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Privacy and Cookie Policy

Published on September 16th, 2009 by

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.enjoyyourcooking.com.

At www.enjoyyourcooking.com, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by www.enjoyyourcooking.com and how it is used.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site the data shown in the comments form is collected. This includes Name, Email address, Website URL (optional), and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

The comment info may be provided to the Akismet service to monitor and prevent spam activity on the website. The Akismet service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/

An anonymized string created from commenter’s email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if they are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of the comment, commenter’s profile picture is visible to the public in the context of the comment they have posted.

Log files

Like many other Web sites, www.enjoyyourcooking.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.


If you leave a comment on the website you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to analyze visitor activity. User and event data provided to Google Analytics is retained for 26 months.

Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor (aka. user) interactions on Google Analytics customers’ websites. Users may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie. Learn more

In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that – once installed and enabled – disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement.

Where a site or app uses Google Analytics for Apps or the Google Analytics for Firebase SDKs, Google Analytics collects an app-instance identifier — a randomly generated number that identifies a unique installation of an App. Whenever a user resets their Advertising Identifier (Advertising ID on Android, and ID for Advertisers on iOS), the app-instance identifier is also reset.

Where sites or apps have implemented Google Analytics with other Google Advertising products, like AdWords, additional advertising identifiers may be collected. Users can opt-out of this feature and manage their settings for this cookie using the Ads Settings. Learn more

Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”). Google Analytics provides a method to mask IPs that are collected (detailed below) but note that website owners have access to their users’ IP addresses even if the website owners do not use Google Analytics.

See more info about Google Analytics data processing at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245


This website is using Statcounter, an online service which helps us to understand our visitors; for example, how visitors find our website, how long they spend on our site, which web pages they are most interested in etc. We use Statcounter because better understanding how visitors are interacting with our website helps us to improve the content, design and functionality of our site. This allows us to offer a better online experience to our visitors.

Statcounter uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on visitors and visitor activity on our website. This data includes:

  • Time and date of visit (this can help us to identify and plan for busy periods on our website) IP address (this is a numerical label assigned to a device by an Internet Service Provider to enable the device to access the internet)
  • Browser and Operating System (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the browsers/operating systems used to access our site)
  • Device Information e.g. device type and screen size (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the devices used to access our site)
  • Referring Data e.g. a search engine link (this can help us to understand which search engines are helping visitors to find our website)

The Statcounter “mask ip address” setting is enabled for www.enjoyyourcooking.com. This removes the last octet of the ip address e.g. would become 203.102.102.* making IP address of a visitor not identifiable.

Information collected by Statcounter is retained for up to 24 hours.

Furthermore, when you visit our website a Statcounter cookie (called “is_unique”) may be placed in your browser. This cookie is used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site.

You can learn more about cookies from StatCounter and set your browser to refuse same by clicking here.

For further details, please see the Statcounter privacy policy.

Google Advertising Cookies and Web Beacons

www.enjoyyourcooking.com uses cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information you’ve provided to them or they’ve collected from your use of their services. How Google uses data when you use Google partners’ sites or apps.

www.enjoyyourcooking.com has “Advertiser Features” enabled in Google Analytics to collect data about traffic via Google advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers, in addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation.

Advertiser features include:

  • Remarketing with Google Analytics
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • DoubleClick Platform integrations
  • Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting

www.enjoyyourcooking.com will not facilitate the merging of personally-identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected through any Google advertising product or feature.

Visitors who wish to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics can opt-out via Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on enjoyyourcooking.com. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to www.enjoyyourcooking.com and other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include:

  • Google Adsense
  • Google certified ad networks
  • Google Testing Network

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on www.enjoyyourcooking.com send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

www.enjoyyourcooking.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. www.enjoyyourcooking.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Amazon’s advertising system

This website may include Amazon Ads. Amazon’s advertising systems do not use personally identifiable information such as name or email to serve interest-based ads. Learn more.

Who we share your data with

www.enjyyourcooking.com doesn’t share any information with any partners other than Google Analytics, Google Adsense, DoubleClick DART, Statcounter, Akismet, Gravatar, Amazon and for any other purposes than described above.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Visitors personal information retained by analytics packages is retained for the specified time and discarded after.

Visitors personal information collected in website logs is retained until logs are removed from the server. This is so we can ensure system security and recognize and prevent malicious activity related to the website.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Visitor stats may be sent to analytics services.

Contact information

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at admin AT enjoyyourcooking.com.

How we protect your data

Visitor information on this website is encrypted by use of SSL certificate.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We monitor web traffic and web server logs to ensure data is safe.

In an event that data breach is identified, visitors of the website will be informed via a notification on the website about it as soon as the breach is identified.

What third parties we receive data from

We don’t receive any data about users or visitors from third parties besides the info mentioned above.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


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