Last Updated: 2nd Feb 2022
“C IS FOR COOKIE, COOKIE IS FOR ME—-”
It’s too bad that we’re not going to be talking about THAT kind of cookie in this section (and we are every bit as sad about it as you are!). But trust us when we say the cookies we are going to talk about are every bit as important.
So, what are these cookies we can’t eat?
A cookie is a small text file stored on your device that can be retrieved by a web server from the device at a later time. Cookies let web services do certain things, like remember the items you loved on and left in your shopping cart, or the fact that you are logged in. Some super powerful cookies allow us and other service providers keep track of your browsing activities when you use our website, and connect certain activities into a session.
What’s a pixel, then?
A pixel is a tiny image that may be found within web pages and emails, that requires a call to our servers before the pixel can be rendered in those web pages and emails. This call then provides information about your device and your visit. Pixels help us understand more about your interactions with content either in emails or through the web, for e.g., whether you interacted with ads, posts, or both. Pixels also help us (and third parties) drop cookies on your browser.
There’s more than one type of cookie?
Two, to be precise. They’re usually classified as session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies disappear from your device or browser when you turn off your device (a little bit like ghosting, really). Persistent cookies remain on your browser even when you turn off your device. We like and use both.
What if I don’t want cookies?
You definitely can stop a website from setting cookies (even us!). But before you do so, do be aware that some parts of the website may not function properly or at all. The Cookie Options section below will tell you all about this.
Why doesn’t TinyWhale respond to my Do Not Track Signals?
TinyWhale’s website and our Services don’t actually collect personal information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. That’s why “do not track” signals sent from web browsers don’t apply to our Services, and we don’t alter any of our data collection and use practices when we receive such signals.
Cookies are fascinating and I wanna know more!
You can learn more about cookies at:
What cookies does TinyWhale use?
The following is a list of the cookies we use:
- Strictly Necessary: These cookies are compulsory for you to navigate TinyWhale and use our features. We also use them to ensure we have a proper cookie banner. Without them, certain functionalities of TinyWhale are not possible. You cannot opt-out of these cookies because they are super important.
- Functional: These cookies allow TinyWhale to remember your preferences, as well as the choices you make on TinyWhale. This includes username, region, and language.
- Analytics: These cookies collect information about how our visitors use the website. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only ever used to improve how our website works.
- Advertising: These cookies are used to deliver ads personalised to you and your interests. They also limit the number of times you see an ad, and to measure how effective a certain ad campaign is. These are usually placed by third-party ad networks with TinyWhale’s permission. These cookies have a supersonic memory and remember the websites you’ve visited, and share this information with other organisations like advertisers.
- Performance: These cookies are specifically used to collect data on how you use a website, the frequency, or if an error is received. They only monitor the performance on the website and how you interact with it.
What about my Freedom of Choice?
Rest assured that you definitely have a choice about the placement of cookies on TinyWhale. You can do this by using your web browser to directly block all cookies, or just third-party cookies, through your browser settings. We do need to remind you that blocking all cookies, including those we said were strictly necessary and super important, may interfere with you being able to use the TinyWhale website. You can find more information on how to control cookies in popular browsers here:
Lots more additional information on cookie controls and advertisement can also be found here:
- Network Advertising Initiative
- Digital Advertising Alliance
- Google lets users opt out of tracking by Google Analytics and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting services. You can adjust your settings here, or download the
Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on.
- LinkedIn lets users and non-users opt-out of targeted advertising here.
- Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising and participates in the opt-out programs established by the Digital Advertising Alliance, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada and the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance. You can opt out from all participating companies through these sites.
Changes and Updates to this Notice
We’ll need to tweak or update our Notice from time to time, and we reserve the right to do so at our sole discretion. We will post the latest changes to this page, and let you know at the top of this page the date when this Notice was last updated. We strongly recommend you get into the habit of checking our Notice once in a while, just to make sure you’re up to speed on our latest changes and updates!