which pages on our website have already been visited. This information can be used to help us correct, manage and diagnose problems with our website and server.
Our website uses Google Analytics, one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the internet to help us understand how you use the website and how we can improve your experience. These cookies can track things like how long you spend on the website and the pages you visit so that we can optimize the site and continue producing content. ‘_ga’ is the main cookie used by Google Analytics. ‘_ga’ enables a service to distinguish one user from another and lasts for 2 years. It’s used by any site that implements Google Analytics, including Google services.
Homediq receives this data from Google in an aggregated, anonymous form that does not personally identify you. We will not use Google Analytics to track, collect or upload any data that personally identifies you (such as a name, address, or billing information), or other data that can reasonably be linked to such information about you by Google.
Homediq will not facilitate the merging of personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information that is collected through any Google product or feature unless you have specifically and affirmatively provided us with your consent to that merger of personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information.
Third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies together to inform, and optimize the Site and/or Network based on your past visits to the Site and/or Network.
If you would like to learn more about how Google uses information collected through Google Analytics, you can read about it at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.
If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the add-on for your web browser at:
Google Advertising cookies
We use Google Ads remarketing codes to log when users view specific pages or take specific actions on a website. This allows us to provide targeted advertising in the future.
This website uses Microsoft’s free tracking features on its webpages. If you contact us online, the destination page will have code on it that will help us understand the path you took to arrive on that page. We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:
- To fulfill your requests for services.
- To protect ourselves from liability.
- To use in marketing and advertising.
- To respond to legal process or comply with law, or in connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the company.
One of the cookies used by Microsoft Ads is the _hjIncludedInPageviewSample cookie. This cookie is set to let Microsoft know whether the user is included in the data sampling defined by the site’s pageview limit.
Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf.
For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of Hotjar’s support site.
Cookies are used by WooCommerce in a variety of ways. The cookies are active when a user interacts with one of WooCommerce’s features. One of these cookies is the tk_ai cookie. This cookie stores a randomly-generated anonymous ID.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an important piece of legislation that is designed to strengthen and unify data protection laws for all individuals within the European Union (EU). The regulation became effective and enforceable on the 25th of May 2018. The GDPR enhances EU individuals’ privacy rights and places significantly enhanced obligations on handling data.
You can change the settings of your web browser so that your computer warns you every time a cookie is sent or to disable all cookies. Each browser is a little different, so check your browser’s “help menu” for the correct way to change your cookies. However, if you disable cookies, you will not be able to access many features that may make browsing our website and using our services smoother, and some of our services may not work properly or at all. For example, if you disable cookies, you will not be able to log in to your user account.
Essential cookies are cookies that are used to carry out communication via the internet or to provide a requested service. All other cookies are considered non-essential.