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Bullock’s Buzz Cookie Policy

This website (“Website”), Bullock’s Buzz (https://bullocksbuzz.com/) is governed by the following cookie policy (“Cookie Policy”) which was last updated: May 25, 2018. This Cookie Policy only applies to this Website (Bullock’s Buzz at bullocksbuzz.com).

If you require more information or have any questions about our cookie policy, please feel free to contact us by email at alainabethb (@) gmail (.)com.

This Website (https://bullocksbuzz.com and any subdomains associated with bullocksbuzz.com) uses cookies for a number of purposes. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your browser or machine. They help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our site. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of or disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers. However, if you deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, it’s possible that not all functions of our Website will be entirely usable.

By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:

Analytical/performance cookies

These type cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies

These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies

These cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We may use this information to make our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

First-party cookies

This website will set some cookies that are essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookies, none of which capture personally identifiable information, are as follows:

Visitor ID – this cookie is a numeric value that identifies unique visitors and provides coherence and consistency to a site visit;
Page Number – this cookie identifies the page you are on;
Session ID – this cookie identifies your website session;
Test – this cookie checks whether or not your browser supports cookies;

Third-party cookies

Our website may set several types of third-party cookie, and we do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies which may be set include:

Google Analytics – Google Analytics tracks and collects data on Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personally identifiable information is captured by Google Analytics. You can see how Google uses data and how you may opt out here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Social Warfare – the Social Warfare cookie is used when you use the Social Warfare service on our website to share a link with Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. You can read Social Warfare’s Privacy Policy here: https://warfareplugins.com/privacy-policy/.

MailChimp – we use MailChimp to manage our email marketing subscriber list and to keep in touch with readers and customers who want to hear from us regularly via newsletters or emails. MailChimp may process your data using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter. You can view MailChimp’s Cookie Policy at https://mailchimp.com/legal/cookies/ and view their privacy policy at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy. Subscribers can easily alter their preferences or unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter.

Askimet – we use Askimet to block spam comments. It’s a plugin that blocks suspicious comments (including suspicious IP addresses) so that we don’t have to spend large amounts of time deleting spam comments. You can learn more and view their privacy policy at: https://automattic.com/privacy-notice/

Comments — 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 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.

Gravatars – an anonymized 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.

WP Recipe Maker — we use the WP Recipe Maker plugin to create and provide printable recipes. You can view their privacy policy and terms of service at  https://www.iubenda.com/privacy-policy/82708778. Bootstrapped Ventures, the developer of WP Recipe Maker, does not have access to any of the data collected by the plugin. This is all stored in our local database and not communicated back to them.

What personal data this plugin collects and why they collect it:

  • When comment ratings are enabled we store the rating a user has given to a recipe along with the personal data WordPress core stores.
  • When user ratings are enabled we store a WPRM_User_Voted_%recipe% cookie (with %recipe% the ID of the recipe) that contains the rating this user has given to a particular recipe. This cookie is used as (one of the) measures to prevent rating spam.
  • When user ratings are enabled we store the IP address upon voting. This is used as (one of the) measures to prevent rating spam.
  • With the Recipe Submission feature, personal data can be collected depending on the fields that were added to the form. This can include the user email and name. When using the reCAPTCHA feature you will be agreeing to their terms of use and privacy policy.
  • Our cookies are stored for 30 days. User submitted data is stored indefinitely in the local database.

Newsletters —  on the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

ADVERTISING COOKIES:

Display Ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

DoubleClick DART Cookie — Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on Bullock’s Buzz. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visits to bullocksbuzz.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 at: https://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html
Users may also learn more about how Google manages data in its ads products  at: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

Affiliate Program Participation — this Website engages in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. Please note that if you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Bullock’s Buzz is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Sponsored Content Tracking Pixels — This website, Bullock’s Buzz, participates in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands, and agencies. All sponsored content is duly disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements. From time to time, these sponsored campaigns may use tracking pixels which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results and effectiveness of the campaign. This information is not stored on this Website, and no personally identifiable information collected by the Website is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.

At this time, your information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time at the Website’s sole discretion.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Some articles on this site may include embedded content such as images, videos, articles, etc.  This embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you have visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and/or 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. Bullock’s Buzz is not responsible for other site’s policies and terms of use.

Contact Information

At any time, please contact us at [email protected] for questions related to this Cookie Policy.

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