You will find here the list of cookies we use and why we use them. What personal data we collect and for what purposes and also how to contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO) for inquiries about our GDPR compliance.
- 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 requests a page from the server.
- Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
- Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
- Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
- We use both session and persistent cookies on this website.
- The names of the cookies that we use on the website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below.
- Details about the cookies we use you can find in the table below
|wordpress_||WordPress cookie for a logged in user.||session|
|wordpress_logged_in_||WordPress cookie for a logged in user.||session|
|wordpress_test_||WordPress cookie for a logged in user.||session|
|wordpress_test_cookie||WordPress test cookie||session|
|wp-settings-||WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.||1 year|
|wp-settings-time-||WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.||1 year|
|PHPSESSID||To identify your unique session on the website||session|
|bg-slide-nr||Cookie used for the slider||session|
|woocommerce_cart_hash||Keeps track of your shopping cart||session|
|woocommerce_items_in_cart||Keeps track of the items you have placed in the shopping cart||session|
|wp_woocommerce_session_||To identify your unique session for the shopping cart module||2 days|
- Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
- in Internet Explorer (version 10) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
- in Firefox (version 24) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
- in Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
- Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
- If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on this website. The shopping cart will no longer work and you will not be able to login to access the list of your purchased products and downloads.
- You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
- in Internet Explorer (version 10), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
- in Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history”, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
- in Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
- Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites including this one.
- The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU-wide regulation for the protection of European citizens’ data that has come into force on 25th of May 2018 and all companies that collect such data need to comply with it. It establishes a set of compliance and security processes around managing personally identifiable information so that it is not misused. Currently there is no certification or license required or available for GDPR.
- For enquiries about our GRPD compliance or related questions you can reach our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
- On our website we collect the following data:
- If you use our contact form we will collect your NAME, EMAIL and MESSAGE. These will be sent to a monitored business email and may also be stored in the database for future reference in communication with you. At your request, the messages can be removed from the database. Please contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO) by email at email@example.com
- When you apply for one of our retreats you will be asked to fill out a registration form. We need to collect this data so we can determine if the retreat is a good match for everyone involved and also to determine how to best serve during the retreat according to your personal information and preferences. We do not share this data with anyone. You can ask that your application be removed from our database by sending an email to our Data Protection Officer (DPO) at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Personal Data that we collect is stored on our hosting provider (SiteGround). The mailing list information is stored by MailChimp on their servers.
- You can update any of your personal data by a written request to our Data Protection Officer (DPO) by email at email@example.com
- Personal Data related to shopping cart orders will be kept for 10 years and it is not subject to the “right to be forgotten” for financial and legal reasons. For mailing lists, product reviews, retreat application forms or contact form messages you can send a request for deletion for our Data Protection Officer (DPO) at firstname.lastname@example.org