SECTION 1 – WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small files that are downloaded on a user’s computer or mobile device when they visit certain websites. They are designed to hold some information about the website user. We use a number of different cookies on the Black Sand PR & Entertainment Inc. website (www.blacksandpr.com), including necessary, functional, performance and targeting cookies.
They can be used to improve your browsing experience, for example allowing the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login details). This would mean you don’t need to re-enter the information each time you return to the site or browse from one page to another.
Cookies also provide us information on how you use the site, for example, whether it is your first time visiting or if you are a frequent visitor. We use this information on how to improve our the browsing experience for all users and our product selection. We may also use this information for retargeting marketing – helping us offer you relevant Black Sand PR & Entertainment Inc. advertisements when you browse other websites.
SECTION 2 – WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE AND WHY?
Some of the cookies we use are necessary to allow you to effectively browse our website, use its features and access secure areas. The use of these cookies is essential for the website to work and we do not use these to collect personal information about you. As an example, we use user-input cookies for the duration of a session to keep track of your input when filling in forms that span several pages.
Additionally, we also use functional cookies to remember choices you have made or information you have provided such as your username, preferred language or the region in which you reside. This allows us to use these preferences in order to easily tailor the website to provide you with a personalized experience. As an example, authentication cookies are functional cookies that are used for the duration of a session. Note: they can be made persistent if you agree to the “remember me” function. These allow users to authenticate themselves on future visits etc.
Functional Cookies we use include:
Multimedia Content Player Session Cookies (AKA Flash Cookies): used for the duration of a session in order to store the technical data that is necessary to offer video or audio playback, with regards to image quality, network link speed and buffering parameters etc.
User-Centric Security Cookies: used to detect authentication abuses for a limited persistent duration, for example repeated failed login attempts. This helps protect the user from unauthorized access and also increases the security of our site.
User Interface Customization Persistent Cookies: used to store the user’s preferences regarding a service across web pages.
Performance Cookies we use include:
Analytics Cookies: Used to estimate the number of unique visitors, page visits per visitor, improve our website and to discover the most searched for words in search engines that lead to our website. These cookies are not used for online marketing but for us to learn how our website is performing with regards to usability, aesthetics and SEO, we can therefore make the relevant improvements to better your browsing and shopping experience.
Third Party Analytics: We use industry standard Google Analytics and other third party analytics providers to help us evaluate and measure how the website users interact with the website content. These cookies are able to “remember” and recall what our website users have done on previous pages and how they have interacted with the website. Here, information about age, gender, location and interests may be gathered. For more information on Google Analytics, please refer to Google’s Information Page. For instructions on how to opt out of Google Analytics, see below.
Google Analytics’ feature “Demographics and Interest Reports” is enabled, which means it may collect information regarding your location, age, gender and your interests. For more details regarding this feature please see these links. https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/2580383?hl=en&utm_id=ad
Targeting Cookies are used on our website. These cookies remember that you visited both our website and other sites and are used to offer personalized marketing to you based on your interests. They are used to offer you relevant and interesting advertisements when you visit our website and other sites. We may use Google AdWords to provide relevant advertisements to our customers. To read more about Google AdWords, see the following link.
For instructions on how to opt out of customized ads, please see below.
SECTION 3 – HOW LONG WILL COOKIES REMAIN ON MY COMPUTER OR DEVICE?
The length of time a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is considered a “persistent” or “session” cookie. A session cookie lasts until you stop browsing, whereas persistent cookies continue to last until either they expire or are deleted. Persistent cookies generally expire between 90 days to two years from the date they were downloaded to your device. These are the most frequently used cookies we use. Please see the section below on how to opt out of cookies and how to control them, including information on manually removing them before they expire.
Social Buttons & Third Party Links
There may be times where you wish to share our content on social media via some of our Social Buttons.
Please remember that upon clicking any links to third party websites you are subject to their individual Privacy Policies & Cookie Policies and may be subject to their own Cookies. As we cannot prevent these sites from collecting information about you, we highly recommend reading their respective terms and conditions with respects to Privacy and Cookies to understand their collection of information about your activities on the internet.
SECTION 4 – HOW DO I MANAGE COOKIES AND OPT OUT IF NECESSARY?
It is possible to manage and control cookies in many different ways. Please remember that removing or blocking cookies can negatively impact your user experience and some parts of our website may no longer be fully usable.
It is usually the case that most browsers automatically accept cookies, however you are able to choose whether or not you wish to accept cookies through your specific browser controls, which can often be found in the “Preferences” or “Tools” menu of your browser. Here you can remove specific cookies and control how your browser handles the usage of cookies in the future.
If you wish to learn more about how to modify your browser settings or how to block, manage or filter cookies please refer to your browser’s help file or through helpful sites such as:
You are able to opt out of customized ads by visiting:
To opt out of Google Analytics:
Please refer to Shopify’s Cookies Policy page to learn more about specific cookies the platform may use when you browse our website.
Last Updated: 18th November 2021