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ChrisAustin.info does not collect personal information from its visitors.

ChrisAustin.info does not use cookies to track any visitor information, except for a cookie that records your consent to the use of cookies, if you click the OK button on the message about cookies, that appears at the top of the viewing area when you visit the Crawler in Superland blog on ChrisAustin.info for the first time.

A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit, that is saved by your browser after you leave the website, if your browser settings allow it. If you return to the website later, the website might ask your browser if it has the cookie, and if your browser has the cookie, the website might ask your browser to send a copy of the cookie to the website. The cookie helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier, and the website more useful to you.

If you click the OK button on the message about cookies, ChrisAustin.info sends a cookie called displayCookieConsent to your browser. When you visit a page of the Crawler in Superland blog on ChrisAustin.info, the page asks your browser if the cookie is there, and if the cookie is not there, the page displays the message about cookies. This is to comply with the law for visitors in the European Union.

If your browser has saved the ChrisAustin.info displayCookieConsent cookie, you should be able to find the cookie by going to your browser's Preferences or Settings feature, selecting Cookies, then Manage Cookies or Show Cookies, and searching for chrisaustin.info. If the cookie is there, you should see its name, either in the search result, or after clicking an appropriate place on the search result. If you select the cookie, your browser might show you some details about it, including the date and time it is set to expire. The expiry date and time are set to a year after you clicked the OK button, so effectively provide a record of when you clicked the button. Your browser should let you delete the cookie, if you want to.

Most pages of the Crawler in Superland blog on ChrisAustin.info display a Google AdSense advertisement at the top, unless your browser blocks its display. No other pages on ChrisAustin.info display advertisements. The selection of advertisements displayed by Google on pages of the Crawler in Superland blog on ChrisAustin.info is not personalized to take into account your interests, as shown by your browsing history, search history, and Google Account information. This makes it easier for the website to comply with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which applies in the European Economic Area (EEA). The selection of advertisements might still take into account your approximate geographical location, at the city level, and take into account the character of ChrisAustin.info.

Google has provided some information about how they use cookies, and how they use your information.

Personalized selection of the advertisements displayed on ChrisAustin.info has mostly been turned off, for all visitors. This means that the selection of advertisements displayed on ChrisAustin.info is not based on a visitor's interests, demographics, and Google Account information. Furthermore, Google does not use information about visits to ChrisAustin.info to help infer a visitor's interests and demographics, and does not add information about visits to ChrisAustin.info to a visitor's Google Account.

However Google might show advertisements to some visitors based on their previous interactions with an advertiser, such as visits to the advertiser's website. This is known as remarketing.

Personalized selection of the advertisements displayed on ChrisAustin.info has also been turned off further, for visitors in the European Economic Area, so that more restrictive settings are applied for those visitors. This means that for those visitors, Google does not use cookies to personalize the selection of advertisements displayed on ChrisAustin.info. So to the extent that remarketing uses cookies, remarketing is turned off for visitors in the European Economic Area.

ChrisAustin.info applies additional restrictive settings for visitors in California. This makes it easier for the website to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

To regulate the display of advertisements on ChrisAustin.info, Google uses cookies for frequency capping and aggregated advertisement reporting, and to combat fraud and abuse.

If you are concerned about the use of your information by websites that display a personalized selection of advertisements, you might find the Google Ad Settings page and the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Consumer Choice Tool helpful. The DAA tool might take some time to check your browser capabilities and your current choices on personalized selection of advertisements, when you click the link. The choices you make on those pages should have limited relevance or no relevance to the selection of advertisements displayed on ChrisAustin.info, because personalized selection of advertisements has been mostly turned off or turned off further, depending on where you are.

ChrisAustin.info contains links to websites for which the author of ChrisAustin.info, Chris Austin, is not responsible. This privacy document applies only to ChrisAustin.info.

The software on this website is licensed for use under the Free Software Foundation General Public License.

Page last updated 26 November 2020. Copyright (c) Chris Austin 2012 - 2020. Privacy policy