The Lost Words has been designed for maximum privacy from scratch. The Lost Words does not collect any personal data. The Lost Words does not have user registration, does not store any user information in its database, and does not use any mailing lists.
The Lost Words does set several cookies: comments, analytics and session. In the EU, every page on The Lost Words features an overlay cookie control applet that allows you to consent to these cookies.
The Lost Words allows you to leave comments on posted articles.
This is a necessary functionality needed for the operation of this site.
If you wish to add a comment, you will need to fill in your name and email address. Your name will be publicly visible on posted comments.
If you wish your details saved for future sessions, you will also have to explicitly check the box under the comments field that reads ‘Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.’
If not, you can leave a comment without checking this box, but you will need to manually re-enter the name and the email every time you want to leave a new comment.
The Lost Words collects statistical data on website traffic through Google Analytics. In the EU, every page on The Lost Words features an overlay cookie control applet that allows you to consent to analytics and associated cookies. The analytics script will not run and no cookies will be set unless you provide explicit consent. Moreover, The Lost Words runs Google Analytics in a strict privacy mode, with anonymized IP address and no remarketing/advertising.
Temporary session cookies
The Lost Words uses temporary session cookies. The cookies do not contain any personal data, and they are automatically deleted when the browsing session ends. In the EU, every page on The Lost Words features an overlay cookie control applet that allows you to consent to session cookies.
How to minimize data exposure
Regardless of your activity on The Lost Words, here are several additional privacy-related tips on how to minimize exposure, block tracking, and similar:
– Disable or blacklist cookies using a browser addon like uBlock.
– Use Google Analytics opt-out browser addon.
– Spoof user agent information using a browser addon.
– Use a disposable or anonymizing email service.
– Use a VPN service.