Cookies

This is the the cookie policy for The Happy Dog Bakery and our websites such as happydogbakery.co.uk

For more information about how we may use personal data, please read our privacy policy

A cookie is a small file that contains letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. It is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive, tablet or mobile device. When you visit our sites it can allow us to recognise and remember you.

Technologies similar to cookies

Technologies that store or access information on a user’s device are similar to cookies and are also covered by this policy. These technologies may include:

  • Device fingerprinting – using a set of information without relying on cookies in order to identify a particular device.

  • Local storage – storage of data in the local device’s cache, for example to load content quicker.

  • Pixels – a small pixel graphic which is used to track user behaviour, site conversions etc.

  • Scripts – small computer programs embedded within websites that give them extra functionality but may access user devices.

In this policy we call all cookies and similar technologies “cookies”, for ease.

3. First-party and third -party cookies

There are different types of cookies:

  • First-party cookies – cookies that are set by The Happy Dog Bakery when you use our site.

  • Third-party cookies – cookies that are set by other parties or organisations (other than The Happy Dog Bakery) when you use our site. Some web pages may also contain content from or link to other sites which may set their own cookies. If you share a link to a page, the service you share it on may set a cookie on your browser.

4. How do we use cookies?

We use cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our sites, including:

  • Keeping you signed in.

  • Understanding how you use our site, for instance how long you stay on a page or which page you visit next.

  • Delivering content to you.

  • Showing you information that is relevant to you.

  • Showing you our products and services that are relevant to you.

  • Delivering marketing and service messages to you on our site.

  • Working with partners to deliver relevant advertising to you.

  • Reminding you to complete online journeys (e.g. registration flow).

  • Processing payments and refunds.

  • Monitoring how users interact with pages on our site to identify and remedy interface issues.

In the next sections, we explain in more detail how cookies on our site may be useful, as well as when and where you can control them.

5. What types of cookies do we use?

We use four types of cookies:

  • Strictly Necessary – These cookies are essential to provide you with services you have requested, which means they cannot be switched off through the “Privacy Settings” link. For example, strictly necessary cookies make it possible for you to stay logged into your account. If you set your browser to block these cookies, then these functions and services will not work for you. In particular, we won’t be able to save your preferences about cookies.

  • Performance – These cookies measure how often you visit our site and how you use them. We use this information to get a better sense of how you engage with our pages and to improve our sites so that you have a better experience. For example, we collect information about which of our pages are most frequently visited, and by which types of users. We also use third-party cookies to help with performance.

  • Functionality – These cookies are used to recognise you and remember your preferences or settings when you return to our site so that we can provide you with a more personalised experience. For example, if you are based in the UK, we will remember this and make sure that you receive the UK homepage. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.

  • Advertising – These cookies are used to collect information about your visit to our site, including the content you have viewed, the links you have followed and information about your browser, device and your IP address. We have set out more details on this below.

6. How long do cookies last?

  • Session cookies – These cookies only last as long as your online session and expire when you close your browser (e.g. Chrome or Safari).

  • Persistent cookies – These cookies stay on your device after your browser has been closed and last for a time specified in the cookie (but not longer than 13 months). We use these cookies when we need to remember you for more than one browsing session, for instance to remember your preferences from one visit to the next.

7. Why do we use cookies for advertising?

We love making tails wag & we appreciate every order made with us. To grow further, we use marketing to reach more dog owners & get the word out. Therefore, cookies provide vital services to The Happy Dog Bakery without sacrificing our independence or values.

8. How do we use cookies for advertising?

If you accept cookies, as you browse our site, we will place cookies on your device. Some cookies are for advertising and analytics, so we can understand what sorts of pages you read and are interested in viewing.

Our website integrates third-party software that provides us with information about how the website is used and what content you have viewed for the purposes of online advertising and analytics. It uses cookies. The techniques we use do not collect personal data such as your name, email address, postal address or phone number. We sometimes use information such as your IP address and browser type, and also sometimes share these with others for advertising purposes.

We also allow other organisations to use cookies and other technologies to help us analyse how our site is being used, measure the number of visitors to the site.

9. How do third parties use cookies for advertising?

With your consent we share and receive online data collected through cookies with our advertising partners. This means that when you are on another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our site. We may also show you advertising on our site based on your browsing patterns on other sites that we have obtained from our advertising partners.

Online retargeting is another form of online advertising that allows us and some of our advertising partners to show you advertising based on your browsing patterns and interactions with other sites. The use of cookies may mean that when you are on another site, you may be shown advertising based on what you have looked at on our site. For example, if you have visited the website of an online clothes shop, you may start seeing adverts from that same shopping site displaying special offers or showing you the products you were browsing. This allows companies to advertise to you if you leave their website without making a purchase.

We require that all our contractual partners treat your personal data with a similar level of respect that we would provide. We only work with partners where we have transparency as to what happens to any data shared with them.

Google Ad Manager

We use Google Ad Manager to deliver advertising. In order to do this Google may collect or receive information about you. You can opt out and find further information about Google by following this link:

https://policies.google.com/privacy

Social Media

There are times when we want to reach people who use social media to market our own products and services. We use cookies to help with this.

11. How to manage cookies?

You can manage the use of cookies on our site, including advertising cookies, and disable the sharing of data with partners for advertising purposes by clicking the “Reject” button option on the cookie banner on our website.

It is also possible to stop your browser from accepting cookies altogether by changing your browser’s cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. If you stop your browser from accepting cookies altogether, some features on our site may not work as well as you expect. Please note that searching in incognito mode or regularly clearing your cookies may impact your choice of cookie settings. 

If you would like to find out more about privacy, cookies and their use on the internet, you may find the following links useful:

If you would like to contact us about cookies please email happydogbakerytreats@gmail.com