Privacy Policy

Simple Tasty Eating ( is a cooking blog dedicated to providing simple, affordable, and nutritious recipes. Protecting your privacy and personal data is our top priority. This privacy policy details the information we gather, how we use it, and your privacy rights in regards to that information, so please read this policy carefully.

Data Collected


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comment form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: Automattic Privacy Policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact Forms

If you contact us through a contact form, you will need to provide your name and email address. The purpose of these fields is to address and contact you properly if you have a question that needs answering.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded Content

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Through the use of Google Analytics, we collect anonymized data such as your location (country and city only), specific browser, browser language, and operating system. We also collect data about how you found our website and the journey you took on our website. This includes the referring website, landing page, the pages you viewed on our site, and the metrics associated with that journey. W-e use this data for marketing purposes and to better understand you as our reader and plan future recipes and website features based on that data. All of this data is anonymous and can not be traced back to you.


This website is uses Google Ad Sense to serve personalized ads to you based on you use Google services like Google Search and YouTube. Cookies similar to the ones previously mentioned are placed in your internet browser to track your activity while using these services. Then when you  visit sites like ours that use Google Ad Sense, Google can better match ads to your interests. You can read more about how Google gathers, uses, and protects your data in the Google Privacy Policy. To personalize what ads you see, visit the Ad Personalization section of the privacy policy.

Data Protection Policy

Data Sharing

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service known as Akismet. This is simply for the purpose of preventing spam in our comments. Your information is never given or sold to anyone else. You can find their privacy policy guide here: Akismet Privacy Policy

No other data is shared with individuals or companies outside of Simple Tasty Eating.

Data Retention

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Any comment filtered through Akismet (anti-spam) will be kept in their database for 2 weeks to 90 days, at which point it is deleted.

For users that register on our website (possible future feature), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Any analytics data mentioned above is retained for 26 months.

Your Data Rights

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Contact us via the contact form if you have an inquiry regarding your personal data.

Data Protection Protocol

Simple Tasty Eating uses Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) to encrypt any data transferred from your web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc.) to our website. If we decide to add email subscription notifications or account features to the website, we will update this portion of the privacy policy to reflect the measures we take to protect your name and email address.