Cookie Policy

Firstly: You have a choice.

Your Cookie Consent (what you chose on cookie preference banner / pop-up window) is set to expire after 365 days, however.
You can change your cookie setting anytime via Cookie Preference Pop-Up Window.

What kind of cookies you get from this site and why.

What cookies, are they gluten free?

“A cookie is a packet of data sent by a web server (where websites reside) to a web browser (on your computer).
They are generated every time a user (that would be you) visits a website.
“Every time a user visits a website, cookies will collect some information about the user.
“Cookies are data, not programs. They can’t perform functions. They only detect web pages visited by a user on websites and store preferences.
“The information which cookies gather forms an Anonymous User Profile. They don’t gather personal information such as passwords or credit card numbers.”

From IGCSE Computer Science Textbook (edited by Webmaster)

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Necessary in making this website display and work well.

Currently, one such cookie loads even before your consent that is from the Cookie Consent Popup itself ( Cookie Name: moove_gdpr_popup ) which cannot be rejected – or else you won’t have a choice to reject other cookies.

Occasional Cookies

Such as,
Comment / Contact Form / Shopping Cart Cookies. They are generated only when you use specific functions and will be elaborated on Privacy Policy page. In a bit (as of 27Jul20).

Other People’s Cookies

a.k.a. Third Party Cookies.

Social Share Links

Notorious share buttons are not on this site; I work to make this site less harm to you as much as possible.

Please use “Permalink” —> copy / paste to share.

Translation Service

Q. Does this work if I choose “Reject All / Disable 3rd Party Cookies” ?
A. Seems to work okay.

So as to serve more of you, this website uses the service called GTranslate (their Terms of Service Page) which pulls from Google Translate
Their terms clearly state:
“If you are using our Free version, we do not collect, store or transmit any personal data.” (Terms—>Privacy—>Information we collect and how we use it)
But “our Free service is based on Google Translate, which may set “googtrans” cookie to remember the selected language.” (Terms—>Privacy—>Cookies)

Shopping Cart

For my “Store” item(s) I use service called Gumroad.
Their privacy policy page. https://gumroad.com/privacy.php
( —> 3, Cookies and Similar Technologies )

Web Analytics

Q. Is it okay to choose “Reject All / Disable 3rd Party Cookies” ?
A. Surely Yes!!

( FYI: Analytics would collect data that would give the site owner general ideas about what visitors like to see and what devices and browsers are in use. The site owner have no way of knowing who you personally are. )

As of now I am not using analytics service, but until fairly recently I was using one called Stat Counter.

Bit of history:
Sometime ago I deleted their service from my site. The Counter however still tracking at least some of the stats (my own visits mostly…) and their code buried somewhere that I am in process of uprooting.

Now, Stat Counter, when installed (free version), uses “Marketing Cookies” ( which studies your behavior on my site for targeted advertisement ).
Although I could not detect Marketing Cookies from Stat Counter on my site at this time, if you don’t like marketing cookies’ behaviors in general I actually recommend that you reject 3rd party cookies just to be on the safe side.

(References: Stat Counter on their cookies and the use of marketing cookies.)

Which brings me to….

How to reject unwanted cookies

This can be done by following methods:

Easy opt out

You can reject all cookies on the pop up menu (starts with “Sorry to bother you…” by clicking “REJECT ALL”.
Or, selectively reject Third Party Cookies / Strictly Necessary Cookies from cookie setting page.

There are more choices fyi:

Via your browser setting

Please allow me to refer you to:
Managing Cookies at aboutcookies.org.uk.

Alternate opt out

NAI Consumer Opt Out —> Manage My Browser’s Opt Outs
This is a method suggested by Stat Counter. The browser check takes a bit of time I have to say.

Last Updated: December 16, 2020.