To help explain what it is, here is Wikipedia’s explanation…
Personal information can be anything that can be used to identify an individual, not limited to but including; name, address, date of birth, marital status, contact information, ID issue and expiry date, financial records, credit information, medical history, where you travel, and intentions to acquire goods and services.
In the case of a business it is often a statement that declares a party’s policy on how it collects, stores, and releases personal information it collects. It informs the client what specific information is collected, and whether it is kept confidential, shared with partners, or sold to other firms or enterprises. Original Source
So how does all that relate to my website.
If you leave a comment on one of my articles, you can leave your name and email. That is to prove you are not a spammer. I don’t mind if you do not even leave your real name!
If you sign up to my newsletter, it collects your name and address too. I use Aweber and they are very strict with their ‘no spam rules’ so I won’t be spamming you or selling your email address or doing anything nasty. That is a personal promise and guarantee!
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
We use special code on our website to track our ‘analytics’ by way of cookies. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of this website. It tells us where our website visitors come from…which search engine and which country for example. It doesn’t tell us your name and address.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.
Third Party Websites
Our website contains resource links and affiliate links to other websites, but we are not responsible for their privacy policies or practices.