Cookie Policy

Cookies in use on jme.altervista.org (updated: 26.08.2015)

Cookies and how they Benefit You

My website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience I can.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Cookies help me:

  • Make my website work as you’d expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you

I do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies I use below.

Granting permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies I take this, and your continued use of my website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from my site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that my site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Own cookies

I use cookies to make my website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Remembering your search settings
  • Remembering if you have accepted terms and conditions
  • Allowing you to add comments to posts

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use my site.

Third party functions

The cookie law, in force since 03.05.2015, stipulates that the use of third party profiling cookies should be blocked until visitor explicitly accepts the cookie policy and (in some cases) notified to authorities (paying a fee of 150€).

From my point of view:

  • I do not want to pay any tax for a personal, no-profit, no-tracing site;
  • I do not want to spend more time rewriting the code of each social plugin used by this site.

So, I have disabled EVERY component that, directly or not, pushes cookie to browser.

Anyway, altervista itself push cookie that I am not able to control. Please refer to this privacy policy to know more.

My site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily like or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter I have included sharing buttons on my site.

Cookies are set by:

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

I use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called analytics programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.

I use:

Also altervista.org – Privacy Policy – puts cookies in your browser probably for statistics purposes.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.