This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we, Chen Tai Chi Ireland Limited, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our websites, www.chentaichiireland.com,(our website).
This Cookies Policy is effective from 23rd of April 2018.

‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. ‘Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies. For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.



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About cookies

Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.

Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.

Essential cookies are cookies that are either

  • used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network, or
  • strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

Non-essential cookies are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.

  • Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.

  • First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.
  • Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.

If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

List of Cookies Used

Name of Cookie Essential or Non-essential? Type of cookie First or Third party? Session or Persistent? Expiry time Purpose
wc_fragments_# Essential Cart checkout First Party Session End of browser session Ensures certain cart functionality does not require you to refresh your browser
wc_cart_hash Essential Cart checkout First Party Session End of browser session Helps recognises when cart data changes
devicePixelRatio Non-essential Functional First Party Persistent 6 days Adjusts pixel resolution for screen size to optimise the appearance of the site on different size devices
Testing Non-essential Functional First Party Session End of browser session Testing the device screen ratio for optimal mobile display.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Non-essential Functional Third Party Persistent 8 months Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos
_gat Non-essential Functional Third Party Session End of browser session Used by Google to throttle the request rate
_ga Non-essential Analytical Third Party Persistent 2 years To distinguish website visitors
_gid Non-essential Analytical Third Party Session End of browser session Generates statistical data on how a visitor uses the website
PREF Non-essential Analytical Third Party Persistent 8 months Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites
YSC Non-essential Analytical Third Party Session End of browser session Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen

Essential Cookies

These are cookies which are strictly necessary for our websites to be able to operate or to provide you with a service on our websites which you have requested. We use the following essential cookies on our websites:

  • first party session cookies for remembering the items you have placed in your shopping cart and ensuring cart functionality works properly. These cookies are: wc_fragments_# and wc_cart_hash

We process information about you contained in or obtained from essential cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Ensuring our site functions properly and providing you with online services you have requested.

Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, however, that if you block all cookies, parts of our website and its functionality may not work or display properly.

You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected.
For more detailed information on how to accept and reject cookies, including guidance for specific browsers, please see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Non-essential Cookies

We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:

Functional cookies

These are cookies that are designed for purposes such as enhancing a website’s functionality. These are either not strictly essential for the website or functionality which you have requested to work, or are cookies which serve non-essential purposes in addition to their essential purpose. We use the following functional cookies on our website:

  • a first party persistent cookie to improve our website’s appearance our website. This cookie is: devicePixelRatio. These cookies expire after 6 days.
  • a third party persistent cookie to improve the loading time and functionality of videos on our website. This cookie is: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE. These cookies expire after 8 months.
  • a first party session cookie to test the device screen ratio for optimal mobile display. This cookie is: testing.

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

We process information about you contained in or obtained from functional cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). We will only process such personal information if you have consented to us placing cookies on your computer or device.

Improving your website experience and providing and enhancing the website’s functionality.

Analytical (or performance) cookies

Analytical (or performance) cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work. We use the following analytical cookies on our website: We use Google Analytics cookies on our website. Google Analytics cookies help us understand how you engage and interact with our website, including how you came to our website, which pages you visited, for how long and what you clicked on and your location (based on your IP address). The Google Analytics cookies used on our website are: _ga, _gat and _gid. These cookies are session and persistent cookies. These cookies expire after 24 hours in the case of _gid and 2 years in the case of _ga. _gat is a session cookie. The information we collect using Google analytics cookies is aggregated and anonymised.

Google Analytics cookies are classified as first party cookies as they are set by our website domain, although Google collects and processes information from our use of Google Analytics. To find out more about how Google handles information collected from Google Analytics, see Google Analytics’ privacy policy, which is available here. For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit this link.

We process information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Analysing how individuals use our website to help us improve our website and business. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of analytical cookies, including profiling, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here.here.

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here.

Targeting (or advertising) cookies

Targeting (or advertising) cookies record information about your visit to and use of our website, for advertising purposes. For information on third party targeting or advertising cookies we use on our website, please see the section below entitled Third party cookies.

Third Party Cookies

Third parties use cookies to analyse your use of our website and/or to display advertisements (including third party advertisements) to you. Third party cookies used in relation to our website include:

  • Google AdWords cookies to track whether you have come to us via an advertisement we have placed on a search engine results page and to record information relating to how you came to us such as your location when you accessed our website, the time of day you visited and the device you were using. Google may use different cookies to track how you came to our website depending on what advertisement you clicked on and where. Google uses the collect cookie for this purpose.
  • YouTube cookies to track when you watch YouTube videos on websites across the internet. These generate statistics on the videos you watch such as how many videos you watch and for how long. These cookies are: PREF and YSC.

For information about the cookies Google uses in relation to the above, see the ‘Advertising’ section on the Types of cookies used by Google page in Google’s cookies policy, which is available here. For information about how Google uses data from cookies for its own purposes, please visit the following link.

We process information about you contained in or obtained from third party cookies on the basis of your consent (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation). You give your consent to the purposes for which we process your information using third party cookies by [insert method by which a user consents to your use of third party cookies e.g. by clicking I accept the purposes for which you use advertising cookies in our cookie tool (describe the mechanism by which the user consents to the purposes for which you use advertising cookies on your website)]

the purposes for which we use the third party cookies as described above. For further information on how we or third parties use the information gathered from our use of third party cookies, including profiling, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here.

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

Other technologies

Web beacons

We embed web beacons in our marketing emails which we sent out using MailChimp. You can access MailChimp’s privacy policy here.

Web beacons are small GIF image files which enable us to track your receipt of our marketing emails, how often you view our adverts or website pages, your location, IP address and browser information. Web beacons are activated whenever you open a marketing email or access a page on our website which contains a web beacon. Web beacons transmit data when you view them but are not capable of accessing any other information on your computer. Web beacons are not stored on your hard drive unless you download a GIF image containing them.

we process the information we gather from the use of web beacons in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

analysing the effectiveness of our email marketing campaigns. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of web beacons, including profiling, please see the section entitled Our use of automated decision making and profiling in our privacy policy, which is available here.here.

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

How to accept or reject cookies

There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies and similar technologies.

Some of the main methods of doing so are described below.

You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.

You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.

You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org

Accepting or rejecting cookies

You can accept or reject non-essential cookies by using our cookie management tool. [****insert description of how your cookie control tool works and how a user can turn on or off different types of cookies]

You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:

To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here.

You can opt in to us using web beacons in our marketing emails by: [insert description of how you obtain consent to use web beacons on your website or in your marketing emails].
You can opt out of our use of web beacons in our marketing emails by: [insert description of how an individual can withdraw their consent to the use of web beacons on your website or in your marketing emails]

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