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WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES DO WE USE? Two types of cookies may be used on natureword.com: ‘session cookies’ and ‘persistent cookies’. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device up until you leave the website. Persistent cookies remain on your device for longer or until you manually delete them (how long persistent cookies remain on your device will depend on the ‘lifespan’ of the respective cookies as well as on your browser settings).
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Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses the Personal Data collected for the purpose of tracking and examining the use of its application, compiling reports and sharing them with other services provided by Google. Google may use the Personal Data collected to contextualize and personalize advertisements of its advertising network.
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The Adsense logo is a registered trademark and belongs to its owner, Google Inc.
There are providers of third party advertising technology commonly used on natureword.com
Data will be shared with Google and, based on the ads shown, with the following commonly used advertising technology providers to show personalized ads based on your interests.
If you want to opt out of the personalized ads, here is the list of all our advertising technology providers.
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COOKIES USED ON NATUREWORD.COM
1) Functionality cookies. These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language chosen or the region you are in) in order to provide a more personalized online experience. These cookies can also enable visitors to watch videos, play games and engage with social tools such as blogs, chatrooms or forums. The information that is collected by these cookies may include personally identifiable information that you have willingly disclosed, such as your profile picture or username. We will always be transparent to you about what information we collect, the use we make of it and with whom we share it.
If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the performance and functionality of the website and may restrict access to content on the website.
2) Performance cookies. These cookies help us understand how visitors interact with our website by providing information about the sections visited, the time spent on the website as well as any issues encountered, such as error messages. They help us improve the performance of our website. Performance cookies do not identify you as an individual. All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.
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