Privacy Policy

Privacy and Cookie Policy


This policy explains how The Scariest Things uses and protects any information that you provide us while you’re roaming around our site. We might update this policy from time to time. For example, when we finally deploy our satellite-based telepathy ray — once Eric figures out how to prevent the pesky “severe cranium damage” hiccup we’ve run into during testing (sorry, Mike). So, you may want to check back here now and then just to make sure you’re still okay with what we’re up to.


For now, though, the info we collect is made up of completely anonymous usage stats and data gathered via Google Analytics cookies. We use the free Google Analytics service to collect and analyze site statistics. Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on this website. These cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information and are only used for the statistical collection of data. Google Analytics’ cookies store IP addresses but we cannot link those addresses to any individual — nor will we try to! Because, seriously, that’s not cool.

While we’ve flipped the switch to enable and use Google Analytics here at The Scariest Things and our web pages serve the cookies to your browser, Google also has access to the cookies. If this whole thing sounds way too Hive Mind or Big Brother to you, you can always opt out of Google Analytics everywhere (as in across all websites, not just The Scariest Things). Go check out Google’s Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Also, if you don’t mind bearing with us a bit longer, the Google Analytics people require us to give you this mumbo jumbo:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Plus, you can read Google’s Privacy Policy for Google Analytics if you’re into that kinda thing.

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