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Cookies Policy

Last Updated on 23th May 2021

WELCOME TO LOCALSFROMZERO

LocalsFromZero is registered under the name Ideas From Zero, Zavod za razvoj in promocijo turizma (Institute for Tourism Promotion and Development) at Cankarjeva cesta 1, 1270 Litija, Slovenia, under the Registration number 8714207000. 

TABLE OF CONTENT

  1. What are cookies?

  2. Why do we use cookies?

  3. Third parties

  4. Third party social plugins

    1. Functional cookies

    2. Analytical cookies

    3. Marketing cookies

    4. You can control certain cookies

    5. Our do not track policy

  5. What kind of cookies do we use?

    1. Functional cookies

    2. Analytical cookies

    3. Marketing cookies

  6. Use of Google Maps

This policy explains our use of cookies and other technologies to understand, improve and protect LocalsFromZero.

1. WHAT ARE COOKIES?

LocalsFromZero uses cookies and similar technologies to help provide, protect, and improve the LocalsFromZero platform. This policy explains how and why we use these technologies and the choices you have. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your device (e.g. your phone or your computer). For example, a cookie could allow us to recognize your browser, while another could store your preferences. There are two main types of cookies used on the LocalsFromZero platform: (1) “session cookies” and (2) “persistent cookies.” Session cookies normally expire when you close your browser, while persistent cookies remain on your device after you close your browser, and can be used again the next time you access the LocalsFromZero platform.

Personal data is collected, used and processed on a legal basis, which means that the personal data of an individual is processed to fulfill the applicable legal obligations imposed by the legislation in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Regulation (EU) 2016/679 or the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force on 25 May 2016 and applies from 25 May 2018. The regulation is universally applicable and directly binding on all States of EU. 

The amended Electronic Communications Act of the Republic of Slovenia, which entered into force at the beginning of 2013, introduced new rules regarding the use of cookies and similar technologies for storing data or accessing the data stored on a user’s computer or mobile device.

Data subjects have a constitutional and legal right to the protection of their data and the right to individually decide on their information privacy. In this sense, cookies intrude upon the individual’s privacy. The new legislation thus restricts the use of cookies.

The new legislation does not prohibit the use of cookies but enforces stricter rules as to under which conditions and how cookies and similar technologies can be used. It is of key importance that platform visitors are informed about the use of cookies and given a choice as to whether they agree to have their online activities tracked by the platform in this manner.

More information about data collecting can be found in our Privacy Policy

2. WHY DO WE USE COOKIES?

We use these technologies for a number of purposes, such as:

  • To enable you to use and access the LocalsFromZero platform  and the Payment Services
  • to enable, facilitate and streamline the functioning of and your access to the LocalsFromZero platform
  • to better understand how you navigate through and interact with the LocalsFromZero platform and to improve the its functionality 
  • to show you content (e.g., advertisements) that is more relevant to you
  • to monitor and analyze the performance, operation, and effectiveness of the LocalsFromZero platform and LocalsFromZero advertisements
  • to enforce legal agreements that govern use of the LocalsFromZero platform
  • for fraud detection, prevention, and investigations
  • for purposes of our own customer support, analytics, research, product development, and regulatory compliance

3. THIRD PARTIES

We may also allow certain business partners to place these technologies on the LocalsFromZero platform. These partners use these technologies to (1) help us analyze how you use the LocalsFromZero platform, such as by noting the third party services from which you arrived, (2) market and advertise LocalsFromZero services to you on the LocalsFromZero platform and third party websites, (3) help us detect or prevent fraud or conduct risk assessments, or (4) collect information about your activities on the LocalsFromZero platform, other sites, and/or the ads you have clicked on. For example, to help us better understand how people use the LocalsFromZero platform, we work with a number of analytics partners, including Google Analytics. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser by clicking here.

Third parties may also use such tracking technologies to serve ads that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you and measure the effectiveness of their ads both on the LocalsFromZero platform and on other websites and online services. Targeting and advertising cookies we use may include Google, and other advertising networks and services we use from time to time. For more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt out, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or http://youronlinechoices.eu. To opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customize Google display network ads, you can visit the Google Ads Settings page. To the extent advertising technology is integrated into the LocalsFromZero platform and you opt-out of tailored advertising, you may still receive advertising content. In that case, the advertising content will just not be tailored to your interests. Also, we do not control any of these opt-out links and are not responsible for the availability or accuracy of these mechanisms.

4. THIRD-PARTY SOCIAL PLUGINS

The LocalsFromZero platform may use social plugins provided and operated by third parties, such as Facebook’s login and Google login. As a result of this, you may send the information that you are viewing on a certain part of the LocalsFromZero platform to a third party. If you are not logged into your account with the third party, then the third party may not know your identity. If you are not logged into your account with the third party, then the third party may be able to link information or actions about your interactions with the LocalsFromZero platform to your account with them. Please refer to the third party’s privacy policies to learn more about its data practices.

A few examples of the types of cookies and other technologies LocalsFromZero uses:

4.1 FUNCTIONAL COOKIES 

LocalsFromZero uses cookies that provide functionality and help us deliver our products and services - for instance, by storing your preferences (e.g. language, region), pre-filling the username field when you log in, watching Youtube videos embedded on the platform, browsing through Google Maps etc.

Cookies make interacting with social media platforms more seamless. For example, when you’re signed into social media accounts while you use our Services, these technologies enable you to share content with your social network or, in some cases, log in using your social media credentials. 

4.2 ANALYTICAL COOKIES

Cookies and other technologies also help us to understand, improve, and research features and content on the LocalsFromZero platform all for the purpose of improving visitor’s experience in the future. For example, we may use cookies to understand how you are interacting with our platform or to determine which types of browsers or devices are accessing LocalsFromZero. You can opt out of being included in Google Analytics here.

