Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy

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.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to

Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to 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 Ad Settings.

Users may also opt out of the use of the Google DoubleClick DART cookie by visiting Google Ads Polices.

Alternatively, users can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest-based advertising by visiting

Other third party vendors may use cookies to serve ads on Users can go to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the EU-based Your Online Choices or Opt Out Ads Info or the Network Advertising Initiative 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, or any other website that may be affiliated with the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.

Cottage Tips uses cookies to help us measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views, and other statistics relating to use of our site. As a convenience for users, Cottage Tips also uses cookies to remember non-personally identifiable user-names so that the need for multiple log-ins is eliminated.

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.

Cottage Tips does not use personal information to make automated decisions.

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 does not collect data related to race, religion, genetic or biometric data, health, political opinions, trade union membership, or orientation.

How can you verify your information?

You may check your information to verify, update, or correct it and to have any obsolete information removed. If you created an account on our website, you can access and change your online account profile yourself. You can also ask to review any information we have retained, how we have used it, and to whom we have disclosed it by contacting us as identified below under “Contacting Cottage Tips”. Subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law, and provided we can authenticate your identity, you will be given reasonable access to your personal information.

Cottage Tips will not knowingly obtain or retain any personal information of visitors to our website who are under the age of 16, 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.

Contacting Cottage Tips

45 O’Connor St.
Suite 1150
Ottawa, ON

e-mail: admin(at)