# Cookies policy

This is the cookies policy for the DigitalCore.co.nz website.

# What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer for the purpose of improving your online experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use this information, and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored, however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of this sites’ functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies🡕.

# How we use cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons, as detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave all cookies enabled, especially if you are not sure whether you need them or not, in case they facilitate a service that you use.

# Disabling cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help system to learn how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this website, and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will also result in disabling certain features of this site, and the features of other sites. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

# The cookies we set

The following is a list of cookies that are used on this website.

We use cookies to manage the sign-up process, the creation of your account, and the administration of your account. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out. In some cases, however, account-related cookies may remain on your system to remember your site preferences while logged out of your account.

We use cookies when you are logged in to this website so that the site remembers your login status. Without this feature, you will need to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed, or cleared, when you log out. Removing, or clearing, account-related cookies ensures that you can only access account features and restricted areas while explicitly logged in.

This site offers a subscription service for newsletter emails. Cookies are used to:

  • remember if you are registered to the service, and
  • identifies which notifications to display based on your subscription settings.

This site offers e-commerce and payment facilities. Cookies are essential to properly processing your purchases.

We conduct user surveys that provide us with interesting feedback, helpful insights, and an accurate profile of our users. These surveys use cookies to identify the participants of these surveys and to provide you with accurate feedback regarding your survey status.

When you submit data through a form, such as those found on contact pages and comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

To provide you with a great user experience, you can set your own preferences regarding how this site behaves. Cookies are used to remember your preferences. This information is used whenever you interact with a page that is affected by the preferences you set.

One of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web is Google Analytics. This tool helps us to:

  • understand how you use this website, and
  • find ways to improve your user experience.

These cookies may track things such as:

  • how long you spend on the site, and
  • which pages you visit.

This information helps us to find:

  • which content is engaging, and
  • subjects that are of interest to our visitors.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics🡕 page.

# Other third party cookies

In some cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

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 this website, and
  • which pages you visit on this site.

This data helps us to understand how we can improve your experience.

From time to time we (1) test new features, and (2) make subtle changes to the way this site is delivered. Cookies are used while testing new features to:

  • ensure you receive a consistent experience on this site, and
  • help us identify which changes are appropriate for our users.

It is important to know how many of our visitors make purchases from our site. Cookies help us track this data. We can then make accurate business predictions, monitor our marketing and advertising strategies, and track our production costs. These results help us deliver the best possible prices to our customers.

The Google AdSense service uses a DoubleClick cookie to:

  • serve relevant advertising, and
  • limit the number of times that a given ad is shown.

For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense policy FAQs🡕.

We use advertising to:

  • offset the costs of running this site, and
  • generate funding for further development.

The behavioral advertising cookies used by this site are designed to provide you with the most relevant advertisements, where possible, by:

  • anonymously tracking your interests, and
  • presenting similar items that may interest you.

Several partners advertise on our behalf. Affiliate tracking cookies show if our customers are from one of our partners’ sites. We can credit our partners appropriately and, where applicable, allow our partners to apply any bonuses when you make a purchase.

We also use social media buttons and plugins on this site. These components allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these elements work, social media sites will:

  • set cookies through our site that may be used to enhance your profile on their site, or
  • use cookies that contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

# More information

Hopefully we have clarified things for you and, as was previously mentioned, it is usually safer to leave cookies enabled as a function may need cookies to interact with one of the features you use on this site. This Cookie Policy was created with the help of the Cookies Policy Template Generator🡕 and the Terms and Conditions Template🡕.

# Contact

Please contact us directly if you have any feedback regarding our Cookies Policy: