Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.charismaticmind.com
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
What are 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.
How can I delete and remove cookies?
Cookies are maintained by your web browser, so the method for deleting them will vary depending on which browser you are using. The method for how to clear cookies is listed below.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 – 11.0
Select the ‘Tools->Internet Options’ menu item, and then click the ‘Delete…’ button under the ‘General’ tab. Check the ‘Cookies’ option, check/uncheck other options as required and click ‘Delete’.
Note – the ‘Tools’ option can also be accessed by clicking the ‘gear’ icon in Internet Explorer’s toolbar.
Microsoft Edge – Windows 10
In Edge, click the three dots/lines button in the top right corner, then the history/clock button. Select ‘view your browing history’ then click ‘Clear history’ and ‘show more’. Now you can delete cookies, browser history, and more.
Firefox 7.0 and newer
Select the ‘Tools->Options’ menu item (may be under the Firefox button) and click on the ‘Privacy’ tab. Click the ‘remove individual cookies’ link, and you will be shown a list of all cookies stored by Firefox. You can select which cookies to delete and then press ‘Remove Cookies’, or you can simply click ‘Remove All Cookies’ to delete them all.
Select the ‘Tools->Clear Recent History’ menu item. Choose the time range you wish to clear, then check the ‘Cookies’ option, check/uncheck other options as required and click ‘Clear Now’.
Google Chrome 5.0
Click the ‘parallel bars’ menu button, choose the ‘Settings’ option, then scroll down and click the ‘Advanced’ link. Alternatively for older versions of Chrome choose ‘Options’ on the ‘Customize and control’ menu, then open the ‘Under the Bonnet’ tab. In the ‘Privacy and security’ section, click on the ‘Clear browsing data…’ button then check the ‘Delete cookies and other site data’ option and check/uncheck other options as required. Choose the time period you wish to clear and click ‘Clear browsing data’. Alternatively, to delete specific cookies, click on ‘Content settings’ instead of ‘Clear browsing data’, and then choose the ‘Cookies’ option. You can now tell Chrome to delete all cookies on exiting your browser session, or click on ‘See all cookies and site data’ to choose a particular website whose cookies you wish to delete immediately.
Choose ‘Preferences…’ on the ‘Settings’ or ‘Edit’ menu (Windows) or the Safari menu (MacOS), then open the ‘Privacy’ tab and click the ‘Details…’ button. Individual cookies can be deleted by selecting them and clicking ‘Remove’ or they can all be deleted by clicking ‘Remove All’.
Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad)
From the home screen tap the ‘Settings’ icon, then choose ‘Safari’. Tap the ‘Clear Cookies’ option to delete all cookies, and confirm by tapping ‘Clear’.
Tap the ‘Internet’ icon to start the browser, then press the phone’s menu button. From the list of options, choose ‘More’, and then select ‘Settings’, then ‘Privacy and Security’. Scroll down the resulting list and tap on ‘Clear all cookie data’.
Start Chrome, then open the options menu and scroll down to ‘Settings’, followed by ‘Site setttings’, then ‘Privacy’ (under ‘Advanced’). If there is a ‘Clear Browsing Data’ option, select it – otherwise it can be found by pressing the options menu button (three dots) again. You can now choose to delete cookies, browsing history and/or internet cache.
Windows Phone 10
In the Edge Browser, tap ‘…’ then ‘Settings’. Tapping the ”Choose what to clear’ item will allow you to erase browser history, cookies, stored passwords and temporary internet files.
Windows Phone 7/8
In Internet Explorer, tap ‘More…’ then ‘Settings’. Tapping the ‘Delete History’ item will allow you to erase browser history, cookies, stored passwords and temporary internet files.
Open the browser from the home screen, then press the Menu key, followed by ‘Options’. Under ‘Privacy & Security’ you can choose what sort of browsing information to delete. Click ‘Clear Now’ to delete the selected data.
Note: If you delete all the cookies on your computer, some websites may require you to re-enter the information which was previously stored in their cookies.
Why are cookies used?
Cookies are a convenient way to carry information from one session on a website to another, or between sessions on related websites, without having to burden a server machine with massive amounts of data storage. Storing the data on the server without using cookies would also be problematic because it would be difficult to retrieve a particular user’s information without requiring a login on each visit to the website.
If there is a large amount of information to store, then a cookie can simply be used as a means to identify a given user so that further related information can be looked up on a server-side database. For example the first time a user visits a site they may choose a username which is stored in the cookie, and then provide data such as password, name, address, preferred font size, page layout, etc. – this information would all be stored on the database using the username as a key. Subsequently when the site is revisited the server will read the cookie to find the username, and then retrieve all the user’s information from the database without it having to be re-entered.
How secure are cookies?
There is a lot of concern about privacy and security on the internet. Cookies do not in themselves present a threat to privacy, since they can only be used to store information that the user has volunteered or that the web server already has. Whilst it is possible that this information could be made available to specific third party websites, this is no worse than storing it in a central database. If you are concerned that the information you provide to a webserver will not be treated as confidential then you should question whether you actually need to provide that information at all.
How long does a cookie last?
The time of expiry of a cookie can be set when the cookie is created. By default the cookie is destroyed when the current browser window is closed, but it can be made to persist for an arbitrary length of time after that.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org