Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for A Year Of Cocktails

Updated 5/13/2022

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at The Cocktail Lady.
At we consider the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information is collected and recorded by and how we use it.

What kind of information do we collect?  How exactly is it used?

Information that you submit voluntarily:
This is information that may include your name, email address and/or website.  You could have submitted this information within a comment on our website, in a giveaway on our website, or to subscribe to our newsletter.

Your information that we may receive from other sources:
If you were to link or submit your social media accounts to our site via comment or other way, we would receive whatever information you have displayed on your social media account.  Social media accounts include but are not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site - usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services's analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Cookies and Web Beacons uses cookies to store information about visitors' preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

Our Advertising, Affiliate Groups & Third-Party Partners
Some of our advertising, affiliate groups and third-party partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising and third-party partners include ....... 
  • Google
  • Amazon
  • Mediavine
    • Here is a link to learn more about Mediavine
  • Mail Chimp

We partner with a few different affiliate groups.  To see a list of these groups please visit our Disclosure pageOur Affiliate groups that we partner with supply us with links to use on this website.  These links are embedded tracking links which places a cookie on your browser to track any sales made through these links.  This allows the affiliate groups to track any purchases you have made and then assigns us commission on your purchases with no extra cost to you what so ever.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site's third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site. has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies
You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.'s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. 
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

If you are subscribed to our newsletter and no longer want to be, please use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter.  We don't like receiving emails that we are no longer interested in, as we are sure you don't either.  If at any time you no longer want to receive our newsletters please opt-out.  We won't be mad.  Promise!

Online Privacy Policy Only
This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Sensitive Personal Information
There will never be a time where this website will ask you for sensitive personal information, not should you ever submit it to this website.  This information includes your social security number, information regarding ethnic origin or race, religious beliefs, political opinions, health information, criminal background or trade union memberships.  If you do choose to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children's Information
This website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16.  If a parent or legal guardian believes that this website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

Contact Information
If you need to contact us at any time, please do so at for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on: May 2022
Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

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