Cookie Policy - Shpock

1. What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on your device (e.g. computer, mobile phone, tablet) when you browse websites. Other technologies, including data we store on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, are used for similar purposes. They are widely used in order to make websites work or work in a better, more efficient way. In this policy, we refer to all of these technologies as cookies. Unless stated otherwise in this Cookie Policy, the cookies we use are necessary for the functionality and performance of the Shpock Website.

2. Why does Shpock use cookies?

We use cookies to:

  • Make our Platform work as you would expectImprove the speed/security of the Platform

  • Recognise you when you re-visit our Platform. This helps us to personalise our content for you, greet you by your name and note your preferences (functionality cookies)

  • Recognise how many visitors visit our Platform and how they behave when they are here. This helps us to improve the functionality of our Platform, e.g. by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for (analytic/performance cookies) and by helping us

  • Capture your visit to our Platform and which pages you visit and which links you click on. We will use this information to better tailor our Platform, and the advertising we show you, to your interests. 

  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook or Instagram

3. Types of Cookies?

3.1 Strictly necessary cookie

These cookies are essential to a website in order to enable a user to move around and to use a website’s features, such as remembering information entered on forms when a user moves between pages within a browser session. Without strictly necessary cookies, certain services on a website may not be made possible and a website may not perform as smoothly as it should. These cookies don’t gather any information for marketing purposes or to remember where you have been on the internet.

3.2 Performance cookie

Performance cookies collect information about the use of a website and help to improve the way a website works. For example, performance cookies may show which are the most frequently visited pages, help to record any difficulties with a website and show whether advertising on a website is effective or not. Performance cookies do not collect information that identifies a user personally and all information that is collected by these cookies is aggregated and anonymous.

3.3 Functionality cookie

Functionality cookies allow a website to remember the choices you make and to provide enhanced and more personal features. Functionality cookies also remember changes you have made, such as customising a certain webpage and for other services you request such as watching a video or commenting on our webpage. Functionality cookies will not track your activity on other websites.

3.4 Targeting or advertising cookie

Targeting or advertising cookies are used to deliver adverts which are more relevant to you and your interests, or to limit the number of times you see the same advert on a website. These types of cookies are also used to help measuring the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. These cookies may also be used to remember what you have looked at on a website. Further, such cookies may track if you have visited a website and may transfer such information to the third-party provider where the information may be combined with other third-party functionalities. Special targeting-cookies may enable displaying ads to social media users.

3.5 Third-party cookie

These cookies are not placed by Shpock, but by third-party providers. The third-party provider, usually an advertiser, can track user visits of users on all sites displaying ads of this third-party provider using such cookies. This may be done to measure coverage or activation of context- or targeted advertising. Further, we use third-party cookies to measure data transfer and usage of our users, to analyse browsing behaviour, to create target groups for marketing purposes, to improve our advertising management and to improve functionality of our website and services. You may prohibit storage of and tracking by third-party cookies by adjusting your web browser settings. Please find further information on this below.

4. Cookies on Shpock

Cookie Category Cookie name Cookie purpose Cookie expiry
strictly necessary cookie shpock_sid This cookie allows us to identify a logged in user. On logout
strictly necessary cookie tracking_id This cookie is helping us to understand Shpock's performance and usage. This information allows us to improve and develop our product. End of session
strictly necessary cookie showPersonalisedAds This cookie contains the information on whether a user should be presented with personalised adverts. 5 days
strictly necessary cookie cookiesConsent tracking user consent for using cookies on the page 10 years
strictly necessary cookie locale Contains the language settings for the www.shpock.com 10 years
strictly necessary cookie pref_lang Tracking preferred language choice based on user 1 Year
strictly necessary cookie protocol Decides whether user is redirected to secure protocol (https) or not (http). End of session
strictly necessary cookie shpock_r checking whether a user session is persistent or not On logout
strictly necessary cookie shpock_loc If a user manually changes their location to get item from specific region, this cookie will store that location for the duration of the session. End of session
third-party cookie __gads This cookie is associated with the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. Its purpose is to do with the showing of adverts on the site, for which the owner may earn some revenue. 1 year
third-party cookie _ga This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, it is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier End of session
third-party cookie _gid This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited. 1 day
third-party cookie 1P_JAR This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website. 1 week
third-party cookie __cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 5 years
third-party cookie __hssc This cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. It is reported by them as being used for website analytics. 30 min
third-party cookie __hstc This cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. It is reported by them as being used for website analytics. 2 years
third-party cookie __utma Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website and the dates of first and last visits. Used by Google Analytics. 2 years
third-party cookie __utmb Registers a timestamp with the exact time when the user enters the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate how long a visit to the website items. End of session
third-party cookie __utmc Registers a timestamp with the exact time when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate how long a visit to the website items. End of session
third-party cookie __utmt Used to throttle the speed of the number of queries to the server. End of session
third-party cookie __utmz Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what keywords that were used. Used by Google Analytics. 6 months
third-party cookie _gat_gtag_UA_34268510_2 This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, it is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a Shpock UA number as a client identifier 1 minute
third-party cookie _gat This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes. 1 minute
third-party cookie hubspotutk This cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. HubSpot report that its purpose is user authentication. As a persistent rather than a session cookie it cannot be classified as Strictly Necessary. 13 months
third-party cookie POPUPCHECK Set to check whether it is possible in your browser to call a so-called popup. 1 day
third-party cookie exactag_new_cpv Cookie is set for clicks on advertising media to transfer information as tracking code, keyword, cinfo, comment and timestamp of the click event to a later page impression. Exactag GmbH 10 min
third-party cookie exactag_new_uk contains a 32 bit hash value (Exactag user key). Exactag GmbH 6 months
third-party cookie exactag_new_user cookie is set during onsite events (page impressions on advertiser’s website) and conversions. It contains information about user categories: customer type, fingerprint, whether an order process has been commenced, as well as the last timestamp on modifications. Exactag GmbH 6 months
third-party cookie session_session Is set or reviewed with every call. Contains a self-generated session ID. Exactag GmbH End of session
third-party cookie exactag_et_uk Sets a first party cookie which holds the userkey and is used when we fail to set 3rd party cookies in the browser. Exactag GmbH 6 months
third-party cookie exactag_new_optout Is set for every user opt-out, deactivates the complete Exactag tracking of all advertising and web shop pages. Exactag GmbH 5 years

5. Managing Cookies

You can choose in your web browser settings if you want to accept cookies or not. Further, you can choose to allow storage of cookies by websites you visit and/or by third-parties linked to this website. You can also choose to be informed every time as soon as a new cookie is stored. The concrete setting possibilities may depend on which browser or user device you are using. You may prohibit cookies completely in your browser settings. Further, there are special services that can be used as plug-ins in your browser to block or manage cookies.

Please note that the Shpock services are largely free of charge. We therefore depend on advertising revenue to a certain extent. If you decide to block advertising on Shpock, it will be more difficult for us to offer our services free of charge in the future.

If you deactivate local storage of cookies this may lead to reduced function of our website and services. Further, you will have to log in again every time you visit our Website.

Please find further information on how to manage cookies in the different browsers:

Please find further information on how to manage or deactivate certain cookies in the category “targeting- or advertising cookies”:

Additional useful information on how to deactivate and manage cookies can be found here http://www.youronlinechoices.com/at/.

Performance cookies” may also be managed or deactivated directly under the following links:

Ad personalisation

We use cookies to improve your Shpock experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audience is coming from. To find out more or to opt-out, please check our Cookie Policy. For further information check our Privacy Policy.