Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how I collect information about your visits and your activities on my website. It covers, as well as assets created by Aneta Pawlik, for example, Google Spreadsheets that track visitors.

1. Contact info

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or want to exercise one of your privacy rights, please contact me using this form. The reason I am not disclosing my email address is that spam crawlers regularly search websites to pick up e-mail addresses and send nonsense to my inbox.

2. Data Collection Tools & Use

2.1. Cookies

My website use cookies. These are small (text or image) files that are downloaded from your visits to my site onto your computer and stored locally. They allow my website and external service providers to store your activities and the number of your visits to my site. My website uses the following cookies:

__atuvcthird-party1 yearThis cookie is set by Addthis to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.
__atuvsthird-party30 minutesThis cookie is set by Addthis to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.
Cookie Law Infopersistent365 daysCookie Law Info is a WP plugin used to display this notice and maintain informed consent log for the users of this website. It uses a persistent cookie called “viewed_cookie_policy” and is set for 365 days. It is used to remember whether the visitor has “accepted” your cookie policy (i.e. chosen to close the header). If set it contains the word “yes”. It doesn’t track anybody’s personal data.
csrftokenthird-party11 monthsThis cookie is associated with Django web development platform for python. Used to help protect the website against Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks
di2third-party1 yearThis cookie is set by on sites that allows sharing on social media. The cookie is used to track user behavior anonymously to generate usage trends to improve relevance to their services and advertising.
Google Analyticssession< 1 DaysGoogle Analytics, set with the AnonymiseIP Flag to true, meaning that the last octet of your IP address won't be logged, making it anonymous. No other user identifiable pieces of data are captured.
GPSthird-party30 minutesThis cookie is set by Youtube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location
IDEthird-party2 yearsUsed by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.
locthird-party1 yearThis cookie is set by Addthis. This is a geolocation cookie to understand where the users sharing the information are located.
midthird-party9 yearsThe cookie is set by Instagram. The cookie is used to distinguish users and to show relevant content, for better user experience and security.
na_idthird-party1 yearThis cookie is set by to enable sharing of links on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
ouidthird-party1 yearThe cookie is set by Addthis which enables the content of the website to be shared across different networking and social sharing websites.
rurthird-partyThe cookie is set by Instagram to enable the user to browse through the website securely by preventing any cross-site request forgery.
uidthird-party1 yearThis cookie is used to measure the number and behavior of the visitors to the website anonymously. The data includes the number of visits, average duration of the visit on the website, pages visited, etc. for the purpose of better understanding user preferences for targeted advertisments.
uvcthird-party1 yearThe cookie is set by to determine the usage of service.
vcthird-party1 yearThis cookie is set by on sites that allow sharing on social media, print button, email sharing and so on.
viewed_cookie_policysession1 hourThe cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEthird-party5 monthsThis cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.
WordPresssession30 daysThis website runs on a CMS named WordPress uses some cookies to check and maintain a user's logged-in session and whether the user's browser supports cookies.
YSCthird-partyThis cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.

When visiting my website, you can manually set which cookies you want to allow and which ones should be disabled. Please note that disabling certain types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services it offers.

2.2. Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ( “Google”). Google Analytics uses “Cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer, to help analyze how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In case of activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address from Google will be within the member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a server owned by Google in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other with website and internet related services to the website operator. The transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics IP address will not be merged with other data from Google

Data collected via my Google Analytics account is used by me to:

  • analyse visitor statistics,
  • improve my backlink profile and content on the blog, and
  • to compile reports on the generic characteristics of my website’s visitors to fuel my own marketing strategy.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

2.3. AddThis

This website uses AddThis sharing tools. The tools to provide website visitors with the ability to share content with websites and social networks that are not affiliated with my site, for example, Facebook or Twitter. By clicking on the sharing button links, you may share personal information with these third parties.

AddThis data is collected online and indirectly identifies users. This data includes, for example:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address, Mobile Advertising ID (MAID) (which allows mobile app developers to identify who is using their mobile apps), mobile application ID, browser type, browser language, type of operating system, and the date and time the user visited my site or a user used the Toolbar;
  • Behaviour on my site, such as how long a user visited the site, a user’s sharing behaviour of content on my site, and a user’s scrolling behaviour on my site;
  • The referring URL and the web search a user used to locate and navigate to my site ;
  • Keywords entered into the AddThis Toolbar search functionality, and whether and when a user downloaded, installed, or uninstalled the AddThis Toolbar;
  • Information regarding how often a user used the AddThis Tools and how often a user used the AddThis Toolbar; and
  • Geo-location data derived from a user’s IP address.

Please, make sure to familiarise yourself with the list of cookies I use on this website and how they track your online activity. Make sure to opt-out of any data collection activity that you disagree with.

2.4. Cookies Opt-in and opt-out

You can reject the use of Analytics and Targeting cookies on my website by clicking on the Privacy tab at the bottom of the screen. You can prevent the data being generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website by opting out here too:

WordPress cookies and Necessary system cannot be disabled as they are part of the content management system run on this website. If you can’t live down the fact that you can’t reject them, I ask you to discontinue the use of my website and empty the cookies vault in your browser after leaving.

For more information on how to disable cookies in your browser, please check information on the website of your respective browser software provider.

3. Data Retention

Indicated data, unless the request for erasure was filled or opt-out actioned manually or the cookie longevity period expired, is stored accordingly to the third-party provider’s guidelines.

4. Contacting Me via Contact Form

The data you disclose in the contact form embedded on this page, as well as the “Contact me” page is used for our online conversation only. Once we cease online communication, your e-mail and name are not going to be stored in any data processing software.

I use the “Ninja Forms” plugin to create contact forms with its default setting, which does not use cookies or share your information with third-parties. The reason I use a contact form secured by reCAPTCHA is to prevent spam bots from harvesting my email and sending a load of nonsense to my inbox.

5. Right to Information & Data Erasure

In case of data you voluntarily provided (for example, the newsletter sign-in), you can request data erasure or data information – please contact me using the contact form above. 

If you want me to erase Google Analytics data linked to your GA ID, please contact me using the contact form above. 

Before I get in touch with you, make sure to follow these instructions to have your Google Client ID at hand! It will make the who procedure smoother!

6. Transfer of personal data – External parties

It should be noted that personal data collected by me is handled by external service providers and third-party cookies are used for this purpose. I do not share your data with anyone else but the service providers.

7. Changes to this Privacy Policy

The privacy policy may be changed or, in the cases mentioned above without, notice. The change I will publish will always be updated in this section. Therefore, you should check this website regularly to find out about the current state of data protection on