What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are automatically placed onto your device via the browser (e.g. Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox) that you use to access a website that you visit. They are widely used to improve the performance of websites, for saving different options and to provide website owners with information on how their website is being used.
There are broadly four reasons why a cookie might be stored on your device when visiting the Wellness Impact website:
- Cookies that make the website work properly for you and enable you to make use of the secure online services that we provide
- Cookies that collect data about your use of the website which are then anonymised and used to help us improve our online services
- Cookies that remember your preferences and make the website easier for you to use
- Cookies that are placed by third party services we make use of to enhance the information we present online. We have no control over these third party cookies.
The cookies used on www.wellnessimpact.org fall into the following categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies
- Analytical/performance cookies
- Functionality cookies
- Targeting cookies
For more information about cookies see the further reading below.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services, and register for events and training.
Essential cookies let you move around the website and use essential features, essential cookies remember what is in your basket when you move to check out and record your bank details allowing you to purchase goods and services online. Essential cookies don’t gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.
Wellness Impact uses essential cookies to remember information you will have entered when you navigate to different pages in a single web browser session, remember information entered into forms, including promotion codes, remember the items in your basket when you get to the checkout page, and identify you as being logged in to www.wellnessimpact.org. Accepting essential cookies is a condition of using www.wellnessimpact.org, so if you prevent these cookies we can’t predict how the website will perform during your visit.
They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Analytical cookies collect information about how you use the website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies don’t collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help Wellness Impact improve the functionality of our website, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is.
Wellness Impact uses analytical cookies to provide statistics on how the website is used, see how effective our adverts and emails are, provide feedback to partners that one of our visitors also visited their website. This can include details of any products, services bought or events. This lets our partners improve their websites, but we don’t allow our partners to reuse this information for further advertising, help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur and to test different designs of our website.
In some cases, some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties, but we don’t allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above. Using our site indicates that you accept the use of analytical cookies. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using www.wellnessimpact.org, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how the website will perform for you.
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Wellness Impact uses functionality cookies to remember settings you have applied such as layout, text size, preferences and colours, remember if we have already asked you if you want to fill in a survey, show you when you’re logged in to the website and share information with partners to provide a service on our website. The information shared is only to be used to provide the service, product or function and not for any other purpose. Some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties, where this is the case we do not allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.
You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may mean we are unable to offer you some of our online services and will reduce the support we can offer you. It is also possible that preventing these cookies stops us remembering that you did not want a specific service.
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Targeting cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as ‘Like’ buttons and ‘Share’ buttons. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.
Wellness Impact uses targeting cookies to link to social networks like Facebook, who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites, provide advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts that you may be interested in, provide third parties with information on your visit so they can direct you to Wellness products or services you may be interested in. You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some of our online services. Most of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may use the third parties’ own tools to prevent these cookies.
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.