A “cookie” is a file of information that is placed on your device when you visit a website. Cookies and similar technologies can enhance your user experience by saving your preferences, personalizing your online experience, holding items in your shopping cart, and providing you with advertisements that have been tailored to your interests.
Who Sets the Cookies?
First party cookies are set by SoleStretch as the Site operator. These include cookies related to the preferences of online shopping features of the Site. Third-party Cookies are set by service providers we use for features and functionality on our site (e.g. Personalization and Analytics), for example Facebook may place a cookie to track last Facebook pages visited and user registration effectiveness or YouTube may place a cookie to track the user’s video player preferences.
When Do Cookies Expire?
We use two types of Cookies of the Site: “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”.
Session cookies are temporary Cookies that remain on your device until you leave the Site. A session cookie expires after you close your browser. For example, if you placed an item in your shopping cart, it would disappear by the time you reach the checkout if we did not use relevant session cookies.
Persistent cookies do not expire when you close your browser. Persistent cookies stay on your computer until you delete them or they expire. Persistent cookies are used to collect identifying information about you and we are able to create a database of your previous choices and preferences. For example, if you make a purchase and you decide to make another purchase, your shipping address may have been retained and will only need to be confirmed.
Types of Data Held
Cookies transmit information about you and your use of the Site to us, including your device and browser information, location data and information and statistics on site usage.
What are Cookies Used For?
Essential cookies allow us to recognize your device to help you navigate efficiently to obtain the information and services you have requested. You will not to able to opt out of receiving essential cookies, as they are necessary for the operation of the Site and enable you to move around the Site and use its features, including the services we offer through it.
Non-Essential cookies include analytics, performance and advertising cookies. These allow our Site to remember your preferences such as language selection, and to help you to view information that is most relevant to your interests. These cookies help us to maintain and improve our Site by providing information on how visitors find and use the Site. You can control, manage and/or delete cookies via your browser settings. See section on “Managing Cookies” below, for more information.
Website Function Cookies
· making your shopping cart and checkout process work;
· determining if you are logged in to your account; and
· remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions.
There is no way to avoid these cookies from being used other than to not use or Site. If you delete or block them, the functionalities of our Site may not work properly.
There is no way to avoid these cookies from being used other than to not use or Site.
Preferences and Features
We also use the cookies for:
· Remembering your search settings; and
· Tailoring content to your needs.
We work with third parties, such as Google Analytics, to provide analytics services that use the Cookies set on your device to measure the performance of the Site, such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using, how long they spend on the Site, what pages they look at, and how they reached our Site.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics visit:
These Cookies help us to identify and fix errors, understand and improve services, research and test different features and monitor how our visitors reach our sites.
Third Party Functions
Our Site includes functionality provided by third parties. For example, an embedded YouTube or VIMEO video.
Disabling these cookies will likely render that function unusable.
Social Website Cookies
We may use sharing buttons on our Site, so you have easily “Like” or share our content on Facebook and Twitter.
What information is collected will vary by social media site and will be dependent on the settings you have selected on those social media sites.
You will not be able to opt out of receiving essential cookies, as they are necessary for the delivery of the information and services through the Site. You are able to disable placement of some (but not all) Cookies by setting your browser to decline cookies, though this may inhibit your user experience. Additionally, you can also control, manage and/or delete cookies via your browser settings.
All recent versions of popular web browsers give users a level of control over cookies. Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain cookies. Users can also set their browsers to prompt them each time a cookie is offered. In order to manage your cookies, please follow the instructions for the main browser types provided in the links below.
A useful resource for additional information about deleting and controlling cookies can be found at AboutCookies.org.