I like cookies. My personal favorite is chocolate-chip, warm and gooey from the oven. Online, cookies have a slightly less delicious connotation, but they’re still really important. Cookies are small pieces of data that a website, like my blog, stores on your device. They help remember your preferences and understand how you use certain website features. Cookies are intended to improve your experience online. Just like the chocolate-chip ones I’m not contemplating would improve any kitchen or living room.
When you visit my website, www.dianagruver.com, I use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to track standard information about website traffic and visitor behavior. It helps me see how many visitors—like you—drop by and what they find interesting. This helps me know what words and stories you find valuable. This information doesn’t give me anyone’s identity, and I do not allow Google to try to figure out who you are. It’s just for my own personal benefit, to make sure I’m serving you the best I can with what I share here.
Newsletter and Mailing List
Some of you choose to subscribe to my monthly newsletter or to receive email updates on new posts. To do this, I collect personal information, including your name and email address. I use these to send you the email updates you’ve asked to receive and to check in occasionally to make sure you’re content with what you’re receiving. I don’t rent or trade email lists with anyone else. I wouldn’t do that to a friend. I won’t do it to you. I respect your inbox.
Access to Your Personal Information
Under privacy regulations, such as GDPR, you have the right to view, change, or delete any personal data I may have. It is yours, after all, and you’ve merely entrusted it to me. You can email me about this at any time at email@example.com.
Changes to Privacy Notice
I will review this policy from time to time, to make sure I’m clear about how I use your personal information. It can change without notice. Last reviewed on September 5, 2019.