What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that websites place on your computer as you browse the web. These files are used to provide the web owner with information, which helps in multiple ways. One of the ways cookies help us is by granting insight into how our visitors interact with the website. This in turn helps us make informed decisions to improve the site and provide better, more focused content.
Cookies do not hold any information that can be used to discover the identity of the user. Cookies also do not damage your computer in any way.
Types of cookies used by us
The types of cookies we use on Catpointers.com are:
- Session and tracking cookies; these are deleted after each visit;
- Third party cookies: Google Analytics, Facebook and Partnerize.
This site and its’ third-parties use links that contain advertising cookies, which we use to collect personal data. The purpose of these cookies is exclusively to track your browsing behavior on our website. We anonymize this data before sending it out, ensuring your privacy. By using this website you agree to have tracking cookies placed on your machine as mentioned above.
The catpointers team shall never, under any possible circumstances, sell any of the data collected from our visitors to a third party. We collect your data for the singular purpose of improving the experience on our site and will continue to do so as long as this website is operational.
In the event that the user fails to make a choice but proceeds to make use of our site, we will assume he or she has agreed to the collection of their data.
What we do with our Google Analytics data:
Data in analytics is only used to improve the functioning of our website. We signed an agreement with Google to process our data in the following ways:
- We ensure our visitors’ privacy by masking the last part of their IP-adress
- We use no other products from Google in conjunction with our Analytics cookies.
Running and maintaining a big website is not free. We pay the bills through our partnerships with related pet companies. Throughout this website, you will find articles where we recommend products. Whenever a visitor clicks on one of the links to these products and buys something from our partner, a cookie in the browser tracks that sale and marks you as a referred customer. In the case of a completed transaction, we will receive a small commission from our partner. This money is used to pay for our writers and hosting. In other words, by buying the products we recommend, you are indirectly enabling us to provide cat owners around the world with accurate and valuable content.
Despite our dependence on partnerships, Catpointers will never let partners influence our review scores. We judge pet products based on their effectiveness and value. In the event that a company offers us money in exchange for a good review, we will blacklist them and completely remove any mention of their products from our website.
CatPointers is a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an advertising program designed to provide an opportunity for affiliated companies to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
Catpointers is a participant in the Chewy affiliate program. As their partner, we receive a commission for purchases that go through us.