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Cookie Policy (EU)

This Cookie Policy was last updated in May 2023 and applies to citizens and legal permanent residents of the European Economic Area and Switzerland.

  1. IntroductionOur website, https://checkyourtraders.com (the “Website”) uses cookies and other related technologies (for convenience all technologies are referred to as “cookies”). Cookies are also placed by third parties we have engaged. In the document below we inform you about the use of cookies on our website.
  2. What are cookies?A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit.
  3. What are scripts?A script is a piece of program code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device.
  4. What is a web beacon?A web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. In order to do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.
  5. Cookies
    1. Technical or functional cookiesSome cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website and, for example, the items remain in your shopping cart until you have paid. We may place these cookies without your consent.
    2. Statistics cookiesWe use statistics cookies to optimise the website experience for our users. With these statistics cookies we get insights in the usage of our website. We ask your permission to place statistics cookies.
    3. Google Analytics CookiesWe use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our website. Google Analytics cookies collect data such as the number of visitors to the website, the pages they visited, and the time they spent on the site. This data helps us understand user behavior and improve our website. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. You can read more about Google’s privacy policies and how to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking here.
    4. Marketing/Tracking cookiesMarketing/Tracking cookies are cookies or any other form of local storage, used to create user profiles to display advertising or to track the user on this website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.
    5. Meta Pixel CookieWe use the Meta Pixel (formerly Facebook Pixel) to track visitor activity on our website. This cookie allows us to understand and deliver ads and make them more relevant to you. The collected data is anonymous to us; we cannot see the personal data of any individual user. However, the collected data is saved and processed by Meta. Meta may connect this information with your Facebook or Instagram account and use it for their own advertising purposes, in accordance with their Data Policy which you can read here.
    6. Cookies used by WordPress BackendOur WordPress backend uses cookies to facilitate user authentication, session management, and user preferences. These cookies are essential for the functionality of our website, allowing users to log in, access their accounts, and manage their preferences. These cookies include:
      • User Authentication Cookies: These cookies are used to identify and authenticate logged-in users. They ensure that users can securely access their accounts and manage their content.
      • Session Management Cookies: These cookies manage user sessions, ensuring that users remain logged in as they navigate through the site.
      • User Preferences Cookies: These cookies store user preferences and settings to enhance the user experience on the website.
    7. Social media buttonsOn our website we have included buttons for Facebook and WhatsApp to promote webpages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share on social networks like Facebook and WhatsApp. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Facebook and WhatsApp themselves. This code places cookies. These social media buttons also can store and process certain information, so a personalized advertisement can be shown to you. Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data which they process using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymised as much as possible.
  6. ConsentWhen you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on “Save preferences”, you consent to us using the categories of cookies and plug-ins you selected in the pop-up, as described in this Cookie Policy. You can disable the use of cookies via your browser, but please note that our website may no longer work properly.
  7. Your rights with respect to personal dataYou have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
    1. You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what will happen to it, and how long it will be retained for.
    2. Right of access: You have the right to access your personal data that is known to us.
    3. Right to rectification: you have the right to supplement, correct, have deleted or blocked your personal data whenever you wish.
    4. If you give us your consent to process your data, you have the right to revoke that consent and to have your personal data deleted.
    5. Right to transfer your data: you have the right to request all your personal data from the controller and transfer it in its entirety to another controller.
    6. Right to object: you may object to the processing of your data. We comply with this, unless there are justified grounds for processing.
    7. To exercise these rights, please contact us. Please refer to the contact details at the bottom of this Cookie Policy. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you, but you also have the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory authority (Office of the Information and Data Protection Commissioner: https://idpc.org.mt/).
  8. Enabling/disabling and deleting cookies
    1. You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser.
    2. Please note that our website may not work properly if all cookies are disabled. If you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our websites again.
  9. Contact details

For questions and/or comments about our Cookie Policy and this statement, please contact us by using the following contact details:

Address: Check Your Traders, Flat 1, Glenville Apartments, Sammy Bartolo Street, Mellieha, MLH102, Malta.

Website: https://checkyourtraders.com

Email: support@checkyourtraders.com

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