Cookie Policy

by Oct 4, 2020

What Are Cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, All About Planted Aquariums uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. They do a great deal of the work that makes it more convenient for you to browse the Internet. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it, and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored; however, this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the site’s functionality.

For more general information on cookies, please read “What Are Cookies.”

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not if they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

Functional or necessary cookies are set to ensure safety and the correct working of the website, with legitimate interest if user data is concerned, such as information entered in contact forms.

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services, and cookies will be used to remember if you are already registered and show certain notifications or email marketing that is only valid to subscribed users.

The site also has a comment section on most pages and will use cookies to remember that you already commented on that page and what gravatar/email account you used so that you don’t have to type them every time.

Third-Party Cookies

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third-party cookies you might encounter through this site.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us understand which of our pages are the least and most popular and learn how visitors move around the site. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not be able to know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Google reCaptcha

Google reCAPTCHA is a seamless fraud detection service that stops bots and other automated attacks while approving valid users. Our Contact Form is protected by it and may install cookies on visitors’ devices to track the users’ behaviors across our website as stated in their Privacy Policy.

Social Media

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, the following social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, Youtube, LinkedIn, and Instagram, will set cookies through our site, which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

By clicking on the social media buttons on our website, you will be redirected to the relevant sites, which have their own cookies and privacy policies over which we have no control.

Affiliate Links

We also have affiliate links on our site. When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on .com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from Amazon and/or other companies pay a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.

By clicking on the affiliate links on our website, you will be redirected to the relevant sites, which have their own cookies and privacy policies over which we have no control, such as remembering the product/s you are interested in, how long those products reside in your shopping cart and your movement within their site.

More Information

Hopefully, that has clarified things for you. As was previously mentioned, if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not, it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled if it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However, if you are still looking for more information, then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:

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