Privacy Policy and Cookies on Stepbac.com

Your privacy is important to Stepbac.com

The 'new' EU GDPR privacy regulations are only an update on the existing EU Data Protection Directive that was originally launched in 1995. The big difference after May 25th 2018 is that website owners can now be fined if they do not follow these regulations.

Stepbac.com has complied with all privacy regulations since the Stepbac.com website first launched.

Stepbac.com does not use targeted marketing services at all and we do not track our visitor advertising preferences in any way, neither via our own platform or via third party advertising services.

The only data we collect via Google Analytics is visitors IP address, location and device/browser, which pages on our website you visited and your length of stay. This information is only used for our own visitor statistics and not shared or sold. All data resides on Google's secure servers.

This data is used by ourselves to monitor how the website develops and to give our advertisers statistics from their banner adverts. Advertisers cannot use Stepbac.com as part of a global third party advertising campaign, as we do not subscribe to any third party advertising services. All adverts must be booked directly with us and we handle the advert logistics ourselves.

Stepbac.com contains may contain links to other relevant websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other web sites and we only add links to Stepbac.com that we believe will be of interest to visitors to Stepbac.com. If you found a link on Stepbac.com that you found to be in any way suspicious – please contacts us and let us know – our contact information is at the bottom of this page.

Any information that you send through to us via our Contact page – or directly via email – such as your name and email address – will only be used to get in touch with you if you have requested a reply or want to purchase a book. Under no circumstances will any such details be passed on to third-party organisations. If you would like your contact information deleted directly after we have replied, please request this in your email.

All contact via book purchases and payments are handled directly by Amazon.com and all your information regarding a book purchase is stored on Amazon's secure servers. Stepbac.com does not have access to your payment details or credit card information. Please contact Amazon.com directly to learn more about their privacy policy.

About cookies:

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user's computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.

Cookies In Use on This Site:

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

Make our website work as you'd expect
Remember your settings during and between visits
Improve the speed/security of the site
Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
Continuously improve our website for you
Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
We do not use cookies to:

Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
Pass data to advertising networks
Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site this will not affect how our website works or looks.

More about our Cookies:

Website Function Cookies
Our own cookies
We do not use own cookies to track or remember you. 

Social Website Cookies
So you can easily "Like" or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by:

addthis.com – please read about their privacy policy here: http://www.addthis.com/privacy
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Visitor Statistics Cookies
We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called "analytics" programs also tell us if how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend. We use:

Statcounter.com – for our own visitor statistics.
Google analytics/search console - that generates two cookies.
_ga – This cookie is used to distinguish users and records the IP address of the users computer for our own visitor statistics.
_gat – This cookie is used to throttle requests. (We do not use the information from this cookie)


Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will not limit the functionality of Stepbac.com but may limit a large proportion of the world's other websites that you visit - as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was created with help from Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh.

For further information – or requests to delete any information we may have about you from a previous contact via our contact form, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - or by using our contact form.

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