Cookie Policy

Virteffic Limited (“we”, “us”, “our”) is a provider of virtual assistance and administration services in Jersey. Our website is hosted by wordpress and uses cookies. By continuing to use our site you agree to our use of cookies. We provide information on how we use cookies below.

This cookie policy (the “Policy”) includes information about the cookies and describes how we use them. Our Policy should be reviewed carefully to understand our views and practices regarding cookies and how we will treat it.

Please note that this Policy only applies to our website and the services we provide. Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. If you leave our site via a link or otherwise, you will be subject to the policy of that website provider. We have no control over that policy or the terms of the website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by our privacy policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with our policies.
Our Privacy Policy explains our principles when it comes to the collection, processing, and storage of your information.

We may change this Policy from time to time by updating this page. You should revisit this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Interpretation

In this Policy, the following capitalised words and expressions shall have the following meanings, except where otherwise defined in an Agreement or where the context otherwise requires: 

Agreement

means any agreement between Virteffic and the Client to which these Terms & Conditions apply;

 

Client (or “you” or “yours”)

 

means the person, company, firm or organisation to whom Virteffic agrees to provide the Services in accordance with the Agreement and these Terms & Conditions;

Personal Data

has the meaning as defined in Article 2 of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018;

Policy

means this Cookie Policy;

Party or Parties

refer to the Parties to the Agreement;

Services

means any service rendered by Virteffic to the Company, pursuant to or in connection with any Agreement and the Services to be provided by Virteffic to the Customer under the Agreement as specified in the Fee Schedule

Terms & Conditions

means these standard terms and conditions; and

Virteffic (or “we” or “our” or “us”) 

means Virteffic Limited, trading as Virteffic, a company registered in Jersey with registered number 132020 whose registered office is at Norowsa, La Vallee de St Pierre, St Lawrence, Jersey JE3 1EG.

The headings and titles in the Policy are included to make it easier to read but do not form part of the Policy and shall not affect the interpretation or construction of this Policy. References to Clauses and Schedules are, unless otherwise provided references to Clauses of and Schedules to the Agreement.

Words imparting the singular number shall include the plural and vice versa.

References to any gender shall include the other gender and the neuter.

About cookies

An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie, or simply cookie) is a small piece of data (file containing an identifier, a string of letters and numbers). A cookie is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “Session Cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “Persistent Cookie”).

● a Persistent Cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; and

● a Session Cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “First Party Cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“Third Party Cookies”).


How we use cookies and why

We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons; some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users; and some allow the display of advertising from selected third party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the “like” or “follow” button on a post, for example).

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type. We use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services, and we will not collect personal information in this way.

Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website and services, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

For more information on the choices you have about the cookies we use, please see the Managing Cookies section below.

Types of cookies that we use

The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them.

Cookie Purpose

Strictly Necessary

These cookies are essential for websites on our Services to perform their basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions, as well as to save the contents of virtual “carts” on sites that have an ecommerce functionality.

Functionality

These cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location.

Security

We use these cookies to help identify and prevent potential security risks.

Analytics and Performance

Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with our websites, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We use these details to improve how our websites function and to understand how users interact with them.

Advertising

These cookies are used to display relevant advertising to visitors who use our services or visit websites we host or provide, as well as to understand and report on the efficacy of ads served on our websites. They track details such as the number of unique visitors, the number of times particular ads have been displayed, and the number of clicks the ads have received. They are also used to build user profiles, including showing you ads based on products you’ve viewed or acts you have taken on our (and other) websites. These are set by Automattic and trusted third party networks, and are generally persistent in nature.

Third Party / Embedded Content

Sites hosted on WordPress.com make use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from Youtube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.

 

Managing cookies

Most browsers support cookies but you can set your browser to decline them and delete them whenever you like. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

Chrome

Firefox

Internet Explorer

Safari

Opera

Edge

On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit tracking. For example, you can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on , or from Hotjar by using the Do Not Track header.

Please note that some functions of our website may not work as they should if cookies are not enabled. The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of our website. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.

Should I accept cookies?

Cookies are files you can delete. You may not want to block all cookies, because that would really limit the quality of your Internet experience. You can set your browser to ask your permission before accepting a cookie though, and only accept them from Websites you trust. In some cases, you cannot make a wireless connection or access a Website without allowing cookies for that site.

What happens if you don’t allow cookies?

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. If you don’t accept cookies you might not get or experience the more relevant content and may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

User Sites

In addition to the cookies set on our own site, we utilize cookies for our Site Stats feature. This tallies the unique numbers of visitors to a site, as well as the number from specific geographic locations. A visitor is counted when we see a user or browser for the first time in a given period.

Advertising

Cookie Purpose

ads

Tracks if a visitor has clicked an ad before.

lr_nw

Counts and tracks pageviews on Longreads.com. Used to determine whether or not to show our Membership popup message.

wordpress_eli

Reduces the display of ads for repeat visitors.

 

Please also see the section below on third party advertisements that you may see on our sites or sites that use our services.

