Cookie Consent

Updat­ed April 28, 2021 

Our Cook­ie Policy

Whis­tle Mes­sag­ing, Inc. (“Whis­tle,” “us,” “we,” or “our”) uses cook­ies on trywhistle.com, its sub­do­mains, any asso­ci­at­ed web pages (the “Site”), our soft­ware appli­ca­tions and mobile ver­sions (the “Apps”) and oth­er por­tals, prod­ucts, goods, ser­vices, events, and inter­ac­tive fea­tures con­trolled by us (col­lec­tive­ly, the “Plat­form”). By using the Plat­form, you con­sent to our use of cook­ies. Our Cook­ie Pol­i­cy explains what cook­ies are, how we use them, how third par­ties we may part­ner with may use cook­ies on the Plat­form, your choic­es regard­ing cook­ies, and how you can man­age them.

What are cookies?

A “cook­ie” is a small piece of infor­ma­tion stored on your device when you vis­it a web­site. The cook­ie means that the Site will remem­ber you and how you’ve used the Site every time you come back. A cook­ie can be a “per­sis­tent” or “ses­sion” cook­ie.  A “per­sis­tent” cook­ie will remain for a peri­od of time set for that cook­ie or until you delete the cook­ie, depend­ing on your brows­er set­tings. A “ses­sion-based” cook­ie is allo­cat­ed only for the dura­tion of your vis­it to our web­site and auto­mat­i­cal­ly expires or eras­es when you close down your brows­er.  First-par­ty cook­ies orig­i­nate from the same domain as the web­site you’re cur­rent­ly vis­it­ing (for exam­ple, in this case, trywhistle.com).  Third-par­ty cook­ies orig­i­nate from a domain that’s dif­fer­ent from the web­site being vis­it­ed. For exam­ple, when you vis­it our web­site, we may link to anoth­er company’s web­site. We don’t con­trol how these third par­ties use their cook­ies, so we sug­gest you check their web­site to see how they’re using them and how you can man­age them.

If you want to know more about cook­ies, head to aboutcookies.org or allaboutcookies.org (please note: these links are not oper­at­ed by us, and may open a new win­dow or brows­er tab).

How we use cookies

We use cook­ies to do sev­er­al things. For exam­ple, cook­ies are used to enable cer­tain func­tions of the Plat­form, enhance secu­ri­ty, improve func­tion­al­i­ty of the Plat­form, remem­ber your pref­er­ences, or count the num­ber of peo­ple look­ing at a web­site. We also use them to keep track of what you’ve done on the Plat­form, and they may be used by third par­ties to make online adver­tis­ing more rel­e­vant to you.

We receive data from you as part of the com­mu­ni­ca­tion con­nec­tion itself through the stan­dard elec­tron­ic greet­ing between your com­put­er and our servers. This infor­ma­tion often con­sists of net­work rout­ing (where you came from), equip­ment infor­ma­tion (brows­er type), Inter­net pro­to­col address, date and time. Oth­er parts of the Plat­form use cook­ies (includ­ing signup forms) to col­lect infor­ma­tion about your use of the Plat­form and to facil­i­tate return vis­its. Cook­ies on the Plat­form may col­lect the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion: a unique iden­ti­fi­er, user pref­er­ences and pro­file infor­ma­tion used to per­son­al­ize the con­tent that is shown. 

Cook­ies them­selves don’t hold per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion (“PII”). They only have a unique alphanu­mer­ic iden­ti­fi­er that sits on your brows­er. And in many cas­es, we won’t be able to link the infor­ma­tion we col­lect by using a cook­ie back to you. They can, how­ev­er, enable us to link that infor­ma­tion back to you and your per­son­al infor­ma­tion, for exam­ple, when you log in, or choose to reg­is­ter for a ser­vice or newsletter.

We may also engage third par­ties to track and ana­lyze non-per­son­al­ly and per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able web­site data and for those third par­ties to pro­vide adver­tise­ments. To do so, we may per­mit third par­ties to place cook­ies on devices of users of our Plat­form, where per­mit­ted by law, and sub­ject to your right to opt out through the Plat­form. We use the data col­lect­ed to help us admin­is­ter and improve the qual­i­ty of the Plat­form and to ana­lyze Plat­form usage. Such third par­ties may com­bine the infor­ma­tion that we pro­vide about you with oth­er infor­ma­tion that they have col­lect­ed. These third par­ties are required to use your infor­ma­tion in accor­dance with this Cook­ie Pol­i­cy and the Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy. We will record all such dis­clo­sures and will use rea­son­able efforts to ensure that such third par­ties do not use your PII for any pur­pose that is not express­ly pro­vid­ed for herein.

