Privacy & Cookies

Privacy & Cookies

The short version

This site (www.thehaughtyculturist.com) uses cookies to count which pages you visit, how long you stay and which links you click. This helps us keep the site functioning and create interesting content.

We don’t collect names, email addresses or payment details on the site, though you might choose to provide these if you get in touch or make a donation (see below).

We don’t collect information from or for advertisers or marketing. If you interact with social media, those platforms and other providers, including your browser, may use your data in ways we can’t control.

We do use third-party cookies that collect some data about your browser, browsing habits and device, for the time being, this includes Google Analytics. We’re looking into alternatives.

By continuing to use this site you accept how it uses cookies to serve content and count your visits.

You can at withdraw your consent at any time by closing this site and clearing your cookies as detailed by your browser (see below for links).

Privacy and your data

Like most sites, we use cookies and tracking technology in order to publish effective, interesting content and keep the site functioning properly. The cookie section below explains what information is being collected and why.

In particular, this site uses Google Analytics and Google Tags to count which pages you visit and how long you spend on them. We may also note your IP, device and browser details to help us develop or safeguard the site, but can’t use this information to personally identify you.

If you contact us

We won’t sell your contact details, and won’t share them with others except where required by law.

If you contact us by email, we’ll keep your message and contact details securely long enough to reply to you, resolve your query, or for no longer than 6 months, whichever comes first. We won’t use these details for anything else – i.e., we won’t email you about a newsletter or to sell you something.

If you contact us on social media we may be able to see details about your profile that you’ve made public, but we won’t collect, store or use this for anything other than judging how we interact or reply to you.

We’re trialing direct messages from article pages. These are anonymous, and we don’t reply to messages. That means you don’t have to leave your name or email address. We’ll monitor submissions for spam and abuse.

If you donate

We use Ko-fi and Paypal to accept donations from visitors. Those sites may share your details with us where they’re essential to processing donations safely and responsibly: for instance your username, full name and email address (but not banking details). We’ll record and store this information as required for tax and transaction purposes. We like to acknowledge and say thanks for donations on Ko-fi. We won’t use your details for anything other else.

Third-party links and social media

Please take care when clicking third-party links. This site can’t be held responsible for content hosted on other sites. If you follow links to social media platforms please note those platforms have their own privacy policies – make sure you’re comfortable with them.

Embedded content

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

Cookies

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this section to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use (i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used) and how to control cookie preferences.

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 website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experiences, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?

Our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function properly. They do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

Third-party cookies help us understand how the website performs, how you interact with our website and keeping our services secure. These help us provide 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.

Analytics: 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. This data helps us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement. We use Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to collect this data.

Functional: These cookies help certain non-essential functionalities on our website, such as embedding videos into the site or sharing our content 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.

Cookies that we use

CookieDescription
Cookie bar preferencesKeeps track of your cookie preferences.
Cookie preferencesKeeps track of your cookie preferences.
Google AnalyticsThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, camapign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randoly generated number to identify unique visitors. You can find out more about Google Analytics here.
Google AnalyticsGoogle uses this cookie to distinguish users.
Google AnalyticsThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.

How can I control cookie preferences?

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 out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org or see:

I still have questions: who can I contact?

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