WELU Cookie Policy

WELU and their business partners collect information about our users on our website through the use of cookies. We store standard information about our user behaviour and their interaction with the website in order to improve our website experience and usability of the WELU website.

The information that we collect does not identify anyone specifically. We also currently make no attempt to find the personal identity of any of our website users. If in the future we do need to collect personally identifiable information through our website, this will be made known to all of our users.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files containing information which are stored locally on your desktop, tablet or mobile device. These assist websites such as WELU to help remember key items of information about a user’s previous visits. Using this data the website can then adapt and provide a more engaging and tailored experience for all users.It should be noted that most major websites including shopping sites and directories such as Amazon, Yell and eBay all use cookies.

What Types of Cookies are tracked by the WELU Website?

WELU and their business partners require the use of several groups of cookies. The group categories of cookies used are outlined below:

User Cookies – We may use cookies to improve users’ experience by remembering their previous use preferences (e.g. always search in a particular city for dentists such as Manchester).

Website Essential Cookies –Some of the cookies used on the WELU website are essential in order for us to be able to provide you with the best service and user experience possible. An example of this would be using a cookie to remember that you’ve already logged into your WELU account. If you were to decide to disable these types of cookies, you may not be able to use many of the essential features of the WELU website.

Analytics Cookies–Analytics code placed site-wide uses cookies to help us understand how users behave and engage with the WELU website. Using this data we can continue to refine and improve the website usability. Items of information tracked include visits, avg. time on page, places users exit the website (exit rates), avg. time on site plus many other metrics. Using this data we are able to analyse and improve our website to try and ensure that the user gets the most relevant information and the most engaging experience possible.Without these cookies, we would have no idea if our website needed improvement and which areas to focus on when looking to make those improvements.

Advertising Network Cookies – We currently don’t have ads on the WELU website. However in future we may choose to implement Ad Network and Affiliate adverts onto the website. These adverts are usually served dynamically and show content relevant to the nature of the WELU website and the content on page. The adverts will often show adverts for products and services that you may be interested in purchasing. Any money made by the WELU website owners for showing these third-party ads will usually be used to pay for running costs of the WELU website and improvements to the website and the data contained therein.

3rd Party Social Sharing Cookies– The WELU website uses cookies to allow users to share content such as dentist and clinic information with their connections via social networks. Social sites covered include Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Sharing can be done via Liking (Facebook), Tweeting (Twitter) and +1ing (Google Plus). We believe that any cookies placed by these websites are only placed when you visit these social sites or sign-in to them via plugins on our website. To learn more about how they use cookies, please read and review their privacy policy pages by visiting their websites and viewing their privacy information.

Can I Pause or Opt-Out of Cookies?

Cookies are required to get the most from WELU. Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.

Please note that we cannot control 3rd party cookies which are used on our website or by visiting a 3rd party website from our website. Disabling cookies on the WELU website will not stop 3rd party cookies from being stored on your desktop, tablet or mobile device. You will need to disable and manage those cookies directly from the 3rd party website.

If you have already opted-in to using cookies but later decide to disable them you can try any of the following options:

  • Try deleting the cookies from your desktop, tablet or mobile browser via the browser settings.You can find out more about cookies, what cookies have been set on your browser and device, and how to manage them by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org.
  • To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites that use Google Analytics, please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Changes to the WELU cookie policy

The WELU Cookie Policy was last updated on 14 June 2015. Please note, we may choose to update this cookie policy. Please feel free to check this cookie policy page in order to check for any updates.

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