ASlobComesClean.com uses google analytics to collect site statistics which are used to solicit advertising and for general family entertainment. Mama has to know what to say when her kid asks how many people came to her blog today.
Google Analytics provide general information such as how people arrived at this site and how long they stayed.
It helps me see how many people came from a certain site, which percentage were new, and how many of them stuck around. I use this to determine if it’s worth my time to post on various sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, etc.
Personally identifiable information is not available through these sources. While they supposedly say the location of the visitor, they’re often wrong. I know this because I can tell when the visitor is me, and the location is rarely the same, and is never my actual location. Nothing to freak out about.
Emails – Email addresses are required to leave a comment. This prevents (or supposedly prevents) comment spam, and also allows you to receive direct replies to your comment via email. I do not collect or sell any email addresses you leave here. You will only be signed up for my email newsletter if you . . . sign up for my email subscription.
Here are the same things, written in a much more thorough and legally way:
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).
Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our Site. Some features of the Site may cease to be available to you.
Disclosure and Privacy regarding advertisers on this site:
Advertising Privacy Statement
This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here: www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy
If you have questions regarding any of this, email me. I have nothing to hide, and am happy to share with you what I know.