Being Better Matters website uses technical cookies, which can be used without user’s consent because strictly necessary to the provision of service, as well as third party analytics cookies provided by Google Analytics. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookie in accordance with the terms of this policy.
A Cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser makes a page request to a server.
By browsing this website, the user can receive also cookies sent by different websites or servers – so called “third parties”. This happens when on these latter websites or servers reside some elements already present on the website actually being browsed by the user (e.g. pictures, sounds, maps, specific links to other webpages or domains).
Types of cookies
Cookies can be divided in the following categories:
1) Technical cookies
Technical cookies are those used with the only scope of allowing a correct browsing and utilization of the website. Without such cookies the website, or parts of it, could not properly work. Therefore, they are always used, regardless the preferences of the user. This category of Cookies includes both ‘persistent’ cookies and ‘session’ cookies.
Technical Cookies can be subdivided in:
– Navigation and session cookies
– Functional cookies
– Analytics cookies
Navigation and session cookies guarantee the correct browsing and utilization of the website. For instance, they allow the authentication and access to reserved areas.
Functional cookies allow the user to browse the website activating specific functions and selecting certain criteria, such as language, in order to improve the service provided.
Analytics cookies are used to gather anonymous and aggregated information about the utilization of the website, and about the activities of the users (e.g. the number of users connected and the pages visited). Being Better Matters uses such information for statistical analysis, to improve the website and simplify its use, and to monitor the correct working of it.
2) Profiling Cookies
The Profiling cookies allow gathering information about the use of the website by the single user, creating specific users’ profiles. They are frequently used for promotional scopes and for advertising banners. Given their particular invasive objective, which affects users’ privacy, it is requested that users should be adequately informed on their use and could express their consent or refuse to their utilization. Being Better Matters doesn’t use profiling cookies.
Analytics by Google Analytics
Being Better Matters uses Google Analytics Dashboard for WP, a WordPress plugin that install Google Analytics on the website and brings Google Analytics reports into the website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Being Better Matters has activated the IP anonymization function on the plugin to ensure an anonymized collection of visitors’ IP address. That means that Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA.
We will not link IP addresses to anything else personally identifiable.
More information on Google Analitycs Dashboard for WP Data Usage Policy are available at the following link: https://deconf.com/data-usage-policy-extensions/
Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.
YouTube and Vimeo videos, embedded content
Social Media buttons
By using share buttons, social media platforms may set cookies on your computer and, if you have subscribed to a social media platform, track your usage of the site, unless you have disabled or deactivated the acceptance and storage of cookies in your browser settings.
We have no control over the cookies that social media platforms set when you use their services. Please read Facebook, Linkedin, Google+, Reddit, Twitter’s or other network’s privacy statement (which can change often) to read what they use your personal details for by using these cookies.
The User can find information about how to manage Cookies through their browser at the following addresses: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Windows Explorer.
For further information on cookies and on how to set cookie preferences (first and/or third party cookies) please visit the platform www.youronlinechoices.com. Through this service it is possible to manage tracking preferences of most advertising tools. Being Better Matters therefore suggests to the Users the utilization of such resource in addition to the information provided by the present document. Once again, be aware that disabling navigation or functional cookies may cause bad functioning of the website.
Since the installation of third party Cookies and other tracking systems through the services used within this website can not be technically controlled by Being Better Matters team, any specific references to cookies and tracking systems installed by third parties are to be considered indicative.
COOKIES USED IN THIS WEBSITE
|Cookie Name||How long does it stay on my computer?||What is it for?||What information does it contain?|
|PHPSESSID||Until you close your browser||Automatically set when visiting any pages running on the PHP platform -essential for the running of web sites using PHP||This cookie contains a randomly generated number – your session ID|
|wordpress_test_cookie||Until you close your browser||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||A random unique number or string of letters and numbers|
|_utma||For two years from when it is set/update||Automatically set when visiting any of our pages. Enables the use of the Google Analytics web statistics service.||These cookies store anonymous data on your visit to the Being Better Matters website.|
|_utmb||For 30 minutes from when it is set/update||Automatically set when visiting any of our pages. Enables the use of the Google Analytics web statistics service.||These cookies store anonymous data on your visit to the Being Better Matters website.|
|_utmc||When you close your browser||Automatically set when visiting any of our pages. Enables the use of the Google Analytics web statistics service.||These cookies store anonymous data on your visit to the Being Better Matters website.|
|_utmt||10 minutes since last activity||Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server.|
|_utmz||For six months from when it is set/update||These cookies store anonymous data on your visit to the Being Better Matters website.|
|_gat||1 minute since last activity||These cookies store anonymous data on your visit to the website.|
Used to throttle request rate
|_ga||2 years after last visit to the website.||These cookies store anonymous data on your visit to the Being Better Matters website.|
Used to distinguish users
|_gid||24 hours since last activity|
These cookies store anonymous data on your visit to the Being Better Matters website.