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Phixr Cookie Policy

This Cookies Policy describes the way in which cookies are used on this website and how you can enable or disable cookies.

When you use the website or any of its international versions, you also give your consent to our and our partners’ use of cookies in order to optimize your experience on the website and for marketing purposes. You can change your cookie preferences by referring to your browser’s documentation.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a piece of data that is stored on your computer, tablet or mobile when you browse the internet so that computer, tablet or mobile (“device”) can be recognised at a later time.

Cookies placed by us, our commercial partners or other third parties when you visit this website do not recognise you personally as an individual; they only recognise the device you are using. Cookies do not harm your device in any way but they do allow for several important features on the website, for instance, they allow us to recognise you as being logged in. They also help to keep the website secure, remember your preferences and personalise content on the website so that it is more relevant to you.

It is your choice whether or not you have cookies placed on your device and you can easily control the use of cookies. For specific information about managing and controlling cookies, please refer to managing cookies (URL).

Our cookie policy

To make full use of this website you should accept cookies as much online functionality has been developed specifically to only work by the use of cookies. It is important to note that cookies placed by this website do not store any of your personal or sensitive information (such as your name or address, which we don't want know anyway).

In order to make the information on cookies in this policy clearer for you, we have divided the information about cookies into four categories:

Essential cookies

These cookies are essential as they enable you to move around the website and use its features (for instance, they allow you to access secure areas of the website). Without these cookies, services you have requested could not be provided. "_session_id" and "user" for example are essential cookies. Without them, Phixr wouldn't be able to recognize you between two clicks on our pages. These cookies store a random, but persistent number, and in case of the "user" cookie, some other information, like login-date/time, time of last action on the site, etc. No personal data is included.

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how you use the website (for instance which pages you visit most often and if you get error messages from web pages). The information aggregated from these cookies is only ever used to improve how the website works. Phixr does, for the moment, not use own performance cookies, but uses Google Analytics for such purposes. Please see below for more information. This website runs Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp ()" to truncate IP addresses in order to avoid a direct link to individuals and provide full anonymity. If your browser sends a "Do not track"-header, Google Analytics' tracking is disabled.

Complete and current info on cookies used by Analytics is here. The following list might be outdated (but is kept for a starting point):

The __utma Cookie: This cookie is what’s called a “persistent” cookie, as in, it never expires (technically, it does expire - in two years) but for the sake of explanation, let’s pretend that it never expires. This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase.

The __utmb and __utmc Cookies: The B and C cookies are brothers, working together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. __utmb expires at the end of the session. __utmc waits 30 minutes, and then it expires. You see, __utmc has no way of knowing when a user closes their browser or leaves a website, so it waits 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires.

The __utmz Cookie: This cookie keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website. It expires in 6 months. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction. __utmz also lets you edit its length with a simple customization to the Google Analytics Tracking code.

The __utmv Cookie: If you are making use of the user-defined report in Google Analytics, and have coded something on your site for some custom segmentation, the __utmv cookie gets set on the person’s computer, so that Google Analytics knows how to classify that visitor. The __utmv cookie is also a persistent, lifetime cookie.

The __gads cookie: This cookie is used by Doubleclick, our ad provider. It only contains a session id, just like "_session_id" mentioned above.

Functionality cookies

These cookies remember the choices that you have made on the website (such as showing or hiding the upload-photo-area) and provide enhanced, more personalised features. These cookies cannot tell us how you move around other websites, only this website. The cookies named "sul", "ula", "pffb", "pcack", "psel", "lpr", "showtemppopup" are of that type.

Third party cookies

When you visit this website, some cookies will not be placed in our name but will be placed in the name of third parties. For example, if you click on a third party’s advertisement that appears on the website (i.e. that is advertising a product that is not sold by us), that third party may place cookies on your device. We have a business relationship with these third parties but we do not control the cookies. We therefore suggest that you look at those third parties’ websites for more information about the cookies they place and how you can manage them.

Phixr uses AdSense / Doubleclick for providing ads. These ads place a number of cookies which differ in name and content. It is impossible to list all those cookies here, because AdSense employs an unknown but huge amount of advertisers who book ad space and then place their ads, including cookies. Not even AdSense knows these cookies.

More info on cookies with regard to AdSense/Doubleclick is here, here and here.

Managing cookies

What happens if I don’t allow cookies?
If cookies aren’t enabled on your device, your experience on the website will be limited (for instance, you will not be able to log in).

How do I disable/enable cookies?
In order to disable/enable cookies from your device, you will need to do this via your internet browser. We have explained how you may manage cookies on your computer via some of the main internet browsers below.

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