When accessing our website, Cottage Tips will learn certain information about you during your visit. How we will handle information we learn about you depends upon what you do when visiting our site.
If you visit our site to read or download information on our pages, we collect and store only the following information about you:
1. The name of the domain from which you access the Internet.
2. The date and time you access our site.
3. The Internet address of the website you used to link directly to our site.
“Cookies” are simple text files that web browsers place on computer hard drives when sites are visited. Cookies cannot damage files, nor can they read information from a user’s hard drive. The cookie, by itself, doesn’t tell us your e-mail address or who you are. When you participate in our activities, we do not store any personal information within cookies, nor do we link or combine information collected through cookies to any personal information submitted online.
Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to CottageTips.com users based on their visit to CottageTips.com and/or other sites on the Internet.
The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a partner’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help better serve and manage ads on the publisher’s site(s) and across the web.
Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings.
Users may also opt out of the use of the Google DoubleClick DART cookie by visiting the advertising opt-out page.
For a full explanation of how interest-based advertising works, please visit the NAI’s Understanding Online Advertising page.
Cottage Tips is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, amazonsupply.com, or myhabit.com.
Please note certain features on our site may not function if you do not accept cookies.
Log data collected on web servers supplies Cottage Tips with aggregate information on the number of visits to different pages on our site. Cottage Tips uses such aggregate information to improve access to content based on visitors’ browsers and operating system types to make our content available to as many visitors as possible. We do not link the log data collected to any personal information submitted online.
If you identify yourself by sending us an e-mail containing personal information, then the information collected will be solely used to respond to your message.
The information collected is for statistical purposes. Cottage Tips may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Cottage Tips uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Cottage Tips will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.
Cottage Tips will not knowingly obtain or retain any personal information of visitors to our website who are under the age of 13, unless we obtain parental or legal guardian consent. Such information will never be sold, rented, shared or otherwise made available to outside parties without parental or legal guardian consent unless we are required to do so by court, governmental or other legal order.