Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: and our business name is Creative Cooking Solutions.  Creative Cooking Solutions is owned and operated by Myra Hyland-Samson and Laurier Samson.

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 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. 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

If you contact us via our contact form, we will retain your name, email address and query for customer service purposes only.  We will never use this information to contact you for any other reason.


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.

We use WP Recipe Maker plugin.  When a user leaves a rating we store a WPRM_User_Voted_%recipe% cookie (with %recipe% the ID of the recipe) that contains the rating this user has given to a particular recipe. This cookie is used as (one of the) measures to prevent rating spam.

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.


Creative Cooking Solutions uses Google Analytics to track data about visits to our website (for example duration of visit, pages viewed, etc).  You can view Google’s privacy policy here.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any third parties.

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 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.

Our website is hosted through Cloudways, which complies with all GDPR regulations.  You can view their privacy policy here.

Your contact information

If you have questions or concerns about your contact information you can reach out to us at

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our site uses an SSL Certificate (Secure Sockets Layer) to create a secure link between our site and your browser, and to ensure that all data passed between the two remains private and secure.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not currently receive data from any third parties (including advertisers).