I try to collect the absolute minimum amount of data necessary to operate the site from users of crispy.cat.

Examples of data collected automatically

  • Your IP Address (Wikipedia) - A number assigned to devices connected to the internet; potentially reveals your city or can be used to track you
  • Information about your browser and device - For example: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:82.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/82.0
  • Information about your visit to this site such as what pages you looked at

Examples of data collected through your input

  • Your name or a nickname
  • Your email address
  • A username and password you chose for this site
  • Feedback and comments you post to this site


As with most modern sites, requests made to crispy.cat are encrypted while in transit. If you register for an account, your password is stored as a salted hash rather than plain text. This means even I cannot see it! Of course you should still use a secure password.

Cookies and Analytics

The cookies used on crispy.cat can be divided into two types: those which are necessary for site functionality and those which facilitate things such as analytics. For more information about cookies, see allaboutcookies.org.

Necessary Cookies

These cookies are used for things such as keeping track of your session (keeping you logged in, etc.). For these cookies there is no formal way to opt out, though you can of course set your browser to reject them but beware that some features may not work.

Enhancement Cookies & Analytics

These cookies are used to implement extra features such as the Dark Theme option, or for analytics. For analytics, an instance of Matomo is hosted on the same server as crispy.cat, and some JavaScript code is embedded in each page which reports back things such as which pages you visited, how long you stayed on the site or what browser and operating system you used. Additionally, the first two bytes if your IP address (e.g. '123.45.xx.xx') are used for functions such as determining approximately where you visited from, and the rest is discarded. You can opt out of analytics by visiting this page, setting your browser to send the "Do not track" header, or blocking the domain 'crispycat-analytics.nikotek.net'. Third parties such as Google are not involved, ever.

Server logs

This site and my web hosting provider keep access logs which include IP addresses and things such as the time, site domain and pages visited. These logs are used for maintaining the site and security purposes.

Links to other sites

I may link to sites not operated by me (not on the domain nikotek.net or crispy.cat). Please read their privacy poilicies to understand what data may be collected by them.

Children's Privacy

This site is not intended for children under the age of 13. If you are a parent who wishes to have a child's data deleted from this site please contact me.

Download or delete your data

You may request a download of your data on this site or for it to be deleted. If you would like to do so, please use this form. Your data cannot be recovered after deletion!

Changes to this policy

I will attempt to notify all users of the site if changes are made to this policy through the email address associated with your account or an announcement on the site.

If you have questions, please contact me. Updated 2020-12-13

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