Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated in: January 2024.

At we consider the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information that is collected and recorded by and how we use it.

This website may make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. Any updates, amendments or changes made to this privacy policy will be posted on this page and effective immediately. The “last updated” date indicates when the last revisions were made to this Privacy Policy.

By viewing or using this website, you agree and consent to the following privacy policy as well as the information posted in our cookie policy, terms of use, and disclosure policy.

Who We Are

Our website address is:

What Data We Collect and Why

Personal information may be provided to us when you visit our website. Information like your Internet Protocol (IP) address and/or browser and device characteristics is collected automatically when you visit our website.

Log Files

Like many other websites, makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’s analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Newsletter – The Domestic Cooking Guide

If you provide your email address to subscribe to our newsletter, we use Substack to collect and store your email address to assist with sending you the requested newsletter publication (The Domestic Cooking Guide) via email. By providing your email to subscribe to The Domestic Cooking Guide you agree to Substack’s Terms of UsePrivacy Policy and Information collection notice. You may opt out of the collection of your data by unsubscribing anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of any The Domestic Cooking Guide emails or by following the instructions in this helpful guide.


When visitors leave comments on this website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser information to help detect and prevent spam.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your Gravatar profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available for more information.

Recipe Ratings

When comment ratings are enabled we store the rating a user has given to a recipe along with other user submitted data in the comment form.

When user ratings are enabled we store a WPRM_User_Voted_%recipe% cookie (with %recipe% the ID of the recipe) that contains the rating this user has given to a particular recipe. This cookie is used as (one of the) measures to prevent rating spam.

When user ratings are enabled we store the IP address upon voting. This is used as one of the measures to prevent rating spam.

Our cookies are stored for 30 days. User submitted data is stored indefinitely in the local database.


This website uses Google Analytics to record information about the pages a user has seen, for example the page URL, time of day, device the page was viewed on, etc. Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”). The information that we collect is anonymized and sent to Google Analytics for analysis.

Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on this website. Users may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie. In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that – once installed and enabled – disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement.

Learn more about how Google uses cookies. Additional information is available on Google Analytics’ security and usage of data support page.


This website uses Google Adsense for the purposes of placing advertisements on this website. Google Adsense may collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. More information about Google Adsense data usage is available on their privacy policy page.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site’s third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site.


This blog 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

Any links to are affiliate links which simply means that may receive a small commission from purchases made on after being referred to Amazon from a clicked affiliate link.

For more information please see’s Privacy Notice.


This website uses cookies and/or similar tracking technologies like web beacons and pixels to access or store information.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site or others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on through Google Adsense. Google’s use of the DoubleClick DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our site’s visitors based upon their visit to and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. uses cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website with the use of cookies. This feature is optional and for your convenience in case you don’t want to have to fill in your details again the next time you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. has no access to or control over cookies used by third-party advertisers. More information about how we use cookies and how to refuse certain cookies can be found in our Cookie Policy.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website may include embedded content such as videos, images, articles, etc. from other websites (e.g. YouTube, Pinterest, Ads, Facebook, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of any third-party for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of other advertisers or websites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found on the browsers’ respective websites.

Who we share your data with

The data collected may be shared with service providers and others who help with our business operations and assist in the delivery of our products and services including, but not limited to: application development, site hosting, maintenance, data analysis, infrastructure provision, IT services, customer service, email delivery services, marketing, analytics, and enforcement of our Terms of Service Agreement and other agreements; Other users of the site to identify you to anyone to whom you send messages or make comments through the Services; Persons or entities with whom you consent to have your Personal Data shared; Third parties in order to prevent damage to our property (tangible and intangible), for safety reasons, or to collect amounts owed to us; Merchants and payment processors; and Third parties as we believe necessary or appropriate, in any manner permitted under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence in order to comply with legal process; respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; enforce our Terms of Service Agreement and other agreements; protect our operations; protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others; and allow us to pursue available remedies or limit any damages.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Google Analytics data is retained indefinitely. Contact forms and comments cookies are held for one year. We will retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

What rights you have over your data

Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You may also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Third parties have access to your data as noted within this agreement.

Additional Information

We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that their child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal data without their consent, please contact us immediately and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records. If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with Personal Data, we will take the necessary steps to remove such data. By accessing this website, you are representing to us that you are not under the age of 13.

Protection of Personal Data

We use reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the nature of the Personal Data and risks involved in processing that information.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there.
This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Contact Information

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at

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