Cookies and Privacy Policy

The privacy of visitors to Cooksister.com is important to me, which is why this Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information that is received and collected by my website and how it is used.

1.  Log files and cookies

Like nearly all WordPress blogs, this site stores “convenience” cookies on your computer whenever you leave a comment. The cookies record the name, email address, and URL that you enter when you submit a comment so that you won’t have to re-type that info the next time you leave a comment on this site.  If you do not consent to this and wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your web browser options, but then you will have to retype this information each time you comment. Instructions for doing so and for other cookie-related management can be found on the specific web browsers’ websites.

Third-party advertisers may also place and read cookies on your browser and/or use collect information about visitors. However, Cooksister.com has no access to or control over these cookies. If you are concerned, you should review the respective privacy policies on any and all third-party ad servers appearing on Cooksister.com for more information regarding their practices and how to opt-out.

2. Google analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that I use to help understand how visitors engage with this website. In order to provide me with information on visitor numbers and trends (e.g. popular posts) Google analytics  uses  log files to learn about when, from where, and how often traffic flows to this site, allowing me to create a better user experience for you.  Cookies and log files are small pieces of information about each visitor which are stored by Cooksister to enable me to track broad trends such as the times when users prefer to visit; posts that were most popular with users; and countries from which users visited.  None of this  information is linked to anything that personally identifies the person who is visiting.  If you

 

The information in the log files include:

  •  Internet Protocol addresses (IP)
  • Types of browser
  • Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  •  Date and time stamp
  • Referring and exit pages
  • Number of clicks made on this site

It reports website trends using cookies and web beacons without identifying individual visitors. You can read more about how it works and what information it collects at the Google Analytics Privacy Overview.

4.  Stat counter

Statcounter is a web analytics tool that I use to help understand how visitors engage with this website. It reports website trends using cookies and web beacons without identifying individual visitors. You can read more about how it works and what information it collects at the Google Analytics Privacy Overview.

4. Consent

By using this site, in any and all forms including mobile versions, you are automatically accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Your e-mail and personal info

You might provide Cooksister.com with personal information in the following contexts:

  • Users may choose to receive email blog updates via FeedBurner by submitting an email address to the email subscription form. Cooksister.com will never send you an e-mail unless you have specifically opted in to receive blog updates, although I do reserve the right to contact my e-mail subscribers with information related to this website and blog.  Subscribers may unsubscribe anytime and every email delivered will contain an “Unsubscribe” link.
  • When leaving a comment, users must submit a name and e-mail address. To combat spam, the WordPress blogging platform also records the IP address of anyone submitting a comment.

No email address or any other personal information that you provide on Cooksister will ever be shared with anyone without your direct consent.

5. Changes to this policy

This Privacy Policy is reviewed and revised from time to time, so you may want to check it regularly.

Last Updated: May 14, 2012

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