4.3 MARKETING COOKIES

Cookies help us deliver targeted advertisements on social media platforms, based on your activity on LocalsFromZero, including the experiences you visited on LocalsFromZero, and to track the performance of those ads. This way your experience will be personalized and we may send you relevant content and offers. This is sometimes referred to as online behavioral advertising. In some cases, our partners may use cookies to provide us with information about your interactions with their services. Those third-party cookies would be subject to the third-party service’s policies. Certain choices you make are both browsers - and device-specific.

4.4 YOU CAN CONTROL CERTAIN COOKIES

Your browser may give you the option to control cookies. How you do this depends on the type of cookie and the browsers you use. Certain browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. Blocking or deleting cookies may prevent you from using most of our services. To learn more about how to enable, disable or delete cookies from your web browser, please visit here. To control Flash cookies that are used from time to time on certain websites, you can go here. Why? Because Flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings.

4.5 OUR DO NOT TRACK POLICY

Some browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all consistent. We do not currently respond to those signals. If you block cookies, certain features on our platform may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described here will stop.

Certain options you select are browser- and device-specific.

We may also allow our business partners/Third Parties to use their cookies and other tracking technologies through LocalsFromZero. As a result, when you access or use LocalsFromZero, you will provide or make available certain information to us and to our business partners.

Please note that even if you choose to opt-out of receiving targeted advertising, you may still receive advertising on or about LocalsFromZero, but not tailored to the User’s interests. In addition, if you disable cookies, you may lose some of the features and functionality of using LocalsFromZero, Application and Services, as cookies are necessary to track and enhance your use and access.

5. WHAT KIND OF COOKIES DO WE USE?

5.1 FUNCTIONAL COOKIES

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as page navigation and access to secure areas. The platform cannot function properly without these cookies, and they can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences (See above). We also use analytical cookies, to opt out of these please see the section below on “Analytical Cookies''.

Cookie name

Purpose

Cookie duration

SIDCC

The "SIDCC" cookie is used as a security measure to protect users' data from unauthorised access.

1 year

SAPISID

The cookie used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google hosted content, such as YouTube or Google Maps.

2 years

APISID

The cookie used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google hosted content, such as YouTube or Google Maps.

2 years

SSID

This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter.

2 years

HSID

Google maps associated cookies are used to display a user-friendly map and location designations.

2 years

SID

The cookies enable key functionality of YouTube videos. They are used exclusively on pages containing YouTube videos.

2 years

COOKIE CONSENT

Consent cookie.

1 year

XSRF - TOKEN

Session cookie. This cookie is written to help with the platform security in preventing Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks.

Session cookie

_ga

This is a third party cookie written by Google Universal Analytics which allows us to collect analytics information about your visit. We use this information to improve the website and the experience for our users in general.

2 years

SEARCH-SAMESITE

This cookie is used to prevent the browser from sending this cookie along with cross-site requests.

6 month

CONSENT

Google Analytics cookie.

6 month

5.2 ANALYTICAL COOKIES

Used to analyze the traffic on a particular website and its use to improve the user experience.

For information on opting out of Google Analytics see http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Cookie name

Purpose

Cookie duration

_ga

This is a third party cookie written by Google Universal Analytics which allows us to collect analytics information about your visit. We use this information to improve the website and the experience for our users in general.

2 years

For more information on how user data is used in Google Analytics, please see Google Analytics Data.

You can find Google's Privacy Policy at: Google Privacy Policy

5.3 MARKETING COOKIES

Used to analyze the traffic on a particular website in order to personalize your experience and send you relevant content and offers, on this website and other websites.

Cookie name

Purpose

Cookie duration

_Secure-3PSIDCC

Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising

2 years

_Secure-3PAPISD

Google Advertising

2 years

NID

The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google's SafeSearch filter turned on.

6 month

For more information on how user data is used in Google Analytics, please see Google Analytics Data.

You can find Google's Privacy Policy at: Google Privacy Policy

6. USE OF GOOGLE MAPS

On this platform, we also use Google Maps (API), provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (‘Google’). Google Maps is a web service which displays interactive maps in order to display visual representations of geographical information. This service is used to show you our location and make it easier to get to us. When you access the subpages featuring integrated Google Maps, information on your use of our platform (such as your IP address) is sent to Google servers in the USA and stored there. This occurs irrespective of whether you are logged into a user account provided by Google or you do not have a user account. If you are logged into Google, your data is directly assigned to your account. If you do not wish it to be assigned to your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and evaluates these. Any such evaluation occurs, in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, based on Google’s legitimate interest in placing personalized advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of its platform. You have the right to object to the creation of these usage profiles. To exercise this right, you must approach Google. Google LLC, with its headquarters in the USA, is certified for the US-European ‘Privacy Shield’ data protection framework, which guarantees compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU. If you do not agree to your data being transmitted to Google in future in conjunction with the use of Google Maps, you can also fully deactivate the Google Maps web service by turning off the JavaScript application in your browser. Google Maps and the map display on this platform can then no longer be used. You can view Google’s terms of use at www.google.de/intl/en/policies/terms/regional.

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at info@localsfromzero.org 

GOT FEEDBACK?

Your opinion matters to us! If you’d like to provide feedback to us about this Cookie Policy, please email us at: legal@localsfromzero.org 

LocalsFromZero can update this Policy at any time without prior notice. If these terms are modified, any registered User will be informed via email or will be informed upon next log-in.

At any time you can stop using LocalsFromZero and you have the right to be forgotten, which is specified in our Privacy Policy.

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