PRIVACY AND SECURITY POLICY
I am not an advocate of tracking users, and in principle I don’t need to know who is specifically visiting the blog. I am glad you are. Everyone has their right to full anonymity. Edward Snowden spoke and wrote about how great people collect our data (not only on the Internet). If you haven’t heard of him, I recommend you do some research to find out more (you will find interviews, a movie and a book) – this is a very interesting story. I prefere you borrow a book, not buy it, because the proceeds from it were taken away from Snowden by some American court and contribute to the US budget.
When you are on the “mozgowiec.com” website, without using the Incognito mode, cookies are stored on your hard drive, which you can delete for example in your browser settings.
Here is how “cookies” are defined in the Britannica encyclopedia (here full text: link)
“Cookie, file or part of a file saved to a Web user’s hard disk by a Web site. Cookies are used to store registration data, to make it possible to customize information for visitors to a Web site, to target online advertising, and to keep track of the products a user wishes to order online.”
As it is good to have more than one source of information, see what people from Google have written about cookies: link . You will also find an example of how to disable, clear or change the settings of such files to specific pages, which you will find here: link.
STORAGE PERIOD FOR COOKIES
I have set that if you accept cookies, they will be stored for 1 month, so if the plug-in I used for this purpose works correctly, this is how it will work. If a cookie is loaded when you enter the site and you don’t agree, it should be deleted within an hour of that decision.
I use a free Google Analytics tool from Google LLC (and here their headquarters if someone would like to write something to them: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
Thanks to it I have access to statistics and on the basis of non-personal data, (which means that even if I wanted to, I am not able to establish your identity and link you to them), I find out, among other things, how many people visit the “Mózgowiec”, how much and how much time they spend, where these people come from, what language they use in the browser, what gender they are, what age they use, what operating system they use, equipment, where they came to the site from (from Facebook, Instagram, search engine or other site where the link was placed), etc. Of course, I don’t need to know if you have Windows or Linux, but such features are simply available and I won’t do anything about it. Of course, it depends partly on your browser settings and what data you have left in it. At least I think so. You can find details about this tool here: link.
The assumption of the site is that there are no ads like Google AdSense, so under no circumstances do you have to be afraid of profiling from my site in this respect.
You can also install an add-on to prevent Google Analytics from working with you: link.
On the site I also placed a Facebook plug-in, where you can like the “Mózgowiec” profile on Facebook, as well as icons to share content on other more or less popular portals, which I encourage you to do, because if something was interesting, it is worth sharing it.
Facebook explained how it works: link.
By the way, you must also remember how Facebook follows its users. The point is that by being logged in to your Facebook account and browsing other sites, you give Mark Zuckerberg and his colleagues knowledge of what you do outside of Facebook.
Is that OK?
I don’t think so.
WHAT IF I WANT TO READ THE “MÓZGOWIEC” AND DO NOT AGREE TO COOKIES?
For example, if you have mistakenly accepted cookies or changed your mind, just clean up the cookies as described above and, depending on your equipment, or your browser, look at the settings and delete them.
This doesn’t mean that I make my use of the “Mózgowiec” dependent on cookies. As I have already mentioned, I use them only for statistics. However, if you want to read the “Mózgowiec”, and I encourage you to do so because I believe that you are interested in it and you don’t want to leave cookie crumbs, then e.g. use Incognito mode or change your browser settings. You also have other options on how to automatically remain anonymous on the web.
I set the automatic use of the site using an encrypted connection. Currently it is a standard. The proof of this is the padlock in your browser. By clicking on it you will learn details about the certificate used and its validity. For example, in Google Chrome browser you have additional information about cookies. If for some technical reasons there is no padlock, enter it in the browser field: “https://mozgowiec.com” or simply add “https://” before the address you have already entered.
I do not run a newsletter or require login, so I do not collect or process your personal data.
You have the opportunity to subscribe to the “Mózgowiec” on your computer and mobile device. Just accept to send notifications or click on the bell on the right at the bottom of the page. The application sending the notifications identifies only the device, so it is not possible to establish your identity. These notifications are similar to those from YouTube, but you don’t have to have an account and share your data with the whole world. You can revoke your consent at any time in your browser settings. This is much better than the Newsletter, because you can be sure that your data will never leak if you do not provide it. Additionally, you do not have to clean your e-mail.