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Lifeplus Foundation Cookie Policy

The Lifeplus Foundation is committed to protecting your personal information and data while you are visiting our website to ensure that you can fully enjoy your visit. However, in order to operate our website we collect personal data as well as use cookies to give you the best possible browsing experience. The personal information and data we collect will vary depending on what you use our website for, but may include your name and email address, and your IP address. The collection of this information and data will either be temporary or permanent (until deleted) depending on what it is used for; likewise, our lawful basis for collecting and retaining this data may vary.

In case you should be unhappy that our website is storing cookies on your electronic devices, you have the opportunity to either block some or all of the cookies or even delete the cookies from your device which have already been set. Further information on how to do this is provided below.

Please read the following Cookie Policy carefully before you start using our website. We also recommend that you check the Cookie Policy each time you visit this site in case something has changed since your last visit.

I. But, what is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, which a website transmits to the cookie file on the hard drive of the electronic device of the user when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognize a user"s device and therefore to remember who you are. However, cookies cannot read any personal information on your electronic device; they simply unlock the electronic device memory and allow a website to recognise you when you revisit a website.

There are two different durability types of cookies; so-called "Session" or "Persistent" cookies which enable your device to either remember information for the duration of your visit on the website (session cookies) or for repeat visits (persistent cookies). Session cookies get deleted from your device once you leave the website. Persistent cookies remain in a subfolder on your browser; a further visit on the website which originally placed the cookies on your electronic device will activate the cookie(s) again. Persistent cookies remain on your electronic device for a specific time. The exact duration of these cookies is variable, and may be viewed in the cookie"s file stored in a subfolder of your browser. The Lifeplus Foundation does not store any cookie for longer than is necessary.

Cookies are also distinguished into three different necessity levels. Firstly, so-called "Strictly Necessary Cookies", which are strictly necessary to enable you to move about the site or to provide certain features you have requested. This type of cookie cannot be disabled. Secondly, there are so-called "Functionality Cookies" used, which are cookies that enhance the functionality of a website by storing your preferences. For example, these cookies allow us to remember your language preferences or your user name on the Lifeplus website. Thirdly, there are so-called "Performance Cookies", which help to improve the performance of the website, providing a better user experience. These cookies do not collect information which could identify you. All information these cookies gather is anonymous and is only used to improve how our website works.

Furthermore, cookies are also differentiated into "First Party Cookies" and "Third Party Cookies". Whether a cookie is a first party or a third party cookie refers to the website or domain which places the cookie. First party cookies are placed by the website the user actually visits and third party cookies are cookies which are set by a domain other than the one visited by the user, hence the name third party cookies.

If you want to know more about cookies please have a look at the following link: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

II. How does the Lifeplus Foundation use cookies?

We place cookies on your device to improve your browsing experience on our website. The following list tells which cookies we currently use:

Cookie Name Purpose
lifeplusfoundation.org PHPSESSID The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialised state data. On the Action website it is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. As the PHPSESSID cookie has no timed expiry, it disappears when the client is closed.
lifeplusfoundation.org cookieNotice The cookieNotice cookie is used to track whether a visitor has dismissed the cookie notice.
Google Analytics We use Google Analytics on our website. The cookies placed by Google Analytics are used to collect information about how our visitors use our site. This gives us a chance to improve our website for you. The Google Analytics cookies collect information in an anonymous form. You can prevent the transmission of the data created by Google Analytics to Google and the processing of this data by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl+en
_ga Used to distinguish users, but does not collect personal information.
_gid Used to distinguish users, but does not collect personal information.
_gat Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_.

III. Links to other websites on our website

As you may notice, we also have a few third party links on our website such as the Facebook button, which contain the potential of placing cookies on your electronic device when clicking on them. Please note that our Cookie Policy does not cover the links within our website linking to other websites of third parties. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to read the privacy statements and policies on the other websites you visit through links on our website.

IV. What can I do to control cookies?

You have the possibility to change your browser settings so that you are able to accept or decline the placing of cookies or delete cookies which have been set on your hard drive. Most of the web browsers allow its users control of most of the cookies through an amendment of the browser settings. If you would like to find out more about how you can change browser settings, how to view and manage cookies that have already been set on your device or delete cookies, please have a look on: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

V. Changes to our Cookie Policy

We regularly review our Cookie Policy to ensure that it is up-to-date. This Cookie Policy was last updated in June 2018.

VI. How to contact us in case of any questions

Please address requests and questions about our Cookie Policy to privacy@lifeplusfoundation.org.