When you visit my website, a number of information about you, your computer and your behavior on the website is collected.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your browser on your computer or mobile device and recognized by the website at your next visit and allows you to send personalized information to your browser.
A cookie can contain text, numbers or, for example a date, but no personal information is stored in a cookie. It is not a program and it cannot contain viruses. When you visit our website, you automatically receive one or more cookies.
If the cookie is set by the website owner it is called a ‘first party cookie’. Whereas cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called ‘third party cookies’.
Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their website work more efficiently. Third party cookies enable features and functionality to be provided on or through the website you are using. It means that the third party can recognize your computer when you visit my website.
Cookies from Google Analytics
In order to do so, Google Analytics sends cookies via my website. These cookies do not collect personal information unless you expressly authorize it. The information is anonymous and therefore cannot be used to identify you personally.
The cookies sent to you from my website will be stored for a maximum of 26 months from your last visit to my website.
You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Google may disclose information to other parties if the law requires it or if another party is to process information on behalf of Google.
Cookies from MailChimp
If you subscribe to my newsletter MailChimp will track information about your IP address, date and time when you open and click on the content in my newsletter.
How to control or avoid cookies
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. If you do not want to receive cookies, you can block or delete them by changing your browser settings.
Web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser. In your brower’s privacy settings, you will find the option to block or disable cookies on your computer. If you need help to do manage your privacy setting, visit your browser’s help menu for more information.
You can also exercise your cookie preferences and opt out of interest-based advertising click, but please note you might still receive generic ads:
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