Privacy & Cookie Policy

Published privacy policies for websites operated by Bruce E. Simmons.

Privacy and Website Cookies Policy


This is the Privacy & Cookie Policy for websites created and authored by Bruce E. Simmons... I personally do not worry about cookies but the services and advertising processes I do employ do, so here we go!

http://brusimm.com/ (Stuff on Brusimm)
http://consumer-bits.com/ (Bruce’s Consumer Bits)
http://www.vadersworld.com/ (Vader’s Disc Dog World)
http://www.cinemastatic.org/ (Cinema Static)
http://www.soaringbluek9s.com/ (Soaring Blue K9s)
http://bruces-pics.blogspot.com/ (Bruce’s Photography)
http://nascar-bits-and-pieces.com/ (NASCAR Bits and Pieces) (retired website I do not use as of June 2018)

Privacy is an important internet issue to all of us and you should be apprised of what types of personal information is received and collected when you visit any of my or other sites on the web. I want to make it perfectly clear that I do not collect nor ever sell any site visitor personal information to any third parties.

You should be aware of the following:

Log Files

Your visit to a website is tracked via log files that are collected and maintained by the ISP (Internet Service Provider) and hosting companies that sit between you and the website you visit. The information in the log files include your IP address (internet protocol), your ISP, the browser you used to visit a site, the time you visited a site and which pages you visited throughout the website you review.


Cookies and Web Beacons

Cookies are text files used to store information such as your personal preferences when you visit any website on the internet. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit or the ability to login to use features such as forums, where applicable.

Additionally, with the use of third party advertisements on mine or any other websites, some of these advertisers may use technology such as these cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.

This information is generally used for geo-targeting purposes (showing California real estate ads automatically to someone in California, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites you've already visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).


Your Options

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with this** or other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as forums or accounts, so be careful what preferences or cookies you choose to interact with.



How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
(above is an excerpt from www.ico.org.uk/Global/cookies)
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Regards,

Bruce E. Simmons
Menlo Park, California, United States

This policy was updated 7-4-18.

**AT this point in time, unlike some sites that shut down access to visitors if you don't have cookies or Java on, or ad-blockers disabled, I DO NOT pull those stunts.