Effective date: 25 November 2022
What Are Cookies
A cookie is a small text file consisting of letters and numbers that is stored on your device (PC, mobile phone, or tablet) and that helps us make your visit to WriteDiary more meaningful and positive. Cookies, for example, may contain user settings and information about how you have surfed and used WriteDiary, what browser you are using, and the corresponding behaviour on websites we partner with. Over time, cookies allow websites to “remember” your actions and preferences.
By using WriteDiary, you consent to us storing cookies locally in your browser.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
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Third Party Cookies
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.
For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.
We use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioural advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Google, Facebook and Twitter, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
To obtain information about how the website and Android App is used, we use the analysis tool Google Analytics which stores cookies.
These are cookies that allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how Users move around the Websites or the Mobile Apps as they use them. With the help of these, we can also see how long the visit lasts, which user device and browser are used.
This helps us to make improvements, such as by ensuring that Users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Please follow the links below to opt-out:
- Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
We use the following third-party tools on our website:
- Google Analytics - is used to obtain information about how the website is used.
- YouTube - is used to show promotional videos on our website.
- Google Ad Manager - is used on this site to help with measuring how a user interacts with the ads on our domain and preventing the same ads from being shown to the user too many times.
- Google Doubleclick - is used to target publicity according to the contents that are relevant to a user.
- Google Display Advertising - is used to collect anonymous user activity data through the use of both first-party and third-party cookies.
Google Analytics collects your IP address. We also use your IP address information to learn the geographical locations where our Services are being used.
The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission. This means that cookies which are categorized as necessary, are processed based on GDPR Art. 6 (1) (f). All other cookies, meaning those from the categories preferences and marketing, are processed based on GDPR Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.
It is possible to opt out of cookies being used by changing the settings in your browser.
You can also delete your cookies. How this is done depends which browser you use.
Below you will find a link with information about deleting cookies on the most used browsers:
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Google Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari and iOS
Please do not use or access our Services, and if you do not agree to any changes we make in the future, please terminate your account and refrain from using our Services.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.