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Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy for www.sproutingzen.com 

updated 5/15/18


Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do - which is FREE at this time.)

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies:

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site
  • Remembering your name, email address and website url on the comment form section for ease of use.

Comment Cookies:

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Social Website Cookies:

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites we have included sharing buttons on our site. At this time, we use a plug-in called Social Warfare which makes the sharing capabilities available to you as a user. Social Warfare has stated that they DO NOT collect nor store any information from the users who click on these share buttons.

If you click on any of the social sharing buttons available on this site, then that corresponding social sharing site may place cookies on your browser, and your information is subject to their privacy policies.

The following social sharing buttons are available on this website and may place cookies in your browser:

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

YouTube Videos:

This website displays embedded YouTube Videos. What this means is that our recipe videos, that we upload to YouTube platform, are 'embedded' using a code so that our users on our website can watch the video from our site instead of having to go watch it on YouTube. If a user presses play and watches one of these videos, then YouTube places a cookie in your browser. Unfortunately, there is no way for our website to stop YouTube from doing this. What you can do is: you can choose not to play videos while visiting this website, or you can block cookies from your browser altogether. Learn how below.

Visitor Statistics Cookies:

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

Cookies are set by:

To opt out of Google Analytics, please visit the Google Analytics Opt-Out Page to learn about opting out and installing the appropriate browser add-on.

Affiliate Cookies:

Sometimes within this website we will promote services or products on a success-only basis (i.e. instead of being paid for advertising, we are only paid commission on sales). Cookies are required so that these partners can reward us our commission for any sales that occur. These cookies are usually provided by specialist companies (known as affiliate networks). Neither us nor the affiliate networks are able to identify you personally, unless of course you go ahead and make a purchase in which case your personal information provided to them will be subject to that individual merchants privacy policy.

We ask you to support us by allowing these cookies to remain on which ultimately help us to offer you the service we do at the price we do (free!). However, you can choose to opt out of cookies by following the instructions on this Opt Out Of Cookies article.

Our affiliate cookies are provided by:

Affiliate link cookies usually last 180 days.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.