PEAR.COM – COOKIES NOTICE

LAST UPDATED FEBRUARY 14, 2024

Thank you for visiting pears.com (the “Site”). The Site is owned and operated by Holepunch Inc. (“Holepunch”, “we”, “our”, or “us”).

We place small text files called cookies and other tracking technologies (such as scripts) on your device (together “cookies”). This cookies notice (the “Cookies Notice”) explains how cookies are used on the Site and how you can control them. These tracking technologies may be deployed by us but also by other third parties. Cookies may also collect Personal Information (such as your IP address). Take a look at our Privacy Statement to know how we process such Personal Information. 


1. What are cookies?

“Cookies” are small text files placed on your device/terminal. They are used to collect information about how you use websites or applications, as well as information about your computer or device, web browser and operating system and their settings, the pages and content you see during your visit and when and for how long you do so, etc. 

They can be classified in 3 different ways according to: what purpose they serve, how long they endure, and their provenance. You can find more information in the table below.

PurposeDurationProvenance
Essential cookies: Essential for the use of the website and its features.Session cookies: Temporary and expire once you close the browser or the session ends.First-party cookies: put in the device directly by the website you are visiting.
Functional cookies: They allow a website to remember your choices, like language, region, name and password, etc.Persistent cookies: Remain on the hard drive until you or the browser deletes them or until their expiration date.Third-party cookies: placed in the device by a third party like an advertiser.
Analytical cookies: They collect information about how you use a website to improve website functions.
Marketing cookies: They track your online activity to help advertisers deliver more relevant advertising.

2. What types of Cookies We Use and Why?

We use cookies for different purposes. 

  1. Strictly necessary cookies: We use essential cookies that are fundamental for the proper functioning of the website. They ensure that the website operates efficiently and delivers the intended functionality. 

List of strictly necessary cookies: 

Name DomainPurposeExpiryType
cookie_banner_dataPears.comIt stores accepted cookie groups1 monthhttps
cookie_banner_timestampPears.comIt stores accept cookies timestamp1 monthhttps
  1. Analytical cookies: We use analytical cookies to measure user interaction with the Site content allowing us to make improvements to enhance their experience. They allow us to record how many people visits our Site, how they navigate within, and what content is popular. 

List of analytical cookies: 

Name DomainPurposeExpiryType
_gaPears.comIt is set by Google Universal Analytics to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. More information can be found here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-US and here https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881.*https
_ga_*Pears.comUsed to persist session state.2 yearshttps
_gat_*Pears.comThis is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It is set by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites. More information can be found here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-US and here https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881*
_gcl_auPears.comThis cookie is used by Google Universal Analytics to understand user interaction with the website.2 monthshttps
_gidPears.comIt is set by Google Universal Analytics to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating analytics roprt of how the website is doing. More information can be found here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-US and here https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881Sessionhttps

This Site does not use marketing cookies.


3. How can I set up my cookies’ preferences? 

The website uses strictly necessary and analytical cookies by default. When you visit the site for the first time, a cookies banner appears; this banner informs you on the use of cookies. This banner gives you the following options: 

  1. To accept all cookies being stored on your device.
  2. To only use strictly necessary cookies and opt out analytical cookies. 
  3. To manage your preferences.
  4. To view and read this Cookies Notice.

You can set up or change your cookies’ preferences at any time by clicking Manage Cookies, accessible at the bottom of the page.


4. Contact

If you have any queries about the way we use cookies, please contact hello@holepunch.to.