Last Edited on 2017-01-26

Picmatix.com respects the privacy of all visitors to our website and users of our applications. This Cookie Policy outlines our policy concerning the use of cookies and similar technologies (“cookies”) on Picmatix.com, other websites we provide and in Picmatix.com applications that you may download to or access on your devices (collectively our “website”).

We may update our Cookie Policy from time to time to reflect any changes in technology or legislation which may affect the way in which cookies are used by us and how you as a user, can manage them. By continuing to browse our website you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What are “cookies”?

Cookies are small text files that are used to perform certain functions and remember visits to a website. There are 2 distinct types of cookies – session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie is only accessible while your browser is open, and is deleted as soon as you navigate away from our website. A persistent cookie can remain on your computer for a pre-defined period of time, or until they are forcibly deleted. Other technologies including pixels, web beacons or local storage also store and retrieve data on a device and are similar to cookies. A further explanation about cookies is available on: allaboutcookies.org

How do I manage or refuse cookies?

If you do not want any information collected via a cookie you can use your in-built browser or device settings to deny or accept individual or all cookies. The procedure varies depending on browser or device so please visit your browser or device’s help section for more details.

Please be aware that some functionality on our websites requires the use of cookies, and as such, disabling these may result in a deterioration of service (for example, when setting up a new order).

How Picmatix.com uses cookies?

We use information gathered from cookies to help improve your experience on our website. For example, they help us to identify and customise the experience for you, or to determine the most relevant related products to show you when you’re browsing.

In order to understand and improve the effectiveness of our advertising, we may also use web beacons, cookies, and other technology to identify the fact that you have visited our Website or seen one of our advertisements, and we may provide that information to one or more third party advertising networks. The information we provide may include the time and date of your visit to our Website, pages viewed, links clicked and other non-personally identifying information. Those advertising networks may recognise the web beacon or cookie associated with your visit to our Website when you visit other websites on which they serve advertising, and they may make decisions about the advertisements you see based on it. We may choose to work with Google AdWords, Doubleclick, AdRoll or other advertising networks. Each of these companies has its own privacy policy, which we encourage you to review. For more information about advertising and tracking online, visit the Network Advertising Initiative. This website allows consumers to “opt out” of the behavioural advertising delivered by member companies. Additional information on that program can be found here.

The list below details how we use cookies on our website:

Strictly necessary, Functionality and Session cookies

Strictly necessary: These are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website. Examples of necessary cookies we use are JSESSIONID which is used as part of security to access the website or X-Mapping- which is used to route data and page requests to the correct server. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

Functionality: 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). An example is stack_ch which allows us to track your entire journey on our website.

Session cookies: These are used to maintain your session when you sign in on Picmatix.com, or when purchasing a product through our online shop. If you choose to deny this cookie, this will affect your ability to purchase online or to remain signed in on your account online. An example of a session cookies is PHPSESSID. The PHPSESSID cookie is set by our website to enable it to store state data. It is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a session cookie. It helps maintain a logged-in status for a user between pages.

Third party cookies

We use cookies served by third parties in order to improve our website; personalise your experience; and understand how our website is used.

A list of third party cookies is as follows (Please note we are not responsible for the content hosted on third party sites listed below):

Google Analytics tracking cookies

This cookie is used to recognise repeat visitors to our website. These cookies may contain some anonymous data such as the method you used to enter the website, the path you took within the site, individual pages you viewed and any options that you selected along the way.

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Google Analytics cookies are used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our website. The information collected is anonymous and includes the number of visitors to the website, what pages they visited and where they have come to the website from.
More information is available on: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Stripe, Payment Gateway

A list of other third party cookies used by Picmatix.com is as follows:

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.stripe.com Stripe uses this cookies to power the checkout and purchase processes in Picmatix.com. For more information visit: https://stripe.com/ie/privacy#appendix-1---cookies-and-purpose

Additional Cookies

Where required, we will provide further information about the use of any additional cookies on a particular website, application or service when you visit that website, application or service.