This policy covers the data collected by the private blog samosblog.com, how it is used, how it is protected, and the users’ ability to control the collection and use of their personal data.
What Information is Collected
Samosblog collects anonymous information about the visitors solely for analytics purposes, and personal information from those users who complete the contact form.
The information collected from visitors to the website is anonymous and is used for tracking purposes to determine, for example, the number of pages visited in the session, the length of time spent on each page, and the frequency of visits to the website.
Once a visitor completes the contact form, accesses information behind a ‘wall’ (where the user must provide their personal details such as an email address) or contacts the company by email or phone, any data coming from that exchange will be recorded and kept in our database.
The collected information can include your name and contact details.
How Samosblog Uses the Collected Information
The information collected anonymously for the purposes of Google Analytics enables the company to improve the user experience and better understand its users. The information we collect is used to generate reports to make the site more user friendly and to determine which types of content are most appealing for our users.
Will Samosblog Contact You?
Samosblog is not going to use the registered information to contact You.
Sharing Your Information
We will not sell your information, trade it with any other company.
How Long Will We Keep Your Data
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity.
Can You Make a Request For the Data the Company Holds About You?
If you would like to know what information the company holds about you, you can make a request to firstname.lastname@example.org to have the information shared with you.
If cookies are used in a site, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 provide that certain information must be given to that site’s visitors and the user must give his or her consent to the placing of the cookies.. The following section explains what cookies are, which ones are collected by Samosblog and how they are used on SiteVisibility’s website.
How We Collect Information
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are commonly used in order to make websites work by tracking goods that you have placed in a basket, or work more efficiently by remembering your login details, as well as to provide information about the sites usage to the owners of the site.
Types of Cookies
There are three types of cookies dropped and collected by websites. With some exceptions (i.e. websites that fundamentally require cookies in order for website functionality – see below) from 26th May 2012, all cookies must be consented to by a site’s users.
Embedded third-party content and social
Advertising campaign optimisation
Web analytics / metrics
Personalised content / interface
Necessary for Website Functionality
(Exempt from changes to privacy regulations)
Stop multiple form submissions
Samosblog collects the following anonymous cookies for tracking purposes.
|__utma||This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.||2 years from set/update.|
|__utmb||This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes. You can modify the default length of a user session with the _setSessionCookieTimeout() method.||30 minutes from set/update.|
|__utmc||This cookie is no longer used by the ga.js tracking code to determine session status.Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser. However, if you are debugging your site tracking and you use the ga.js tracking code, you should not interpret the existence of this cookie in relation to a new or expired session.||Not set.|
|__utmz||This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.||6 months from set/update.|
WordPress websites also collect cookies for commenters. As the Samsblog website is built using WordPress, these cookies apply to our users.
When visitors comment on the SiteVisibility blog, they will have cookies stored on their computer. This is purely for convenience, so that the visitor will not be required to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment in the future.
Three cookies are set for commenters:
The commenter cookies are set to expire a little less than one year from the time they’re set.
Advertising and Third Party cookies
Samosblog does not use any cookies for advertising purposes or store any third party cookies.
Prohibiting the Collection of Cookies
If you would like to prevent Samosblog from collecting cookies when you visit our site, please update your privacy settings in your browser. You can control the kinds of cookies you accept there.