Who owns this site

This website (https://rickcook.co.uk) is managed by Rick Cook.

What personal data is collected and why

Comments

When visitors leave comments, the information is stored within the sites database. We also collect the visitors known IP address and browser agent to assist spam prevention.

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

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the site.

Cookies

Preferences

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About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are and how this and other sites use them.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.

Your consent applies to the following domains: www.rickcook.co.uk.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the renders through your browser. These cookies help the website function properly. They make the website more secure, provide a better user experience, and understand how the website performs. This data is used to analyse performance and indicate areas of improvement.

How do we use cookies?

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.

Third-party cookies are used to analyse how visitors interact with the site; they also form part of the sites security systems.

What types of cookies do we use?

Essential: Some cookies are necessary 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 analyse how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing: Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalise the ads 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 contents on 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.

How can I control the cookie preferences?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Preferences” above.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more on how to manage and remove cookies, visit www.wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.

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 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your personal data with

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How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata will be stored indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

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 information 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 d