Cookies Policy

Like most websites, at beatthewhites.com (hereinafter referred to as “Website”) we use cookies and similar technologies to facilitate your browsing and gather some information about your navigation through our Website.

Cookies are small text files stored on the hard drive of your computer or any other electronic device you use to visit the Website. Cookies are unique to each web browser (web browsers including, e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer etc) and contain information, relating to the websites you visit and the devices you use. Our policy also applies to any technology that stores or accesses information on the user’s device, including, for example, HTML5 local storage, Local Shared Objects and fingerprinting.

Further information about us and our data protection policy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.

Α. Essential cookies

These cookies relate to the storage of (or access to) information either for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network or in order for us to provide a service explicitly requested by you. These cookies are exempt from the requirement of consent, which means that you cannot reject their use, since it would not be possible for us to provide our services.

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cookieconsent_status Essential Website Saves the user’s preference for the use of cookies. 1 month

B. Functionality Cookies

These cookies are not essential, but they are important in order to improve your experience of using the Website. They provide a series of useful functions, like showing videos or sharing content on social media.

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GPS Functional youtube.com This cookie registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. 1 day

C. Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about the way you use the Website, e.g. the pages you visit the most, the website from which your visit originated and other related information. These cookies collect aggregated data and are used for the sole purpose of analysing traffic and improving the Website performance.

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_ga Google This cookie collects information on how visitors use the website and their storage duration is defined by Google’s usage policy. Google Analytics’ cookies collect certain information, including a pseudonymized IP address, the number of visitors to the Website, where they came from, and the pages they visited within the Website. We use the information to compile reports that help us improve our Website.

For more information please see Google privacy policy

2 years
_gat Google This cookie is used to throttle request rate. 1 minute
_gid Google This cookie collects information on how visitors use the website and their storage duration is defined by Google’s usage policy. Google Analytics’ cookies collect certain information, including a pseudonymized IP address, the number of visitors to the Website, where they came from, and the pages they visited within the Website. We use the information to compile reports that help us improve our Website.

For more information please see Google privacy policy

1 day

Information about Google Analytics

The Website uses Google Analytics for statistical audience measuring, e.g. to estimate the number of unique visitors, to detect the most preeminent search engine keywords that lead to our Website webpage or to track down website navigation issues. Google Analytics, which relies on the use of cookies, is the most popular service for the collection and analysis of data regarding the behaviour of visitors in websites.

Cookies are used to process certain information such as your IP address, the time at which you accessed the Website, the type of browser you are using, the location from which you accessed it, as well as the frequency of your visits. At each visit to the Website, this data is transmitted to Google’s servers. In case you also use other Google’s services, it is possible that your data will be processed in combination with other relevant information with the aim of profiling for advertising purposes. We have no control over Google’s policies and practices as far the processing of your data on its behalf is concerned. Further information on Google’s use of cookies and data processing in the context of Google Analytics can be found here.

Important note: In July 2020 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, the mechanism through which companies could transfer personal information or data to the United States in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Until this decision from the CJEU, data transfers within Google Analytics were based on this Framework. After the decision, data transfers are based on Standard Contractual Clauses provided by Google (article 46 GDPR) and, auxiliary, on your explicit consent, according to the terms set by article 49.1a GDPR, in the absence of an adequacy decision. Data subjects should be aware that their data may be used for profiling by Google and be transferred to the US and a competent public or security authority may be granted access to them.

The Website utilises the “Anonymise IP” function, which is offered by Google as part of the Analytics service. With this specific function, access to your IP address is anonymised by Google while you are accessing our Website. This function is regarded by data protection authorities in the EU as a best practice in the context of appropriate organization and technical measures  taken to protect and secure your personal data.

Finally, you have the option to entirely block the collection of your data by Google Analytics, by installing a plug-in on your preferred browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

D. Targeting or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to track your behavior across websites and deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They “remember” that you have visited our Website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.

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_fbp Facebook This cookie is used by Facebook to deliver advertisements when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website. 3 months

E. Log Files

Due to the architecture of the World Wide Web, when you visit our Website, our server immediately records your IP address in log files. Your IP address is considered personal data, even if we are not able to identify you based solely on that information. In addition, our log files also help us to record the type of browser and operating system you are using, as well as other information concerning your visit, such as the URL address from which you reached our page, the date and time of your visit.

This data is stored exclusively for the amount of time necessary to protect the security of our network, information and services from accidental events or illegal or malicious acts that compromise the availability, integrity and confidentiality of stored or transmitted personal data (e.g. avoiding “Denial of Service” (DoS) attacks).

F. How to control cookies in your browser

You are able to adjust the installation of cookies  at any time using the module of the Website. As another option, you can adjust the use of cookies through the settings of your browser.

To manage and deactivate cookies, follow the instructions for each browser:

For any information about our cookies policy, please contact us at hello@beatthewhites.com.