We’ve put our cook­ies into the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories or “types”, to make it eas­i­er for you to under­stand why we need them:

(1) Strict­ly nec­es­sary – these are used to help make our Plat­form work efficiently.

(2) Per­for­mance – these are used to ana­lyze the way our Plat­form works and how we can improve it.

(3) Func­tion­al­i­ty – these help to enhance your expe­ri­ence by doing things like remem­ber­ing prod­ucts you’ve added to your basket.

(4) Adver­tise­ment – these are used to share some infor­ma­tion with third par­ties who we adver­tise with, so we know how you’ve reached our Plat­form. We can also use cook­ies to iden­ti­fy the parts of the Plat­form that you are inter­est­ed in. We then use this infor­ma­tion to show you adver­tise­ments and pages we think may also be of inter­est to you, to tai­lor how we com­mu­ni­cate with you, or to tai­lor the con­tents of the com­mu­ni­ca­tions we send to you. If you pre­fer, you can opt out of these. Tai­lor­ing of con­tent means it includes infor­ma­tion reflect­ing the inter­est you’ve shown in the con­tent of our web pages or offers or pro­mo­tions that we think may inter­est you, and to improve how we respond to your needs.

In addi­tion to the cook­ies we use on our Site or Apps, we may also use cook­ies and sim­i­lar tech­nolo­gies in some emails and noti­fi­ca­tions we send to you. These help us to under­stand whether you have opened the email and how you have inter­act­ed with it. If you have enabled images, cook­ies may be set on your com­put­er or mobile device. Cook­ies will also be set if you click on any link with­in the email.

Cook­ies and You

To sign up for infor­ma­tion or ser­vices with Whis­tle, you must have cook­ies enabled on your inter­net brows­er. Some of the more pop­u­lar browsers (and links to man­age your cook­ies on each) are:

Inter­net Explor­er 

Fire­fox

Safari

Google Chrome

If you choose not to enable cook­ies, you will still be able to browse our Site, but it will restrict some of the func­tion­al­i­ty of our Plat­form and what you can do.

Con­trol­ling your cookies

You can set your web brows­er to alert you when a cook­ie is being used. You can also get infor­ma­tion on the dura­tion of the cook­ie and what serv­er your data is being returned to. You then can accept or reject the cook­ie. Addi­tion­al­ly, you can set your brows­er to refuse all cook­ies or accept only cook­ies returned to the orig­i­nat­ing servers.

You can opt in or out of cook­ies at any time – except strict­ly nec­es­sary cook­ies (these are used to help make our web­site work effi­cient­ly).  Click here to pull up our Cook­ie Pref­er­ences page. 

You can enable or dis­able cook­ies in your brows­er. If you wish to restrict or block the cook­ies set by any web­site – includ­ing the trywhistle.com web­site – you can do this through the web brows­er set­tings for each web brows­er you use, on each device you use to access the internet.

Infor­ma­tion on con­trol­ling and delet­ing cook­ies, includ­ing on a wide vari­ety of browsers, is also avail­able at allaboutcookies.org

Some ser­vices may not func­tion or may have more lim­it­ed func­tion­al­i­ty if your web brows­er does not accept cook­ies. How­ev­er, you can allow cook­ies from spe­cif­ic web­sites by mak­ing them ‘trust­ed web­sites’ in your web browser.

If you want to opt-out of cook­ies across dif­fer­ent adver­tis­ing net­works, the Net­work Adver­tis­ing Ini­tia­tive web­site – www.networkadvertising.org – has more infor­ma­tion and guidance. 

If you don’t wish to accept cook­ies from one of our emails, you can choose not to down­load any images or click on any links. You can also set your brows­er to restrict cook­ies or to reject them entire­ly. These set­tings will apply to all cook­ies, whether includ­ed on web­sites or in emails. Depend­ing on your email or brows­er set­tings, cook­ies in an email may some­times be auto­mat­i­cal­ly accept­ed (for exam­ple, when you’ve added an email address to your address book or safe senders list). For more infor­ma­tion, refer to your email brows­er or device instructions.

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