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Cookie Policy

Here at TheLifestyleFixer.com we take your privacy very seriously. With this in mind, we would like to make you aware of what a cookie is, how we utilise cookies on our site and how you can change your personal cookie settings. The information below refers to all domains and sub-domains on the Lifestyle Fixer website.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file containing information, which is placed on your hard drive when you visit a site. It is generated by the website’s server, and the information the cookie contains can be used by that same server whenever the user re-visits the site. A cookie is almost like your identification card, telling a website when the same user has returned.

What Is The Reason For Cookies?

Cookies generally make websites faster and easier for individual users. They can be used to tailor the website’s content to your preferences/needs, speed up the use of the site or, alternatively, are necessary for it to function correctly (for example: Remembering to keep you logged into the site whilst you browse or for remembering the products in your shopping cart when you change pages).

Companies normally use cookies because they save both the website and the user time – making the overall visiting and browsing experience more efficient and enjoyable.

Websites can also use cookies to track visitors and how they interact with the site (which pages they click and how long they visit, for example), allowing the website to then analyse the anonymous data and tailor the content/layout to their audience. Hopefully you can see by now that they help make websites, like ours, better.

We have a legitimate interest to use cookies so that we can show you adverts we believe you might be interested in, to control the number of times you see an advert and to measure the effectiveness of a campaign. We advertise on our site and in our newsletters to help keep the content free for our audiences.

We will always make sure our websites contain clear and easy to find information about our cookies.

Are Cookies Dangerous?

  1. Cookies are just small pieces of text. They are not computer programs or viruses, so they cannot be ran as code or used to spread viruses.

Can Cookies Compromise User Privacy?

As previously mentioned, cookies are small text files that are stored on the individual user’s hard drive. Because they cannot run code or do anything malicious, a cookie cannot read other information saved on the hard drive, or get a user’s e-mail address etc. They only contain and transfer to the server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to a certain web site.

If you would like to read more about cookies, then please visit: aboutcookies.org

TheLifestyleFixer.com Cookies

TheLifestyleFixer.com sets a few cookies throughout its website in order to help us to understand our audience better and make the site as efficient and quick as possible. Here are the types of cookies we use.

Per-session cookies – We only use these while you are visiting our website and they are deleted when you leave. They remember you as you move between pages, for example recording the items you add to an online shopping basket. They also help maintain security.

Persistent cookies – These cookies stay on your computer until they expire or are deleted. We set automatic deletion dates so that we don’t keep your information for longer than we need to.

First and third-party cookies – Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies in basic terms are cookies set by a website visited by the user – the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.

Third Party Cookies

LifestyleFixer.com uses a number of third party cookies in order to help us to understand our audience better, serve targeted advertisements and make the site as efficient and quick as possible. Here are the ways which these third parties use cookies.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service that allows us to anonymously track the use of our website by those who visit it. All the data is aggregated and anonymised meaning you cannot be identified personally. This data is imperative to us, as it helps us identify content you would like to see more of, which sections of the site are most popular (so we can develop their features or increase their schedule), as well as helping us tweak the site so it is more in line with your needs.

The following cookies are set on the TheLifestyleFixer.com site using JavaScript served from Google. To read more on Google’s own privacy and cookie policy, please visit the following address:

google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

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Google Adsense/DoubleClick

The Google Adsense/DoubleClick network is run by Google and helps show targeted ads to our readers based on their Google preferences and browsing. These can take the form of banner ads or as a simple collection of text links (such as at the top and bottom of our articles). For every click you make on one of these ads, we are paid a small amount by Google. You can see Google’s full privacy policy for their advertising networks here: 

google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/ads/

Affiliate Networks

TheLifestyleFixer.com is the member of many affiliate networks that provide us with custom tracking links to enable us to earn money if we send visitors to the retailers they work with – who then go on to complete a sale. For example, if you click one of the products we recommend in our articles and then go on to buy something from the product website, LifestyleFixer.com will receive a small commission for the total value of the sale (usually around 5-10%).

The way this is tracked is via cookies. When you click one of our affiliate links (such as recommended products in articles) the individual affiliate network will drop a cookie on your computer that they can then track if you reach the final confirmation page on the retailer’s checkout. This allows us to recoup some of the money for spending the time researching and picking relevant products for each and every article we produce.

It’s important to note that not everyone pays us a commission, but we’re happy to showcase/recommend their products to ensure we’re always bringing you the best possible recommendations from the whole of the market. Where affiliate links are used it will clearly be stated in the individual article.

Advertisement Cookies

From time to time, advertisers may include digital assets which set cookies on an advertiser’s domain or on the domain of our website. These cookies will only store anonymous information about your interaction with a specific advert and will not be used to personally identify you.

We may also share anonymised behavioural data with advertising partners, to improve the quality and relevance of our advertising. This means that when you are on other websites, you might be shown advertising based on your behaviour on our website. We may also show you advertising on our site based on your behaviour on other sites.

You may find out more information, including how to opt-out of these cookies being set in your browser by visiting youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.

Third Party Media Sites

To support our articles and content, sometimes we embed photos or video content from websites such as YouTube and Instagram. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from sites such as these you may be presented with cookies from these websites (although we always strive to embed non-cookie versions). LifestyleFixer.com does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.

Social Sharing Tools

TheLifestyleFixer.com provides social sharing buttons and features on many of its web pages – such as (but not limited to) Facebook ‘Like’ or Twitter ‘Tweet’. 

Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. TheLifestyleFixer.com does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.

How To Control & Delete Cookies

We provide you with choice over the use of cookies as described in this cookie policy.

Please note that our website may not work correctly if you change certain preferences, such as disabling all cookies.

Please also note that after applying these settings, you will continue to receive advertising, although it may not be tailored to your likely interests using information collected from cookies and similar technologies on your device.

Browser-level cookie controls

Most browsers allow you to manage cookie settings. These settings can usually be found in the ‘Settings’, ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies can impact on the functionality of TheLifestyleFixer.com, as well as jeopardising our earning potential and therefore the ability for us to provide you with the high quality free content you have grown accustomed to on a daily basis.

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If you would like to know more about TheLifestyleFixer.com, our business, cookies, or any of the issues discussed here, feel free to get in touch whenever you like via connect@lifestylefixer.com.

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