Cookie Policy

Welcome to WriteShop’s Cookie Policy, which details information you need to know regarding our cookie practices.

What Are Cookies?

When you use our website to browse our products and services and view the information we make available, a number of “cookies” are used by us and by third parties to allow the website to function, to collect useful information about visitors, and to help to make your user experience better. Cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to track particular aspects of your activity online to help us learn certain things about our website. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it, and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored; however, this might cause some features of our website not to work for you.

Forms-Related Cookies

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

If you comment on a blog post on this site, WordPress sets cookies purely for convenience so you won’t need to re-type all your information again when you want to leave another comment. Learn more here: WordPress Cookies

Third Party Cookies

We also may use cookies provided by trusted third parties, such as Google Analytics.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web, to help us understand how you use the site and ways we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect this data.

In order to be compliant with the new regulation Google has included a data processing amendment. The data we collect will be processed anonymously and “Data sharing” is disabled. We don’t use other Google services in combination with Google Analytics cookies. Click here to opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or to customize Google Display Network ads.

Functional Cookies

Some of the cookies we use are strictly necessary for our website to function, and we don’t ask for your consent to place these on your computer. These cookies are shown below.

Cookie Name Cookie Purpose
PHPSESSID Keeps track of your sessions
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
_gid Collects data on how the website is used
gdpr[allowed_cookies] These are GDPR consent cookies. They tell our system which GDPR options you have enabled.
tve_leads_unique This tells which opt-in someone has used to subscribe to our newsletter.
wordpress_test_cookie This checks whether your web browser is set to allow or reject cookies.
wordpress_xxxxx WordPress uses these cookies to store your authentication details, and their use is limited to the admin console area.

Use of Pixels

Third parties, including Facebook and Pinterest, may use cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive specific types of information and use that information to provide targeted ads to you on other platforms. Our site uses both Facebook and Pinterest pixels for delivering ads on those platforms.

Facebook

WriteShop uses the Conversion Tracking Pixel service of Facebook, Inc. for marketing and advertising purposes. This tool allows us to follow the actions of users on our site in order to create Facebook ads, target ads to potentially interested audiences, and analyze the efficacy of Facebook ads. The data collected via the pixel is anonymous. This means that WriteShop cannot see the personal data of any individual user collected by the pixel; however, the collected data are saved and processed by Facebook.

Facebook is able to connect the data with your Facebook account and use the data for their own advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Use Policy. Facebook Conversion Tracking also allows Facebook and its partners to show you advertisements on and outside of Facebook.

You can request your data at any time by contacting us. You can also request that the data be removed at any time. You may also opt-out of this data collection and the use of your information for ad targeting by adjusting your Facebook ad preferences, using one of these two links (depending on which device you are using at the moment):

Mobile
Desktop

Pinterest

WriteShop uses the Conversion Tracking Pixel service of Pinterest for marketing and advertising purposes. Visitors should be aware that their information may be shared with third parties to measure advertising effectiveness, and may be shared with third parties for targeted advertising. As with Facebook, the data collected via the Pinterest pixel is anonymous, so WriteShop cannot see the personal data of any individual user collected by the pixel; however, the collected data are saved and processed by PInterest.

You may opt out of the use of information for targeted advertising. For Pinterest visitor retargeting, opt out through your browser’s Do Not Track feature or your Pinterest personalization settings.

Learn more by visiting Pinterest’s Privacy Policy

Disabling Cookies

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies (see your browser Help for how to do this). If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly. You can also opt out of tracking by many companies using cookies via the Network Advertising Initiative Consumer Opt-Out.

Users may give or refuse consent to cookies upon first visit to our website.