Home Cook World (referred to as “our website,” “this website,” “our site,” and “this site”) is a blog about home cooking.
What Personal Data We Collect
When You Visit this Website
This website uses Google Analytics to understand where visitors are coming from and what content they find the most engaging and interesting.
When you visit this website, Google Analytics will save a cookie on your computer that contains a visitor ID, the date and time of your first visit, and the total number of visits to this website you have made.
The cookie will expire in 2 years from the date and time of your last activity. We keep the data collected about website visitors in Google Analytics for 26 months from the date and time of their last activity.
If you visit this website during that period, the cookie expiry time and data retention period will reset—and count from the date and time of your most recent visit.
When You Guest-Post on this Website
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
When You Comment on a Post or Page
If you leave a comment on any of the posts or pages on this website, we will collect and publish your name, email address, and the content of your comment.
All comments are subject to manual approval and can be rejected by us in case we find it spammy or offensive.
We will take your email address, create an anonymous string from it (called a “hash”), and sent it Gravatar to check if you are using a photo (an “avatar”) or not. If you are using an avatar on Gravatar, we will display it alongside your name in the comments section.
We will also collect, but not publish, the IP address of your device and the user agent string of your browser. We do this to identify and prevent spam in the comments section of our website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
When You Load and/or Watch Embedded YouTube Videos
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.
How Long We Retain Personal Data
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.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What Rights You Have Over Your Personal Data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.
You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Whom We Share Data With
We only share personal data following the practices described in this policy and with the following companies/services below:
- Namecheap, the company whose web hosting, domain registration, and security certificate services we use for this website;
- Google, whose tag management, web analytics, and A/B testing and optimization tools we use for this website;
- Automattic, the creators of WordPress (the software that powers this website), whose spam protection services and avatar services we use.