1. Thank You for Your Trust
  2. What cookies are and why we use them
  3. The role of Consent
  4. Understanding Cookies
  5. The Purpose of Cookies on Our Site
  6. Different types of cookies we use
  7. International data transfers
  8. Cookies we use on this website
  9. How to change your cookie settings
  10. Other ways of opting out of cookies

Thank You for Your Trust

We provide a secure, efficient, and personalized browsing experience. You’re understanding and management of cookies play a significant role in this endeavor.

A Huge Paw-sitive Thank You! 🐾

Here at Applaws, we’re not just about dishing out delicious meals for your furry family members; we’re also keen on making your online journey with us as smooth and enjoyable as a belly rub. 🐶😺

Your savvy navigation and cookie choices help us tailor a browsing experience that’s as personalized as the food we serve. So, thanks for teaming up with us on this! Together, we’re making the internet a better place, one paw print at a time.

If you have specific questions, then please do contact us:

If you would like more information about how we use personal data stored in cookies, please see our Privacy Notice.

This Cookie Policy relates to:

What cookies are and why we use them

Thank you for choosing to visit our site. As part of our commitment to ensuring a transparent and satisfactory user experience, we would like to inform you about our use of cookies and how they contribute to optimizing our services for you. We believe in being transparent and giving you control. While some cookies are essential for our site to work correctly, you have the say on the rest. You can adjust your cookie settings at any time – whether that’s saying yes to all cookies, saying no, or customizing your preferences.

Feel free to read through our policy to learn more about your choices and how we use cookies to improve your experience.

Understanding Cookies

Cookies are small data files stored on your browser by the websites you visit. They play a critical role in enhancing and personalizing your web experience. By remembering your preferences and various details about your interactions with our site, cookies enable us to deliver a more tailored and efficient service.

The Purpose of Cookies on Our Site

Our utilization of cookies aims to securely maintain your session and remember your details for more convenient access.
Recall your preferences to provide a personalized experience during your visit and on future visits.
Gather analytical data to understand user behavior and trends, which helps us improve our content and services. Display advertisements that are relevant to your interests, enhancing the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.

We place utmost importance on your privacy and the control you have over your personal data. While necessary cookies are essential for our website’s functionality and cannot be disabled, you have complete autonomy to manage your preferences regarding other types of cookies. We encourage you to review this policy to better understand the types of cookies we use, how you can manage them, and the impact of your choices on your browsing experience.

Different types of cookies we use

Cookie Name Cookie Description Expiry Duration Cookie Type
tdr_cookie_policy This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on this website. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie. 6 Months Strictly Necessary
cf_clearance Helps manage access to our website, ensuring only verified users can bypass security challenges for a short period, thereby enhancing site performance and security. 1 Year Strictly Necessary
wp-wpml_current_language This cookie stores the current language of the user, enabling the website to display content in the selected language. It helps in remembering the user’s language preference as they navigate through the website, ensuring a consistent multilingual experience. Session Strictly Necessary
bv_segment Used by Bazaarvoice when conducting A/B performance analysis testing. 2 Hours Functional
BVImplmain_site Used by Bazaarvoice when conducting A/B performance analysis testing. 2 Hours Functional
bvf_<id> Used by Bazaarvoice to identity items for which a user has submitted feedback, such as Helpfulness vote. <id> is the ID of the user-generated content (UGC) that the user left feedback on. Session Functional
_gd<time stamp> Used by Bazaarvoice to find out the most common domain. Its value is empty and remains unread. Expires instantly Functional
NoCookie Set when a user opts out of tracking or indicates that they are under the age of 13 (COPPA requirement). If NoCookie=true on either the client site or Bazaarvoice site, then existing tracking cookies are unset. This value is honored as long as the cookie exists. 20 Years Targeting
NoCookieEU Set only in the US to indicate whether the user also opted out of tracking in the EU. When a user in the US opts out of tracking or indicates that they are under the age of 13 (COPPA requirement), we automatically opt them out in the EU as well. This value is honored as long as the cookie exists. 20 Years Targeting
coppa_ Stores contributor’s ID whose age is under 13. Forever Targeting
bv_metrics Used to help collect Bazaarvoice performance diagnostic events for less than 1/1000th of users. 1 Year Performance
BVBRANDID Allows internal Bazaarvoice web analytics to be correlated to the same user for interactions within a particular client domain. 1 Year Performance
BVBRANDSID Allows internal Bazaarvoice web analytics to be correlated to the same user browsing session for interactions within a particular client domain. Session Performance
_gat_UA This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It helps Google Analytics determine new and returning visitors, track user sessions, and gather site usage data, such as the number of visitors, session duration, and page views. 1 Minute Targeting
_ga This cookie is used to throttle the request rate to Google Analytics, limiting the collection of data on high-traffic sites. It helps in managing the amount of data collected and sent to Google Analytics, preventing server overload. 1 Year Targeting
_gid This cookie is used to distinguish users. It stores a unique value for each page visited, which helps Google Analytics to track and report on user interactions with a website. It aids in creating reports on website performance by collecting information on user activities, such as page views, session duration, and site navigation. 1 Day Targeting
_fbp This cookie is used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third-party advertisers. It helps in identifying browsers for the purposes of providing advertising and site analytics services. It tracks visitors across websites to deliver targeted advertisements and measure the effectiveness of those ads. 90 Days Targeting
cad04e84_f24_autoId This cookie is created by Force24. It is a temporary identifier on a local machine or phone browser that helps us track anonymous information to be later married up with f24_personid. If this is left anonymous it will be deleted after 6 months. Non-essential, persistent. 10 Years Targeting
cad04e84_f24_personId This cookie is created by Force24. It is an ID generated per individual contact in the Force24 system to be able to track behaviour and form submissions into the Force24 system from outside sources per user. This is used for personalisation and ability to segment decisions for further communications. Non-essential, persistent. 10 Years Targeting

