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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

As a fellow Internet user myself, I respect your online privacy. I’m fully committed to safeguarding your online privacy while you’re here at

And that’s precisely why I’ve decided to include the following, which discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

General Information

Children Under 13

We care about protecting the privacy of children and won’t knowingly allow anyone under the age of 13 to provide us with personal identifying information. If you’re under age 13, please do not submit any personally identifying information (such as your name, your email address, hometown or your phone number).

Information We Collect:

We collect information in two ways. First, there is the information you supply when you register to receive emails from the site or when you comment on the site. Second, there is information collected as you navigate the site.

Personally Identifying Information:

Sarah’s Cucina Bella may include comment forms, online surveys, registration and other online forms that ask for names, email addresses and other contact information. It is entirely voluntary to fill these out.

Information about Tracking

Log Files

Like most standard websites, this website uses log files. These include: Internet Protocol addresses (IP addresses), browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and the number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc., are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Web Cookies and Beacons

Web cookies (also known as HTTP cookies, or just cookies) are parcels of text that are sent by a server to a Web browser, and then sent back unchanged by the browser each time it accesses that server. In other words, a cookie is a piece of data stored on a user’s computer that is tied to information about the user.

Web beacons are objects that are embedded in a webpage or email that are invisible to the user, but allow checking that a user has viewed the page or email. Other names are web bug, tracking bug, tag or page tag.

This website does use cookies. Additionally, some of my business partners (for example, advertisers) may use cookies and web beacons as well. This site has no access to, or control of advertisers’ web cookies or web beacons.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. Please check your browser’s help section for instructions on how to do this.


This website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that I am not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. I encourage you, when you leave this website, to read the privacy policy (or privacy statement) of each and every website you visit, as this particular privacy policy applies solely to this particular website.


Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

How Your Information is Used

The information collected is used to provide you with the content and services you request, to respond to your questions and comments and to measure interest in our content. It’s used to improve this site and its content offerings.

Sharing Information

Information collected on this site isn’t shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes unless specified in the collection form (such as collecting email addresses for a third-party giveaway) or otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

Personal information is, however, supplied to employees, contractors, affiliates, vendors, distributors and other suppliers who assist in the operation of this site and its services. For instance, when you sign up for our emails, your information is shared with our mailing list service provider, MailChimp.

Anonymous Information

We collect information as described above using Google Analytics and other tracking codes. This information is used to analyze site traffic but it is not used to identify individuals and their actions on the site. Site traffic information may be shared with business partners and advertisers on an anonymous basis.


Sarah’s Cucina Bella has comment forms that allow you to submit a message about the post, recipe or other contents. Any information submitted in the comment box, URL or name field is publically displayed. The email address supplied is not public but may be used to contact you to troubleshoot concerns or issues with our content. Also, publically displayed information may be read or used by other visitors of this site. Always be careful about the personal information you share online.

About This Site and Its Hosting

Sarah’s Cucina Bella is a website operated and maintained within the United States. It’s hosted by a company located in Chicago. We abide by the data collection and other laws of the United States in operating this site.

Third-Party Websites, Vendors, Plug-Ins

Sarah’s Cucina Bella contains social buttons, links and banners that link to other websites and services. Should you visit these links, it’s your responsibility to review the privacy policies of those websites.

Webmaster Contact Information

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the Sarah’s Cucina Bella privacy policy, please feel free to contact me at

(Special thanks to Aaron Cook for the policy that this is based on.)

Updated May 29, 2020