Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

Terms of Service

This is a personal blog and doesn’t represent my brand Ahmad Wehbe (https://ahmadwehbe.com)

This website (blog.ahmadwehbe.com) uses reCAPTCHA v3 to fight spam. reCAPTCHA v3 is a service by Google and is subject to Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

The reCAPTCHA API works by collecting hardware and software information, such as device and application data, and sending these data to Google for analysis. The information collected in connection with your use of the service will be used for improving reCAPTCHA and for general security purposes. It will not be used for personalized advertising by Google.

You acknowledge and understand that the reCAPTCHA API works by collecting hardware and software information, such as device and application data, and sending these data to Google for analysis. The information collected in connection with your use of the service will be used for improving reCAPTCHA and for general security purposes. It will not be used for personalized advertising by Google. Pursuant to Section 3(d) of the Google APIs Terms of Service, you agree that if you use the APIs that it is your responsibility to provide any necessary notices or consents for the collection and sharing of this data with Google. For users in the European Union, you and your API Client(s) must comply with the EU User Consent Policy.



Privacy Policy

As you might have noticed there are no ads (Google AdSense, etc) on my blog. There are no popups, there are no annoying “subscribe or else you hate baby seals” that block the content. However, I do advertise my own products, but these ads are just regular images with text that links to the store where you can buy the products. You might not have noticed these ads because they are actually placed in the footer… far far down on the website, the worst place to have ads from a business perspective (I want to present a non-intrusive experience to my readers). But again, these are just images with a link, it is different from Google AdSense and other similar technologies.

Cookies

Here is a table that lists all the cookies on my blog.

CookieDescriptionDurationType
__utmaThis cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing __utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.2 yearsPerformance
__utmcThe cookie is set by Google Analytics and is deleted when the user closes the browser. The cookie is not used by ga.js. The cookie is used to enable interoperability with urchin.js which is an older version of Google analytics and used in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine new sessions/visits.Performance
__utmzThis cookie is set by Google analytics and is used to store the traffic source or campaign through which the visitor reached your site.6 monthsPerformance
__utmtThe cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to throttle request rate.10 minutesPerformance
__utmbThe cookie is set by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing __utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.30 minutesPerformance

Add to any social media sharing buttons:

If we go to addtoany.com/buttons/faq/#gdpr we will read:

By design, AddToAny does not store personal data. Our technology vendors are GDPR-compliant, and may temporarily store an IP address and set a client cookie for security purposes.

So the cookie https://static.addtoany.com/meny/page.js is just a temporary one. And it does not store any personal data.

Google Analytics Privacy Statement:

https://ssl.google-analytics.com/ga.js is a cookie that I have personally included across both my blog and my official website. This cookie is mandatory, and it allows me to see what is happening on my website. Technically, I would be blind without it. This cookie tells me if someone has visited my blog, it tells me which page people are reading the most, and it tells me from which country the visitor is from.
You can read more about google’s cookies here on their own website https://policies.google.com/technologies/types