The Shortlisted™ EU GDPR Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy has been updated in May 2018 to fully comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (also known as the GDPR).

1. Cookie Policy statement and purpose

1.1 In common with the majority of websites, The Shortlisted website uses ‘cookies’ which are pieces of information stored by your browser on your mobile device or computer – to enable the website providing a more user-friendly service.

1.2. Most web browsers are already configured to accept cookies automatically; however, you can change your browser to prevent this, although it will affect your use of this website detrimentally, as well as of many others.

1.3. Please note that to measure the website performance, any affiliate and advertising partners, like Google can also use cookies; as a consequence, this website may have access to such resulting data.

1.4. This website uses cookies to generate user statistics such as which pages on our website were the most popular, how many visits we received from a certain country or other stats that help us better understand our audience.

2. Google Analytics, WordPress & GoDaddy

2.1. This website is built on the WordPress platform and hosted by GoDaddy. They both may use cookies which are necessary for the proper operation of their system (such as attributing a comment on a blog post or putting a product into your shopping cart), and to track the usage of this website in order to help us understand how the site is being used – and ultimately provide an improved user experience. You can read GoDaddy Privacy Policy here.

2.2. This website also uses tracking software provided by Google Analytics  to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. Google Analytics will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but we do not use Google Analytics to save or collect personal information that can be used to identify you as a unique individual person. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information.

2.3. By accepting the Cookie Notification message, you consent to the use of such cookies from WordPress, GoDaddy and Google Analytics. If you choose not to accept the Cookie Notification message, no cookies will be placed on your computer, and this data will not be tracked.

3. What are cookies used for?

3.1. Here are the fundamental purposes Cookies are used for:

A) Essential cookies

These cookies are used for technical purposes which are essential to the good operation of this website, in particular when it comes to online transactions.

B) Performance Cookies

This website uses other cookies to analyse how the visitors use the website itself and to monitor its performance. This helps the webmaster to provide a high-quality experience by customising the website’s offering and identifying quickly any possible issues. As an example, this website may use performance cookies in order to find out which pages are most popular and which type of linking between pages is most effective, as well why some pages are getting error messages.

The website’s analysis includes the main use of Google Analytics. Here, you can learn more about Google Analytics security and privacy. This page also offers a way to opt-out of Google Analytics completely.

C) Cookies being used to meet contractual obligations 

These cookies are used to enable The Shortlisted™ to meet any contractual obligations in order to make payments to third parties when any product is purchased by a customer who visited this website from another website operated by those third parties.

3.2 How can I disable cookies?
If you wish to disable cookies, you will need to change the settings of your website browser to make it reject cookies. The way you can do this will depend on the browser you are using.

Here are some further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer, versions 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

Just click on “Tools” at the top of the browser window, then select “Internet Options.”

Into the options window, start navigating to the “Privacy” tab

To enable cookies, put the slider to “Medium” or below.

To disable all cookies: Put the slider to the top to block all cookies

Chrome

Just click on the wrench icon on your browser toolbar, the set the click on “Show advanced settings.”

Into the “Privacy” section, click on the ‘Content settings’ button

To enable cookies, go in the “Cookies” section choose ‘Allow local data to be set’ to enable both third-party and first-party cookies. To allow first-party cookies only choose ‘Block all third-party cookies without exception.’

To disable all cookies, go in the “Cookies” section and choose ‘Block sites from setting any data.’

Opera

Just click on ‘Setting’ on your browser menu, then select “Settings” and “Quick Preferences.”

To enable cookies, go and check, “Enable Cookies.”

To disable cookies just uncheck “Enable Cookies.”

Mozilla

Just click on ‘”Tools” at your browser menu and then select “Options.”

Then select the Privacy panel.

To enable cookies, check Accept cookies from sites.”

To disable cookies just uncheck “Accept cookies from sites.”

Safari on OSX

Just click on ‘Safari’  at the menu bar and select the “Preferences” option, then click on ‘Security.’

To enable cookies, go to the “Accept cookies” section and select “Only from site you navigate to’”

To disable cookies go in the “Accept cookies” section and select “Never.”

Any other browser

Please search for the “help” function into your browser or contact your browser’s provider.

4. What will happen if I disable cookies?

4.1. This will depend on which cookies you wish to disable, but generally speaking, the site might not operate properly if cookies are disabled. If you disable 3rd party cookies only, you will not be precluded from making purchases on this website. If you disable all cookies, you instead might be unable to make purchases on this website.

5. Cookie Policy review

5.1. This Cookie Policy is being kept under regular review.

Latest revision: May 2018