COOKIES

This document is meant to explain the types of cookies and other tracking technologies that Barkalot may place on your device when you are visiting our Website.


what and why?

Barkalot AB Reg. No. (559160-7527) ("Barkalot", "we", "us", "our") is the Controller of all Personal Data listed in this Privacy Policy (the "Policy"). In order to be fully transparent regarding where your Personal Data is stored and Processed, we will also provide a list of all our data Processors. This Policy provides information on how we handle Personal Data when you communicate with us, buy our products or visit our website www.barkalot.com (together the "Functions").

 

THE INTENDED RECIPIENT OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS POLICY IS:

  • Potential customers
  • Customers
  • Visitors of our website

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

A cookie is a small amount of information that’s downloaded to your computer or device when you visit our Site. We use a number of different cookies, including functional, performance, advertising, and social media or content cookies. Cookies make your browsing experience better by allowing the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login and region selection). This means you don’t have to re-enter this information each time you return to the site or browse from one page to another. Cookies also provide information on how people use the website, for instance whether it’s their first time visiting or if they are a frequent visitor.

How long is a cookie stored?

The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. Most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 30 minutes and two years from the date they are downloaded to your device. See the section below on how to control cookies for more information on removing them before they expire.

What types of cookies does barkalot use and why?

Some cookies are necessary to allow you to browse our website, use its features, and access secure areas. The use of these cookies is essential for the website to work. For example, we use user-input cookies for the duration of a session to keep track of a user’s input when filling in forms that span several pages.

We also use functional cookies to remember choices you’ve made or information you’ve provided, such as your username, language, or the region you are in. This allows us to tailor your website experience specifically to your preferences. For example, authentication cookies are functional cookies that are used for the duration of a session (or persistent, if you agree to the “remember me” function) to allow users to authenticate themselves on subsequent visits or to gain access to authorized content across pages. The functional cookies we use include:

  • User-centric security cookies to detect authentication abuses for a limited persistent duration, like repeated failed login attempts. These cookies are set for the specific task of increasing the security of the service.

  • Multimedia content player session cookies (flash cookies) are used for the duration of a session to store technical data needed to play back video or audio content (e.g. image quality, network link speed, and buffering parameters).

  • Load balancing session cookies are used for the duration of the session to identify the same server in the pool in order for the load balancer to redirect user requests appropriately.

  • User interface customization persistent cookies are used to store a user’s preference regarding a service across web pages.

Barkalot is dedicated to user experience and we use many tools to help us improve our Webshop platform. To this end, we use reporting and analytics cookies to collect information about how you use our Website, and how often. These cookies only gather information for statistical purposes and only use pseudonymous cookie identifiers that do not directly identify you. The performance cookies we use include:

  • First party analytics cookies - We use these cookies to estimate the number of unique visitors, to improve our Website, and to detect the most searched for words in search engines that lead to a webpage. These cookies are not used to target you with online marketing. We use these cookies to learn how our Website is performing and to make relevant improvements to improve your browsing experience.

  • Third party analytics cookies - We also use Google Analytics and other third-party analytics providers listed below to help measure how users interact with our website content. These cookies “remember” what our users have done on previous pages and how they’ve interacted with the website. For more information on Google Analytics, visit Google’s information page. For instructions on how opt out of Google Analytics, see our Privacy Policy.

Advertising cookies are used on our website to tailor marketing to you and your interests and provide you with a more personalized service in the future. These cookies remember that you visited our website and we may share this information with third-parties, such as advertisers. Although these cookies can track your device’s visits to our website and other sites, they typically cannot personally identify you. Without these cookies, the advertisements that you see may be less relevant and interesting to you. Read more about how companies use cookies to conduct targeted or retargeted advertising here. We do not set advertising cookies through our merchants’ storefronts ourselves, though merchants may choose to do so independently.

Finally, Social and Content cookies are placed by many social media plugins (for example the Facebook ’like’ button), and other tools meant to provide or improve the content on a website (for example services that allow the playing of video files, or that create comments sections). We integrate these modules into our platform to improve the experience of browsing and interacting with our websites. Please note that some of these third party services place cookies that are also used for things like behavioural advertising, analytics, and/or market research.

our cookies

We use the following cookies to optimize your experience on our Site and to provide our services.

COOKIES NECESSARY FOR THE FUNCTIONING OF THE STORE

Name Function

_ab

Used in connection with access to admin.

