Cookies and Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

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.

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


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.

Contact forms

We may at a future date use third parties to collect and store your contact data via contact forms, but we will explicitly ask for permission with regards to this at that time stating the planned and potential purposes for use. We or our associated third parties will also provide you with the necessary means to opt out of any mailing lists.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Cookies are also placed for the purpose of Google Analytics and advertising, please see the Analytics section below.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics and Advertising

We use the Google advert delivery programs to provide customised adverts for you as well as Google analytics. If you do not wish to receive these, you can opt out in the relevant Google settings within the advert or within your own settings.

Further information about how Google uses your data can be found here and also note that Google places cookies in addition to those detailed in the cookies section of this policy:

A plugin to opt out of Google Analytics can also be found here:

Who we share your data with

We share your data with the following organisations in order to optimise your experience and maintain the growth and viability of this website which aims to optimise your enjoyment of frozen desserts from around the world!

Google – please see the following webpage for how Google uses your data.

Mail handling services:

If and when we start to offer a mailing list we will provide you with details on the relevant organisation and their privacy policies in due course including how you can obtain your data and retention periods afterwards.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

Please see Google’s policy on data retention with regards to customised adverts on the website at

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.

Where we send your data

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

Data passes through to Google via any personalised adverts when the relevant cookie permissions are enabled. Google’s handling of this data can be found at

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

We use major third parties to store and handle data and in turn they securely store your data and our data;

The major handlers of your data and relevant websites are detailed below


What data breach procedures we have in place:

We do not store your data on our systems and if there is a data breach that we are informed of we will rely on third party notifications and guidance on how to handle these breaches.

In the unlikely event that we do store non-anonymised information on our system it will be on encrypted hardware with a facility to remotely wipe the data.

What third parties we receive data from

The main third part is Google in the form of Analytics data and advertising data. The privacy policy can be found here.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not undertake any automated profiling but do analyse aggregated data from Google Analytics via third party processers.

Change of Ownership of the website or business:

If the website is incorporated into a business or sold to another party agreements will be put in place to ensure that the outline of the cookies and privacy policy are retained for the purposes originally intended by 

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We have no conflicts of interest and are independently funded. The gelaterias and ice-cream parlours we review do not have a financial interest in our business and have no influence on our review process, listings or publications. We may share fully anonymised analytics data with the gelaterias or other relevant third parties.

Use of the Website

This website or its third-party tools use cookies, are necessary to its functioning and required to achieve the purposes illustrated in the cookie policy. By closing the cookies banner, scrolling the content, clicking a link or continuing to browse otherwise, you agree to the use of cookies and the above privacy policy.


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