Privacy & Cookie Policy

Our commitment to your privacy

Off The Grid Notebooks is committed to respecting the privacy of our website visitors and to conduct our online business in accordance with current privacy laws.

If you have any queries or concerns please contact us at our email address:


Off The Grid Notebooks uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). SSL is a technology (or protocol) for keeping an internet connection secure and safeguarding any sensitive data that is being sent. It establishes an encrypted link between a web server and a browser and means that all data remains private. You can identify a website with SSL because it will show a padlock in the address bar of your internet browser.

Information collection and use

If you contact us via our website we will only use the information you supply to correspond with you about the issue you have raised, to answer your queries, or to provide you with information you have requested.

We will never share your information with anyone else under any circumstances.

The site contains no tags designed to track, target, profile or identify individual visitors, or to contribute to other organizations’ profiles of visitors.

We do not collect any other information about visitors to this site, except that which is gathered by the cookies listed below.


Off The Grid Notebooks uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies. You can choose whether to accept or reject cookies when you first visit our website and can also change your preferences at any time. See below for more information on how to manage and delete cookies, or how to change your cookie preferences on this site.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that gets saved on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. Cookies can also be used to track web browsers and users for the purpose of collecting statistics.

Some cookies (known as session cookies) are deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Other cookies (called persistent cookies) remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies may also be described as: strictly necessary, functional, or analytical.

Strictly necessary cookies are required and essential for the operation of the website. The website may not work properly without them.

Functionality cookies are used to recognize visitors and visitor preferences when they return to a website or when they perform the same tasks. This could include for example: logging in or leaving a comment.

Analytical or performance cookies are used to recognize and count the number of visitors which come to a website and how they use and interact with the site. Analytics can be used to create anonymous reports and web usage statistics.

For more information about cookies please view this article on Wikipedia.

How do we use cookies?

Cookie Consent:

Off The Grid Notebooks uses the CookieYes plugin for WordPress which allows visitors to choose which cookies are allowed. Cookie consent is required in order to ensure compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation law (GDPR). See more about your rights under the GDPR in our note below.

Website Analytics:

We use cookies to help us analyze the use and performance of our website. We use Google Analytics to analyze website usage and for the creation of web statistics and reports.

WordPress Cookies:

We use WordPress as our Content Management System (CMS). WordPress uses cookies for two main purposes:

1) Registered members need a cookie to be able to log in. This is ‘strictly necessary’. This site does not currently allow user registration and so this cookie applies to Admin users only.

2) Visitors who leave a comment on this website will have a cookie set on their computer. This is not ‘strictly necessary’ as it’s a user preference.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, and email address 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.

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.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your profile picture will be visible to the public next to your comment. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here.

Full list of the cookies we use


This cookie is set when you agree to our cookie consent notice. It signifies your acceptance of this cookie policy and our use of cookies on the website. This cookie does not collect or store any personal information about site visitors. It sets your consent preferences which are respected on subsequent visits to this site. You can change your preferences at any time by clicking on the blue Cookie Settings icon at the bottom left of the page. You can choose to Accept All cookies, Reject All cookies, or Customize which cookies to allow.


WordPress sets this cookie to check if cookies are enabled on the browser to provide an appropriate user experience to users. This cookie is used on the front-end, even if you are not logged in. This is a Session cookie which expires when you leave the website and close your browser.

comment_author_{HASH}; comment_author_email_{HASH}

These WordPress cookies will be set if you leave a comment on our website. The commenter cookies are set to expire a little under one year from the time they are set.


Google Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views. The cookie expires after: 1 year, 1 month, 4 days.


The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors. The cookie expires after: 1 year, 1 month, 4 days.

How to control cookies

You can control or delete cookies to suit your own preferences. You can delete cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being set in the first place. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work. For more information about managing, blocking and deleting cookies in a wide range of browsers please view the following articles.

Internet Explorer

If you are using any other web browser, please visit your browser’s official support documents.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Under the GDPR you have the right to know what information is being stored about you by an organization or website. If you have made contact with us via our website or have made comments on the site this applies to you. If you wish to know what information we have about you please send us a request by email.

The GDPR also allows a person to request that personal information held about them is completely erased. This is also referred to as the right to be forgotten. If you wish your data to be removed from our system please contact us via our email address and we will process your request.

Please note you will need to respond to the emails we send you in order to confirm and validate your identity before we can send you your personal information or delete you from our system.

How long we retain your data

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on this website, 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.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 8 April 2023. We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology or the law changes. Or, if we add new features to the website. You can always check this page for the latest version.