Cookie Policy

COOKIE POLICY

Cholesterolow is a trading name of Ivitamins TM Limited (hereinafter referred to as “Seller”, “us” or “we”). This Cookie Policy outlines our policy concerning the use of cookies and similar technologies (“cookies”) on www.cholesterolow.com (the “Website”). We respect the privacy of all visitors to our Website.

Cholesterolow may update this Cookie Policy from time to time to reflect any changes in technology or legislation which may affect the way in which cookies are used by us and how you, the User (the “User” or “you”) can manage them. By continuing to use the Website you accept our use of cookies and can opt out at any time in the ways outlined below.

What is a Cookie?

This Website uses cookies to collect information. Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other mobile or handheld devices (such as smart phones or tablets) as you browse this Website. They are used to remember the User when your computer or device accesses this Website. Cookies are used to facilitate the User’s visit as you navigate to different pages of this Website or return to the Website at a later time. The cookies are essential to the effective operation of the Website.

Types of Cookies

There are 2 distinct types of cookies – session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie is only accessible while your browser is open and is deleted as soon as you navigate away from the Website. A persistent cookie can remain on your computer for a pre-defined period of time, or until they are forcibly deleted. Other technologies including pixels, tags, web beacons or local storage also store and retrieve data on a device and are similar to cookies. A further explanation about cookies is available on: wehttp://www.allaboutcookies.org/

How do I disable Cookies?

If you do not want to accept a cookie you can use your in-built browser or device settings to deny or accept individual or all cookies. The procedure varies depending on browser or device so please visit your browser or device’s settings or help section for more details.

What happens if Cookies are switched off?

Please be aware that some functionality on the Website requires the use of cookies, and as such, disabling these may result in a deterioration of service.

What we use Cookies for- Necessary, Functionality and Third-Party Cookies

Cookies enable you to use shopping carts and to personalise your experience on our Website, tells us which parts of the Website people have visited, helps us to measure the effectiveness of advertisements and web searches so that Cholesterolow can improve our communications and products.

The information that we gather through the use of cookies may be stored permanently by us.

We use the following categories of cookies on the Website:

  1. Necessary: These are required for the operation of the Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable the User to log into secure areas of the Website and use services like shopping baskets. If you choose to deny this cookie, this will affect your ability to purchase online or to remain signed in on your account online. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser and are therefore “session” cookies.
  1. Functionality: These are used to recognise you when you return to our Website and to remember choices that you make while browsing. We may remember preferences such as font size and other customisable site elements. The information these cookies collect will not personally identify you, and they cannot track your browsing activity on third party websites, not controlled by Cholesterolow. These are “persistent” cookies because they stay on your computer after you leave the Website.
  1. Third party cookies: We use cookies served by third parties in order to improve the Website; personalise your experience; and understand how our Website is used. We also use cookies to make our advertising on other websites more relevant. Third party cookies are covered by the third-parties’ privacy policies.

Using information collected about you for advertising purposes is known as targeted or behavioural advertising. You can opt out of this behavioural advertising on the web browser you are currently using with an “opt-out cookie” by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/your-ad-choices or by using the specific opt-outs listed below. If you choose to turn off online behavioural advertising it does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising, it means that the advertising you see may not be tailored to your interests or preferences on the web browser you are currently using.

A list of some of the cookies used are as follows (please note we are not responsible for the content hosted on third party websites listed below):

Advertising

CookiePurpose
adsTracks if a visitor has clicked an ad before.
lr_nwCounts and tracks pageviews on Longreads.com. Used to determine whether or not to show our Membership popup message.
wordpress_eliReduces the display of ads for repeat visitors.

Analytics and Performance

CookiePurpose
__pdvtUsed in log of Crowdsignal survey data to aid in debugging customer problems
abUsed for “AB testing” of new features.
nux_flow_nameIdentifies which user signup flow was shown to the user.
tk_ni / tk_ai / tk_qsGathers information for our own, first party analytics tool about how our services are used. A collection of internal metrics for user activity, used to improve user experience.
tk_*rReferral cookies used to analyse referrer behavior for Jetpack connected sites using WooCommerce.
wp-affiliate-trackerRemembers the ID of the affiliate that referred the current user to WordPress.com
utma / utmb / utmc / utmt / utmz / ga / gat / gidGoogle Analytics. Gathers information that helps us understand how visitors interact with our websites, which allow us to create a better experience for our visitors. Our users may also implement Google Analytics on their own websites.

Functionality

CookiePurpose
__stripe_sid / __stripe_midFor processing payment and to aid in fraud detection.
_longreads_prod_newAuthentication for Longreads.com Member accounts. Only active when logged in, on *.longreads.com domains.
akm_mobileStores whether a user has chosen to view the mobile version of a website.
botdlangUsed to track the language a user has selected to view popular blogs in.
landingpage_currencyDefines the currency displayed in WordPress.com landing pages.
pd_dashboardRecords last used folder in Crowdsignal dashboard so it can be reopened upon user’s next visit.
PD_USER_AUTHLogin cookie used to identify Crowdsignal user.
wordpress_logged_in*Checks whether or not the current visitor is a logged in WordPress.com user.
wp-settings-{user_id}Persists a user’s wp-admin configuration.
wp_sharing_{id}Tracks whether or not a user has already performed an action.

Security

CookiePurpose
csrftokenPython/Ajax security cookie used on accounts.longreads.com.

Strictly Necessary

CookiePurpose
country_codeUsed in order to determine whether or not the cookie banner should be shown. Set immediately on page load and retained for 6 hours to remember the visitor’s country.
sensitive_pixel_optionRemembers the state of visitor acceptance to the cookie banner. Only set when the visitor clicks Accept.
twostep_authSet when the user is logged in using two factor authentication.
wordpress_test_cookieChecks if cookies are enabled to provide appropriate user experience.

Additional Cookies

Where required, we may provide further information about the use of any additional cookies on a particular website, application or service when you visit that website, application or service. Third-party apps may use cookies that aren’t listed in the table above. You can check which cookies are used on these platforms using Chrome’s built-in cookie view. Just click “Secure” next to the URL bar and then click “” cookies”. Make sure that you are viewing your site in incognito mode, so that your browser does not detect cookies currently placed on your own browser too.