Privacy Policy

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Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise the device you are using and provide you with a better website experience.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer or mobile device you are using via a randomly generated identifying tag.

See what types of Cookie Fashionista Barbie uses & my Cookie policy

You can view a comprehensive list of the Cookies used on FashionistaBarbieuk.com below which provides more information on the Cookies I use and why I use them.

The cookies used on my site have been categorised based on the categories found in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) UK Cookie guide published in April 2012.

Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies

These Cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.

These Cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around FashionistaBarbieUK.com and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these Cookies, services you have asked for, such as shopping baskets or e-billing, may not be provided.

Category 2: Performance Cookies

These Cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.

These Cookies collect information about how visitors use FashionistaBarbieUK.com, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These Cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these Cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

Category 3: Functionality Cookies

These Cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.

These Cookies allow Fashionista Barbie to provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, remembering changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise.

Strictly Necessary, Performance and Functionality Cookies

We need to use these three categories of Cookie to maintain Fashionista Barbie’s effectiveness, ease of use, and to provide you with a seamless experience. As such I have not provided an opportunity for these to be disabled independently, and by using our site and online services you are agreeing that we can place these types of Cookies on your PC.

Category 4: Targeting/Advertising Cookies

These Cookies use information about your browsing in order to make advertising more relevant to you.

These Cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of digital advertising campaigns. They are placed by third party advertising networks on our behalf and with FashionistaBarbie’s permission. They remember that you have visited FashionistaBarbieUK.com and this is shared with other organisations such as media owners.

You can opt out of these and continue to use the site. More information about these types of Cookies and opt out information can be viewed in the below FashionistaBarbie Cookie list:

How to manage or opt out of Cookies

If you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete Cookies from FashionistaBarbieUK.com, you can use your browser to do this. www.aboutcookies.org gives full details of how to manage Cookies on different types of web browser.

You can find more information about Cookies at:

Fashionista Barbie Cookie List:

Below is a list of the main 3rd party media and advertising partners that may place Cookies on your machine when visiting FashionistaBarbieUK.com together with information on opt out.

WordPress Comments

If you leave a comment on the FashionistaBarbieUK.com you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. WordPress also collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

WordPress.com Stats

My WordPress.com stats utilises cookies by tallying the unique numbers of visitors to FashionistaBarbie, as well as the number from specific geographic locations. A visitor is counted when the feature see a user or browser for the first time in a given period.

For more information about WordPress.com’s Cookies visit: automattic.com/cookies

Privacy policy: automattic.com/privacy

Google Analytics

I use Google Analytics to better understand how vistor’s are using FashionistaBarbieUK.com to assist in managing the performance and design of my blog. Google will store this information.

For more information about Google’s Privacy policy visit: google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy

JetPack

Cookies are used by Jetpack in a variety of ways. The cookies set depend on the specific features that are enabled on this site. The cookies are only set when a user interacts with one of these features, or to allow admin functions to be performed from within the site’s dashboard (/wp-admin).

For more information about JetPack Cookies visit: Jetpack.com/support/cookies

Privacy Policy: jetpack.com/support/privacy

RewardStyle / LiketoKnow.it

RewardStyle and LiketoKnow.it is an affiliate platform and it may set cookies when you visit FashionistaBarbie and when you interact with my affiliate shopping links, ads and widgets. It may also set cookies when you are browsing a third party partner, like a retailer’s site. Third party cookies and other tracking technologies may also be used on its Services.

For more information about RewardStyle and LiketoKnow.it Cookies visit: liketoknow.it/legal/cookie-policy

Privacy Policy: rewardstyle.com/privacy

Doubleclick

Doubleclick is used to report on response rates and effectiveness of banner advertising campaigns. Any data passed to Doubleclick is anonymised statistical data.

For more information about Doubleclick visit: google.co.uk/doubleclick/

Privacy Policy: google.com/policies/privacy/ads/

Akismet

Akismet collects information about visitors who comment on Sites that use the Akismet anti-spam service. The information collected depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

BlogFoster Insights

Blogfoster Insights is an analysis tool developed by Blogfoster that collects certain data from FashionistaBarbie’s channels (blog, Instagram, Youtube and more). Blogfoster Insights does not process or store personal data, such as Name, address, etc. of website visitors who allow identification.

One exception is blogfoster Insights for Blogs: the system receives calls from web browsers and thus Access to IP addresses of your website visitors. blogfoster Insights anonymizes them immediately after the survey and saves them anonymously. After that, the IP addresses are only available in masked form and a potential inference to an identity is no longer possible.

For more information about BlogFoster Insights visit: blogfoster.com/en/privacy/blogfoster-insights

Privacy Policy: blogfoster.com/en/privacy