_secure_session_id

Used in connection with navigation through a storefront.

cart

Used in connection with shopping cart.

cart_sig

Used in connection with checkout.

cart_ts

Used in connection with checkout.

checkout_token

Used in connection with checkout.

secret

Used in connection with checkout.

secure_customer_sig

Used in connection with customer login.

storefront_digest

Used in connection with customer login.

_shopify_u

Used to facilitate updating customer account information.

tracked_start_checkout

Used in connection with checkout.

_Brochure_session

Used in connection with browsing through site.

REPORTING AND ANALYTICS

Name Function

_tracking_consent

Tracking preferences.

_landing_page

Track landing pages

_orig_referrer

Track landing pages

_s

Shopify analytics.

_shopify_fs

Shopify analytics.

_shopify_s

Shopify analytics.

_shopify_sa_p

Shopify analytics relating to marketing & referrals.

_shopify_sa_t

Shopify analytics relating to marketing & referrals.

_shopify_y

Shopify analytics.

_y

Shopify analytics.

cookieconsent_status

Tracking preferences.

cookieconsent_preferences_disabled

Tracking preferences.

_shopify_uniq

Shopify analytics.

_shopify_visit

Shopify analytics.

3rd PARTY COOKIES ANALYTICS

Name Function

_ga

Google Analytics. 2 years. Used to distinguish users

_gid

Google Analytics. 24 hours. Used to distinguish users

_gat

Google Analytics. 24 hours. Used to throttle request rate.

__atuvc

AddThis, for user to share content from website. It stores an updated page share count.

__atuvs

AddThis, for user to share content from website. It stores an updated page share count.

__utma

Google Analytics. 2 years. Used to distinguish users and sessions.

__cfduid

CloudFlare. Used to identify trusted web traffic.

3rd PARTY MARKETING COOKIES

Name Function

_gads

Google. Measures interactions with the ads on our domaian and preventing the same ads from being shown to you too many times.

IDE

Google. Measures the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted to the user.

collect

GPS

Youtube. Used to store location data.

PREF

Youtube. Used to store and track visits across websites.

BizoID

LinkedIn. 6 Months. Ad Analysis.

_fbp

Facebook. Used to distinguish and keep track of unique users.

_fbc

Facebook. Only set when a user arrives at your website from an Ad

Additionally, we use pixels and tags from the following third parties, which may in turn place cookies:

Third Party Description and Privacy Policy

Facebook Custom Audiences

We use Facebook Custom Audiences to deliver targeted advertisements to individuals who visit our websites. https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Hotjar

We use Hotjar to help measure how users interact with our websites. https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to help measure how users interact with our websites. https://policies.google.com/privacy

Google Ads

We use Google Ads to deliver targeted advertisements to individuals who visit our websites. https://policies.google.com/privacy

Manychat

We use Manychat to manage our relationships with our customers. https://manychat.com/privacy.html.

Klaviyo

We use Klaviyo to manage our relationships with our customers. https://www.klaviyo.com/privacy.

Managing cookies

You can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please keep in mind that removing or blocking cookies can negatively impact your user experience and parts of our website may no longer be fully accessible.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can choose whether or not to accept cookies through your browser controls, often found in your browser’s “Tools” or “Preferences” menu. For more information on how to modify your browser settings or how to block, manage or filter cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through such sites as www.allaboutcookies.org.

Additionally, please note that blocking cookies may not completely prevent how we share information with third parties such as our advertising partners. To exercise your rights or opt-out of certain uses of your information by these parties, please follow the instructions in the “Behavioural Advertising” section in our Privacy Policy.

 

Do not track

Please note that because there is no consistent industry understanding of how to respond to “Do Not Track” signals, we do not alter our data collection and usage practices when we detect such a signal from your browser.

HOW DO I TURN OFF COOKIES OUTSIDE THIS PLATFORM?

If you want to turn off marketing that takes place outside our platform, follow the steps below. Note that only you can manage these settings.

To turn off interest-based marketing from Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/edit/ - Under the heading "ad settings".

To turn off interest-based marketing from Google:
If you are not signed in to a Google Account visit https://adssettings.google.com/anonymous. Click the two blue buttons next to the headings to make them gray. In the boxes that appear, click on "Disable".

If you're signed in to a Google Account: Visit https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated Click the blue button to the right of the title to make it gray. A box will now appear, click on "Disable".

changes to this policy

We reserve the right to make changes in this Policy. If a change affects our obligations or your rights, we will inform you about the changes in advance in order to give you the possibility to accept the updated policy.