International data transfers

International data transfers refer to the movement of personal data from one country to another. For businesses operating globally, especially those that collect data through cookies on websites, understanding the regulatory requirements for cross-border data transfers is crucial. These requirements are particularly stringent when data moves out of the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK), or the United States (US), each of which has specific regulations in place to protect personal data. Here’s how these transfers work under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the UK Data Protection Act (DPA), and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The California Consumer Privacy Act doesn’t specifically address international data transfers in the same way the GDPR or UK DPA does. However, it mandates businesses to provide consumers with information about how their personal data is collected, used, and shared. If personal data collected by businesses, including through cookies, is transferred internationally, businesses should disclose these practices in their privacy policies and ensure they have mechanisms to protect the data in line with CCPA requirements.

Cookies we use on this website

Strictly Necessary Cookies – What Are Strictly Necessary Cookies?

Strictly necessary cookies are a category of cookies that are essential for websites to operate effectively. They are deployed to ensure the delivery of basic functionalities and to secure the website. Unlike other cookies, these do not require consent from you the user under most privacy regulations, including the GDPR, because they are considered essential for the operation of the site.

Performance Cookies – What are performance cookies?

Performance cookies are used to gather data about a website’s performance from the perspective of its users. Unlike strictly necessary cookies, which are essential for the basic functionalities of a site, performance cookies focus on collecting information that leads to improving the site’s efficiency and user experience. They track metrics such as page load times, error messages, and user engagement with the site’s content.

Functional Cookies – What are functional cookies?

Functional cookies are used to remember the choices users make on a website to provide more personalized and enhanced features. These cookies collect information about user preferences and allow the site to offer improved and customized functionalities. By remembering the choices users make and the actions they take, functional cookies play a crucial role in optimizing the overall user experience, making the website more responsive to the individual needs of its users.

Targeting Cookies – What are targeting cookies?

Targeting cookies, also known as advertising cookies, are designed to collect information about your browsing habits and use this data to display advertisements that are more relevant to your interests. These cookies track your online activity, including the websites you visit and the links you click on, to build a profile of your interests. This profile is then used to show you ads that are supposed to be more pertinent to you across the web. The primary function of targeting cookies is to deliver advertisements that are tailored to your browsing preferences and interests, enhancing the effectiveness of marketing campaigns. As an example, many social media platforms use targeting cookies to collect information about your browsing habits both on and off their platforms. This data is used to show you ads on the social media platform that are relevant to your interests.

Third party Cookies – What are third party cookies?

Third-party cookies are created by domains other than the one the user is currently visiting. Unlike first-party cookies, which are set by the website the user is directly engaging with, third-party cookies are placed on a user’s device through a third-party domain or website. This typically occurs when we incorporate elements from external services, such as ads, images, or social media widgets. Third-party cookies are extensively used in online advertising. They track a user’s browsing history and activity across different sites to build a profile of the user’s interests. This information is then used to serve targeted advertisements that are more likely to be relevant to the user.

Other ways of opting out of cookies

Opting out of cookies via browser settings is a straightforward process that allows users to manage their privacy and the amount of data they share online. While the exact steps can vary depending on the browser being used, the general process involves accessing the browser’s privacy or security settings and adjusting the cookie preferences. Here’s how users can typically opt out of cookies via Google Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and click on the three dots in the upper right corner to access the menu.
  2. Select “Settings.”
  3. Scroll down and click on “Privacy and security.”
  4. Click on “Cookies and other site data.”
  5. From here, you can select “Block third-party cookies” or adjust your settings to block all cookies. Note, however, that blocking all cookies might prevent some websites from functioning correctly.

Users may want to periodically review their cookie settings to ensure they still align with their privacy preferences. Some browsers offer the option to manage cookies on a site-by-site basis, providing more granular control over your data.

Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2024