Privacy & Cookies Policy

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About cookies

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to VeggieBlackboard’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on our website

VeggieBlackboard uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:

WordPress – VeggieBlackboard is run on WordPress which is the Content Management System (CMS). It uses a cookie when logging in and out and is essential for proper website operation. It is only set if you are a registered user, so for most people it is not set at all. User data is all anonymous.

StatCounter – VeggieBlack uses StatCounter to analyse the use of this website. StatCounter generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. StatCounter will store and use this information. StatCounter’s privacy policy is available at: http://statcounter.com/about/legal/#privacy

Google Adsense – VeggieBlackboard publishes Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on this website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google’s Ads Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.]

Blog Post / Comments – If you leave a comment on the VeggieBlackboard e.g. on a page, article or blog post, then a cookie may be stored to ‘remember’ your email address for the next time you post (should you choose the “remember me” option).

[Other] third party cookies

When you use this website, you may also be sent the following third party cookies, which may be used for the following purposes:

Facebook – When you create or log in to an account on www.facebook.com cookies are stored on your computer in order to remain logged-in to your facebook account when visiting the site again. The Facebook Like Button used on VeggieBlackboard is hosted by Facebook and your browser therefore sends this cookie data to Facebook when creating the button inside your browser. This data is used by Facebook in order to associate the Facebook Like Button with your Facebook account. This information is not accessible to us, and is not sent to us by Facebook.

Twitter – When you create or log in to an account on www.twitter.com cookies are stored on your computer in order to remain logged-in to your twitter account when visiting the site again. The Twitter Share Button used on VeggieBlackboard is hosted by Twitter and your browser therefore sends this cookie data to Twitter when creating the button inside your browser. This data is used by Twitter in order to associate the Twitter Share Button with your Twitter account. This data is not accessible to us, and is not sent to us by Twitter.

Google Plus – When you create or log in to an account on Google Plus cookies are stored on your computer in order to remain logged-in to your Google Plus account when visiting the site again. The Google Plus Share Button used on VeggieBlackboard is hosted by Google Plus and your browser therefore sends this cookie data to Google Plus when creating the button inside your browser. This data is used by Google Plus in order to associate the Google Plus Share Button with your Google Plus account. This data is not accessible to us, and is not sent to us by Google Plus.

Pinterest – When you create or log in to an account on Pinterest cookies are stored on your computer in order to remain logged-in to your Pinterest account when visiting the site again. The Pinterest Share Button used on VeggieBlackboard is hosted by Pinterest and your browser therefore sends this cookie data to Pinterest when creating the button inside your browser. This data is used by Pinterest in order to associate the Pinterest Share Button with your Pinterest account. This data is not accessible to us, and is not sent to us by Pinterest.

StumbleUpon – When you create or log in to an account on StumbleUpon cookies are stored on your computer in order to remain logged-in to your StumbleUpon account when visiting the site again. The StumbleUpon Share Button used on VeggieBlackboard is hosted by StumbleUpon and your browser therefore sends this cookie data to StumbleUpon when creating the button inside your browser. This data is used by StumbleUpon in order to associate the StumbleUpon Share Button with your StumbleUpon account. This data is not accessible to us, and is not sent to us by StumbleUpon.

LinkedIn – When you create or log in to an account on LinkedIn cookies are stored on your computer in order to remain logged-in to your LinkedIn account when visiting the site again. The LinkedIn Share Button used on VeggieBlackboard is hosted by LinkedIn and your browser therefore sends this cookie data to LinkedIn when creating the button inside your browser. This data is used by LinkedIn in order to associate the LinkedIn Share Button with your LinkedIn account. This data is not accessible to us, and is not sent to us by LinkedIn.

Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.

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