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Like all modern websites, Valid Nutrition’s website uses Cookies to help provide visitors with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

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If the settings on the software our visitors are using to view our website (i.e. the browser) are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this and the continued use of our website, to mean that our visitors are fine with the conditions of use outlined above. Should a visitor wish to remove or not use cookies from our site they can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work for them as they would expect.

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Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use Cookies:

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Social Website Cookies

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Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies  

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site is not working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they view etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before which in turn helps us to develop our site for our audience..

Turning Cookies Off

Visitors can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here – Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of Valid Nutrition’s site (as well as a large proportion of the world’s websites) as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites. It may be that visitors have concerns around cookies related to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser, visitors may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.

You can download a copy of our Cookie Policy here

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