Heart Ki

Cookie Policy


Heartki.com uses cookies. By continuing to use the website you consent to the usage of these cookies. However, you are not required to accept any of these cookies in order to use Heartki.com. Please see “How to Block Cookies” on instructions on how to block the creation of cookies.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit it. It enables the website to access and remember information, from the user’s browser, about his actions and preferences (such as language, font size, login when applicable, and so on) over a period of time. Cookies are ubiquitous in modern-day internet, their usage being common practice by almost all professional websites.

Cookies are functional and useful tools. They can also be used to peer into your information as you navigate the web, for purposes and results that depend on who creates and uses them. For this reason, cookies are an integral part of the global, ongoing discussion about online user privacy.

Website’s Overall Policy

Heartki.com uses cookies for the purposes of its functioning, and to gather statistics about the website’s traffic and usage. Additionally, Heartki.com incorporates third-party functionalities that can create cookies of their own for the purposes of their functioning. You consent to Heartki.com’s cookies if you continue to use the website. Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to the site.

Heartki.com’s policy regarding cookies consists in using cookies in a sensible manner, while contemplating the possibility of users blocking any and all cookies they want to, retaining as much website functionality as possible when doing so. Any third-party functionalities incorporated in the website are selected based on how trustworthy they are, and how much they can be used in compliance with this policy.

This policy lists cookies that are used by this website and third-party functionalities, so you may be aware of what cookies are created by what functionality. Additionally, you are not required to accept any of the cookies created by the website to use it. See “How to Block Cookies” on instructions on how to block the creation of cookies.

Google Analytics

Heartki.com uses Google Analytics, which in turn uses cookies to track non-identifiable, statistical and demographic usage of the website, such as visited pages, time spent at each page, user’s location, language, and browser, for example. This information is stored by Google Analytics, will not be divulged by Heartki.com, and is not intended to infringe the user’s privacy or to use its personal information in any way, other than to provide awareness about Heartki.com’s usage.

In order to provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to stop data being sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not affect usage of the website in any other way.

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The AddThis (www.addthis.com) third party social data platform handles certain social sharing buttons and services on this website. The AddThis scripts create and update cookie(s) on your browser each time you enter a page where social buttons are displayed, not only in Heartki.com but any site that uses AddThis. AddThis uses these cookies to collect non-identifiable information and analytics about your sharing activities, across the multiple sites that implement features by AddThis.

Heartki.com has access to the AddThis analytics about its own website, for example when an article was shared in a social network. Heartki.com handles this information the same way as with Google Analytics, that is to say, for the purposes of gaining awareness and insights about website traffic and sharing. Much like Google Analytics, AddThis has an opt-out option for users who don’t want information about their website visits to be collected.

For further information about AddThis and AddThis’s privacy policy, please visit:

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Disqus Comments

Disqus Commenting System is the application responsible for comments in articles. This application creates cookies only if you actively register and/or comment in the Disqus commenting form.

Disqus may collect information about you when you register for and use the service. This may include personally identifiable information, which may include but is not limited to your name, email address, telephone number, username or account ID, as well as non-personally identifiable information, which may include but is not limited to information about your browser, your IP address, device ID, what pages you visited on their partner sites, which website you came from, what advertisements you clicked on, whether on their partner sites, theis service or other third party websites, and other information about your online activity that doesn’t identify you as an individual.

For more information please see the Disqus privacy policy.


The notice about the usage of cookies that displays when you first visit the website, uses itself a cookie to remember your preference.

The downloads page in this website is currently implemented with the Easy Digital Downloads third-party WordPress plugin. This plugin uses cookies to store information with sessions and keep count of the items in your cart. If your browser cookies are disabled, the shopping cart system will not work.

Heartki.com is built with the WordPress infrastructure and may at any time use cookies that are specific to the functioning of WordPress. WordPress cookies are mainly related with logged-in administrators of the website and when someone creates a WordPress comment, both of which do not apply to regular users at this time. For more information please see WordPress cookies.

Heartki.com uses WordPress, and also relies on a number of third-party applications for its functioning. Furthermore, both WordPress and said applications are subject to frequent updates, made available by their respective third parties and developers. The listing of cookies in this policy aims at being comprehensive, within a reasonable degree. All applications in this website are used under the belief they align with this policy, still, cookies may be created by this website while not being explicitly listed here.

How to Block Cookies

You are free to block or delete cookies created by this website. Doing so may or may not affect some features of the website. For example, blocking the AddThis cookies will prevent the sharing buttons and functionality to display properly. But it shouldn’t impede your overall browsing experience in any significant manner, other than the functionality they correspond to.

There are a number of ways to block tracking behavior and cookies from being created in your browser, by Heartki.com or any websites in general. You should be able to delete cookies from your browser, and prevent it from accepting cookies altogether, in your browser settings. Different browsers may have different policies and capabilities when dealing with cookies.

You may also be able to define in your browser a “do not track” option or equivalent. This will make your browser ask online applications and websites, in a non-binding manner, not to track your behavior when navigating the internet. For more information please refer to your browser documentation.

There are also a number of security applications and extensions you can install on your browser that allow you to monitor and selectively filter/block cookies, tracking behavior, and potential threats. Examples of such applications would be Avira Browser Safety, Avast Online Security, or the AdBlock extension, to name a few. Additionally, you may be able to opt out next to the third-party platform creating the cookie, described before for each case.

For further instructions about cookies and how to disable cookies on your browser please go to www.cookiecentral.com.