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Cookie Policy

What cookies are, and how we protect you from the "bad" ones.

How Cookies Benefit You

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. They come in many shapes and sizes.

Most cookies are totally safe for you and essential to the effective running of websites you visit.

Others are “data mining cookies” used for tracking an individual across the internet to allow advertising to be tailored to them. Companies like Google, Facebook and advertising agencies use cookies to develop a portrait of who you are so they can show you targeted advertisements as you browse. (For more information read the article The Truth About Data Mining at the Observer.)

This website,, uses cookies – as all websites do. We use them to provide our visitors the best service we can.

Our cookies help us:

  • make our website work as you’d expect (ie: videos)
  • remember that you accepted cookies so we don’t keep asking
  • improve the speed/security of the site
  • allow you to share our products on social networks like Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter
  • Make our marketing more efficient (essentially allowing us to offer the products and services we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • collect personally identifiable information (without your express permission such as a contact form)
  • collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • we do not have your credit card information, you are sent to the secure site of your choice (such as Paypal) and they have access to your information

You can learn the specifics of the cookies we use below.

How to Restrict Cookies

The kind of cookie that is restricted for consumer safety is the data mining cookie that tracks your information to be sold for demographic use, or to steal your identity or credit card information.

How We Protect You

At it is of utmost importance to us to secure all communication, especially ones containing your credit card information. We protect the integrity of our website and prevent others from tampering with the communication between our site and your browser (called a man in the middle attack) designed to steal your information.

  • this is a Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure site (see the padlock before our name in the URL address bar as proof)
  • we use Stripe for financial transactions to ensure that your information is secure – we do not keep your financial information on our site at all
  • like 974,000+ websites, we use the firewall and security of WPMU DEV Defender Pro to protect our site
  • we don’t use the services of a company who doesn’t comply with this cookie policy

How You Can Protect Yourself

Here are some ways you can restrict cookies on your end to protect your identity and your phone or computer:

  • don’t fill out any survey on the internet unless you know for sure you can trust the company using it
  • don’t use a social media profile when signing in to a website
  • disable Flash on your computer
  • change your browser’s cookie policy to block outside sources (may keep websites from working correctly if you’re too strict)
  • use a Virtual Private Network (VPN), especially when using WiFi in public locations – more on this at How To Geek.
  • use an ad-blocker extension on your browser (see a list of the best free ad blockers at Comparitech).
  • if you wish to block Google Analytics you can opt-out (we wish you wouldn’t because the information helps us – and other sites you visit – improve services for our visitors)
  • if you want to see what cookies are on your browser and learn how to disable them, read more at the What Are Cookies website with instructions for each browser

Granting Permission to Use Cookies

When you first visit our site, you should be greeted with a popup asking for permission to use cookies. To agree, you can click the button or continue scrolling to read our articles.

If the settings on the software you use to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this and your continued use of our website to mean that you are fine with this.

More About Our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

We use cookies to make our website work in the following ways. (There is no way to prevent these cookies from being set other than to not use our site.)

  • videos powered by YouTube
  • Google Maps
  • sign up form for our newsletter
  • SPAM protection
  • Woo Commerce for product sales
  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram

Analytics Cookies

We use Google Analytics who places anonymous visitor statistic cookies.

This helps us to continue to improve our website. This analytics program is anonymous in that they do not collect personal information such as your name or street address. We use this program instead of paying a marketing firm who collects the same anonymous information:

  • how visitors reached our site (ie: a Google search, a link from another website. or social media)
  • how many people have visited our site each day
  • what technology they used which helps identify if there is a problem with our site for certain technologies (ie: Mac or Windows, mobile phone, tablet or computer)
  • how long visitors spend on our website
  • what pages were viewed during their visit

As mentioned above, if you wish to block Google Analytics you can opt-out.

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