What Data We Collect
We try to collect as little information as possible about the visitors of our website (PetBlog.org) in order to protect everyone's privacy.
Below we'll try to explain to you in easy-to-understand words what type of data we collect, why, and how this information might be used.
It's very likely that you have heard about the term "browser cookies" before.
In simple words, a cookie is a small piece of text that is saved by your web browser once you access our website or the majority of the websites on the World Wide Web.
The cookies help us to give our visitors a unique and customized user experience, help us better analyze and understand our traffic and our visitors’ needs. Using cookies, our website can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Most modern web browsers also give you the possibility of browsing in a private/incognito mode. This environment prevents browsing history from being stored on your computer and saves the website's cookies in a temporary folder, which is erased after you close the web browser.
Therefore, if you fear for your online privacy, you can access our website in private/incognito mode.
Our website also allows you to choose whether to accept or reject several cookie groups. You can do that from the cookie consent management window. You can change your choice at any time by clicking here.
In order to better understand the purpose of each group, we have listed these below.
While some cookies are not essential, there are also categories of cookies that are required in order for our website to function properly. You cannot reject these types of cookies since our website would not function properly if you do so.
If for one reason or another you don't want to allow any type of cookies, you cannot use our website.
Our website uses the Google Analytics service in order to analyze our traffic and better understand our visitors.
Unlike the required cookies, these cookie types are optional and you can choose to enable or disable them from the cookie consent management window.
The data provided by Google Analytics gives us only broad information about you (eg. your country, browser type, device screen size, etc.) and cannot obtain any type of data based on which we can personally identify you.
According to the info found on Google Analytics, resources page:
The data that Google Analytics uses to provide all the information in your reports comes from these sources: The HTTP request of the user. Browser/system information. First-party cookies.
For more info about how Google Analytics stores your data, retention time, opt-out options, and more, please read the "data privacy and security" topic at Google Analytics' official help website.
This is another optional group of cookies that you can accept or reject from the cookie consent management window.
Under this group, you'll find the cookies used by us and other entities to provide you with relevant advertising to your interests, both within and outside of our website.
Offering site advertising tailored to the conclusions we draw about you based on your site's history or browsing and, in some cases, depending on the profile we create about you.
If you choose to reject this type of cookie, please note that ads can still be displayed on our site, but they will not be customized based on your interests. Instead, these ads will be tailored to the content of the page you visit.
PetBlog.org follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites.
All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks.
These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, protecting our website from potential harmful bots and threats, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gather demographic information.
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