Privacy & Cookies Policy

Effective: 17th March 2016

BitcoinInformation.info is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

Plain English Summary
We take your privacy very seriously.

Children (under 18s) are not eligible to use our services and should not submit any personal information to BitcoinInformation.info. BitcoinInformation.info does not actively track you as an individual.

Should you send me an email, your name, email address and message will be emailed to me (as you would expect). This information is kept private. We will store this information within our own email system so that we are able to respond to you.

The website does use some cookies when you browse this website. These are used to ensure proper running of this website, and also to help me improve your experience when browsing.

Types of cookies

  • ‘Session’ cookies remain in your browser during your browser session only, ie until you leave the website.
  • ‘Persistent’ cookies remain in your browser after the session (unless deleted by you).
  • ‘Performance’ cookies collect information about your use of the website, such as webpages visited and any error messages; they do not collect personally identifiable information, and the information collected is aggregated such that it is anonymous. Performance cookies are used to improve how a website works.
  • ‘Functionality’ cookies allow the website to remember any choices you make about the website (such as changes to text size, customised pages) or enable services such as commenting on a blog.

We do not use 3rd Party / Advertising cookies.

If you don’t know what cookies are or if you would like to find out more, please visit the following website: “What are cookies?“.

None of the information we gather via cookies identifies you as an individual – it is all entirely anonymous.

The cookies we use are detailed below:

Cookie Type Duration Description
kentopvc_* Session First-Party Not set Stores if you have viewed a certain post within a certain session. This cookies is removed as soon as you close your web browser.
viewed_cookie_policy Persistent First-Party 1 year This cookies stores if you have read the Cookie Policy.
__cfduid Persistent Third-Party 1 year The __cfduid cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the visitor’s machine is known trusted, then the cookie can override the security setting.
__utma Persistent First-Party 2 years This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits bitcoininformation.info, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to bitcoininformation.info and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.
__utmb Persistent First-Party 30 minutes from set/update This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with bitcoininformation.info. When a user views a page on bitcoininformation.info, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on bitcoininformation.info; this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on bitcoininformation.info for longer than 30 minutes.
__utmc Session First-Party Not set Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using theurchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser.
__utmt Persistent First-Party 10 minutes This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
__utmz Persistent First-Party 6 months from set/update This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach bitcoininformation.info, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. The cookie is updated with each page view to bitcoininformation.info.

To delete the cookie used to remember if you have viewed this policy or not, click here: Delete Cookies. To find out how to delete cookies, please read the following guide: “How to delete cookies“.

Our disclosure of this information
We do not share your personal information with third parties.

Protection of your information
BitcoinInformation.info uses best endeavour to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information but we do not use encryption (such as SSL) or firewalls to further protect the information as it travels across the Internet. We do not believe that the personal information we collect warrants this level of security. It is important to be aware that there is no such thing as “perfect internet security”.

How to contact me
You can send an email to: admin@bitcoininformation.info

Changes to the Privacy & Cookies Policy
From time to time we may update this Privacy & Cookies Policy in line with website changes that may affect the personal information we gather about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use the site and services. If you do not accept such changes then you should stop using BitcoinInformation.info’s website and services, and contact me (details above) if you would like any information removed.