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Overall, cookies help me see which recipes you like, and helps me do easy things like pre-fill the comment box for you if you’ve made many comments here before. However, a cookie in no way gives me access to your computer or any information about you. Even if your comment box information is pre-filled, that is your computer cookie helping you and I actually have no idea what your name or email is unless you submit the comment. Should I see your comments and emails (for example if you did post a comment), I will never share your personal information (i.e. your email).
You can decide if you want to receive or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, independent of the Savoring Spoon site. If you want to remove cookies, you can do this through your web browser (e.g. chrome, firefox, internet explorer, safari), and directions on how to remove cookies can be found through your web browser.
Savoring Spoon is also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fee when linking to amazon.com. This means that if you see a product I recommend from Amazon (I purchase the vast majority of my baking and cooking equipment on Amazon), and proceed to purchase that product on Amazon, I will earn a nominal fee for linking to that product on Savoring Spoon. The fee I earn has no impact on the price you pay for the product, and the product costs the same if you found it on Amazon and not through my site. The products I recommend are all products I have personally used, unless otherwise stated.
Links to other sites
Savoring Spoon may have links to other sites of interest. This may include other blogs, other food-related websites, or places to purchase specific ingredients for example Amazon. Once you click on the link to leave the Savoring Spoons site, you should know that Savoring Spoon does not have any control on the other website. Thus we are not responsible for protection and privacy of information you provide while visiting such sites, and such sites do not fall under this privacy statement. You should read the privacy statements of those sites for more information on what analytics they may be collecting from you through cookies or similar technologies.
Controlling your information
You can at any time choose to restrict the collection of information in the following ways:
1) Disable cookies through your web browser
On a closing note, Savoring Spoon will not sell your information or distribute it to anyone. When you leave me a comment and provide that email, the sole purpose of that email is for me to email you to followup on a comment if it requires longer explanation than through a reply comment. Similarly when you contact me through the contact box, that email is only there to help me email you back.