Simply said, I (“Steve Harvey”) do not store your data on my servers, full stop. What happens on your computer stays on your computer.
The site you are currently visiting is my personal website, and as I do not conduct business over this website or any commercial transactions, I literally have no need for your data. The only time data (name, email address and your message) is gathered from you is when you voluntarily head over to the Contact page and send me a message – this is completely optional and nobody is forcing you to write me a message. You always have the option to send me an email, if you wish so.
Please note that my website uses a third-party service Google Analytics for analytical non-personal purposes. I do not, however, have or record any personal data related to this. The information gathered using Google Analytics is stored on Google servers, owned by Google, Inc.
Learn more about Google Analytics privacy information: Safeguarding your data. Also, let me mention that you always have the option to opt-out from the whole Google Analytics service, if you wish so – just follow this link which contains instructions: Google Analytics opt-out.
What are cookies?
First, and contrary to popular belief, cookies are NOT programs. They don’t do anything at all. They are simple ‘text files’ which you can read using i.e. the Notepad program on your own PC. Typically, they contain two pieces of information: a site name and unique user ID. Mention “cookies” and most people expect a treat to appear. When talking about computers, however, cookies aren’t what’s on the dessert menu. In fact, they’re not even physical objects. Yet they do a great deal of the work that makes it possible for you to browse the Internet.
Different types of cookies keep track of different activities. Session cookies are used only when a person is actively navigating a website; once you leave the site, the session cookie disappears. Tracking cookies may be used to create long-term records of multiple visits to the same site. Authentication cookies track whether a user is logged in, and if so, under what name.
Under normal circumstances, cookies cannot transfer viruses or malware to your computer, because the data in a cookie doesn’t change when it travels back and forth, it has no way to affect how your computer runs.
Banning all cookies makes some websites difficult or impossible to navigate. However, a setting that controls or limits third-party and tracking cookies can help protect your privacy while still making it possible to shop online and carry out similar activities. Having said that, as my website does not use such features, there is no need for me to collect cookies from you.
What type of cookies are used on this website?
As already explained above, I do not collect cookies. My website does not have any customer login platform or shopping cart or there are no settings that need to be remembered. Simply said, there is no technical need for me to collect cookies at all, as my website functions without them.
This website uses “Google Analytics” cookies, which are owned and controlled by Google, Inc. More detailed information about what kind of cookies Google Analytics collects may be found from here: Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites or from the below table.
The following cookie table lists a selection of the third party cookies used on my website, but not collected by me individually. Although I may update this list periodically, please be advised that the names of cookies and other technologies are subject to change.
|Cookie Name||Description||Expiration||Opt-out link|
|Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users.||2 years||opt-out|
|Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users.||24 hours||opt-out|
|Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.||1 minute||opt-out|
How to remove cookies?
You can configure your browser to alert you every time a cookie is offered by a website’s server and set your browser option so that you will not receive cookies. Most browsers have options that allow you to reject and delete cookies, but the procedure may differ from browser to browser.
In case of mobile devices, browsers usually provide these options in the Settings section.