Privacy Policy

iHeartCooking.com takes your privacy seriously. This privacy policy describes what personal information we collect and how we use it. As part of this commitment, we seek to inform you about, and provide you with control over, the personal information we hold about you as well as other non-personal data we may collect and use when you visit this website and how such information or data is stored. See this privacy policy primer to learn more about privacy policies in general.

Web Server Information Collection

All web servers track basic information about their visitors. This information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. This information cannot normally be used to personally identify specific visitors to this site. The information is used to provide the web page your requested and may be logged for routine administration and maintenance purposes. This information is typically stored on the web server located in the United States, and may be accessed by iHeartCooking.com or our web hosting provider: Namecheap.com.

Information collected by this site

We may collect additional information when you use various services provided by this website. For example, when registering, logging in, leaving comments, or submitting articles to this site, you may be asked to provide your name, a user name, a unique password and email address. This information is used to facilitate the services provided. The information is stored in our website database located on a server in the United States.

Information shared with third parties

Information collected when you register, login, leave comments or submit articles to this site will also be shared with Akismet (Automattic Inc.) for the purpose of preventing comment spam and the security of the website. Please refer to Automattic Inc.’s privacy policy for how this information may be used by them.

This website allows the optional linking of your personal profile with your WordPress (Automattic Inc.) profile. If you choose to link your registered profile on this website with your WordPress profile then any information entered into this site may be shared with WordPress. To link or unlink your iHeartCooking.com profile and your WordPress profile, please view the settings on your profile page.

This website uses advertising, including contextual advertising, supplied by Google AdSense, DoubleClick for Publishers and affiliated companies. To facilitate these advertisements, these companies may use cookies to store information when you visit this website. For details on how Google and DoubleClick may use cookies and information please refer to the page at: How Google uses data when you use their partners’ sites or apps. If you wish to adjust or disable how Google uses cookies and your information for this website and others, you can do so by visiting Control your Google ads or visit this page to opt out of Google’s cookie usage.

To help us improve the website, we make use of Google Analytics service. This service tracks anonymous data about the pages you visit and actions you took while using this website. If you do not wish Google Analytics to gather such information, you may opt out by using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

This website also uses web traffic statistics provided by WordPress. This is aggregated anonymous data and is used to count page views and visitor behavior so that we can improve the website. This information is subject to Automattic Inc.’s privacy policy.

Information received from third parties

This website optionally allows users to login through WordPress. When using this function to register or login to the site, we receive some basic personal information contained within your WordPress profile. This information typically includes your name, email address and user name but may include any information publicly available through your WordPress as per the settings on the WordPress website. More information about WordPress Privacy policy and to view your wordpress profile.

Cookies and Web Beacons

A cookie is a small file stored by your web browser on your personal computer. You can learn more about cookies. iHeartCooking.com uses cookies to store information about a visitor’s preferences and history in order to better serve the visitor and/or present the visitor with customized content. We also use cookies to store your session information when you login to the site.

Advertising partners and other third parties may also use cookies, scripts and web beacons to track visitors to our site in order to display advertisements, personalize their services and as a basic function of their service provision. Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies.

What cookies are used on this Website?

Cookies set when using this website
Cookie Cookie Purpose Nature of the Cookies Cookie Type
doubleclick.net To provide context and behavior based advertising via Google Adsense/Adwords and DoubleClick services. Several cookies may be set. Third Party 2 years
youtube.com To provide YouTube video content embedded pages in this site. Several cookies may be set. Third Party 18 months
Twitter Used to facilitate the Twitter share button. Several cookies may be set. Third Party 2 years
wordpress.com To provide context and behaviour based advertising via Google Adsense/Adwords service. Several cookies may be set. Third Party 3 years
iHeartCooking.com session To log basic activity essential to the fiction of this site and to store preferences and user settings including acceptance of our cookie policy. Several cookies may be set. First Party 1 day

Third party cookies

Google AdSense and DoubleClick for Publishers

Any advertisements served by Google, Inc., and affiliated companies may be controlled using cookies. These cookies allow Google to display ads based on your visits to this site and other sites that use Google advertising services. Learn how to opt out of Google’s cookie usage. As mentioned above, any tracking done by Google through cookies and other mechanisms is subject to Google’s own privacy policies.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to monitor visitor. Google Analytics may use cookies to store information and track your page visits. If you do not wish Google Analytics to gather such information, you may opt out by using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

Social Media Sites

This website has “share buttons” that allow you to quickly post and link to our articles to various social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Google+. When using these share buttons, those social media sites may set or access cookies to facilitate the activity.

Do Not Track

California law requires us to let you know how we respond to web browser Do Not Track (DNT) settings. There currently isn’t an industry or legal standard for recognizing or honouring DNT settings therefore we don’t respond to them at this time.

Controlling Your Privacy

Note that you can change your browser settings to disable cookies if you have privacy concerns. Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms. This list of web browser privacy management links may also be useful.

Contact Information

Concerns or questions about this privacy policy can be directed to [email protected] for further clarification.