What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that websites can place on your computer when you are visiting the web. They are used to provide information which helps in multiple ways, such as helping us analyse how our visitors interact with our website. This in turn helps us to make improvements 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 cookie we use on this website are:
- Session and tracking cookies; these are deleted after each visit;
- Third party cookies: Google Analytics, Facebook, Amazon Affiliates and Partnerize.
This site and its’ third parties use links that contain advertising cookies, through which we collect personal data. The purpose of these cookies is exclusively to track your browsing behaviour on our site. 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 user 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
- For your protection we disabled the sharing of all our data with Google
- We use no other products from Google in conjunction with our Analytics cookies.
Running and maintaining a big website is not the cheapest thing imaginable. In order to cover our bills, we have partnered up with companies that sell cat supplies online.
Throughout this site you will find articles where we recommend certain products. Every time our visitors click on one of the links to these products and then buy something from our partner, a cookie in the browser tracks that sale and marks it 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 writers & proofreaders, and for hosting and other logistics of our website. So, by buying the products we recommend, you are indirectly supporting us and ensuring we can keep providing cat owners around the world with accurate and valueable content.
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.