Privacy and cookies
Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.thatshakerofsalt.com/
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you submit data to us via our contact form, we will collect this data for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry.
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.
We use Google Analytics to collect data about how visitors use our website. This data is anonymous.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.
As most of the online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data. The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.
What types of cookies do we use?
Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket, and checkout securely.
Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.
Marketing: Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns. The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.
Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms.
Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.
The below list details the cookies used in our website.
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This website uses two Google solutions: Google Analytics and Google Adsense. Find out HOW GOOGLE USES INFORMATION FROM SITES OR APPS THAT USE THEIR SERVICES here.
- Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads based on your visit to our sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
- Users may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings (or www.aboutads.info.)
- This is a list of third-party vendors and ad networks that may serve ads on this site.
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- Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of some third-party vendors’ uses of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
If you contact us through our contact form, we retain the data for as long as is needed to deal with your enquiry, or as required by law.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments on this site or submitted a contact form, 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. We use Dropbox to store backups of the data on the website which may include comments currently displayed the website and contact form submissions (not publicly visible). Backups are retained for 3 days although sometimes a master backup will be retained for up to 6 months. Our server provider EuroVPS takes daily backups and these are retained for 30 days.
How we protect your data
Your data once submitted (for example, through an enquiry form) may be backed up to Dropbox. You can see how Dropbox keeps your data safe here. Once your enquiry is complete, we will delete the information from the backup drive. We also use Gmail as our email provider. You can find out how Gmail keeps your data safe here.
Who we share your data with
We may need to pass the information you have provided to another solicitor if we cannot deal with the enquiry ourselves. In this case, we will ask your permission to pass on your details first. Other than this, we will not share your data with anyone else except with your express permission, unless required to do lawfully by an authority such as the Police.