White Whale Web Design (“White Whale Web Design”, “we”, “us”, “our”) operates the website located at the URL whitewhalewebdesign.com; we also operate a Facebook page (White Whale Web Design), Instagram account (@whitewhalewebdesign) and distribute content via email. Our operations in theis Cookies Policy will be referred to as the “Website”. Our Cookies Policy applies when you use our Website and Products/Services. This Cookies Policy constitutes an agreement between you, the visitor (“Visitor”, “Client”), and White Whale Web Design, governing your access and use of the Website and Products/Services. It is important that you read this Cookies Policy carefully before you start using our Website and/or our Products/Services and any website you use in general.
Our Cookies Policy does not apply to websites owned or maintained by other companies that we link to or who link to our Website. We are not responsible for the actions and cookies policies of third-party websites.
WHEN YOU ACCESS OR USE OUR WEBSITE, OR OTHERWISE PROVIDE INFORMATION TO WHITE WHALE WEB DESIGN, YOU AGREE TO THIS COOKIES POLICY. THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDES THE MANNER IN WHICH WE USE YOUR INFORMATION, WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE AN ACCOUNT WITH WHITE WHALE WEB DESIGN. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS COOKIES POLICY OR TO ANY CHANGES WE MAKE TO THIS COOKIES POLICY, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY STOP USING OUR WEBSITE OR OTHERWISE PROVIDING ANY INFORMATION TO US.
We use First-Party Cookies to enhance your experience on our Website. A first-party cookie is a small text file that originates from us, or companies affiliated with us such as Google Analytics, Google Ads, Hotjar and our Cookies Consent notification popup. All of the information we gather from these cookies are aggregated and anonymized to protect your personal identifiable information.
You can turn these cookies off by following the directions on your browser's “help” file. If you choose to reject cookies you can still use the Website, but your ability to use particular areas of the Website may be limited.
A tracking pixel is an HTML code snippet (also known as web beacons, web bugs and clear gifs) that enables us better manage the type of content we publish on our Website by helping us better understand what content is effective. Pixels perform similar functions to cookies. However, unlike cookies, tracking pixels are embedded on a webpage, invisible to you and are not tied to your hard drive. All of the information we gather from these tracking pixels are aggregated and anonymized to protect your personal identifiable information.
Similar to most websites, we gather information automatically and store it in Log Files. Information included in our Log Files includes IP Addresses, browser types, internet service provider, referring pages, exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data. We use this data to analyze trends, track movements of users on the Website and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. All of the information we gather in our Log Files is anonymized to protect your personal identifiable information.
The cookies to use of our Website are segmented into the following categories:
1) Essential Cookies: cookies that are essential to the functionality of the Website. Without these cookies, the transactional and secure-login pages on the Website would not be functional.
2) Functionality Cookies: cookies that record information about choices you have made on the website, thus allowing us insight to continuously improve the experience you have on the Website.
3) Performance Cookies: we use performance cookies to track and analyze how the Website is being accessed, used and performing to provide you with the best possible White Whale Web Design experience.
We use Google Analytics, which is a web analytics tool that helps us understand how users are engaging with the Website. Google Analytics used first-party cookies to track user interactions on our Website. This information is used to compile reports which through engaged analyzing, allow us to improve our Website experience. For more information about Google Analytics click here. If you would prefer to opt out of Google Analytics without affecting your experience with our Website click here.
Social Media Cookies: on certain pages of the Website, third-parties set their own cookies to track the success of their applications. We are unable to see the data within these cookies, in the same way they are unable to see cookies we have set on the Website. YouTube and Vimeo are just two types of embedded cookies on our websites that are managed by the third parties they represent.
Social Media cookies are also used by providers such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest through article “sharing” buttons on the article pages of our Website. If you are logged into your account with the third-party, the third-party will be able to link information about you with your actions via these cookies.