Analytics and Performance

Cookie Purpose

__pdvt

Used in log of Crowdsignal survey data to aid in debugging customer problems.

ab

Used for “AB testing” of new features.

nux_flow_name

Identifies which user signup flow was shown to the user.

tk_ni / tk_ai / tk_qs

Gathers information for our own, first party analytics tool about how our services are used. A collection of internal metrics for user activity, used to improve user experience.

tk_*r

Referral cookies used to analyse referrer behavior for Jetpack connected sites using WooCommerce.

wp-affiliate-tracker

Remembers the ID of the affiliate that referred the current user to WordPress.com.

utma / utmb / utmc / utmt / utmz / ga / gat / gid

Google Analytics. Gathers information that helps us understand how visitors interact with our websites, which allow us to create a better experience for our visitors. Our users may also implement Google Analytics on their own websites.

 

Functionality

Cookie Purpose

__stripe_sid / __stripe_mid

For processing payment and to aid in fraud detection.

_longreads_prod_new

Authentication for Longreads.com Member accounts. Only active when logged in, on *.longreads.com domains.

akm_mobile

Stores whether a user has chosen to view the mobile version of a website.

botdlang

Used to track the language a user has selected to view popular blogs in.

landingpage_currency

Defines the currency displayed in WordPress.com landing pages.

pd_dashboard

Records last used folder in Crowdsignal dashboard so it can be reopened upon user’s next visit.

PD_USER_AUTH

Login cookie used to identify Crowdsignal user.

wordpress_logged_in*

Checks whether or not the current visitor is a logged in WordPress.com user.

wp-settings-{user_id}

Persists a user’s wp-admin configuration.

wp_sharing_{id}

Tracks whether or not a user has already performed an action.

 

Security

Cookie Purpose

csrftoken

Python/Ajax security cookie used on accounts.longreads.com.

 

Strictly Necessary

Cookie Purpose

country_code

Used in order to determine whether or not the cookie banner should be shown. Set immediately on page load and retained for 6 hours to remember the visitor’s country.

sensitive_pixel_option

Remembers the state of visitor acceptance to the cookie banner. Only set when the visitor clicks Accept.

twostep_auth

Set when the user is logged in using two factor authentication.

wordpress_test_cookie

Checks if cookies are enabled to provide appropriate user experience.

 

Advertisements from Third Parties Through Automattic’s Ads Program

In order for WordPress to offer free access to create a website using WordPress.com, they show ads on some of their users’ sites. As a user, we may also choose to place ads on our site through their ads program.

Wordpress operate their ads program in partnership with third party vendors. As part of the operation of their ads program, they use cookies to collect certain information. Advertising cookies enables the serving ads and to personalize those ads based on information like visits to our sites and other sites on the Internet.

A representative list of our advertising program partners, along with information on the cookies that that each partner sets can be found in this policy document which is set by them and out of our control.

Visitors to Sites with Jetpack installed

Below are examples of the cookies set for visitors to sites with the Jetpack plugin installed. Please read more details on the cookies set for administrators HERE.

Jetpack Comments

Category of cookies Why we use these cookies

comment_author_{HASH}

Remembers the value entered into the comment form‘s name field. Specific to the site from which it is set. This cookie mirrors one set by the core WordPress software for commenting purposes.

comment_author_email_{HASH}

Remembers the value entered into the comment form‘s email field. Specific to the site from which it is set. This cookie mirrors one set by the core WordPress software for commenting purposes.

comment_author_url_{HASH}

Remembers the value entered into the comment form‘s URL field. Specific to the site from which it is set. This cookie mirrors one set by the core WordPress software for commenting purposes

 

Mobile Theme

Category of cookie Why we use this cookie

akm_mobile

Remembers whether or not a user wishes to view the mobile version of a site.

 

Subscriptions

Category of cookies Why we use these cookies

jetpack_comments_subscribe_{HASH}

Remembers the state of the post and comment subscription checkboxes.

jetpack_blog_subscribe_{HASH}

Remembers the state of the post and comment subscription checkboxes.

 

EU Cookie Law Banner

Category of cookie Why we use this cookie

eucookielaw

Remembers the state of visitor acceptance to the EU Cookie Law banner.

 

Please note that this section is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather aims to be representative, and that our users may set additional cookies (such as Google Analytics), depending on the features they have chosen to enable or the plugins they have installed.

Amendments

We may update this Policy from time to time, including during the course of the provision of the Services, without your prior consent. This Policy and any future variations will be published on our website, https://virteffic.com/cookies/ by way of public notice to all current and prospective Clients. On the basis of such publication you shall be deemed to have agreed to this Policy and all such variations. We advise you to check this page regularly to ensure you are happy with any changes to this Policy.

Please contact us if you have any questions relating to this Policy: 

Virteffic Limited

Norowsa

La Vallee de St Pierre

St Lawrence

Jersey JE3 1EG

E: tess@virteffic.com

M: +44 (0) 7797716461

W: virteffic.com

 

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