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With this in mind, we would like to make you aware of what a cookie is, how we utilise cookies on our site(s) and how you can change your personal cookie settings. The information below refers to all domains and sub-domains (such as the FashionBeans Shop) on the FashionBeans.com website.
To find the information you need quickly and easily, please use the menu below:
- What Are Cookies
- FashionBeans Cookies
- Third Party Cookies
- Advertising Cookies
- How To Control & Delete Cookies
Third Party Cookies
Google Analytics is a service that allows us to anonymously track the use of our website by those who visit it. All the data is aggregated and anonymised meaning you cannot be identified personally. This data is imperative to us, as it helps us identify content you would like to see more of, which sections of the site are most popular (so we can develop their features or increase their schedule), as well as helping us tweak the site so it is more inline with your needs.
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Third Party Media Sites
To support our articles and content, sometimes we embed photos or video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from sites such as these you may be presented with cookies from these websites (although we always strive to embed non-cookie versions). FashionBeans.com does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
Social Sharing Tools
FashionBeans.com provides social sharing buttons and features on many of its web pages – such as (but not limited to) Google ‘+1’, FaceBook ‘Like’ or Twitter ‘Tweet’. These have been incorporated into the site design to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through their favourite social networks, or to join the Official FashionBeans social networks quickly and easily.
These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. FashionBeans.com does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
As we are dedicated to remaining a completely free resource, we have to try and make money in order to keep the FashionBeans.com website operational – we do this via forms of advertising on site. This could take the form of banner ads, Google Adsense or affiliate marketing links. Cookies play a part in tracking all these forms of advertising, and are essential in helping keep us operational and our content at the same high standard you have come to expect over the years.
Here are the companies we utilise as and when required – some are not always present – in order to serve our advertising:
|Google Adsense||The Google Adsense network is run by Google and helps show targeted ads to our readers based on their Google preferences and browsing. These can take the form of banner ads (such as on the forum) or as a simple collection of text links (such as at the top and bottom of our articles). For every click you make on one of these ads, we are paid a small amount by Google.|
|Adzerk||We utilise Adzerk software to serve relevant banner ads to specific users. This might be because a company only wants to target UK users or simply run their ads only on mobile devices.|
|Affiliate Networks||FashionBeans.com is the member of many affiliate networks that provide us with custom tracking links to enable us to earn money if we send visitors to the retailers they work with – who then go on to complete a sale. For example, if you click one of the Topman products we recommend in our articles and then go on to buy something from the Topman website, FashionBeans will receive a small commission for the total value of the sale (usually around 5-10%).|
The way this is tracked is via cookies. When you click one of our affiliate links (such as recommended products in articles, more info buttons on our shop pages or get discount code buttons) the individual affiliate network will drop a cookie on your computer that they can then track if you reach the final confirmation page on the retailer’s checkout. This allows us to recoup some of the money for spending the time researching and picking relevant products for each and every article we produce.
It’s important to note that not everyone pays us a commission, but we’re happy to showcase/recommend their products or list their discount codes/offers to ensure we’re always bringing you the best possible recommendations from the whole of the market.
How To Control & Delete Cookies
Alternatively, you may wish to visit http://www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that restricting cookies can impact on the functionality of the FashionBeans website, as well as jeopardising our earning potential and therefore the ability for us to provide you with the high quality free content you have grown accustomed to on a daily basis.
If you would like to know more about FashionBeans.com, our business, cookies, or any of the issues discussed here, feel free to get in touch whenever you like via our contact form.