Privacy Policy

Updated 30th January 2013

This privacy policy sets out how The Ordinary Cook website uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website.

The Ordinary Cook is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Ordinary Cook may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 24th October 2012 and was updated on 30th January 2013.

Information Collection

Any information collected, such as your name or contact information, is used solely for the purposes of maintaining the activities of this blog and to contact you if necessary. If requested, by subscribing to this blog or other means, The Ordinary Cook may contact you from time to time with information relevant to this blog. No information will be passed on to third parties unless permission has been given or there is a legal obligation to do so.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

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.

How to disable cookies
This site uses cookies as do the majority of websites you visit. If you prefer to disable cookies, both on this site and on others, the most effective way of doing so is to disable cookies in your browser. If you need guidance on how to do this, you could consult the Help section of your browser or take a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at kath(at)theordinarycook(dot)co(dot)uk

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

The above policy is based on a sample policy from the UK Business Link and with help from the lovely Choclette from The Chocolate Log Blog.

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6 responses to “Privacy Policy

  1. Hi

    I’m enjoying reading the recipes on the website but I’d prefer to opt-out of using cookies. I’m not sure how to do this as there’s just the accept button below so thought I’d email. Please can you let me know how this can be done.

    Many thanks
    Rebecca

    • Hi Rebecca,
      This is a very good point! I will look into it further and get back to you. Rather embarrassingly my dog ate my laptop charger so I am currently on very low battery power until the new one is delivered -expected Monday if the bad snow we are experiencing doesn’t mess up deliveries. ( I know I sound like I am giving an excuse about my homework to my teacher). I will try to resolve your issue as soon as possible and make it easier for people to opt out. Thank you for pointing this out to me, I hadn’t noticed this rather obvious flaw in my cookie law info.
      Best wishes Kath

  2. Dear Rebecca,
    I have investigated further and you can disable cookies in your browser. I have added a link to a website called About Cookies in the page above which can give you further help with this. I hope this helps and thanks again for raising this with me.
    Best
    Kath

  3. I have no problem with the cookies but the tag which says ‘Privacy & Cookies’ Policy obscures some of the recipe when I save it in PDF.!

  4. Silly me, I’ve just seen the print/PDF button below and via this it ‘saves’ ok, still, I prefer to use my own PDF facility because it ‘saves’ the comments too, sometimes they are really useful.

    • Hi Gillian,
      I am sorry to hear about this problem. I will look into how to make the page more PDF friendly. I am not the most technical so I can’t promise I will be able to resolve this, but I will give it a go. I am really glad to hear that you are using my recipes though. Best wishes Kath

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